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Chicago-based artist Nnenna Okore arranges one of her deconstructed burlap sculptures at Krannert Art Museum. A solo exhibition of her work opens Thursday.

Krannert Art Museum features solo show of Chicago-based sculptor

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 26, 2015

Experiencing Nnenna Okore’s abstract sculptural pieces made from burlap is not so much about looking at them as it is being surrounded by them – walking around, between and underneath them, and looking through one to the next. A solo exhibition of the Chicago-based artist’s work, “Nkata: An Installation by Nnenna Okore,” opens Thursday at Krannert Art Museum.

Published Date: August 26, 2015

May 2015 graduates, Dean's List and Bronze Tablet honorees named

Author: Steve Witmer, News Bureau

Published Date:August 25, 2015

Dean’s List and Bronze Tablet honorees and graduates for the spring 2015 semester have been announced by the University of Illinois.

Published Date: August 25, 2015

William Bullock, professor of industrial design, Joy Scrogum, coordinator of the Sustainable Electronics Initiative, and Martin Wolske, research scientist and adjunct faculty member in library and information science, will launch Illini Gadget Garage this fall at the University of Illinois. The Gadget Garage will be a collaborative repair space where people can seek help making basic repairs to their electronics.

Illini Gadget Garage will provide a space to repair electronics on campus

Published Date:August 24, 2015

If repairing an electronic device yourself sounds prohibitively complex and you aren’t sure where to start, help will soon be available on the University of Illinois campus. The Illini Gadget Garage will open this semester. It will be a place for collaborative repair, modeled after the Campus Bike Center, only for electronics.

Published Date: August 24, 2015

The Chicago-based Ho Etsu Taiko drum group will perform at the Matsuri festival at Japan House on Aug. 30.

Japan House to host Matsuri Festival to celebrate Japanese culture

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 20, 2015

Japan House will host its first Matsuri festival, celebrating Japanese culture, at the end of the month. The event is free and open to the public.

Published Date: August 20, 2015

Photo courtesy W. P. Eberhard Eggers Something Beyond, ca. 1972 Lithography Gift of Lloyd E. Rigler 1981-16-78 ' W. P. Eberhard Eggers

New art exhibitions at Krannert Art Museum open Aug. 27

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 19, 2015

Krannert Art Museum will exhibit a wide variety of works from its permanent collection – many of which have not been displayed publicly in a long time – as the museum opens its new season Aug. 27.

Published Date: August 19, 2015

Master Naturalists, from left, John Marlin, Thom Uebele and Jana Uebele stand in the Florida Orchard Prairie, one of the demonstration gardens on campus that Marlin coordinates and maintains. An entomologist, Marlin is a research affiliate with the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. Thom Uebele is a research programmer with the School of Life Sciences, and his wife, Jana, is an artist.

Master Naturalists needed to preserve Illinois' environment

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:August 11, 2015

Adults who have a passion for the outdoors – and are interested in sharing that with others – are needed statewide as volunteers in the University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist program.

Published Date: August 11, 2015

U. of I. scholars awarded fellowships from American Council of Learned Societies

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:July 24, 2015

A University of Illinois music professor and two U. of I. graduate students are among the 2015 fellowship recipients from the American Council of Learned Societies.

Published Date: July 24, 2015

Annual STEM conference for new teachers expands to include the arts

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:July 21, 2015

An annual statewide conference that focuses on helping new teachers prepare students to compete in science, technology, engineering and math fields in the global economy is expanding this year to include the arts.

Published Date: July 21, 2015