Artist of the Corridor


The City of Urbana invites you to view the latest Artist of the Corridor exhibition titled "Haunted Hams" by Lydia Puddicombe.

HAUNTED HAMS is a collection of wood-carved illustrations by local artist, Lydia Puddicombe, exploring the whimsical, domestic lives (and afterlives) of plants & animals. “My work is a representation of my thoughts on the lives of the animals, plants, and objects that surround me daily. I think about things’ feelings and assign personalities to everything from my dog to the mailbox. I draw, carve, and color my musings in a style influenced by folktale...s and their accompanying imagery. While I heavily anthropomorphize the world around me, I also partly believe my stories about what my house thinks of the flies in its windows and what the flies think of the house. I strive to create empathy in my audience for these characters and hope it will have relevance in their lives, perhaps making the world around us less disposable and more alive.”

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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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