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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.

Artist Shares Unique Performance Art & Multimedia Exhibit In Springfield

previous work by Blizard: 'River Inside' 2012

Christie Blizard is an artist and professor from San Antonio, Texas. She's in Springfield setting up an installation in the alternative art space on the Springfield Art Association's campus, known as the Demo Project. Blizard spent 2015 making several appearances in the crowds holding signs for the Today Show & Good Morning America. (You can find some of those here.) A receptionfor her show called 'The Sex of Life' is planned for Friday night.

Listen to the interview with her:

Blizard's show will be up at the Demo Project for the next month, kicking off with a reception Friday night. Info here.

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