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Springer Cultural Center hosts “All in the Family” art exhibit

The art exhibition All in the Family was held at the Springer Cultural Center located at 301 N. Randolph St. on Oct. 16, 2017. The exhibition, features the art pieces were created by The Widholm Family. Three Generations of Artists will  be open to the public until December.
October 25, 2017

Art exhibits provide ways for artists to present their art, or their voice, to the world. The way that art is presented speaks volumes for the Widholm family, conveying a very clear message: Family. The...

First University adult coloring book, ‘Orange, Blue, and U,’ hits stores

First University adult coloring book, 'Orange, Blue, and U,' hits stores
September 5, 2017

The idea stemmed from a routine staff meeting. It was there that the University of Illinois Press decided to make “Orange, Blue, and U” the first ever University adult coloring book. It is 32 pages...

HERstory: Intertwining religion and spiritual feminism

March 16, 2015

Lining the walls in Murphy Gallery, Art @ the Y is presenting its newest exhibition, HERstory, at the University YMCA. The show is free and open to the public Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9...

Chicago artist discusses her latest C-U sculptures, 'Amplifiers,' 'Asteray'

Chicago artist discusses her latest C-U sculptures, 'Amplifiers,' 'Asteray'
February 3, 2015

The products of Nicole Beck’s creative mind have decorated the Champaign-Urbana area for four years.Sculptures “Asteray,” “Astroterra” and “Foxgloves” stand tall in the community for art-enthusiasts...

Krannert Art Museum set to premier spring exhibits

January 29, 2015

Krannert Art Museum’s spring 2015 public opening reception will feature collections of art ranging from contemporary pieces to traditional Japanese art. The opening reception kicks off Thursday at 6...

Fighting domestic violence with healing words

Speaker, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, describes the seminar to the students at Allen Hall on Monday.
October 14, 2014

Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, University alumna and award-winning spoken word poet, returned to campus on Monday to challenge community views on domestic violence and feminism. Tsai was chosen as the University’s...

YMCA’s “Reclaim” exhibit features reused materials in artful forms

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October 1, 2014

For artist Nathan Westerman, nothing about his colorful, latex-covered plywood pieces is complicated. He doesn’t want it that way. None of his art is political either, nor does it have any underlying...

The Art Theater Co-op hosts inaugural Dance Film Festival

September 17, 2014

A theater has a wide variety of purposes. From movies to gatherings, certain theaters specialize in showing different types of art, and for The Art Theater Co-op, a combination of dance and film took place...

The Great War Opening Event kicks off semester-long centennial initiative

September 4, 2014

Exactly 100 years ago in the late summer of 1914, World War I had just begun. Countries either banded together or were against each other, creating innovations in industry, warfare, propaganda and entertainment,...

Former preschool art teacher produces series of children’s books on artists

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June 16, 2014

When Judy Lee, a 28-year-old freelance graphic designer in Urbana, got a job offer to become a preschool art teacher, she didn’t know what to do. She was terrified — she wasn’t sure if she could...

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