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Artist's talk, Herb Guild, 'Date With a Book'

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[April 28, 2014]  Artist's talk and critique at Keest Center on May 12

As part of the effort of Logan County Arts to educate the public and create awareness of all types of visual arts in the community, there will be an artist's talk and critique at 7 p.m., Monday, May 12, at the Salvation Army Keest Center, 307 N. Kickapoo in Lincoln.

Brian K Simpson, life drawing instructor at the McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, will present a talk, "Discussing Techniques of Life Drawing."

Simpson will show several of his own drawings and discuss them, critique LCA members' drawings as well as those of the general public, and give tips and techniques to help improve figure drawings.

Simpson left the academic world in 1984 after completing his graduate exhibition in photography at Illinois State University, then spent the next 20 years exploring life drawing while making a living as a bookseller  he owns and operates Babbit's Books in Normal. He has been affiliated with the McLean County Arts Center for a number of years.

Admission will be charged at the door. People attending are asked to bring a few of their drawings to share with Simpson.


Logan County Herb Guild meeting Tuesday

The next Logan County Herb Guild meeting will be on Tuesday, April 29, at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 2320 N. Kickapoo in Lincoln. Janet Rasmussen, of the central Illinois chapter of Wild Ones, will present the program on "Marvelous Milkweeds," and Karen Lowery will talk about the herb of the month.

Hostesses Donna Miller and Ellen Dobihal will provide delicious treats.

Guests are invited.


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Go on a blind date with a book at the Lincoln Public Library

The Lincoln Public Library District's "Blind Date With a Book Contest" runs through the month of April.

1. Read the clues on the specially wrapped books in the Annex and choose the book that interests you.

2. Check out the book at the circulation desk.

3. Tear off a piece of the wrapper and enter your name in the drawing for the Prairie Years gift certificate.

4. Unwrap the book at home and enjoy!

The drawing will take place on May 1. The only books eligible to read for the contest are those specially wrapped with clues on the outside.

For more information, visit the library or call 732-8878.


 

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