Thursday, July 12, 2012 02:55 am

The Soldiers Aid Society performs at SAA’s Civil War Ice Cream Social July 14

“The ladies of Springfield gave a grand Tableaux last week for the benefit of the Soldiers Aid Society,” Mercy Conkling wrote to her son in 1862. “It was a brilliant affair.  Mr...
Thursday, July 12, 2012 02:55 am

The Pharmacy ups the ante and throws a party

Since mounting its first group show on 11/11/11, upstart local art collective The Pharmacy has already become something of a Springfield institution. Along with providing work space for a variety of a...
Thursday, June 14, 2012 12:03 pm

“The experience is more than the end result.”

The Springfield Art Association is offering two exciting opportunities for the community to explore ceramics and pottery-making over the summer months. A kickoff event, ROASTED:%u2008Hot Pots or Pork,...
Thursday, May 3, 2012 02:55 am

The Liturgical Arts Festival opens Saturday

Over the past 16 years, the Liturgical Arts Festival has become Springfield’s premier event for those interested in liturgical and sacred arts. Representing each of the three Abrahamic faiths (J...
Thursday, April 19, 2012 01:52 pm

UIS%u2008professor brings together scholars on Symbolism movement

Better known for straight talk and growing corn than delving into obscure and intense visual art works, central Illinois may not seem like an ideal location for a symposium on the 19th century Europea...
Thursday, April 12, 2012 09:33 am

An Art Affair comes to the Orr Building April 14-15

Local artist Ed Martin is bringing a different kind of art fair to Springfield. More akin to a casual, multi-artist gallery opening, Martin’s “An Art Affair - Second Annual Juried Inv...
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 ...


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