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Thursday, April 21, 2005 07:02 am

quick takes 4-21-05

TALK ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL ART

Dr. Judith Everson, retired UIS professor, will discuss the work of Scottish environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy at a brown-bag lunch at noon on Friday, April 22, at the Springfield Art Association. The presentation, which coincides with Earth Day, examines Goldworthy’s use of natural materials in his short-lived creations and permanent installations. Goldworthy was the subject of the award-winning 2003 documentary River and Tides. Everson’s presentation will be held in SAA’s Michael Victor II Art Library. The association is located at 700 N. Fourth St.

SHERFFIUS BAGS ANOTHER HONOR

John Sherffius is the winner of the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2004 Sigma Delta Chi Award for editorial cartooning. Sherffius, former editorial cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, was honored for his cartoons in Illinois Times and two other publications. The award will be presented July 8 during the annual Sigma Delta Chi banquet at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Sherffius, whose work began running in Illinois Times in July 2004, recently was named cartoonist of the year by the National Press Foundation.

FIRST IN ITS CLASS

Illinois Times won two awards in the Illinois Press Association’s annual Newspaper Advertising Contest. The paper won a first-place award for best classified advertising section. Capital City Visitor, the annual visitor’s guide published by Illinois Times, won the first-place award for best niche publication. Illinois Times competed against newspapers with a circulation of 8,000 to 30,000. The awards were announced at the IPA’s advertising and marketing convention earlier this month in East Peoria.

THE REAL DEAL

Karen Lynne Deal, music director and conductor of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, presents a concert preview at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Illini Country Club. Her presentation, titled “The Creative Process,” will offer details about featured composers and insider tidbits about upcoming symphony concerts. The luncheon is open to nonmembers of the country club. The price is $12 per person. For reservations, call 217-546-4614.

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