Ask 'Mimi,' May 31, 2015

How did the Independent Media Center fundraiser go last Sunday to send emerging artists here to the Allied Media Conference in Detroit?

Brian Dolinar, an organizer, said the IMC is still trying to raise $1,000 to send rappers T.R.U.T.H., Shasta "Klevah" Knox and Jamie Gatson to Detroit. Visual artists Langston Allston and Jameel Bridgewater might be delegates too.

Entertainment listings, May 28-June 4, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Studio Visit: Charlotte Petertil

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Charlotte Petertil, a 2015 University of Illinois graduate with a bachelor's of fine arts degree in graphic design chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.

Here's what's happening on the art scene

New exhibit at Figure One

The exhibition "Timeshare" will open Friday at Figure One, the downtown project space of the University of Illinois School of Art + Design.

Entertainment listings, May 21-28, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

Organization offers good reasons to visit Campustown this summer

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Center Partnership has a message for you: Don't be afraid to visit Campustown. Particularly in the summer.

To attract more people, the organization has planned a "new, improved and pumped up" 13 Thursdays, a series of entertainment, activities and shopping promotions in Campustown that will run from Thursday through Aug. 20.

The big picture

URBANA — It's safe to say Tristan Duke had no idea when he took photography classes at Urbana High School that one day he would be working with — and inside — a giant camera.

The 1999 UHS alumnus travels around the country with the Liminal Camera, a fully functional camera and darkroom inside a 20-foot shipping container on a flatbed truck.

Here's what's happening on the art scene

Moving artwork

MTD Art is featuring art inside its buses that was created by four area artists. They will be on the buses through July 31.

— Michael Buras, "Into the Clouds," digital photograph.

— James "Dirt" Dorner, "Panhead Mountains," made from recycled motorcycle parts.

— Marcia Dalton, "Prairie Restoration," acrylic texture medium.

Library events, May 17-24, 2015

Selected events at local libraries:

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

Attend our fun, hands-on cooking class for school-age children, Rookie Cooks, at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Douglass Branch. Kids can sample the healthy treats they make.