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A Glimpse Into the Underground: Meet The Artists

Brian Galecki in his record store in Springfield/his art

NPR Illinois is hosting an art show that offers a unique look into Springfield's and Champaign's punk and D.I.Y scenes, which often merge. The reception is at the NPR Illinois/WUIS station on the UIS campus (the WUIS building is near parking lot B.) It's on Tuesday on Sept. 26th from 5 - 7 pm. The work will remain on display during normal business hours until Nov. 3rd.

Brian Galecki is a co-owner of Black Sheep Cafein Springfield and owner of Dumb Records. He books and promotes shows and is currently in the band Livin' Thing. He's also been instrumental in organizing festivals featuring local and national talent. Galecki is a graphic designer for a locally-owned business, Miles T-Shirts,and screen prints much of his work. Find out more about Brian in the audio piece below:

Kamila Glowacki and her artwork.

Kamila Glowacki is a native of Arlington Heights. She's called Champaign home for eight years now and works in art education. She's a U of I alum and has been active in the arts scene - she's currently in three bands including Nectar, La Louve and Kowabunga! Kid. Hear more about her work and inspirations in the audio piece below.

Listen to Kamila Glowacki talk about her art. Music in this piece comes from Nectar, Kowbunga! Kid & La Louve.

Veronica Mullen & her photography

Veronica Mullen also hails from Champaign. She got her start in the D.I.Y. scene there at the now defunct Error Records where she made connections with local bands and practiced shooting video and pictures. She's traveled the country taking photos of bands. Many of the photos in the art show come from Dumb Fest 5, an event put on by Black Sheep in Springfield. Mullen is also in the new band Ghoul Jr. Her home doubles as a performance space, it's called Blips and Chitz. Hear more about her work and inspirations in the audio piece below.

Listen to Veronica Mullen talk about her photography and the bands that inspire her. Music in this piece comes from Ghoul Jr., Kayake Jones, Jarring, Bottom Bracket, earthholder, Livin' Thing & Kowabunga! Kid.

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