Artist of the Corridor

Current Exhibition

The City of Urbana invites you to view the latest Artist of the Corridor exhibition titled "Nature Through a Lens" by Fred Delcomyn.

What's not to love about nature? Beautiful sunsets, grand vistas, and the sweep of color in a field of goregous flowers - these things are easy to appreciate; but it is also easy to be so overwhelmed by the grand scale of a scene that you overlook the small, beautiful details that abount. Not only that, conveying to someone else the beauty you have seen can be quite a challenge.

This is where a camera comes in. In Fred Delcomyn's photography, he tries to capture images not only of the grand vistas but also images that reveal the small things in nature. He offers a small sample in this exhibit. Whether an image is a new view of a familiar sight or a close-up of something not usually seen clearly, his hope is that you enjoy his view of the natural world.

Fred Delcomyn is a retired university professor. He has been interested in photography most of his life, but took it up seriously only after his retirement from the University of Illinois in 2008. His special interests are nature and travel photography. You ca view more of hisphotos on his website:; or follow him on Facebook at Delcomyn Photography ( where he posts a new photo nearly every week.

Join us for Fred's Opening Reception on Wednesday, July 26th from 5pm to 6:30pm at the City of Urbana Building (400 S. Vine Street, Urbana, IL 61801). Click here to RSVP on the Facebook Event.


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 Judy Lee, 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.

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