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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 ...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005 11:35 am

Springfield’s George Hinds embraces "intelligent" sculpture

George Hinds was a recreational sculptor for most of his life until a recent employment “speed bump” prompted him to turn his art into a full-time enterprise. ...
Thursday, July 28, 2005 05:11 pm

A visit with Beauty and the Beast set builder Ed Smith

When a guy from Stratford-upon-Avon, England, began writing plays in London, stages were little more than raised platforms with no “sets” of decorative art convey...
Thursday, July 14, 2005 06:40 am
Native American artist Arloa Wheeler of Springfield works exclusively in pen and ink. “I like the contrast,” she says. “It’s total opposites: black ink on white paper...
Thursday, June 23, 2005 02:53 am
If you’ve always thought that an artist waited deep inside you, eager to burst forth, now may be the time to tap that latent passion and make the most of it. It’s...
Thursday, June 9, 2005 03:44 pm
For 40 years, John T. Crisp Jr. has been known on the East Side for his art and for his work in youth education. In the past, when people west of 11th Street wanted to ...
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...


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