blog postsOne-day shows offer sampling of creative arts at IllinoisFeb 17, 2011 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Figure One - the exhibition space of the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois - is presenting a series of one-day shows designed to give the public a taste of what's cooking in the creative arts at Illinois.Two new exhibitions to go on view at I space March 3Feb 25, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two new exhibitions will be on view March 3 through April 8 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Early Spring Literary Festival to feature Illinois Poet LaureateMar 3, 2011 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illinois Poet Laureate Kevin Stein will be among the writers featured at the Early Spring Literary Festival at the University of Illinois March 13-16.Art exhibition in Chicago to spotlight work by MFA students at IllinoisMar 8, 2011 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Twenty-three student artists working in media ranging from traditional oil paint and photography to raw sugar and crochet will share their progress toward Master of Fine Arts degrees with an exhibition at Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan St., in Chicago, March 25 through April 3.Japanese arts and culture to be featured in three eventsApr 1, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Japanese arts and culture will be alive and thriving on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this spring.Additional film, guests and discussions announced for EbertfestApr 4, 2011 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Roger Ebert's Film Festival, April 27 to May 1 in Champaign-Urbana, has added a 13th film, to be accompanied by its writer/director and one of its stars. Panel discussions and other festival events also have been finalized.Two professors given campus's highest honorApr 14, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two University of Illinois professors have been recommended by Chancellor Michael Aiken for appointment as professors in the Center for Advanced Study - the highest form of recognition the campus bestows on faculty members for outstanding scholarship.International Dance Day to be celebrated April 29Apr 19, 2001 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The art of dance will be spotlighted all around town on April 29 as UI students celebrate International Dance Day.Course shows benefits of cooperative efforts among architects, plannersApr 20, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Although they typically function independently from each other, architects, landscape architects and urban planners sometimes cross paths while engaged in community development or urban renewal projects.Work by five artists featured in I space exhibition on artisitic processApr 25, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The artistic process - that mysterious zone between creative thinking and doing - will be explored in a new exhibition on view April 25 through May 31 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Summer Research Laboratory on Russia and Eastern Europe reconvenes on UI campusJun 6, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A world-class Slavic and East European Library, a film series and symposium on gender and cinema, and the opportunity to compare notes with colleagues are just a few of the draws that will bring scholars to the annual Summer Research Laboratory on Russia and Eastern Europe June 12-Aug. 4 at the University of Illinois.Piano Institute canceled; faculty performances to take place as plannedJun 11, 2010 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The School of Music at the University of Illinois Friday announced that it has canceled its fourth annual Summer Piano Institute, which was to have been held next week (June 14-18).Inaugural U. of I. summer festival to feature diverse blend of musicJun 27, 2007 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Tanglewood, Spoleto, Aspen ... Allerton.Former Chicago Tribune artist's work featured at I spaceJul 31, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - An exhibition featuring paintings and sketches of a former Chicago Tribune art director/illustrator - will be on view Aug. 4 through 26 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Symposium celebrates new doctoral program in landscape historyAug 13, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The department of landscape architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is marking the establishment of a doctoral program in landscape history and theory with a two-day symposium, Oct. 4-5.Concert choir to perform in 9/11 observance on U. of I. campusAug 26, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Concert Choir will present a 9/11 observance performance, beginning promptly at 7:46 a.m. on that date, in Smith Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.Exhibitions of mixed-media works on view at I space in ChicagoSep 5, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Myths, metaphors and invented narratives abound in the mixed-media works of Claire Wolf Krantz and Les Christensen, on view Sept. 6 through Oct. 12 in two new exhibitions at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Music to commemorate anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks in U.S.Sep 6, 2011 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks will be observed Sunday (Sept. 11) with a brief concert at Smith Hall on the University of Illinois campus. The U. of I.'s Black Chorus will perform, under the direction of voice professor Ollie Watts Davis.New exhibition at Figure One to focus on paper - the bad and the goodSep 8, 2011 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The title - "Pulp" - makes clear that the exhibition opening Tuesday (Sept. 13) at Figure One isn't going to be a standard art show featuring bucolic oil paintings. Instead, "Pulp" will tackle the not-so-pretty topic of the environmental impact of mass production of paper, as well as society's emotional connection to this omnipresent, practical product.ACDIS celebrates 25th anniversary with forum on future of conflictSep 18, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting a forum on Oct. 4 to consider the future of international conflict.The spotlight's on architecture in three new exhibitions at I spaceOct 6, 2006 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The emphasis will be on architecture in three new shows on view Oct. 13 through Nov. 11 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Workshops to focus on improving energy efficiency in buildingsOct 6, 2011 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Smart Energy Design Assistance Center, administered through the University of Illinois School of Architecture, will present seven workshops around the state to teach facilities managers, construction contractors and consultants how to achieve energy efficiency in new construction or existing buildings.Passes for 2014 Roger Ebert's film festival go on sale Nov. 1Oct 14, 2013 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Those wanting to take in all of the 16th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," can purchase festival passes starting Nov. 1.I space features three new showsOct 16, 2000 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Three new shows are on view through Nov. 18 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: "Alison Dalwood and Stephan Klimas: Location Matters" features billboard-format works that integrate digital printing, photography and traditional painting mediums.Works by six artists displayed in I space exhibitionOct 28, 2002 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The most brilliant display of fall color to be found this season may be indoors - at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Krannert Art Museum.KAM Exhibition Challenges ConventionNov 3, 2000 9:00 am1 views University of Illinois art and design students are challenging convention - and having a bit of fun at the same time - in an exhibition on view Nov. 10 through Dec. 7 at the UI's Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion.Book explores musical life in America in first 50 years after independenceNov 7, 2003 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Just as contemporary American-made music enjoys great popularity in Europe today, music by European composers and performers was all the rage in America during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. According to musicologist Nicholas Temperley, musicians with significant mastery of the British or European musical idiom were highly sought after in America.Pacifica Quartet, in residence at U. of I., honored as 'Ensemble of the Year'Nov 19, 2008 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Pacifica Quartet, the faculty quartet in residence at the University of Illinois, has been recognized as Ensemble of the Year by Musical America.Chicago architectural firm's work to be featured in I space exhibitionNov 23, 2004 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The work of Chicago architectural firm Brininstool + Lynch will be featured in a new exhibition at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Guide makes it easier to find the right books to give childrenNov 27, 2012 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Holiday shoppers hoping to please the youngsters on their gift lists can turn to the "Guide Book to Gift Books" published by the Center for Children's Books at the University of Illinois. The annual guide, compiled by Deborah Stevenson, the editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books - a leading book review journal for school and public librarians - provides one-sentence descriptions of more than 350 of the best recently published volumes of youth literature, along with both traditional and e-book prices.Mother-son duo release new CD, 'Dialogues en Francais'Nov 29, 2012 9:00 am1 views Parents and their children often have special relationships that demonstrate a type of closeness unlike any other. UI French horn professor Bernhard Scully is quite familiar with that concept. He and his mother, pianist Joanne Minnetti, have formed a unique musical partnership over the years.Exhibition at U. of I. Chicago art gallery focuses on inmates' inventionsDec 8, 2005 9:00 am1 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After an extensive tour throughout Europe and the United States, the exhibition "Prisoners' Inventions" will return to Chicago for a homecoming show Dec. 9 through Jan. 28 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Lunch-hour lectures on international topic begin in Chicago Jan. 30Jan 17, 2002 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. "Europe in the 21st Century New Fears, New Alliances" is the theme of a lunch-hour lecture series the University of Illinois at Urbana is presenting in Chicago beginning Jan. 30.Exhibition highlights work of seven transnational artistsJan 22, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Throughout history, various cultures have been lumped together into the broad categories "East" and "West" in order to distinguish an "us" from a "them," according to art historian David O'Brien. This habit continues today, he says, "but at the expense of cross-cultural understanding, and despite the fact that the lives of many people now cross the East/West divide."Heavenly concert on tap for Sinfonia da Camera at Krannert CenterJan 30, 2013 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Sinfonia da Camera's next concert will feature some special guests - an assortment of telescopes aimed at the night sky, and the "meteorite that ate Detroit," on loan from the Staerkel Planetarium. These attractions will help set the mood for a program that Sinfonia music director Ian Hobson has titled "The Solar System."Book Corner: Images capture vernacular architecture and its inhabitantsFeb 5, 2009 9:00 am2 views Architecture professor and world traveler extraordinaire James Warfield returned briefly to the Illinois campus in January following the opening of his “Roads Less Traveled” photography exhibition in Shanghai. He stuck around long enough to unpack his suitcase, do laundry and re-pack before embarking on his next journey: a return trip to Rajasthan, India.'Inalterable Dreams': Architecture professor’s images speak to wide audienceFeb 6, 2003 9:00 am2 views Prior to the opening of James Warfield's photographic exhibition at the Deke Erh Art Center in Shanghai in January, the UI architecture professor exchanged several rounds of e-mail messages with two women who had been assigned the task of translating English captions into Chinese characters.American Liszt Society to meet at Illinois March 4-6Feb 12, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Opportunities for "listening to Liszt" will be many and varied next month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as the School of Music plays host to the 2004 conference of the American Liszt Society March 4-6.Photography, architectural projects on view at I space in ChicagoFeb 14, 2002 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Two new exhibitions will be on view Feb. 22 through March 30 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:New source of horror at the Insect Fear Festival: female entomologistsFeb 19, 2015 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Whether pursuing eternal youth or manipulating insects in the lab, female entomologists are themselves a source of horror in many science fiction movies and TV shows. Their roles have shifted over the decades, however, making them a worthy focus of the 2015 Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois.Master of Fine Arts exhibition opens March 9Feb 21, 2002 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. University of Illinois students will exhibit new works in the annual Master of Fine Arts Exhibition at the UI's Krannert Art Museum March 9-April 7.Tea ceremony at U. of I.'s Japan House to focus on disaster in JapanMar 16, 2011 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Japan House will hold a public tea ceremony dedication at 1 p.m. Saturday (March 19) for the victims of the disaster in Japan.Open house for Japan House set for April 8Mar 17, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The art of obimusubi - otherwise known as Japanese sash tying - will be among the highlights of the spring open house April 8 at the University of Illinois' Japan House.MFA student to assemble 2,000 people into flag formation on Quad April 2Mar 22, 2000 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - By her own admission, University of Illinois graduate student Sarah Daniel has always colored outside the lines. So it came as no surprise to those who know the energetic, quirky and self-determined young British art and design student that her master's thesis project would likely take on grand proportions.Expert on Islam to deliver annual Thulin lecture April 14Mar 29, 2011 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN,Ill. - John L. Esposito, the author of more than 30 books on the politics of Islam, will speak on "The Future of Islam and Muslim-West Relations" at the annual Marjorie Hall Thulin Lecture in Religion at the University of Illinois.WILL radio host makes music with different groupsApr 19, 2012 9:00 am2 views Kevin Kelly has four jobs, and they're all about making noise. He hosts "Live and Local" on WILL-FM (90.9), and directs three distinctly different musical groups - the East Central Illinois Youth Orchestra, the choir at Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church and The Prairie Ensemble - a small orchestra known for its quirky programming and unstuffy presentation.Former varsity athletes in adapted sports to be honoredApr 26, 2004 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - More than 80 athletes who participated in adapted varsity sports at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign between 1948 and 1976 will finally receive varsity letters this spring.U. of I. students' works selected for inclusion in international art fairApr 27, 2010 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Five students from the University of Illinois are among the artists who have been selected to exhibit their work at Art Chicago 2010, an annual international fair of contemporary and modern art.Photographs, painting and sculpture on view in new I space exhibitionsMay 4, 2005 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Two new exhibitions are on view through June 4 at I space, the Chicago gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.New U. of I. architecture alumnus to take part in urban design programMay 18, 2010 9:00 am2 views CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Jose Marquez, a recent graduate of the University of Illinois, is one of seven people selected to participate in Urban Design Regional Employment Action for Minorities 2010, also known as UDream, an internship/immersion program sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University's School of Architecture and its Remaking Cities Institute.