Thursday, May 19, 2005 06:10 pm
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 ...
Thursday, May 5, 2005 05:15 am
Oh the Places I’ve Been, the newest exhibit at Prairie Art Alliance, features paintings by Springfield artists Tiffany Beane, Shirley Caldwell Smith, and Leonard Gaither. I visited wit...
Thursday, April 21, 2005 01:29 pm
Over the past decade, Robert Sill began noticing a trend that disturbed him: Gallery spaces had grown, and large-scale works tended to dominate shows. But bigger isn’t always better, a...
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...


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