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.
Marron plans to announce more details at a news conference today, set for 9 a.m. at the Vermilion County Courthouse.
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.
There’s a birthday party for Sophie Raysor this afternoon in Seymour. She turns 102 — and she's as active as ever.
Everyone is invited for a first look at “Art Since 1948” on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.
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.
EVENTSThis weekendSPRING CRAFT AND PLANT SALEWhat: Several vendors with handcrafted items and a variety of plants will be for sale plus a bake sale. Sponsored by Champaign County Home and Community EducationWhen: 4 to 8 p.m. May 3.Where: Champaign County Farm Bureau Auditorium, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, C.Cost: Entry fee, $1; children, free.
EVENTSThis weekend30TH ANNUAL ARTHUR AMISH COUNTRY QUILT SHOWWhat: Annual display of some of the finest handiwork in Illinois Amish Country. The show is a competitive event with more than 100 quilts on display. Also quilts, patterns and supplies on display and available in downtown shops. Quilt auction on April 27.
EVENTSThis weekendSCHLARMAN ACADEMY'S SPRING RAFFLE FINAL DRAWING PARTYWhat: Join us or our one big drawing party featuring the Feudin' Hillbillys. Doors open at 7 p.m. and drawing is at 9 p.m. Band will perform from 8 p.m. until midnight. The grand prize of $100,000 will be drawn as well as 49 other cash prizes. Event is open to the public with no cover charge.
EVENTSThis weekendSALT CREEK PATCHMAKERS QUILT GUILD'S ANNUAL QUILT SHOWWhat: Theme, "Quilts of Many Colors." Over 150 quilts made by area residents and members of the guild. Along with a bed turning event, vendors featured in a Quilting Expo, a lunch and a dessert bar.
EVENTSNext weekSALT CREEK PATCHMAKERS QUILT GUILD'S ANNUAL QUILT SHOWWhat: This year's theme, "Quilts of Many Colors," features over 150 quilts made by area residents and members of the guild. Along with a bed turning event, a variety of vendors featured in a Quilting Expo, and a lunch and a dessert bar will be available.
EVENTSThis weekendBECKMAN INSTITUTE OPEN HOUSEWhat: Biennial event, held in conjunction with the University of Illinois College of Engineering Open House. Our open house exhibits highlight the work taking place at one of the nation's leading centers for interdisciplinary research. Schools, clubs, and other large groups are welcome.
EVENTSThis weekendRODNEY CARRINGTONWhat: The multitalented comedian, actor and writer will perform live in concert.When: 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28.Where: Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., C.Cost:Reserved seating tickets, $44.75; special VIP packages, $179.75. Additional $5 per ticket processing fees apply (online only).
EVENTSThis weekendDINNER, AUCTION AND ENTERTAINMENTWhat: An evening of entertainment with performances by the award-winning Redcoats, Radiant Reds and Green Machine show choirs, the Red Peppers jazz band and the North Ridge orchestra, live and silent auctions, and a spaghetti dinner. All proceeds support the North Ridge Performing Arts Students.
EVENTSThis weekendCELEBRATE THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.What: Guest speaker is Dr. James C. Harden and performance by Leadership Development Academy. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Rantoul. Rescheduled from Jan. 19.When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9.
EVENTSThis weekendJEFF DUNHAMWhat: Comedian and ventriloquist on his "Passively Aggressive" Tour.When: 5 p.m. Jan. 12.Where: State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C.Cost: $45.50 plus fees.More info: Call 866-455-4641 or statefarmcenter.com.Next weekCHAMPAIGN COUNTY CELEBRATES LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
EVENTSThis weekendILLINI FARM TOY SHOW AND AUCTIONWhat: Hosted by Champaign County and Vermillion County Farm Bureau Young Ag Leaders. Lots of farm toy vendors and collectible items with a live consignment auction.When: 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 4 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5. Auction, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 5.Where: Wyndham Garden Hotel, 1001 W. Killarney St., U.