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The Scene is our Illinois arts & culture blog. Rachel Otwell curates this blog which provides full-length stories and follow-ups, links to other reports, and conversations with you.This blog will contain 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. This blog is about what makes artists tick, and the diverse culture that exists within our community. We encourage you to engage in commenting and discussing the coverage of arts and culture, and to email Rachel with tips on stories.To podcast Rachel's and Scott Faingold's weekly events discussion, The Scene, click here.

The Scene With Artists/Curators Allison Lacher & Jeff Robinson

This week we're joined by Allison Lacher & Jeff Robinson - two instrumental forces in bringing contemporary and provocative artwork to the central Illinois region. 

The pair run the UIS Visual Arts Gallery and also curate for the DEMO Project in Springfield, which they co-founded. Their own installation work is currently causing collaboration in downtown Bloomington, tune in to hear more!

Also this week, we discuss: a documentary on James Baldwin (which you can see at The Art Theatre Co-op in Champaign), a disco dance party at the Lincoln Library in Springfield Friday 4-6, and an EPSOM/Liz Fitz show on Friday night. 

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