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A rebuttal in photographs

Faces and places literally shape the Krannert Art Museum's current exhibit Mapping Sitting: On Portraiture and Photography, which is currently on display through June 5. The collection channels a tradition of c...
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Paul Karpenko

Anyone wandering the University of Illinois Quad late at night last fall was bound to have caught a glimpse of a lanky Belarussian man trying to save the campus from the threat of a mummy. And while Paul Karpen...
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The Secret Lives of Writers

As Hollywood follows suit this year with another blockbuster summer of high budget comic book adaptations, there is a gaggle of high-profile names crossing over in the opposite direction-into the pages of some ...
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Chris Folkens

Chances are if you have seen a film crew of students working on a scene somewhere around campus in the last four years, Chris Folkens was involved with it somehow. Now a senior in speech communications at the U...
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Women of the world Emerge from Verde

Sex, gender and cultural backgrounds go a long way in defining the windows artists render to share their thoughts with the world. The Verde Gallery's current exhibition, Emergence: International Women in the Ar...
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Katie Jacobsen

Katie Jacobsen keeps a busy schedule between driving down to St. Louis, where she volunteers with the East St. Louis Action Research Project's theater workshop for middle school kids and acting in local theatre...
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Farsheed Hamidi-Toosi

Farsheed Hamidi-Toosi is a modified electrical engineer with a balanced program of engineering and music classes at the University of Illinois. The Virginia Beach, Va., native is also a practicing DJ with a sub...
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Designing Musicians

The Poster Children have taken creative control very seriously since they emerged from the local university scene in 1987. With the reins tightly clenched at every turn, however, precious few other bands can bo...
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After the fall

When the last shots slid through the nets, the Illini's last blistering rally of the season subsided, and Sean May ultimately collapsed on the floor a national champion in St. Louis Monday night, the Champaign-...
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Luke Morgan

Luke Morgan knew he wanted to pursue a career in art long before he came to the University of Illinois' Painting program. He grew up on Chicago's South Side with a mother whose collage work inspired him along w...
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Mari Gish

What is your favorite medium to work with? My favorite medium to work with depends on the project I am working on. When making a painting I prefer to work with oils and for more smaller drawing type projects...