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volume 7 no. 15
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Screen Printing 4 Art Without Fear
The impetus of Bonyard Arts Festival
Before the Harvest
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We Don’t Need Roads
Effect CU’s transporatation future
And Another Thing ...
American accidents and agonies
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IPRH Film Series
Petals & Paintings Museum Benefit Reception
Enchanted will be screened at the Krannert Art Museum at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.
From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Krannert Art Museum will host a reception featuring a raffle, buffet and silent auctions. Proceeds will benefit museum programs.
40 North presents West African Drum Classes
Head to the Spurlock Museum between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to witness free performances by students from the Conservatory of Central Illinois, local Chinese dancers and members of Music without Borders.
Master drummer Bolokada Conde hosts this weekly class from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Capoeira Academy. The fee is $12 for students and $15 for the general public.
Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer
Folk music enthusiasts should head to Parkland College at 7 p.m. for lessons with Hilary Valentine. The cost is $35, and some dulcimer experience is necessary.
The 11th annual festival hosted by famed film critic Roger Ebert kicks off at 7 p.m. with Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music.
tuesday 21 Ronald K. Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company This renowned dance company returns to Champaign-Urbana with a 7:30 p.m. performance at the Krannert Center. Tickets range from $20-$36.
e d i t o r ’ s n o t e by Tommy Trafton Earlier this week, I had an interesting discussion with buzz Art Director Matt Harlan about what it takes to be considered “artsy” by other people. I found it strange that the term has such a negative connotation built into its definition, referring to someone “showy” and “pretentious.” We reasoned how the word fell to the limitations of only describing the tendencies, fashion and overall image of a particular person rather than the talent that the person may or may not possess. I think we concluded that the word has done disservice to artists by emphasizing the personality
over the product. When trying to come up with a cover image for this week’s issue, it was so easy to think of resorting to the classic artist with a paintbrush and beret painting on a canvas. But the great part about art is that it doesn’t have to be created by an artist. Anyone can make art and everyone has made it. You don’t need to have a degree in painting or dress like all the cool, hip individuals to make it on the217’s “Dressed to Impress at LM5” photo gallery (check it out in the music section). Some of the best art is stuff removed from the ego of the creator. To really see what I’m talking about, we at buzz hope you make it out this week to experience the 7th annual Boneyard Arts Festival right here in our
hometown. This year marks the event’s first time spanning four days, invading CU with proud and diverse displays of homegrown art throughout both of our downtown areas as well as on campus and out further in Champaign County. Make sure to open up to the middle of this issue for 40 North | 88 West’s official Boneyard Festival Map and guide. Sandwiching the insert are pages full of buzz’s own perspectives and precoverage of the event as well as a beautiful spread of LM5 coverage for those who missed the event. But in any case, if there’s any week to be artsy, maybe it’s this one. Get out, wander around town, and take part in CU’s finest art display of the year.
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Art: Want to find out about the Titanic’s Last Secrets? Check out Jeff Nelson’s review of the book on Thursday.
Movies: Look for a review of State of Play up on Saturday.
Community: Get an inside look of local video store That’s Rentertainment on Wednesday.
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Likes & Gripes Hallie Borden 217 Presentation Editor Likes 1) The buzz Thong: While browsing the internet last week, a buzz logo thong was discovered. Knowing that someone, somewhere is wearing one of these is enough to put a smile on my face for the next month or so. 2) The Housing Crisis: Some may be in foreclosure, but I am going to get a fabulous Chicago apartment for the price of a tent. 3) Swings: Found some great ones last week. I’m not above asking a child to move to the slide.
Kate Lamy Designer Gripes 1) Taking multiple naps in one day: You think it would make up for lost sleep. No, it just makes you into a perpetual zombie. 2) Lighting ping-pong balls on fire unexpectedly: When you don’t realize that it’s going to burst into flames, it’s actually pretty terrifying. 3) Not having enough time to clean my apartment: When I finally make it home I don’t feel like cleaning an apartment that’s been building up filth for a month. Instead I sleep, wake up late the next day late for class and the cycle continues. Ugh. 4) Being addicted to sleep: It’s become what I do in my free time.
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Posters made by workshop participants. Photo courtesy of Weiskamp Screenprinting.
Photo courtesy of Weiskamp Screenprinting.
Not a Plain White Tee Weiskamp showcases employees and workshop students’ designs during Boneyard by Neha Mehra For decades, people have used their bodies as canvases for graphic designers. Screen printing is the printing process that produces the witty one-liners seen on t-shirts and the whimsical imagery on posters displayed all over campus. Local printing shop Weiskamp Screen Printing will showcase its employees’ and workshop students’ printed artwork pat this year’s seventh annual Boneyard Arts Festival. Carol Blumthal, a featured artist and Weiskamp employee, explains the process of screen printing as a system of layers. After an artist has created a design, it is printed on to a transparent ﬁlm and placed over a screen. A photo sensitive solution, called emulsion, is used to create a stencil on the screen from the ﬁlm. Similar to the screens on windows and doors, printing screens are perforated. When paint is pulled across the screen, a layer of color is formed. Eventually, different layers of colors are pulled through the screens to produce a cohesive image. “Theoretically, you could print on anything,” Blumthal said. Using her background and graphic design and jewelry making Blumthal will produce screen printed jewelry. She translates designs found in architecture into the designs printed on her jewelry. Among the artwork presented in Weiskamp’s show will be posters produced by the shop’s workAPR 16 – APR 22 09
shop students. Blumthal is looking forward to seeing how the students have progressed. “You get the concept, you have the materials, and you put them together,” Blumthal said. “But once you start ﬁguring out how they all work together you can create things that are way cooler than what you started with.” Tim Stiles will show his printed t-shirt collection, “One Style Fits All.” His t-shirt designs are based on the idea that the images on t-shirts and posters are essentially, meaningless. “It’s an abstract approach to reducing what is being put on a shirt to nothing more than shape and color,” Stiles said. Instead of printing complicated and elaborate images, Stiles will print the same abstracted design on shirts of different sizes to iterate the idea that t-shirt messages are meaningless because they are redundant. “(It’s like) saying the same word over and over and over,” Stiles said. “After a while, it just loses all of its meaning and becomes simply rhythm and tone, or a group of sounds and stuff. Yet you attach meanings to it.” To reinforce this idea, Stiles is using discarded scraps from previous projects to create the imagery on his shirts. He connected this idea to the old proverb, “read between the lines.” “That’s where this art’s going to come from — it’s all the stuff in between,” he said.
Worker at Weiskamp Screen Printing power washes screens. Photo by Wallo Villacorta.
A Hole in the Head Erik Johnson
The ships have sailed beyond the horn And Warships have no way to warn The cannons on the deck won’t ﬁnd A few lifeboats with short lifelines If only boats were larger or It were a game and we kept score We could pay the ransom fees With mortgage-backed securities Can pirates cause enough disdain That houseboat prices fall again?
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Fostering Art in the Community 40 North|88 West aims to make art less intimidating by Tanya Chen
rt has emerged as one of CU’s most prized possessions, and much of this success can be directly accredited to 40 North 88 West’s activism in the local arts. 40 North 88 West is a non-profit organization aimed at providing the community access to art and music. According to its website, 40 North 88 West’s mission is “cultivating creativity in Champaign county,” a clear indication of their task at hand: the Boneyard Arts Festival. The Festival will encompass much of what this organization believes in. “We have three main mission points: information, advocacy, and collaboration,” Wolf said. “We act as an umbrella to facilitate collaborations, and connect the dots. The Boneyard Festival plugs into all the three points.” “The point of Boneyard is to take away the intimidation factor in anything that is called ‘the arts,’” said Megan Wolf, director of resource development at 40 North 88 West. “This is a great way to elevate the arts and to stimulate people to be aware of what’s happening in the art scene.” The Boneyard Arts Festival is a four-day function beginning April 16 that stretches across downtown Champaign and downtown Urbana. The event’s primary goal is to feature the hidden talents of this town, as well as provide inspiration for others to participate in the movement. This year the em-
phasis will be put on the street performers that will include anything from a Chinese yo-yo artist to a modern ballet dancer. The musicians, artists, poets, and actors will be aligned down a closed-off road. With over 100 different venues, spectators are free to choose which venue they wish to visit. And the best part? It is absolutely free to attend. “Expect the unexpected,” Wolf said. This event will also help to shed light on the politics of art in modern society — how art can be a catalyst for social and economic change, and the benefits of incorporating art into an educational curriculum at school. “As an arts festival, [Boneyard] offers artists an opportunity to exhibit their work, and also the venues to ‘art up’ the displays and performances,” said Steven Bentz, director of operations at 40 North 88 West. “It’s a huge collaborative effort for us. It really is artist and venues working together, and the public will see the huge amount of work it takes to produce locally.” 40 North 88 West has a team of volunteers that scout local artists to be featured in the Boneyard Art Festival, but getting a slot in next year’s event is quite simple. Applications are accepted in January each year. Once accepted, organizers play matchmaker to find the artist a venue of best-fit.
Steven Bentz and Megan Wolf of 40 North 88 West pictured in Kopi Cafe a place where they have helped artists hang their work. Photo by Rebekah Nelson.
What better time for a new gallery to host its first exhibit than during the 2009 Boneyard Arts Festival? Amara Yoga & Arts will show artist Lyosha’s show called “Somewhere Else” with an opening reception April 18 from 6-8 p.m. The show will feature Russian native Lyosha’s paintings and photographs. Native to Russia, As a member of the “New Painters” movement, an underground collective of painters, musicians, writers and poets, Lyosha studied and practiced medicine as well. As the studio’s name suggests, Amara not only showcases affordable art by emerging artists, but will offer a full complement of yoga classes by fall 2009. Some yoga classes will begin in May 2009. Kathryn Fitzgerald, Amara art director, is a painter and art teacher. Fitzgerald has fused different fields of art before, as manifested in the Show N’ Tell Gallery she opened in San Francisco. The gallery was a combined space for avant garde art and music.
Amara Yoga & Arts combines spiritual healing of yoga and art in a new gallery by Jean Kim
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Exploring movement in public
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by Alyssa Schoeneman In a storefront window, a world made for mannequins and commercial advertising, the arts do not have much of a place. Or do they? Four dancers will perform structured improvisations in the storefront window of Skins N’ Tins Drum Shop today at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. as part of the Boneyard Arts Festival. Dancers Sarah Haas, Jacqueline Kinsman and Anna Marks work within the larger form of contact improvisation. In 1972, Steve Paxton, led a group of college dance students in a series of movement explorations. In the following years, Paxton worked with dancers and athletes to develop movement pathways and an improvisational style of dance based on the physics of bodies in contact, in motion. This form was named contact improvisation and has since become one of the best-known and most characteristic forms of postmodern dance. Some choreographers use improvisation as a process for finding new choreographic ideas and subsequently use the form in performance. Others view contact improvisation as a practice or discipline and as a commitment to a communal lifestyle. Movement educator Ernie Adams compares contact improvisation to a moving massage. “It is a dance that fine tunes your senses and wakes up your ability to listen and respond to what is happening in the moment,” Adams said on contactimprov.com. “If you could do Aikido,
surf, wrestle and dance at the same time, you would have an idea of what Contact Improvisation feels like.” Contact improvisation is often performed in duets but can also be performed as a solo or in larger groups, as it will be at today’s performance. As contact with another object is necessary to the form, solos can be performed using physical objects or by regarding the floor as a partner. Contact improvisation differs from other dance forms in that partners are often moving in and out of physical contact while rolling, spiraling, springing and falling. There is a high level of unpredictability, which makes it necessary for the dancers to maintain a high level of awareness and responsiveness throughout the practice. U of I Dance MFA Candidate Sarah Haas said that improvisation is an ephemeral state. “You create and let go in the moment, which makes it necessary to be fully present,” Haas said. “You are keenly aware of both the subtle and more palpable connections between your internal and external environments as well as the way each place stimulates, provokes and interacts with the other.” Can you be sold on contact improvisation? Check out the Skins N’ Tins performance and see for yourself.
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Bringing Art to the Public Boneyard implements new street art, performances component by Clarrie Johnson Art doesn’t always have to be framed and in a gallery. “Boneyard … in the streets” will stir the traditional art gallery cliché by bringing the arts to the street. “It brings a different kind of energy to the festival,” said Megan Wolf, director of resource development for 40 North 88 West. The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts collaborated with 40 North 88 West in the development of the Boneyard Arts Festival and inspired this fresh idea. “Boneyard … in the streets” will take art from the galleries, performance from the stage, music from
the booth and deliver it to the public, on the streets of CU. Wolf says bringing the festivities to the street breaks down barriers and increases access to the arts. “The streets are going to be very active this year,” Wolf said. She believes that the street festivities will give artists opportunities to express themselves artistically outside. Weather, however, is a concern. Wolf reassures that most performers will be near a venue in the case of inclement weather and will simply take their artistry indoors. Wolf said “Boneyard … in the streets” is going to be like its name: fun and quirky and a huge success.
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Quilting the Local Arts Boneyard Arts Festival chooses first fabric piece as signature image by Dipika Mallya For the first time in its seven-year history, the Boneyard Arts Festival has chosen a fabric piece, entitled “Serendipity”, as its signature image. This piece is an art quilt created by Deborah Fell, a prolific studio artist who has created over 300 art pieces so far — most of which are done using combinations of dyes and paints on fabrics. With over 18 years of education at the Quilt/Surface Design Symposium in Columbus, Ohio, where she now teaches, Fell has established herself as an internationally renowned quilt artist. She discovered her passion for quilting many years ago, and remains an ardent believer in using art as a medium to enrich people’s lives. As the name suggests, “Serendipity” is a piece which symbolizes accidental discovery. It uses the untouched, chaotic beauty of nature as its theme. Fell described the process of creating the piece as “stepping aside and allowing color, line, shape and image to define the intent.” The piece displays the use of strong, vibrant colors and textures. She expressed feeling terribly honored and humbled at the selection of her piece as the signature image for Boneyard. Fell is currently working on her “Reclamation” series, where she is designing art quilts mainly using materials such as scraps of cotton, old fabrics,
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plastics, lint pieces, textured paper, old clothing and metallic threads. She attributes inspiration for this series to her daughter. This series focuses on the message of environmentalism and being green by promoting recycling and re-using old materials. Another piece she has recently completed is a large silk canvas depicting President Obama using shades of neon. Neon represents every color on the spectrum, the way she feels Obama today represents every color of the world, or a “totally connected humanity.” Fell was motivated to create this piece after attending one of Obama’s speeches as senator on campus. Fell’s works have been displayed at many exhibits nationwide, in places such as New York, California, Texas, Ohio and Illinois. Her quilt created in memory of the World Trade Center attacks is currently on display at the former Ground Zero Headquarters, at the Trinity St. Paul’s Chapel in Manhattan. Another of Fell’s pieces, “Silence Broken,” was a divisional winner in the national exhibit “Roots of Racism: Ignorance & Fear.” This national exhibit traveled throughout the country for three years. More information about Fell and her artworks can be found on http://www.deborahfell.com.
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Stars and Sounds Planetarium hosts improvisational collaboration between Ferrocene3 and David Leake by Daryl McCurdy As part of the Boneyard Arts Festival, the William M. Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College will host “Far Out Music for Faraway Places,” an improvisational collaboration between Ferrocene3 and the planetarium’s David Leake April 19. Ferrocene3 describes themselves as an ambient, avant world trio featuring Jason Finkelman on laptop electronics and percussion, Jay Eychaner on synthesizer and Nick Rudd on electric guitar. Special guest artists Johnny Ridenour on electric guitar and Phil Clark on didjeridu will join them. Ferrocene3 emerged out of CU’s improvised music community. “What I look for in improvised music when I put together a group is that the individual voices of its members make the whole of the group,” Finkelman explains. He describes the aesthetic of Ferrocene3’s improvisational style as dynamic and combining different styles of music. Leake will also develop the light show improvisationally. “It really is a full planetarium light show
with a live soundtrack and the spin is that we’re all improvising,” Finkelman said. “It is a show that is framed from dusk to dawn and where we journey in between. After we pass through our solar system, we do not know.” “It’s not very often that you have music in the context of a planetarium show that can operate as an in-the-moment soundtrack,” said Finkelman. “It’s really going to be a visual and audio experience that folks don’t want to miss.” It will be compelling and entertaining to witness the way in which David Leake and Ferrocene3 manipulate sounds and slides to create and react to a unique journey. In addition to the planetarium light show and concert, Chris Hampson will have his “TV Show” installation sound piece on display in the lobby. In these installations, Hampson creates musical compositions that a group of television sets performs through visual feedback. (Again, not
Photo courtesy of Parkland College, Staerkel Planetarium.
to be missed.) Like the planetarium light show, Hampson’s work utilizes rather low-tech technology and transforms the audience’s experience and expectations. The full light show and concert will take place at 7:30 with tickets available at the door. $5 for Park-
land students and $7 for non-Parkland students. There will be two family matinee performances at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. in which the musicians will talk about their instruments before the show. Tickets are $3 for Parkland students and $5 for non-Parkland students.
Illini Union Board presents A Selection of Activities in Celebration of
FRIDAY, APRIL 17
SATURDAY, APRIL 18
“West Side Story” Spring Musical
Moms Day Craft Fair
“Drifting On A Memory…”
“West Side Story” Spring Musical
Assembly Hall, 7pm
Moms Weekend Stepper Set (Dance) Illini Union Ballroom, 8pm
Red Pin Bowling
Illini Union Rec Room, 6 – 11:30pm
Illini Union, 10am - 5pm
Assembly Hall, 2pm & 7pm
A Mother’s Love – Relaxation Event Illini Union Room 314, 2-5pm
Moms Weekend Bowling
Illini Union Rec Room, Open early at 10:30am
for details visit www.iuboard.illinois.edu
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food & drink Up and Coming Suds A preview of the Blind Pig Brewery by Andrew Krok There hasn’t been a brewery in the ChampaignUrbana area for several years now. The last one, believe it or not, was Joe’s Brewery, one of the current campus havens for student hedonism. However, this is all about to change with the introduction of an extension of the Blind Pig namesake — The Blind Pig Brewery. The man behind the beer behind the brewery is Bill Morgan, Blind Pig Brewery’s brewmaster. “Local beermaking shouldn’t be an industrial process,” said Morgan, “it should be more casual.” And that’s the exact idea behind the Brewery; to give it a push in the right direction, the management plans to recreate an atmosphere that has already been proven to provide a low-key atmosphere. “We want to recreate the feeling of the Blind Pig,” said Morgan, “a feeling of hanging out, straying from the fancier side of bar culture.” Given the feeling of the Blind Pig, it should work. The bar, built from antique tavern pieces, exudes a rustic feeling of comfort and familiarity, so expect the Brewery to feel just as classic. Aside from the ambience, the brewmaster has good feelings about the future success of this bar,
although the first step in this process is the opening of the Brewery itself. “We are aiming for an opening at the end of April, but that is an ambitious aim,” said Morgan. Shortly thereafter, the brewing process will begin, and Morgan hopes for the first beer to be sipped in roughly two months. Having worked as brewmaster at Joe’s for five years, in Cleveland for three, and in Japan for another five, Bill Morgan knows how to brew a good beer, and he is certainly excited at the prospect of brewing a beer specifically for the local beer lovers: “Our beer is going to closely resemble fresh, young British and American ales to start, and we will eventually start putting out the occasional specialty brew.” With what might possibly be the most rare beer in the area, the Blind Pig Brewery sounds like a hot ticket for those of us who just can’t get enough of the penultimate potable. Its opening will be perfectly timed with the blossoming of the late spring weather, so expect to spend some time drinking under the sun, says Morgan. “The interior will be roughly the size of [the original half of] the Blind Pig, but we have a substantial beer garden.” Photo by Wallo Villacorta.
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Opinionated Free Eats Cultural centers on-campus offer lunch and discussion by Liz Stickel Everyone interested in saving a buck and learning about different cultures just found a new place for lunch. Free lunch and discussion sessions are offered Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on the UIUC campus. “The Quench Series,” held the first and third Mondays of every month, deals with issues relevant to the LGBT community, said Leslie Morrow, director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center. The lunches are held in room 323 of the Illini Union. Discussion topics are “fueled by recent events,” Morrow said, and have included an inaugural watch as well as discussion of the Iowa marriage decision. Students are welcome to give suggestions about the topics and the food, Morrow said. Lunches range from a pasta bar to Thai food to a nacho bar, Morrow said. On the second and fourth Mondays of the month, the Women’s Resource Center holds “Dish It Up,” a lunch discussion at 300 Turner Services Building on John Street. Every Tuesday, “Food for Thought” is offered at the Asian American Cultural Center on Nevada Street. This series offers “food for the mind and
the body,” said Sehjong Hamjong, programming coordinator. Expert presenters as well as fun programs and “very interactive” discussions are features of the “Food for Thought” series. “We don’t want it to be a lecture,” said Hamjong. One of the most popular sessions was a presentation from the Asian American Superhero Anthology book tour, which drew about 150 people. A mock interactive counseling session was another particularly engaging discussion, Hamjong said. The menu includes ethnic Asian foods and has included sushi, curry and South Asian and Pakistani dishes. “Food is a good draw, and the students come for that but leave with a better understanding about intergroup dialogue,” Hamjong said. “Food for the Soul” is offered Wednesdays at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center. Angela R. Clark, assistant programming director, said the series draws an average of 50 attendees. Dishes served vary week to week and include pizza, chicken and sub sandwiches. Topics range from history makers to LGBT issues to performing arts to financial wellness, Clark said. “It’s been a really good semester in terms
of depth of conversations,” Clark said. Clark said she hopes that the lunch-and-learns provide an opportunity for people to meet someone new and provide a takeaway that attendees can use in their personal lives. Thursdays, “Lunch at La Casa” is served at La Casa Cultural Latina on Nevada Street. The series varies from formal presentations to ones that encourage discussion throughout, said Veronica M. Kann, assistant director at La Casa. “Lunch at La Casa” is a chance for interaction with visiting artists and scholars on campus, Kann said. Latino food is served primarily, as well as Asian food occasionally. Kann said the series tries for variety in the menu. Topics of dis-
cussion vary widely also but center around issues relevant to the Latino community, Kann said. She said she hopes the series introduces attendees to “resources they might not have known about.”
Photo by Jordan Shevell.
Boneyard Food & Arts
by Jean Kim
Great places to indulge as many of your senses as possible during Boneyard: Aroma Café 118 N. Neil St. Artist Cheryl Cameron’s acrylic paintings of her impression of people, cares, landscapes and whatever strikes her or whatever she is in love with at the moment is the perfect companion to your coffee and pastries.
of Champaign’s most celebrated bar. The reading will be from 5-8 p.m. and will include the works of Gary Doherty, Hilary Taylor Holbrook, Elaine Fowler Palencia, Scott Solomon, Carolyn Trimble and Ralph Trimble. Jim Gould Restaurant 1 E. Main St. Latin American artist Fernando Ramirez will demonstrate acrylics on April 18 from noon to 3 p.m. Weather permitting, he will be on the plaza outside of the restaurant. In the event of rain, he will be inside.
The Blind Pig 102 N. Walnut St. Writers from the Red Herring Fiction Writers Workshop will read their works at one
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Blues BBQ 1103 W. Oregon Enjoy sweet and tangy barbecue while admiring artist Tatiana Titoya’s “African Dreams” and “Mythical Characters” series. This is a series of prints in the original technique of polystyrene engraving and paintings of African masks.
Red Herring 1209 W. Oregon St. Video installations, paintings and sculptures will
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An Early Farmers Market Local, fresh foods available now at Prairie Fruits Farm by Kim Callaghan When thinking of the approaching months, if one of the things you think about is a farmers market, then you know you like good food. Lucky for us, as you very well may know, ChampaignUrbana is home to a number of regular farmers markets that run mostly from May through November. However, spring is the time of year when the animals start having their babies and a selection of early crops becomes available. For this reason, Prairie Fruits Farm, co-owned by Leslie Cooperband and Wes Jarrell, has been running a small market on Saturdays from 9-12 a.m. off of their farm, just north of Urbana, until the larger Market at the Square begins in May. “We do this as a way to get people farm-fresh foods before the farmers market season begins,” Cooperband said. “It’s also an opportunity to showcase our farm and get people better connected to how we raise our animals and how that relates to the quality of the milk and cheese.” Prairie Fruits Farm is known for their selection of goat-related products, but the pre-market on Saturdays also features other local vendors. “There are organic greens from Blue Moon Farm; spinach and arugula are very popular, as are the pastured eggs and shiitake mushrooms from Tomahnous Farm,” Cooperband said. “Stewart’s Artisan Breads and Pastries have wonderful bagels. Of course, our fresh chevre is popular.” Chèvre is the French word for goat but also refers to the cheese made from goat milk. Cooperband said, “This time of year, we have our fresh goat cheese or chevre. We also have
some raw milk, aged cheeses that we made late last fall, including our Moonglo (a washed rind, tomme-style) and our Huckleberry’s Blue (a raw goat-milk blue).” Besides the fresh cheeses and other goods from local farmers, there is also a breakfast offered. “We have a set menu of three to four items every week,” Cooperband said. “People come and order what they would like, and we make it up for them and bring it out. People can stay and eat breakfast at the farm (if the weather is nice, outside at the picnic table) or take it to go. We also offer fair trade coffee, tea and some other beverages.”
Market at the Square Director Lisa Bralts has been attending the event on Saturdays. “I think last weekend, they had between 250 and 300 people out there, and that is a lot of people, considering there are only five or six vendors,” Bralts said. “Except the little baby goats are a big driver. The little kids love them.” Bralts is happy to have an outlet for produce and fresh foods to be available before the Market at the Square begins. “It’s this really cool little cooperative farmers market that is happening,” Bralts said. “All of them are vendors at our market out here, but we can’t start until May. I’m trying to get them to let us start earlier inside so that we can do this because we could do it bigger.” Looking forward to the market in May, Bralts said, “Right now, it’s kind of crazy. But I’m really looking forward to having it running, being outside and seeing everybody again.” Until then, Prairie Fruits Farm is offering a great chance to be able to get fresh foods early. The farm will only be running the event until the last weekend in April, so you only have a couple more chances to stop buy and check out what local farmers are doing, enjoy a delicious breakfast or just have a look around the farm. Once again, this is yet another opportunity to shop locally for quality products.
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by Mahika Sood
Jackfruit available in Asian markets Usually when people hear the word jackfruit, they get confused. They wonder whether it is really a fruit and what Jack has got to do with a fruit? Well, to ease your confusion, the jackfruit is indeed a fruit hailing from the mulberry family and is native to Southeast Asia. Its fruit is the largest fruit in the world. Even the thinnest of jackfruit trees bear large fruits, and they can weigh up to 80 pounds. Those of you who have tasted this unusual fruit realize that it is an acquired taste since it is neither sweet nor salty. In fact, it is a bit like pineapple but much milder in sweetness and less juicy. Jackfruits have prickly skin, which is used as a source of imagination and creativity, and some people carve bowls according to its pattern. The flesh underneath the skin is the edible part and has a very fragrant smell and taste. The seeds are full of fiber and usually roasted or boiled to make them edible. Jackfruit is even considered a delicacy in some parts
of Asia. Its preparation is dependent on the culture. It can be cooked by itself or boiled and used in curries as a staple food. It is extensively used in India, where they prepare spicy curries with jackfruit or kathal sabzi, which is simply a medley of jackfruit and spices and vegetables. It can be prepared in a dry manner, or liquids can be added to eat it with rice. Besides using it in meals, it can be used as a snack by making jackfruit pudding or jackfruit chips, which are quite delicious, based on my personal experience. Another popular preparation is Lodeh, which is a traditional Indonesian vegetable dish made with coconut milk. Jackfruit is versatile, and it can be used to prepare desserts, snacks or the main meal. It is very delicious if prepared correctly, so make sure you get the right expertise before you try it on your own — it is an exotic novelty worth giving a try. If you would like to try it for yourself, you will most likely find it at Asian food markets.
Used with permission under the creative commons license. Photo by Dinesh Valke.
Photos used with permission from Prairie Fruits Farm. APR 16 – APR 22 09
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d o i n ’ i t w e l l by Jo Sanger & Ross Wantland
T or F?
Illustration by Kate Lamy
Dear Ross and Jo, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. April 11th will be the two-year anniversary of the day three Duke lacrosse players [were declared] innocent of a much-publicized rape hoax. How can we educate ourselves better to prevent it? As a regular reader of your column, I would be very interested in hearing your dialogues and research on the subject. —Mr. T
our faith in a good and just society; we jump to the conclusion it couldn’t (or didn’t) happen. Especially when we know the accused, we may feel like he couldn’t be capable of that. In our society, sex(ism), race(ism) and class(ism) also shape public perception, allowing us to feel like a group of white affluent men who hired and (at best) sexually harassed two strippers are more like us than the black woman working as a stripper.
Thank you for sending us a great idea for a column. The Duke case provided a lot of interesting lessons. Because we’re not legal experts, we would like to focus on the issues you raise about false accusations of sexual assault. The ways that the characters in the Duke case were described by media and defense attorneys was fascinating to watch. The alleged victim was continually described simply as a stripper or as the “accuser.” The young men on the other hand, were seen in three 60 Minutes interviews together or with their families. It was clear — these boys were “our boys” in the public eye, while the alleged victim was not.
Buy the Lie In workshops Ross has facilitated, groups will estimate that 20-30 percent of all allegations of sexual assault (rape) are false. Recent research suggests that actual false reports are likely quite low, between 2-8%. Why do people think that so many rapes are “false?” Lots of reasons. First, we don’t want to believe it could happen. This disbelief helps us keep www.the217.com
Susan Estrich has suggested that only certain rapes become “real rapes,” meaning that most assaults aren’t taken seriously for a slew of reasons: they had consensual sex before, s/he was drunk, they had been dating, the alleged perpetrator is a “good guy,” etc. Additionally, when a case is dropped, this doesn’t mean it was “false” (a lie) so much as “unsubstantiated” (not enough evidence). We have to remember that the legal system is different from an individual’s experiences. Simply because something cannot be legally proved does not mean it didn’t happen. Judith Herman, a researcher in trauma, says that “all the perpetrator asks is that we do nothing,” while the victim asks that we believe and acknowledge the pain experienced. When a sexual assault happens, we may not wish to believe — but that may have nothing to do with the specifics of the situation and more to do with our wish that it hadn’t happened. The reality is — same as with the Duke case — we weren’t in the room. We do not know what happened. Even when a victim recants a story,
this may mean more about the lack of support she has in her community than it does about the validity of her accusation.
True Lies Although we fear women flinging accusations at men, there’s a much bigger issue of false reporting. Research shows that only 30% of those who have been raped actually name the experience “rape”— probably for many reasons. If there is a stereotype that “real rapes” are perpetrated by strangers lurking in the bushes, then an acquaintance that doesn’t stop when you say no may not look like “rape.” Additionally, if a survivor initially names an experience rape but faces disbelief from even friends and family, she may later decide to recant. This also means that we can have instances where one person names the experience “rape,” but the other doesn’t. Often, this leads us to presume that it wasn’t rape. Could someone commit rape, but not feel like he has committed rape? Definitely. A key element of rape is that there wasn’t consent. One person cannot have consent if their partner doesn’t also consent — it’s a dynamic, a two-way street. In fact, research on men who have technically perpetrated rape shows that only 15% of them call it rape. Rather than dismissing allegations out of hand, we have to take every story seriously.
cused of sexual assault. It seems everyone has some story about someone who was falsely accused of rape. It would be awful to be accused of something that didn’t happen. When we hear more about the “false” reports than we do about actual assaults, suddenly false reports lurk around every corner. So how can we protect ourselves from being falsely accused? The number one way is to make sure that you have explicit consent from your partner(s), every time. The reality is that false reports (as with any crime) — when they are actually false — is a rarity, and we can’t prevent those. Getting consent, paying attention to the ways consent (and non-consent) is communicated, and talking openly with your partners gives you the reassurance that your partner wants to be with you, and the opportunity to have the sex you both want. Join us next week as we look forward to Artists Against AIDS.
Sex 411: More Lies Go to our blog http://www.doinitwell.blog. com to read our full response to Mr. T’s question.
Bring Protection This doesn’t mean that we (especially men) don’t have a very real fear of being falsely ac-
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Step Outside, Enjoy the Show The Prompting Theatre presents the Eighth Annual Theater in the Streets Festival by Sarah Yu CU’s arts and entertainment community will be particularly vibrant this weekend, and you won’t want to miss the upcoming Boneyard Arts Festival and the Eighth Annual Theater in the Streets Festival. The action will be right outside your door, literally. The Theater in the Streets Festival will be taking place this Saturday, April 18 in downtown Urbana. Plays will be held outside between Main and Elm streets. The Theater in the Streets Festival, which is sponsored by the Developmental Services Center and the Illinois Arts Council, is an event for people of all ages, and families are encouraged to come, as there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The Festival is hosted by the Prompting Theater, a theater troupe for individuals with developmental disabilities. It was founded in 1995, and since then, it has come a long way. “It currently has 26 core actors, and it began as an acting class for seven individuals who were interested in learning the basics of acting,” said Janice McAteer, director of development at DSC. “The reason why it’s called a prompting theater is because sometimes the actors need to be prompted. But they create original acts and everything. They go the whole nine yards.”
Actors in the Prompting Theater are usually hard at work either writing or interpreting plays, giving their performances a more personal touch. “For their shows, they either take a script that’s already written and then adapt it to the particular styling or they write their own scripts,” said Brian Hagy, the developmental instructor at DSC and director of the Prompting Theater. “Each actor is responsible for writing or adapting their own characters. Even if they’re non-verbal, they still figure out ways to get ideas across. A lot of the time, it’s more of a physical thing. They show what the character would be doing rather than talk. It’s a mixture of theater performance.” The skill levels and experiences of actors in the Prompting Theater also vary, along with its wide range of ages. “The youngest, I believe, is 22, and the oldest is 59. We have a loose structure for auditions, but when someone is interested, they audition by demonstrating their skill level and willingness to work with others, because every show is pretty much different from the previous show,” said Hagy. This year, the festival will feature a variety of actors from different troupes and organizations. Participants include Central High School, Sta-
tion Theatre, Zoo Improv Troupe, The Interesting Theater Group, Prompting Theater and Rantoul Theatre. They will be performing Les Miserables, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Improv Comedy, House of Interesting Theater, The Love of Three Oranges, and Pirates and Petticoats, respectively. Plays will be performed throughout the entire day. The Theater in the Streets Festival is a combined collaboration of local troupes and actors who hope to spread their love for theater to the rest of the community. “One thing that’s been really nice is that [The Prompting Theater’s] become a recognized troupe, so other troupes in CU realize it’s a really cool segment in acting, and they come together and put together the theater in the streets,” said McAteer. Ten dollar donations are suggested but not required. Proceeds go to the Prompting Theater to help cover operating expenses and other shows in the future. “[The donations] help the Prompting Theater to be able to do more things like the festival, where we try to unite the theater world with unintended audiences,” said Hagy. “That’s why we do the Theater in the Streets — so that people walking by might be interested in seeing the show.”
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The Champaign Lions Club is our local chapter of the national charity organization which focuses on providing aid to people with hearing and sight impairments. The Lions Club collects and recycles used eyeglasses, screens for glaucoma, transplants corneas to hospitals, provides guide dogs for the blind and provides hearing aids for those who cannot afford them. Rich King, the president of the Champaign Lions Club, answered questions about his charity in an e-mail interview: buzz: What does your organization do? Rich King: Champaign Lions Club is a part of Lions Club International, the world’s largest service club. We help the visual and hearing impaired. buzz: What kind of impact does your organization have in Champaign? RK: CLC provides over 50 free eye exams and glasses to people in our community that cannot afford them. We have also given items to Carle Low Vision Center, computers to Parkland
College’s low vision program, low vision readers to the Champaign Public Library. Outside of these things, we give socks to the Champaign Public Schools every winter, we contribute to the Red Ribbon Campaign for kids’ substance abuse prevention, we give to the Salvation Army and the Center for Women in Transition. We also collect used eyeglasses to be used in poor countries. buzz: How long has the Champaign Lions Club been serving the community? RK: The Champaign Lions Club has been serving the Champaign area for 82 years. buzz: What is your favorite aspect of the club? RK: The getting to know people from the community that want to help others part. buzz: Your organization sponsors youth summer camps for vision and hearing impaired children, as well as organizes picnics, bowling nights and other get-togethers. How impor-
tant would you say the family dynamic is to the CLC? RK: The family dynamic is very important to us, and we try a large variety of activities to include the whole family. buzz: How can someone get involved with the CLC? RK: We meet weekly at noon at the Windsor of Savoy. If anyone is interested in learning more about the Champaign Lions Club, they are welcome to contact me or any other member. King can be reached at 359-6667 and online at http://champaignlions.org. Their vision is saving your vision.
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Peeved by Trafﬁc Jams and Potholes? Next week, let the city know where things need to be ﬁxed by Austin Lee Ever wished there were more bike lanes in your neighborhood? Hoping someone will build a new interchange so that you can get to work quicker? You have a chance to make a difference. The Long Range Transportation Plan is a program dedicated to bringing these improvements regarding transportation facilities to the community, and it needs input from local residents, including students, as to what changes should be made by the year 2035. There will be three public workshops in different areas, open to all local residents. I sat down with Eric Halvorsen, coordinator of the program, to ﬁnd out more about the importance of these workshops. buzz: First of all, what is the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)? Halvorsen: The Long Range Transportation Plan is a plan for the urbanized area, which encompasses all of Champaign, Urbana, Savoy and out west to Bondville. It’s a multi-modal plan, so it takes into account the way transportation facilities are planned for the future in these urbanized areas, including automobiles, trucks, transit buses, trains, planes, bikes and pedestrians. buzz: You mentioned that the deadline year is 2035. Why’s that? Halvorsen: Normally, the LRTP update is done every ﬁve years. The last update was done in 2004, so ﬁve years later, 2009, the planning horizon for this LRTP is 20 years. It would put us
Long Range Transportation Plan Dates/Times/Locations:
April 21, 6-8 p.m. Illinois Terminal 45 E. University Ave. Champaign, Ill.
April 22, 6-8 p.m. Urbana Civic Center 108 E. Water St. Urbana, Ill.
April 23, 6-8 p.m. Savoy Recreation Center 402 Graham Drive Savoy, Ill.
at 2029, but we have been doing a number of different studies in CU. We chose the year 2035 in order to keep the LRTP consistent with all the other plans that we’ve been working on, so that’s the reason for the extension. buzz: What is the main purpose of the workshop? Walk us through it. Halvorsen: We are holding three introductory public workshops in the three different areas, each in the same format. First, there will be an introductory presentation by our staff — we will include information about the planning process. We’re at the very beginnings of the process now, so we’re going to walk people through what we’ve done so far. We’ve collected all the data necessary to create the existing conditions report. That’s basically everything that’s happening right now on the ground in terms of transportation, land use and the environment. All of these will be presented at this meeting. In the second part of the meeting, we will ask the participants to break down into small groups. Each table will have a map of a speciﬁc area of the township that we’re working in that night. So if you attend the Champaign workshop, you will be presented with a speciﬁc area that you’re familiar with. We’ll ask a series of questions, and you will make notes on a separate piece of paper about what you want to see in the future, including improvements on roadways, transit, bike facilities, pedestrian facilities and so on. This workshop is open to anyone that’s interested. buzz: What kind of outcome are you expecting from these workshops? Halvorsen: First, we want everyone to be informed of the whole process. It’s important to get people involved early so that they understand what’s going on. Secondly, we want to gather the public’s input on what they would actually like to see happen by the year 2035, which is the end year for this planning horizon. We’re looking quite far into the future to see how we can make signiﬁcant improvements to the transportation facilities. We want to know whether people are interested in more transit, more bike lanes, a new interchange in Bondville or anything they think is important. The people who actually live in these areas would know more about these issues than we do. So we really want to gather the information for the beginning of this process. For more information, you can also visit their Facebook page, which is under “CUUATS” (Champaign-Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Studies).
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The greenmunckie Project is an innovative internship program that brings graphic design and environmental science students at Parkland College together to explore economically and culturally sustainable solutions to environmental issues.
supported in part by a grant from Parkland College, the students will create a reusable shopping bag and marketing campaign that raise public consciousness about sustainability. in keeping with the growing recognition that “green is good business,” greenmunckie and Parkland welcome the participation of Champaign County businesses and community organizations. Together, we can inspire our students to be public-spirited entrepreneurs and provide positive leadership for our community.
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Studiodance ii Leave your expectations at home and allow yourself to be surprised by the next wave of dancers/artists. from the whimsical to the serious, these works highlight choreography by Dance at illinois students that is engagingly performed by their classmates.
Krannert Uncorked with michael Kammin, guitar and vocals // marqUEE Pacifica quartet with Erik rönmark, saxophone // marqUEE
Ui Jazz Band iV // sChooL of mUsiC Fr apr 17
Ui steel Band // sChooL of mUsiC
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illini orchestra smith memorial hall, recital hall (805 s. mathews, Urbana)
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pacifica Quartet with erik rönmark, saxophone Jean and howard osborn
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Elizabeth and Edwin goldwasser
annual mom’s Day Concert with the Ui Women’s glee Club // sChooL of mUsiC
ronald k. Brown/evidence, a dance company
Ui Black Chorus mom’s Day Concert // sChooL of mUsiC
Jerald Wray and Dirk mol
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charles rosen, piano
Ui Philharmonia // sChooL of mUsiC
Elizabeth and robert mussey
Ui Trombone Choir // sChooL of mUsiC
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Ui Brass Band // sChooL of mUsiC
ronald K. Brown/Evidence, a Dance Company // marqUEE
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Charles rosen, piano // marqUEE
Ui Jazz Band ii // sChooL of mUsiC th apr 23
Krannert Uncorked // marqUEE
Ui Wind symphony and Ui symphonic Band i // sChooL of mUsiC
studiodance ii // DanCE aT iLLinois
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Th, apr 23 at 7:30pm fr-sa, apr 24-25 at 7pm and 9pm studio Theatre $7-$14
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APR 16 – APR 22 09
40 North and Krannert Center—working together to put Champaign County’s culture on the map.
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4 days, 4 nights, 100+ venues, hundreds of artists APR 16 â€“ APR 22 09
APR 16 – APR 22 09
17 indi Go artist co-op 9 E University Ave 12-8pm: Stainless steel sculptures by Ryan Slattery, pastel drawings of Downtown Champaign buildings by Michael Downs, and richly colored functional ceramics in porcelain by Hugh Bridgeford. 6:30-8pm: Music by Jason Michael Bentley.
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16 habitat for hUmanity of champaiGn coUnty restore 119 E University Ave. 10am-5pm: Found object art show and auction.
5 bee mi GaLLery (formerly Jennifer North) 17 E Taylor St not suitable for kids. 12pm-11pm ($2 after 6pm): Displaying a range of visual art featuring artists Amanda “mimi” Bickel, Rebecca Reid, Matt Freden, Brandon Roberts, Joshua Wolf, Ralph Roether III, Randall Plankenhorn and Elise McAuley. Gallery is sponsored by Jeff Mellander and Just Fore Fun driving range. 5-6pm: Contemporary Ballet by Elise McAuley 6-7pm: Ambient by Derek Stembridge 7-9pm & 12-5pm: DJ Mertz
15 GLass fX 202 S First St 10am-5:30pm: Featuring artists Richard Taylor, Erinn Dady, Amanda Haley, Teri Phillips and Marilyn Pollard.
4 b. Lime — a Green store 12 E Washington 11am-6pm: Recent original acrylic paintings by Lisa Kesler.
3 aroma café 118 N Neil St 7am-10pm: Featuring artist Cheryl Cameron – acrylics painted from the artist’s impression of people, cars, landscapes and whatever strikes her, or whatever she is in love with at the moment.
14 conserVatory of centraL iLLinois & cLass act stUdio 114 S Neil St 12-6pm: Open House Drop-in Hours. Class Act Studio and the Conservatory of Central Illinois present a community Open House! Stop by for Theater Games (for all ages) at the top of each hour along with ongoing face painting, music and craft activities for the whole family.
2 34 W main st All day, window display: work by artists Robin Riggs, Judy Dethmers and Jamie Kruidenier.
13 cityVieW at iLLinois terminaL 45 E University Ave Featuring artist Arati Patel, oil on canvas; and artist Ben Halpern, photography.
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1 209 W UniVersity aVe 12pm-12am: Featuring artists David Kopacz, Leah Guadagnoli, Jerry Sims and R. Scott Wennerdahl. A collection of work ranging from acrylic paintings, graphite, photography and interactive computer-based media.
12 christopher’s fine JeWeLry 124 N Neil St not suitable for kids. 11am-6pm: Personal custom-designed jewelry collections by Christopher Jupp, and “Kinetic Art: Sculpture and Animation,” by Matthew Rispoli. 6, 7, & 8pm: Storytelling Concert for Adults: “Gems and Dragons” by Camille Born.
28 rebecca’s & carrie’s 204 N Neil 3:30, 5 & 6:30pm: CoMMoN Theater Project, presents a short play. CoMMoN: bringing creative, innovative drama to everyone, one living space at a time. Featuring Cara Maurizi,
22 LUna 116 N Chestnut 2pm-2am: Series of surreal and abstract paintings and drawings by Ryan Michael Fraser, along with live video installation – by Matt Harsh – enhancing and incorporating other visual media and live performers. 5-7pm: Boneyard Quintet
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11 champaiGn coUnty historicaL mUseUm 102 E University Ave 12pm-2am: Linoleum Block Prints: from 1945 to 1974, Fred Turner and his wife Betty created these 9 x 12 linoleum block prints of historic structures in Illinois as Xmas cards.
27 rebecca’s 204 N Neil 10am-5pm: Oil, watercolor and mixed media by Robin Riggs, Jamie Kruidenier and Judy Dethmers.