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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


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

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

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


Robert Olshansky, a University of Illinois urban and regional planning professor and expert in post-disaster recovery planning, said one positive outcome of the rebuilding process in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago is greater citizen involvement in how decisions are made for the city.

Legacy of Katrina, 10 years later: More citizen involvement in decision-making

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:August 13, 2015

Robert Olshansky, a University of Illinois professor, head of the department of urban and regional planning and an expert in post-disaster recovery, closely followed the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans in the first few years following the hurricane.

Published Date: August 13, 2015