At tonight's Installation Celebration in Champaign, friends of the Public Art League will toast the arrival of 10 news sculptures in 2014. A by-the-numbers look:
CHAMPAIGN — Here's an art exhibition everyone can relate to: "Fill Your Plate," for which local youths and artists were invited to contribute pieces related to our complex relationship with food.
It will open Friday evening at Figure One, the downtown Champaign project space of the University of Illinois School of Art + Design.
Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with Jeannie Vansickle of Champaign. The Realtor and certified grief coach recently chatted with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli. Vansickle has used art making to work through her sorrow.
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Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come
UI Symphony will perform
RANTOUL — The Rantoul Theatre Group will present the musical comedy "Babes in Toyland" over the next three weekends, featuring a cast of actors from Champaign-Urbana and surrounding towns.
Your recent Studio Visit with Nick Mann had me wondering what else his employer, Theo Gray, is up to?
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with Sydney Germaine of Urbana, a senior theater major at the University of Illinois, a visual artist and, with Carnivale Debauche, a character and fire-breathing artist called Normandie.