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The show was created in 2010 by Dale and Peg Steffensen, who wanted to find a way to honor their son, Eric, who was killed in an accident with a drunk driver in 1970.
Located just inside the main west entrance of the building, the exhibit shows 10 sports and entertainment stars who performed over the years at the arena formerly known as the Assembly Hall.
Among the 2,003 former students and faculty members featured on our Gies College of Business-powered website: the Class of 1997’s Julie Rodrigues Widholm, director and chief curator of the DePaul Art Museum.
A $380,000 process that ended this month saw Oscar Martinez's mural turned into five paintings, two of which were hung permanently in the southwest stairwell of the Illini Union and three of which were put on display at the Spurlock Museum, where they’ll remain for the next 10 years.
So far, it has showcased a Gospel Explosion, Spittin’ Figures, a discussion of the Tuskegee Airmen and World War II), Soul Train Karaoke and bowling at the Illini Union. At 7:30 p.m. tonight, the group will host its annual fashion show.
The local artist opened up to staff writer Anthony Zilis about his speed-painting performance at a recent Illinois men's basketball game, his history with speed painting and more.
Curator Amy Powell said the exhibit by Nancy Davidson and Lakshmi Ramgopal fills the a space that may seem cold and distant with brightly lit orbs that 'bring the museum out to the street and has the museum performing, itself, in some ways.'
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.