Parkland’s art and design faculty capture the present moment in bold relief through color, landscapes, and even a few dirty rotten scoundrels.
Did you know that with the proper paint and priming, an outdoor mural can last more than ten years? Take a deep dive into the mural making process with Carlie Upchurch and Lisa Kesler.
In the Dreaming with Johnny universe, artist Sophie McMahan strives to "keep a balance between beauty and the grotesque."
The Urbana Museum of Photography is many things. It just may not be what you think it is.
According to Janet Soesbe,of the Urbana Park District, Bridging the Art Divide is "perfect for these times....You can view the art anytime between sunrise and sunset at your convenience, for free. Come as you are, so no social pressure."
Of his assemblage work, the late Durango Mendoza said "the goal is to encourage people, as different as they are, to see the potential and hope that is intrinsic in all things, and embrace diversity, acceptance, and change."
Roeing's technique is so well executed, that not only do I get an accurate sense of what that location looks like, but I also sense the artist’s feelings about the place.
According to mixed media artist Sarah Marjanovic, "a common complexity of merging media is that each medium has its own characteristics and involves some careful planning—getting them to work together in synergy is key."
At the newly opened Recreation Club in downtown Champaign, a unique business structure and “come as you are” approach has flipped traditional tattooing culture on its head and offers a revitalized future for local arts culture.
A small exhibition at Krannert Art Museum offers an opportunity to ponder on what’s changed since the 1930s.
The opening reception of Around the Block III: Artists from Our Neighborhood was an all too familiar affair in these times: 100% virtual.
As I planned my Boneyard weekend, I wondered "With everything that we've gone through these last 18+ months, would the work reflect grief, loss, rage, or metamorphosis? Would it inspire catharsis? A glimmer of hope? A path forward?"
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.