Arts http://wuis.org en Local Artist and Veteran Hosts First Gallery Opening http://wuis.org/post/local-artist-and-veteran-hosts-first-gallery-opening <p>December visitors to downtown Springfield's Café Andiamo will be greeted by the photography of artist and Springfield native Dan LoGrasso. A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, LoGrasso has honed his camera skills as a military journalist on multiple international and domestic deployments.</p><p>The gallery, his first, showcases an eclectic mix of portraits, military moments, and local landscapes. He is currently a full-time student at U.I.S. and remains active as a Sergeant in the Illinois National Guard. All of his work is for sale and will be on display for the remainder of the year.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:06:56 +0000 Rachel Otwell 14722 at http://wuis.org Local Artist and Veteran Hosts First Gallery Opening Ties That Bind A StoryCorps 10th Anniversary Special http://wuis.org/post/ties-bind-storycorps-10th-anniversary-special <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This Columbus Day, October 14,&nbsp;</span>WUIS<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#39; Illinois Edition invites you to listen to this special broadcast,<strong> Ties that Bind: </strong></span><strong>StoryCorps<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>10th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Anniversary Special</span></strong></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:33:58 +0000 Sinta Seiber 10678 at http://wuis.org Ties That Bind A StoryCorps 10th Anniversary Special Musicians Create "Sound Portraits" http://wuis.org/post/musicians-create-sound-portraits <p>Combining audio and visual effects, three Illinois musicians have joined up to create an act that defies conventional genres.</p><p><a href="http://werticocainandgray.wordpress.com/">The trio </a>plays a host of electronic and acoustic instruments - everything from saxophone, to cello, to the iPad.</p><p>The group recently released an album that is 100% improvised, as well as a DVD of those performances. They call their production, "Sound Portraits".</p><p>The three will be performing live again on August 31 as part of the Chicago Jazz Festival.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Rachel Otwell 8052 at http://wuis.org Musicians Create "Sound Portraits" Film Festival Now Hosting Mini-Screenings In Springfield http://wuis.org/post/film-festival-now-hosting-mini-screenings-springfield <p></p><p>The film festival held in Springfield each fall has expanded its calendar of events to include "mini-screenings" this summer.<br><br><a href="http://www.route66filmfestival.net">Route 66 International Film Festival</a> board member Thea Chesley joined Peter Gray on Illinois Edition to discuss the short films her group is now sharing with moviegoers - in a setting that's more casual than conventional:</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:07:26 +0000 Peter Gray 4845 at http://wuis.org Film Festival Now Hosting Mini-Screenings In Springfield