Artist of the Corridor
THE PASSIONS PROJECT
An Artist of the Corridor Exhibition
On display December 2019-January 2020 at City Hall and The Urbana Free Library
The City of Urbana's Arts and Culture Program and The Urbana Free Library invite you to an opening reception for The Passions Project, an Artist of the Corridor Exhibition on display December 2019-January 2020. The Passions Project is an exhibition of portraits of residents of Urbana's Clark Lindsey Village. These striking black and white portraits capture older adults at Clark-Lindsey engaged in their passions. National photographer, Heidi Wagner, created this project in hopes of redefining how we perceive age by allowing viewers to forge a connection with subjects that challenges traditional views of aging.
Clark-Lindsey Village, Inc., the area’s only nonprofit life plan community was established in 1978 and is located on 27 acres in southeast Urbana. It offers independent living in The Village, with 131 apartments and 16 villas. Meadowbrook Health Center at Clark-Lindsey provides assisted living and skilled nursing care. Renewal Therapy Center, within Meadowbrook Health Center, provides inpatient and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapies. Added in 2017, is a new Wellness Center, complete with an indoor pool, as well as Two Green House Homes. One is assisted living specializing in memory care and the other is licensed skilled care.
ABOUT ARTIST OF THE CORRIDOR
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.