Artist of the Corridor: Art Exhibits in the City Building
Artist of the Corridor was created by the City of Urbana in March 2010 to feature artworks by local artists in the lobby of the City Building at 400 S. Vine Street. Since then, the exhibition, which changes every of three months, has expanded to Urbana Free Library as well. A part of the Urbana Public Arts Program, this initiative works to create a city where all residents engage with the arts in its many forms and where artists thrive and are valued.
Previous artists of the corridor include Jason Patterson, Steve Kostell, Urbana's Market at the Square, William Lawrence Deverell, Urbana Land Arts, Judy Jones, Wiley Elementary Students, Rosalind Faiman Weinberg, Will Arnold, Bonnie Switzer, Kathryn Fitzgerald, Cheri Manrique, Hua Nian, Phil Strang, Michael Fuerst, Betsem Atiback Benjamin, Lyosha, Meredith Foster and Sandra Batzli, and Carol Farnum.
Current Exhibition (May 4 to July 6, 2015):
The City of Urbana invites the public to view the latest Artist of the Corridor exhibition, featuring Urbana artist Beth Darling. This exhibition is located in the City Building lobby (400 S. Vine Street) and the Urbana Free Library (210 W. Green Street).
Beth Darling attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1975, and spent five years studying art at the School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. Beth received her BFA from Tufts University and a four-year Studio Diploma from the Boston Museum School. Since moving to Urbana in 2001, Beth has combined her experience as a plein-air painter, working directly from nature, with her gardening experience to create vibrant paintings of local private gardens in the communities of West Urbana and Champaign.
How to Apply:
Artists living in Urbana are eligible to participate in the program. Interested artists should send a letter of interest and 3 digital images of their artwork by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to:
Pauline Tannos Public Arts Coordinator Community Development Services, City of Urbana 400 S. Vine Street Urbana, IL 61801