It’s our pleasure to announce EKAH, our newest Lightbox artist! Walk, bike, or drive by 312 S Neil St (corner of Springfield & Neil) to see her surreal mural, Subsurface, in person. EKAH was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in NYC. She’s most interested in exploring the surreal, the absurd, the nonsensical, and the beautiful through images in all media, and tell a story in the process.
This summer we welcomed our LIGHTBOX featured artist, Tifani Vancil! Walk, bike, or drive by Weiskamp at 312 S Neil St in Champaign IL to see her newest piece, on display through September 15th. If you’ve ordered shirts from us at Weiskamp, you may have worked with Tifani – she is our Art Director.
This month we welcomed Matt Wiley as our newest Lightbox artist! Walk, bike, or drive by Weiskamp at 312 S Neil St in Champaign IL to see his newest piece, on display now through April 15th.
If you’re involved in the Arts community in Champaign-Urbana, you’ve probably met Matt or have seen his art around the community. You may have seen his Pechakucha GenderSwap!, or his beautiful windows at the CU Adventures in Time & Space.
We’re happy to welcome Preetika Rajgariah, our newest LIGHTBOX artist! Her eye-catching piece, So Exotic, shares a poignant story, and will be on display October 15- January 15, 2017.
Born in New Delhi, India, Preetika Rajgariah is a Houston-based artist who is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. She received a BFA in Art from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX in 2008 and has completed residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT (2014) and the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY (2010).
Preetika is a visual artist whose work explores themes of migration, diaspora, and cultural identity in the form of multilayered watercolor paintings of masses to installations that use traditional Indian textiles. By utilizing varying degrees of transparency, she investigates the layered result of an increasingly globalized world and the multifaceted experience of populations.
This summer we welcomed Cory Imig as our newest Lightbox artist! Walk, bike, or drive by Weiskamp at 312 S Neil St in Champaign IL to see her peice, on display June 15- September 15th, 2016.
Currently, Cory Imig is an MFA student at the University of Illinois. Before moving to Champaign she attended Savannah College of Art and Design where she studied Fiber and Sculpture. Her work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions across the United States, in spaces such as Charlotte Street Foundation (Kansas City, MO), Hardesty Art Center (Tulsa, OK), ACRE Projects (Chicago, IL), and DEMO Project (Springfield, IL).
We’re delighted to welcome our newest LIGHTBOX artist, Jenna Leigh Richards! Jenna earned her BFA in Ceramics and Fibers from Hite Art Institute at University of Louisville in Kentucky, and currently resides and creates art here in Champaign-Urbana. Walk or drive by our 312 S. Neil St. storefront to view Jenna Richards’ creative art installation made from knitted fabric remnants, on display March 16 – June 15, 2016.
We are honored to host our fourth LIGHTBOX artist, Angelo Ray Martinez! Originally from Boulder, CO, he’s an undergraduate instructor and third year MFA candidate here at the University of Illinois. Fun fact, he’s married to Melonie Mulkey, our first LIGHTBOX artist! Walk or drive by our 312 S. Neil St. storefront to view Angelo’s playful art installation made from latex on wood panels and the wall, on display December 15 – March 15, 2016.
We’re excited to showcase “Flag Bomb, Champaign” as the third art installation featured in our LIGHTBOX program. Chris Kienke is a father, painter and professor at University of Illinois School of Art + Design. Walk or drive by our 312 S. Neil St. storefront to view Chris’s beautiful collage, on display from September 1st – December 4th, 2015.
“Estranged Love” by Melonie Mulkey is the second art installation featured in our LIGHTBOX program. Melonie’s practice is based in photography and sculpture using familiar items in our daily lives.
Our very first LIGHTBOX artist, Laura Wennstrom has done a fantastic job with this beautiful window display. Her work often incorporates discarded or forgotten items that she gives new life to in her creative works. Can you guess the key ingredient for this work of art?
Do you see that big window to the right of the door of our storefront? We were brainstorming creative ideas about how we could better use that awesome window space. A while back, just for fun, our owner Ed Weiskamp decided to bring one of his backyard chickens in and have breakfast.