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 City Building at 400 S. Vine Street. This exhibition displays works by a featured artist or group of artists for a period of three months. 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.
Current Exhibition (November 3, 2014 to January 31, 2015):
The City of Urbana invites the public to view the latest Artist of the Corridor exhibition featuring Urbana artist Carol Farnum. Farnum has been an abstract expressionist painter for over thirty years and has worked mainly in watercolors. Farnum says her work is “an abstract expression of the world around us as people, of our raw human nature and emotional depth.” She pulls from her own experience in the world and relies heavily on music to evoke strong emotional reactions from viewers of her artwork. Farnum playfully refers to her work as “The Color of Music” because her creative space, music and painting are completely intertwined. Farnum has been influenced by artists such as Salvador Dali, Patrick Nagel, Gerhard Richter, Joan Mitchell and various stencil and street artists. She is currently part of in international collective called The Secret Society of Supervillain Artists (SSOSVA). Carol Farnum maintains a studio practice in Urbana, IL.
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.
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 Community Development Services at 400 S. Vine Street in Urbana, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.