Thursday, March 29, 2012 08:38 am

Prairie Art Alliance contest yields impressive local talent

Nearly 400 photographs were submitted by 117 Illinois amateur photographers to the first Prairie Art Alliance Images of Illinois Amateur Photography Contest, sponsored by Illinois Times. The images sp...
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 02:18 am

From ceramics to hip-hop, dedication and enthusiasm trump economic adversity in Springfield

“I’m glad they’re here, kicking the arts in the butt,” smiles Betsy Dollar, executive director of the Springfield Art Association. She is referring to the organizers and partic...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 07:27 pm

Arts center takes on $1.2 million fundraising challenge

“I had a person recently ask me what I do here,” recalls Fred Jarosz, executive director of the Hoogland Center for the Arts. “And I told them, ‘I’m the beggar. I’m...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 12:40 am

Springfield collective debuts new work this Friday

“We want this to be a nice opening like you’d find in New York or up in Chicago,” enthuses local artist Andrew Woolbright, describing the debut exhibit this Friday (11.11.11) of The ...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 05:35 pm

Temple B’rith Sholom exhibit features Muslims who saved Jews

From time to time world events force people of faith to choose between bending to the will of a despotic ruler or living out the core values of their faith. Some choose the risky path of faith.In the ...
Thursday, July 28, 2011 04:03 pm

How Springfield unknowns created a vibrant arts scene

Paris, Florence, Berlin, Rome, New York, Athens – when famed art-related cities of the world come up in conversation, Springfield, Ill., is not generally on the list. That’s not likely to ...
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 12:39 pm

Springfield arts scene struggles, but survives

Fred Jarosz is a talker. To meet him, the executive director of the Hoogland Center for the Arts, and ask him about the health of the arts in Springfield is to be taken on a whirlwind aural tour of bo...
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 01:31 pm

Betsy Dollar’s fresh ideas for Springfield’s oldest arts organization

During the Middle Ages, the church used art in its cathedrals to draw the eyes of worshippers toward the heavens. Today, art is at the center of an effort to resurrect a blighted urban area once known...
Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 05:26 pm

Mike Mayosky needs a little help from his friends

Springfield artist and mural painter Mike Mayosky is always working on and promoting something. Our colorful local artist has something very big that he is promoting right now. He has entered the ArtP...
Thursday, June 24, 2010 05:00 pm

See ‘L. Brent Kington: Mythical Metalsmith’ at the Illinois State Museum till Sept. 6

L. Brent Kington, professor emeritus at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, is widely regarded as the father of blacksmithing as an art form. The Illinois State Museum is hosting a retrospecti...


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