No, it’s not really a motel. It is, however, a barn-like structure (actually, more like a garage) with the smell of manure in the air. The farm animals live close enough, but the South Farms are also home to many students in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois — a section of the area functions as studio space and is where some intermediate and advanced art classes are held.
Tomorrow, Thursday Oct. 23 from 7-9 p.m., the three-year MFA program students are hosting an open house event at their studios on the South Farms. The event will showcase work in-progress by the graduate students in various media: painting, sculpture, new media, metals and photography.
For directions and more information on who is participating in the event, check out the South Farms website.