This month's arts picks focus on pride. They offer opportunities to explore spaces and celebrate experiences that may feel like home to you, or, may challenge you to think and feel outside of your comfort zone.
Roeing's technique is so well executed, that not only do I get an accurate sense of what that location looks like, but I also sense the artist’s feelings about the place.
With everything from beachscapes to tango, there's plenty to dip into as you enjoy your last slice of C-U summertime arts.
A small exhibition at Krannert Art Museum offers an opportunity to ponder on what’s changed since the 1930s.
July is hot with changes to experience the arts outdoors and among friends.
The opening reception of Around the Block III: Artists from Our Neighborhood was an all too familiar affair in these times: 100% virtual.
As I planned my Boneyard weekend, I wondered "With everything that we've gone through these last 18+ months, would the work reflect grief, loss, rage, or metamorphosis? Would it inspire catharsis? A glimmer of hope? A path forward?"
Green screen technology does some incredible work for this opera, both practically and narratively.
Recent University of Illinois graduate Jordan Ratliff discusses the inspiration, process, and takeaways from a senior thesis production that has been over a year in the making.
Designer and illustrator Brooke Armstrong advice to new artists is to "make the work you want to see."
According to poet Christopher Kempf, his new collection employs Gettysburg as a vehicle to "engage ongoing issues involving race, regional identity, and the ethics of memory, tracing how post-bellum memorial practices (like monument construction) advance hegemonic notions of whiteness."
May 2021 in the C-U arts scene means celebrating graduating visual and performing arts students, and beginning to explore ways, even in-person, to learn and explore the arts yourself.
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.