Thursday, March 24, 2005 02:49 pm
Michael Dunbar still has a problem with his early school years: “When you know what you’re going to do and you have to listen to teachers and figure out ‘Ho...
Thursday, March 10, 2005 01:45 pm
Quincy philanthropist John Willis Gardner accomplished two goals in one stroke when he founded the Gardner Museum of Architecture & Design in 1977, preserving important pieces of Quincy&...
Thursday, March 3, 2005 06:14 am
It’s not often that two such eminent photographers as Bea Nettles and Fern Logan show their work in Springfield, let alone collaborate for a unique exhibit that celebrates women. Merge...
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 07:42 pm
The Springfield Art Association shows off part of its outstanding collection of early-20th-century paintings at a special exhibit that continues through March 19. The show includes the fir...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005 06:36 am
Visiting the art gallery on the second floor of the Illinois State Museum is comparable to discovering a cookie factory in your neighbor’s garage, two doors away. It ma...
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005 10:21 am
It’s the darnedest thing: Landscape painter Marina Mangubi paints on two-by-four boards. That’s right, lumber. Her curious miniature panoramic scenes of rural Ohi...
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005 02:31 pm
Call it destiny: Small-town girl or boy seeks fame and fortune in the big city and falls for an uptown opposite number, and the couple lives happily ever after. Lady Luck dea...
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 03:04 pm
At first glance, the 80-plus paintings on display at Prairie Art Alliance are a circus of styles, techniques, and colors, ranging from black-and-white to psychedelic. What's striking is the diversity ...
Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004 10:23 pm
Many people interested in learning how to paint on canvas turn to academe and enroll in semester-long classes. Others seek guidance from Springfield Art Association or the Prairie Art Alliance....
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004 07:50 am
In 1966, Bob Waldmire and I were enrolled at Springfield Junior College, and already he was known as an artist whose star was on the rise. And though many artists are destined to follow their s...


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