Since I came to Rantoul in the early 1990s, I have been going to the annual art and design faculty shows of Parkland College and UI School of Art and Design. These are the academic contemporary art exhibitions I enjoy the most. Though people often like to compare these two shows, in general Parkland College shows feature more fundamental and representational art whereas UI art faculty focuses on contemporary and conceptual art.
Payel Kundu is shown with some of her beeswax artwork. Kundu is a fourth-year PhD student in the Neuroscience Program at the University of Illinois. Friday, April 7, I visited one of the 15th annual Boneyard Arts Festival venues at the Ivy House Studio and Gallery in Champaign. When I walked in the exhibition my attention was drawn to the figure painting displays in the first room. The medium of the painting looked unfamiliar but exciting.
For the last several years I tried to write one of my summer Art = Life columns for a national museum visit. In May of this year, I did visit the National Art Museum, the American Art Museum and Portrait Gallery in D.C. However, for this column I will write about an art journey from China to the U.S. with our readers. “A Chinese Art Journey — Symbols & Motifs” is an exhibition on display through July 27 in Anne Lloyd Gallery, Madden Arts Center of Decatur Arts Council.
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