Jeff Robinson http://wuis.org en UIS Art Gallery Kicks Off Silent Auction Fundraiser http://wuis.org/post/uis-art-gallery-kicks-silent-auction-fundraiser <div>The <a href="http://www.uis.edu/visualarts/gallery/">UIS&nbsp;Visual Arts Gallery</a> hosts multiple exhibits throughout the year that highlight the work of contemporary artists from all over the country. But once annually, the gallery walls are filled with mostly local art - and it's all for sale to the highest bidder. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Rachel Otwell 13923 at http://wuis.org UIS Art Gallery Kicks Off Silent Auction Fundraiser Artist Explores Vachel Lindsay's 'Golden Springfield' With Installation http://wuis.org/post/artist-explores-vachel-lindsays-golden-springfield-installation <p>Vachel Lindsay is one of Springfield&#39;s most well known historical figures, considered the father of &quot;singing poetry&quot; - he was known as the Prairie Troubadour and was one of the most celebrated poets of his time. But a lesser known aspect of the writer is the utopian vision he had for the future - influenced by his own political brand of socialism. These ideas became a novel called &#39;The Golden Book of Springfield.&#39;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Rachel Otwell 10076 at http://wuis.org Artist Explores Vachel Lindsay's 'Golden Springfield' With Installation