URBANA — On Dec. 5-6, the University of Illinois will host the symposium "Hip Hop and Punk Feminisms" at the Asian American Cultural Center lounge, 1210 W. Nevada St., U.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Art Institute of Chicago has opened a new exhibition on food in American art.
"Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture and Cuisine" spans 250 years, featuring 100 paintings, sculptures and decorative art pieces from the 18th through 20th century.
URBANA — The downtown galleries are holding a Holiday Open House for an afternoon of new art shows and refreshments. Most will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
CHAMPAIGN — 40 North 88 West, the Champaign County Arts Council, invites Champaign County artists to submit work to be considered for "MTD ART," a 40 North program in collaboration with the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District and Dixon Graphics.
Art selected by a jury will be featured on the interior of all MTD buses for roughly three months.
URBANA — Eclectic, a shared sales space for area artists and crafters, will have a fundraising garage sale on Friday and Saturday.
Susan Pryde, owner of Eclectic, will accept donations for the sale, which will emphasize holiday decorations such as gift wrap, trees, wreaths, ornaments, Christmas villages and the like.
CHAMPAIGN — The National Society of Arts and Letters has opened applications to young artists for the 2014 Naomi Winston Scholarship in Art.
The scholarship is for private study, special training or personal advancement in the applicant's chosen medium. The funds may be used for workshops, museum programs, summer programs, etc.
8 artists from around the country showing works at ceramics exhibit
CHAMPAIGN — The Parkland Art Gallery's national biennial ceramics exhibit — always something to look forward to — opens Monday. It will showcase work by eight artists from throughout the United States.
In the 1980s, when the Walkman and MTV were innovations and digital downloads were science fiction, there was real, live rock music to be heard and danced to almost any night of the week in Champaign-Urbana.
A now-defunct Campustown bar, Mabel's, had bands on stage five or six days a week, and places like Panama Red's, the Alley Cat, Chico's and others had multiple offerings.