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Culture
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 12:00 am

For his own office building, architect John Shafer optimizes sustainability and design

Architect John Shafer’s new office building at 1230 S. Sixth St. in Springfield recently won an award for sustainable design from the Central Illinois Chapter of the American Institute of Archit
Health & Fitness
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 12:00 am
An entire day meditating in silence may not be how you usually fill a Saturday, but here’s an opportunity to try something different. Eva Muller and Juliet Slack are leading “A Day of Mind
News
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 12:00 am
Some 30 former citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo now living in Illinois cities walked quietly through downtown Springfield on Friday, Sept. 17, to call attention to the genocide and mass ra
Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 12:00 am
Venture into southern Illinois this fall and discover two outstanding art venues that may not have been on your radar screen — the Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst in Mt. Vernon and the Southern Il
Visual Art
Thursday, June 24, 2010 12:00 am

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
Visual Art
Thursday, March 18, 2010 12:00 am

The outsider art of Rev. Howard Finster on exhibit in Champaign

The Rev. Howard Finster produced more than 46,000 pieces of art before he died at age 84 in 2001. He was a man possessed, not by demons, but by the need to create art. He was a self-proclaimed “
Visual Art
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 12:00 am

The work of Robert Glenn Ketchum at the Illinois State Museum

The eminent nature photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum has been photographing the Alaskan landscape for nearly 40 years and has become one of the most foremost photographers championing the environment.
Books
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 12:00 am
Photographer Larry Kanfer is known for his elegant, beautifully composed prairie scenes in Illinois. Many are like portraits of the landscape.The University of Illinois Press has just published Kanfer
Feature
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 12:00 am

A guide to gifts with a Springfield flavor

It may seem easier to shop online for Christmas gifts, but a growing number prefer shopping in person and buying local. Maybe the rise in shopping at farmer’s markets has folks look

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