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Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 Legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz herself was in town last week for the opening of her new photography exhibit, “Pilgrimage,” at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. The exhibit fea...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am

Vachel Lindsay-inspired exhibit is a study in contrasts

 “Blow ashes into flame. Start a brotherhood of your own. Live in the New City that is revealed to you, as we are living in our City and in the streets of our Tomorrow.” – Vachel Linds...
Thursday, July 11, 2013 03:39 pm

Names of locals feature on replica quilt

There’s a new quilt coming to town and you’re invited to have your name embroidered on it. The Vachel Lindsay Home State Historic site and Vachel Lindsay Association are re-creating a cent...
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 03:17 pm

Kimberly Conner’s Jump In has red carpet premiere

Midway through the filming of Jump In, director Kimberly Conner of Springfield faced a day of personal reckoning.“We were on day five of a 10-day shoot,” she recalls. “My emotions we...
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...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 05:32 pm

Tattoos come of age in Springfield

Why would someone voluntarily undergo several hours of a needle stabbing them several thousand times per minute? The simple answer is for the sake of art, but the long answer is a bit more complicated...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 02:06 pm

Art at UIS captures nightmare of US concentration camp

America has a dark little secret. We imprisoned 120,000 fellow citizens during World War II in U.S. concentration camps or, as some call them, internment camps. Artist Roger Shimomura tells this troub...
Thursday, July 12, 2012 02:55 am

The Soldiers Aid Society performs at SAA’s Civil War Ice Cream Social July 14

“The ladies of Springfield gave a grand Tableaux last week for the benefit of the Soldiers Aid Society,” Mercy Conkling wrote to her son in 1862. “It was a brilliant affair.  Mr...
Thursday, July 12, 2012 02:55 am

The Pharmacy ups the ante and throws a party

Since mounting its first group show on 11/11/11, upstart local art collective The Pharmacy has already become something of a Springfield institution. Along with providing work space for a variety of a...
Thursday, June 14, 2012 12:03 pm

“The experience is more than the end result.”

The Springfield Art Association is offering two exciting opportunities for the community to explore ceramics and pottery-making over the summer months. A kickoff event, ROASTED:%u2008Hot Pots or Pork,...


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