Blood drives, LCHS art, artist's talk
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CICBC blood drives
To help ensure an adequate
blood supply for the region, the Central Illinois Community Blood Center is
offering opportunities Monday, May 5, to donate blood in Lincoln:
Lincoln Masonic Center, 2022 N.
Kickapoo, noon-6 p.m.
Christian University, 100 Campus View Drive, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
For your convenience, call the
blood center toll-free to sign up at 1-866-GIVE-BLD
(1-866-448-3253), or schedule an appointment online at
www.bloodcenterimpact.org. Walk-ins are also welcome and
Central Illinois Community Blood
Center, a not-for-profit organization, is the provider of lifesaving
blood for 14 hospitals throughout central Illinois, including
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and Springfield’s Memorial Medical
Center and St. John’s Hospital. CICBC is a division of the
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, which collects over
180,000 units of blood annually and serves a total of 87 hospitals
in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.
County Arts presents second annual LCHS exhibit
The opening reception for the second annual
Lincoln Community High School exhibit at the Lincoln Art Institute will be
on Thursday, May 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. The "Functional and Fine Art" exhibit
will feature a variety of pieces made of fabric, metal and wood, along with
paintings and drawings.
There is no admission charge. The show
runs through May 28.
Teachers with students exhibiting in this
year's show are Brenda Silano with fabrics, Arlyn Musselman in
metals, Cheryl Spove in fine arts and Jason Hoffman with
woodworking. Names of the students participating are not available
at this time.
The Lincoln Art Institute is at 112 S. McLean St., on the
northeast corner of the downtown square, next to the post office.
For more information, call Toby Prange, Lincoln Art Institute
curator, at 217-651-8355.
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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.