Artist of the Corridor: Exhibiting Local Art
Upcoming Exhibition: Mini Masterpainters by Judiee
The City of Urbana invites the public to view Mini Masterpainters, the latest Artist of the Corridor exhibition featuring Urbana artist Judiee. This exhibition runs from June 13th to September 12th, 2016 at the City Building (400 S. Vine Street), and the Urbana Free Library (210 W. Green Street).
Judiee is an artist and designer. After graduating from art school, she briefly worked as a graphic designer until realizing she had a fairly serious case of "office narcolepsy." Soon after Judiee took on a post as a preschool art teacher (at a place she affectionately refers to as 'munchkinland'), where she rediscovered her love for art and stories. She is currently working on a picture book series about artists, along with other creative projects.
Artist of the Corridor, an initiative by the City of Urbana Public Arts Program, is an exhibition series that features local art in the City Building and the Urbana Free Library. All Artist of the Corridor shows are free and open to the public.
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 Peggy Flavin, Travis Hocutt, Ellie Pinzarrone, Beth Darling, 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.
Artists living in Urbana are eligible to participate in this 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:
Public Arts Coordinator
Community Development Services, City of Urbana
400 S. Vine Street
Urbana, IL 61801