From an indi go gallery press release:
It’s no coincidence that the promotional postcard for the upcoming exhibition “Outstanding in Our Field: 7 Central Illinois Artists Transforming Trash into Art” at indi go Artist Co-op in Champaign features the artist-exhibitors standing in a green field with their art. The image is visual shorthand for the show’s eco-friendly theme: The artists’ work is created using reused or upcycled materials — stuff others might kick to the curb.
On view June 20-28 at indi go, 9 E. University Ave., Champaign, “Outstanding in Our Field” will showcase the diverse directions artists’ imaginations can wander when creating with nontraditional materials. Those materials range from woven plastic bags, empty beer bottles and cigar boxes to wood and paper scraps, second-hand furniture, farm-implement parts and all manner of discarded post-consumer products.
Exhibiting artists are John McDevitt, Sullivan; Melissa Mitchell and Cindy Sampson, Champaign; Melody Moore-Carlson, Eric Walsh and Sally Walsh, Farmer City; and Phil Strang, Urbana.
In addition to an opening reception/pre-summer-solstice party on June 20, the artists will host to two other receptions during the exhibition run. All are free and open to the public and will feature live music and refreshments. Dates, times and featured musicians are:
• June 20 (Friday), 5-9 p.m., McMahon & Cassidy
• June 25 (Wednesday), 5-9 p.m., David Howie
• June 28 (Saturday), 5-9 p.m., John Coppess