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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 With Artist & Curator Allison Lacher

Allison Lacher in the UIS Visual Arts Gallery
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UIS Campus Relations
Allison Lacher in the UIS Visual Arts Gallery
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The Demo Project gallery

This week we're joined by Allison Lacher who helps run the UIS Visual Arts Galleryand theDemo Projectgallery - both highlight contemporary and alternative art from the state and around the nation. We also talk about a music walk put on by the Urbana Park District that's taking place on Friday - it features roots music. Also, a cover showat the Black Sheep venue in Springfield is sure to entertain. Tune in and hear all about these events, and much more:

That Sacred and Liturgical Festival National Juried Show is up at the Springfield Art Association, more info here. Rachel has an audio-postcard from the opening reception:

Listen to the Liturgical Arts Fest postcard

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