ISU exhibition to focus on rural life

University Galleries at Illinois State University on Tuesday will open the Rural Documentary Collection Exhibition, with a satellite show at the Milner Library in Normal.

On view through Oct. 13, the exhibition at University Galleries presents documentary photography and video produced through the Rural Documentary Collection, a project of the ISU School of Art.

'Portrait of a Soldier' now traveling display

"Portrait of a Soldier," the haunting exhibit of drawings by a Mattoon artist of fallen Illinois soldiers, will go on display at a half-dozen sites operated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency over the next year.

Artist's handmade paper works on display at city hall

URBANA — Maybe you can't change city hall. But you can enhance it, visually.

The city's public arts program from August through October will show in city hall corridors "From the Surface," featuring dimensional handmade paper works work by Steve Kostell.

Kostell uses paper to cast the surfaces of public spaces.

Edison, I.D.E.A. Store collaborate on art program

CHAMPAIGN — A new after-school program for Edison Middle School students will have them learning about art in a structured way.

The program will allow for 50 students to participate in weekly after-school art classes at Edison and The I.D.E.A. Store in Champaign. It also allows for a larger monthly activity for more Edison students at the Champaign Public Library.

Chicago exhibit on Impressionism extended a week

CHICAGO — Due to the enthusiastic response from the public, the Art Institute of Chicago has extended by one week its exhibition, "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity."

A critic from The Chicago Tribune called the show "a sophisticated and exquisite display of Impressionist masterpieces... as insightful as it is pleasurable."

Entertainment listings, Aug. 1-8, 2013

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This weekend

Reception set for community art program

URBANA — A reception for "Reduce, Reuse, Renaissance Art" will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U.

The art, on display there since July 20, was created by students and instructors in the community art program, (Re)Making Matter(s), which was funded by an Urbana Public Arts Grant.

Conceptual artist has show at Indi Go

CHAMPAIGN — The exhibition "Unrequited," featuring work by Quinn Koeneman, a conceptual artist and sophomore at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will open Friday evening at the Indi Go Artist Co-op, 9 E. University Ave., C.

UI alumni center has exhibit by grad

URBANA — The University of Illinois Alumni Association is presenting the exhibition "Handmade Paper" featuring work by alumna Marjorie Roberts Alexander.

The work may be viewed through Dec. 15 on the first floor of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, 601 S. Lincoln Ave., U.

Artists sought for 2014 Hatch festival

CHAMPAIGN — The I.D.E.A. Store is seeking artists to submit work for its 2014 Hatch art festival.

After a successful inaugural event in March, the Hatch Creative-Reuse Art Festival will be back Feb. 28-March 15, 2014, in Champaign.