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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.