"The Midwesterners [in] Far From Mars are regular people who took chances, followed their passions, and pursued meaningful hobbies," says author Sal Nudo.
According to Matt Wiley, "One of the benefits of a simple illustration style is how significantly facial expressions and framing can have on the feeling of a scene."
MFA candidate and teaching assisstant Kayt MacMaster says "teaching through a pandemic has illuminated what may be the most crucial skill set developed through the performance process: Collaboration."
Tyehimba Jess' advice to young poets is "Don't give up and revise, revise, revise, and have a decent understanding of American history or of the history of the country you're living in and the country that your people came from."
Melinda McIntosh shares that en plein air painting teaches us “if we’re not quick to capture something it may not be around a week later.”
Nearly a decade ago, a project local to Brooklyn began a pilot campus program at the University of Illinois that would prove to be successful beyond its creators’ wildest dreams.
April 2021 arts events are springing up in person and online. Debra shares five things you won't want to miss.
When asked about any upsides to this year's virtual format, 8 to Create president Caroline Wuerl said "it is refreshing to know that we have the potential to reach even more people now that it’s streamed virtually."
When asked about her ongoing investigation of empty spaces, artist Drea Aarons says "Life is full of a bunch of junk, and we’re busy pretending otherwise."
Kristina Boerger talks about her life and career after leaving Champaign-Urbana.
Rachel Rizzuto, one of the MFA candidates whose work will be showcased in March Dance 2021, is "hoping that discomfort can also lead to discovery."
On March 31st, the IMC will host a variety of born-and-raised and currently local trans musicians in a live stream as part of its Sounds Like Community series. 90% of all proceeds will go to Uniting Pride of Champaign County.
The Arts Section strives to celebrate our community's rich and vibrant artistic scene, from theatre to local authors, film, performance art, and everything in between.