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Visual Art
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005 12:00 am

"6x6" show timed to coincide with Route 66 festival

Paintings by Springfield’s Mary Ellen Strack and photographs by Carlinville’s Karl Warma are featured, along with works by other area artists, at Prairie Art
Visual Art
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005 12:00 am

Illinois artist invitational debuts at SAA

Springfield Art Association’s new exhibit of two-dimensional art, organized around the single theme of The Modern Landscape, represents a first for the organization: a
Visual Art
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005 12:00 am

Springfield’s George Hinds embraces "intelligent" sculpture

George Hinds was a recreational sculptor for most of his life until a recent employment “speed bump” prompted him to turn his art into a full-time enterprise.
Visual Art
Thursday, July 28, 2005 12:00 am

A visit with Beauty and the Beast set builder Ed Smith

When a guy from Stratford-upon-Avon, England, began writing plays in London, stages were little more than raised platforms with no “sets” of decorative art convey
Visual Art
Thursday, July 14, 2005 12:00 am
Native American artist Arloa Wheeler of Springfield works exclusively in pen and ink. “I like the contrast,” she says. “It’s total opposites: black ink on white paper
Visual Art
Thursday, June 23, 2005 12:00 am
If you’ve always thought that an artist waited deep inside you, eager to burst forth, now may be the time to tap that latent passion and make the most of it. It’s
Visual Art
Thursday, June 9, 2005 12:00 am
For 40 years, John T. Crisp Jr. has been known on the East Side for his art and for his work in youth education. In the past, when people west of 11th Street wanted to
Thursday, May 26, 2005 12:00 am
In 1977, Dr. Robert M. Bowman, head of advanced space programs for the Department of Defense, authored a report describing a new missile-defense shield system called the
Thursday, May 19, 2005 12:00 am
Before and during the Civil War, the Underground Railroad in Illinois played a major role in guiding runaway slaves from the states where they were governed by the whip and gun to the states
Visual Art
Thursday, May 19, 2005 12:00 am
Almost every artist I’ve interviewed for this column has explained how he or she made a connection to the visual arts early in life. To better understand how an


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