Allison Lacher

Springfield Dreams: Visions Of 2021 And Beyond

Dec 17, 2020

A pandemic, a civil rights uprising, economic turmoil, an historic election – this year has brought many hardships. It has made the inequalities and divisions in our society clearer. It’s also been a time for reflection and change.

Instagram handle: @demoprojectspace

For the past four years, Springfield's DEMO Project has been drawing in artists from New York, California - and many places in between. 

Public Art Explodes In Springfield's Enos Park

Sep 28, 2017
Springfield Art Association

A brand new concept for Springfield kicks off in the Enos Park neighborhood. Terrain is a bi-annual art tradition that started in Chicago. 

The Scene With Artists/Curators Allison Lacher & Jeff Robinson

Feb 23, 2017
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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 Scene With Artist & Curator Allison Lacher

May 13, 2016
Allison Lacher in the UIS Visual Arts Gallery
Shannon O'Brien / UIS Campus Relations

This week we're joined by Allison Lacher who helps run the UIS Visual Arts Gallery and the Demo Project gallery - both highlight contemporary and alternative art from the state and around the nation.

If you are done taking the picture of your happy hosts super seriously ... then it is time to listen to this week's version of THE SCENE. The lovely Allison Lacher, an art professor, artist, curator, etc. etc. joins Scott Faingold and Rachel for this edition:

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Alternative Art Spaces: Labors Of Love

Oct 9, 2014
Rachel Otwell/WUIS

If you think an art show needs the confines of white walls, like in a museum or other formal setting, think again. Warehouses, apartments, and storefronts are also display places for art. Alternative art spaces, as they are known, began gaining attention in the late sixties. To this day, they draw in audiences who desire art that’s challenging and cutting edge. While cities like New York and L.A. are known for them, you don’t have to go to a big city to check one out.