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Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008 03:53 pm

Dance contests bring old school and new school together

In Detroit, it’s called the social. In Dallas, it’s called the swing. But in the Land of Lincoln, it’s called stepping. From 9 p.m.-3 a.m. on Nov. 22 at the American Legion #809, 18...
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006 01:26 pm

Millikin exhibit awakens interest in works of visionary artist

Finding Fogel It is an event Seymour Fogel himself most likely would have shunned. In fact, the artist would probably be better known today were it not for his intense independence and passionatel...
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006 11:55 pm

Springfield celebrates artist Preston Jackson with a citywide exhibit

His bronze sculptures, monuments, and paintings tell of deep sorrow: the scars of slavery, the sacrifice of immigration, the quiet suffering of women. His art also speaks of hope: the eloquent words o...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006 10:01 pm

Planned Parenthood offers quality gallery art for the biannual live auction

New York art doesn’t pop up in Springfield too often, but thanks to a biannual fundraiser hosted by Planned Parenthood Springfield, locals get a chance to see and buy a range of works ...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005 04:40 pm

Oak Terrace resident makes merry with discarded jewelry

One person’s trash is another’s treasure, and Dick Oglesby, 76, has taken the old saying to heart by creating a holiday display consisting of old jewelry donated ...
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005 02:39 pm

SAA opens its inaugural Holiday Hall Exhibition and Sale this weekend

The Springfield Art Association opens its inaugural Holiday Hall Exhibition and Sale this weekend. The event marks a departure from the themes of past holiday exhibitions in favor of a fine-...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005 02:58 pm

Rob and Michele DeLong open a new downtown gallery

When Rob and Michele DeLong ventured downtown for the celebrated Old Capitol Art Fair, they saw something that sparked their interest: a “For Lease” sign. After some thinking, th...
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005 12:30 pm

"6x6" show timed to coincide with Route 66 festival

Paintings by Springfield’s Mary Ellen Strack and photographs by Carlinville’s Karl Warma are featured, along with works by other area artists, at Prairie Art ...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 10:01 pm

South Town, one of Springfield's historic neighborhoods, reaches for better days

In the first half of the 20th century, Springfield's South Town, a neighborhood defined by the intersection of 11th Street and South Grand Avenue, was a prominent neighborhood shopping ...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005 06:09 am

Illinois artist invitational debuts at SAA

Springfield Art Association’s new exhibit of two-dimensional art, organized around the single theme of The Modern Landscape, represents a first for the organization: a ...


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