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The Scene was our Illinois arts & culture podcast through 2017. Rachel Otwell curated the podcast which provided full-length stories and follow-ups, links to other reports, and conversations with you.This podcast contained a range of stories from the world of arts & culture, from visual art to Springfield's DIY music scene, to profiles of interesting local characters. The podcast was about what makes artists tick, and the diverse culture that exists within our community.

The Scene Talks To Three Visiting N.Y. Artists

Rachel Otwell
Mark Joshua Epstein & Will Hutnick mid-install at the DEMO
Credit courtesy of the UIS Visual Arts Gallery
A piece by Andrew Woolbright up at the UIS Visual Arts Gallery

This week Scott and Rachel take a visit to the Springfield Art Association campus and get to know two artists who have a reception planned for Friday at DEMO. We also talk with area native, Andrew Woolbright, who now lives in New York. His work is on display at the UIS Visual Arts gallery. Tune in:

Events discussed this week include:

  • Will Hutnick & Mark Joshua Epstein present the show Excavators at the DEMO Project gallery. The reception is Friday night. More info here.
  • Andrew Woolbright has an exhibition up at the UIS Visual Arts Gallery called Love Amongst the Amaranth. Info here.
  • The Vachel Lindsay Home will host a Poets in the Parlor event featuring Aubrie Cox, info here.

To look up more events, head on over to Illinois Times.

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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