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Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am

A different kind of mural pops up in Springfield

 Though it started as mere vandalism, modern graffiti has become an art form, and it’s making an appearance in Springfield – without defacing anyone’s property.A team of graffiti artists kn...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 02:54 pm

Restoration makes the Statehouse too grand for politics

Soon, the West Wing of the Illinois Capitol will emerge after two years inside a cocoon of plywood and tarps. The structure was closed off, paradoxically, to make that part of the building both newer ...
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 03:37 pm
The Springfield Art Association has an interesting new exhibit planned to open Friday, Jan. 4 that includes images and stories of local people. “The Stories Behind the Faces,” features a c...
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 04:56 pm

Springfield Art Association adds biographies to new portrait exhibit

The Springfield Art Association has an interesting new exhibit planned to open Friday, Jan. 4, that includes images and stories of local people. The Stories Behind the Faces, features a combination of...
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 05:11 am

Scenic paintings of the central Illinois landscape. Really.

Earlier this year, a young English woman named Jennifer Bradley undertook, with friends, to run across the U.S. in 80 days. She thus became the first British woman (we are told) to cross the country o...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 09:25 pm
Local youths may be familiar with the confrontation and spectacle of mainstream hip hop, where the words flow effortlessly with messages of violence, money and sex. Less familiar is a close cousin, slam poetry, which also has smooth lyrical moves, but uses them to deliver appeals to social justice, racial understanding and cultural identity....

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