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Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 01:31 pm

Betsy Dollar’s fresh ideas for Springfield’s oldest arts organization

During the Middle Ages, the church used art in its cathedrals to draw the eyes of worshippers toward the heavens. Today, art is at the center of an effort to resurrect a blighted urban area once known...
Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 05:26 pm

Mike Mayosky needs a little help from his friends

Springfield artist and mural painter Mike Mayosky is always working on and promoting something. Our colorful local artist has something very big that he is promoting right now. He has entered the ArtP...
Thursday, June 24, 2010 05:00 pm

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...
Thursday, May 13, 2010 04:44 am

A prescient presidential pastiche

“I’ve caught a lot of flak for it,” says Springfield resident Chris Ward, author of the nonfiction comic book Barack Obama. “It’s just divisive by nature. I get people sa...
Thursday, April 29, 2010 02:56 pm
Though war, poverty and tough economic times have some of us living in a state of despair, the journey to peace and solace can begin with Springfield’s biennial Liturgical Arts Festival. Held Ma...
Thursday, March 18, 2010 03:39 pm

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 “...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 01:02 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....
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 01:29 pm

The artist and his love affair with the Mother Road

Last month Bob Waldmire made public what he has known for some time – that he has colon cancer and he probably won’t live much longer. Last Sunday, Nov. 22, “Bob’s Last Art Sho...


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