Sam takes you to a local group's weekly meeting, Yarn and Yak. He shows you photographs of their projects, gives you his opinion of the group, and lets the coordinator fill you in on the history.
With live music, open patios, and a kids chalk drawing contest — a lot was happening this past Friday in Downtown Champaign. Check out Alisa's photo journal as she got to capture all the action.
Rebecca tries to make up new words to describe awesome local filmmakers' butterfly conservation event at the Virginia Theatre. Her first attempt is awful.
Alisa got up early and caught the new, informal Kung Fu class at Krannert's amphitheater.
Mathew interviews Warren Garver, who is now appearing in Parkland Theatre's "meta-musical" The Drowsy Chaperone.
Athanasia sits down for an in-depth chat about Tennessee Williams with Tom Mitchell, director of Illinois Theatre's Not About Nightingales.
Angela speaks with poet Richard Blanco about his own literary journey and the future of literature in education.
Mathew speaks with Urbana author Ted Sanders, whose new middle-school lit series The Keepers is kind of everywhere right now.
Mathew gets to know Karen Hughes, star of Parkland Theatre's The Sparrow.
Sam met with Phil Strang at his home and studio in Urbana. They spoke about his roots, style, and inspiration, as well as the state of art in Champaign-Urbana.
Sam gets a tour of Cindy Sampson's art studio and talks to her about the state of art in Champaign-Urbana.
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.