As I planned my Boneyard weekend, I wondered "With everything that we've gone through these last 18+ months, would the work reflect grief, loss, rage, or metamorphosis? Would it inspire catharsis? A glimmer of hope? A path forward?"
Green screen technology does some incredible work for this opera, both practically and narratively.
According to poet Christopher Kempf, his new collection employs Gettysburg as a vehicle to "engage ongoing issues involving race, regional identity, and the ethics of memory, tracing how post-bellum memorial practices (like monument construction) advance hegemonic notions of whiteness."
"The Midwesterners [in] Far From Mars are regular people who took chances, followed their passions, and pursued meaningful hobbies," says author Sal Nudo.
Melinda McIntosh shares that en plein air painting teaches us “if we’re not quick to capture something it may not be around a week later.”
"Henceforward the standard for extravagant riot," says writer "Virginia Woolf" on the back cover blurb of Under the Oyster Bar.
Ashanti Files, Writers of Oya founder, and current City of Urbana Poet Laureate, said "I feel as though adults largely underestimate how much information and observation this age group has."
Megan Montgomery's debut novel Well... That Was Awkward is smart, sexy, and surprisingly sophisticated in its undermining of romance novel tropes.
The story of Michael Roughton's young elfin heroine may be what we all need to get through this lonely COVID winter.
What follows is a recount of yet another experience within the world of The Great ARTdoors.
Jess visited Krannert Art Museum, which, under COVID-19 restrictions, has to limit the number of visitors at one time.
TJ encounters Ja Nelle Pleasure's powerful art installation, Seeds of Injustice, at the Randolph Street Community Garden.
The Arts Section strives to celebrate our community's rich and vibrant artistic scene, from theatre to local authors, film, performance art, and everything in between.