This week’s stop in our video series on local businesses with stories to tell: A Champaign tavern given a holiday feel thanks to a creative Champaign Central grad.
Tere O'Connor, who holds the position of Center for Advanced Studies Professor in Dance, has never had his New York-based company, Tere O'Connor Dance, perform in C-U. That changes tonight at Krannert Center.
For nearly three decades, the Giertz Education Center at Krannert Art Museum was a lending library of art resources for classroom teachers across the state. Established in partnership with the Junior League of Champaign-Urbana, the center was named for and supported by Fred and Donna Giertz.
'It would be a dream come true to see my art in a newspaper,' says Blessing Tshimankinda, 12, who spends a good chunk of each day drawing cartoons, creating characters and giving them funny things to say and do.
Mark David said his goal is to 'share travels and experiences through his pictures, hoping that others will develop the same appreciation and respect I have for the pure beauty of our planet.'
Unit 4 art teacher Shannon Percoco nominated Keenan Dailey for the Student ACE Award he'll get today 'for creating multifaceted, impressive and thought-provoking work that speaks to a variety of viewers on themes.'
It was only recently that E.K. Anna Hennequet, known as EKAH, who will receive the 2019 Artist ACE Award from 40 North on Friday, began making her independent artwork available for public consumption.
CHAMPAIGN — Clients of Developmental Services Center will show and sell their artwork and other hand-crafted items at a holiday open house from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at DSC’s space at 110 E. University Ave., C.
Bea Nettles, a pioneer of the kind of time-consuming and repetitive photographic experimentation that's easy today with a Photoshop subscription, will be honored with this year's Lifetime Award at 40 North's ACE Awards celebration Friday at The City Center in Champaign.
The house on Delaware Avenue was designed by Jack Baker, an architecture professor at the University of Illinois for more than 43 years. He died in 2013.
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the retired UI Geography Department staff cartographer and lecturer and latest winner of the Illinois Arts Legacy Award. He's had a long relationship with Japan House, whose gardens he designed, donated, and constructed and continues to maintain.
In conjunction with University of Illinois homecoming weekend, Hua Nian of Urbana, whose son is a member of the Marching Illini is showing her artwork about the band this week at the Harding Band Building.
This week's stop in our series on local businesses with stories to tell: Champaign’s Dixon Graphics, a 2019 Arts, Culture, and Education Award winner for, among other things, 'going out of their way to support, advocate for, advise, encourage, and promote local artists as they conduct their art businesses.'
A new photographic documentary called “5th Grade Dreams” lends a glimpse into the adult lives of the Danville school district students who were selected to participate in the Motivating Academically Talented Students program during its inaugural year at East Park Elementary in 2002-03.
The club will hold an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at 900 S. Race St., U, inviting former members and the public to tour the studio and watch wheel-throwing demonstrations.
Called 'Water + Color,' the exhibit will feature water-medium works of 13 artists united by their gratitude and affection for Jamie Kruidenier, who died July 11, 2018, at age 63 from early Alzheimer’s disease.
After hearing from dozens of local artists, bands, supporters and Executive Director Kelly White this week, the council signed off on the one-time increase with the promise to revisit the issue during its goal-setting session in October.
Melinda McIntosh, who uses the technique known as plein air — French for fresh air — is one of 14 faculty members featured in the 2019 Art and Design Faculty Exhibition, on display through Sept. 21 at the Giertz Gallery.
As satisfying as it is knowing her artwork will be displayed for the next three years at a prominent downtown Champaign location, Jess Beyler isn't downplaying another perk of Friday's reveal of her impressive '100 Famous Views of the Universe': The $1,000 prize that came with it.
If your eyes are craving some artistic stimulation this long, hot summer, take them to Crystal Lake Park in Urbana this Saturday for the inaugural Crystal Lake Park Art Fair.
Mayor Diane Marlin said the city and the IMC are also working together to draft a 'memorandum of understanding' to cover 'issues related to operation of the event center.'
Diane Marlin said she’ll be meeting with IMC Treasurer Danielle Chynoweth and President Karen Medina on Wednesday to further discuss the issue, including short-term solutions, and the city council will again take up the issue at next week's meeting.
The city’s new guidelines said all events open to the public at the IMC are required to apply for a special-event permit 45 days in advance, pay a $100 processing fee if not produced by the IMC — which is more than double the $40-an-hour fee that it charges — and submit a security plan.