Sunday, December 31, 2017

"Startled" Dashes through the Snow in Scott Park

by Timothy Summerville (St. Joseph, IL)

Have you noticed that little deer dashing through the snow at Scott Park in Champaign?  Just peek through the tall grasses along the Boneyard Creek.

The Public Art League is proud to introduce you to Startled by local artist, Timothy Summerville of St. Joseph.  We are excited to have been able to purchase the piece with funds donated by Tod and Beth Satterthwaite of Champaign.

Of the sculpture, the artist states that Startled is an 'interactive piece of a small fawn at play.  The sculpture is inviting to the young and the young at heart.'

Startled is the 9th piece installed through the PAL program in 2017 and was done so through our partnership with the Champaign Park District.  Keep an eye out for Startled as it may show up in the natural areas of other parks around Champaign.

Happy New Year!

by Timothy Summerville (St. Joseph, IL)

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

"Critic's Corner" Perches High Above Springfield Ave.

Critic's Corner
by Judd Nelson & Craig Snyder (Wayzata, MN)
From L to R:  David Wilcoxen (Board President, PAL), Judd Nelson (Artist), Mike Hosier (Site Sponsor), Craig Snyder (Artist), James Barham (Director, PAL Board).

The Public Art League is proud to welcome Critic's Corner by Judd Nelson and Craig Snyder (Wayzata, MN) to Champaign.  The sculpture has been installed on the north side of Springfield Ave. between Neil St. and the railroad viaduct.

The sculpture is constructed of welded plate steel painted bright orange and stands high over the street and sidewalk.  The artists indicate that the piece is a mixture of sculptural styles that meld together.  Also, the piece has been known to be a popular perch for local birds.

A big thanks go out to Mike and Connie Hosier for the Site Sponsorship of this piece.

Artist Craig Snyder tends to the birds atop Critic's Corner

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

2017 Installation Celebration!

You are invited to our annual Installation Celebration.  On the evening of December 12th, 2017, we will be celebrating the installation of several new sculptures in the Champaign-Urbana area over the past year.

Please join us for a night of drink, food and friends of the Public Art League!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Biaggi's (2235 S. Neil St., Champaign)

Appetizers and a cash bar will be available.
Please RSVP by December 9th.

Thank you for your support!  We would love to have you join is for the event!  If you are unable, please consider a donation to further our mission by clicking here.