Artist of the Corridor: Art Exhibits in the City Building
Current Artist of the Corridor exhibition: Tree Artwork by Prairie Elementary School and University Primary School Students
May 5 - August 3, 2014.
The City of Urbana Invites the Public to View Tree Artwork by Prairie Elementary School and University Primary School Students as part of the Artist of the Corridor Exhibition Series. This exhibition features a wide variety of tree artwork, created by children in the preschool, K-3 classes at University Primary School and Prairie Elementary School as part of a school-wide Tree Project. During play and project studios, children were invited to use a variety of materials and techniques, including observational drawing, to document and represent developing understandings of, and relationships with the trees they encountered in their memories and imaginations, around the playground and school, and in the wider community.
Tree Artwork is free, open to the public, and will be on display in the City Building lobby at 400 S. Vine Street in Urbana through August 3, 2014.
The City created an art exhibition space in March 2010 to feature artwork by Urbana artists in the City Building. Artist of the Corridor exhibitions are displayed for a period of three months. As 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.
The City of Urbana hosts an art exhibit space in the City Building at 400 S. Vine Street for seasonal exhibits of artwork by Urbana artists. The program, entitled “Artist of the Corridor”, featured its first exhibit in the Spring 2010.
How to Apply:
Artists living in Urbana are invited to participate in the program. Exhibitions are displayed for a three month period. Interested artists should send a letter of interest and 3 digital images of their artwork to Lisa Hatchadoorian at 400 S. Vine Street in Urbana, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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