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.
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.
Apolonia chats with artist and assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Illinois Stacey Robinson about his Afrofuturistic art.
Debra reached out to local visual artists to see how they and their work were faring during the COVID-19 crisis. Here's what she learned.
Debra recounts her studio visit with 3D artist Gregory Stallmeyer, whose work "Nexus" was chosen as the signature image for the now postponed 2020 Boneyard Arts Festival.
Apolonia spotlights artist, designer, and Champaign-Urbana Design Organization president Madelyn Witruk in preview of Misfit Valentine's Night Market.
Debra previews CU Pottery Club's upcoming exhibit "Clay & Fire," marking their 50th anniversary.
Apolonia visits Nifty Nook, Urbana's new local maker space.
Apolonia interviews Keenan Dailey, winner of this year's 40 North ACE Award for student artist.
In preview of Japan House's annual festival this Sunday, Debra chats with Matsuri artist Maxx Gogski.
Debra sits down with local illustrator Matt Wiley to talk about his exciting new web comic and what it takes to build an entire digital universe from scratch.
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.