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The most festive street in Urbana

Kim Harden, resident of Grant Place, shows off her decorated house from 2006, the first year her family participated in the Candlestick Lane tradition. 
December 11, 2014

For Rich Barnett, the annual opening of Candlestick Lane means it is time to dress as Frosty the Snowman. For Kim Harden, it means decorating her yard with the help of her children. And for Kipp Bates,...

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...

University graduate takes card players through the seasons with design

Alexander Chin, 2011 alumnus, has designed SEASONS, an artistic series of playing cards that mimic that passing of time. After using private funding and crowd-sourcing such as Kickstarter, Chin hopes to release the sets by the holiday season.
September 29, 2014

The playing cards that Alexander Chin designs aren’t suited for college drinking games. Instead, the cards are made as collectors’ items, valued for their artistic appeal. Chin is the creator and...

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