"Seeing the creative decisions of three different illustrators together in one drawing is fascinating. Our approaches were as varied as the weirdos we ended up creating," says Urbana-based woodcut illustrator Lydia Puddicombe.
The pros and cons of virtual performance are more complex than what first meets the eye.
Why has cross stitch become pandemic staple? Crass Stitching's Lisa Conner says "All of the sudden, folks were at home with that craft they swore they’d make time for and now they have nothing but time and they caught the creating bug.
"I believe that the role of the poet laureate is above all to bring people together," says Ashanti Files. "It is to expose our neighbors to our hidden talents."
According to Urbana-based artist and author Marc-Anthony Macon, the best part of working in the Absurdist style is that "no one can tell me I’m doing it wrong. Just get to skip that step altogether."
"Apply, Dear Reader. Your creative work is worthy. Find collaborators, dream big, and bring innovative arts and culture projects to the City of Urbana. There is a place for it here," Rachel Lauren Storm, City of Urbana Arts & Culture Program Coordinator.
Matt interviews Judy Lee, founder of the downtown Urbana fabrication studio Made in Urbana to learn their secrets to success during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even with the limitations of lockdown, C-U drag performers are still finding safe ways to keep their art form alive. And they won’t be letting up any time soon.
The rise of a global pandemic in March flipped the theatre industry upside down— nevertheless, the show must go on. Here’s how Parkland College Theatre is making it through.
Have you seen Urbana's latest mural at 123 Main Street? Get to know Carlie Upchurch, the artist behind Vibrant Public Mural.
Claire explores the Young Artist's Studio program, its mission, history, and how it risen to COVID-19 challenge with innovative virtual workshops.
Apolonia explores the need for diversity in design thinking starting with design curriculum.
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.