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Public Art League’s big unveiling

On Wednesday, June 19, Champaign-Urbana’s Public Art League will be unveiling the sculptures that could be making their way to C-U this fall. Artists from all over the country have submitted their entries for consideration, and PAL is ready to officially announce the exciting pieces that have been selected for installation.

Expect some eye-popping, mind-expanding stuff, like “Counter Rhythm” (pictured, left) by artist Charles Ellis of Indianapolis, IN. This sculpture is installed in the front window of Jos. Kuhn & Co. at 33 E. Main Street in Champaign.

The Public Art League is an Illinois not-for-profit organization whose focus is the installation, maintenance and promotion of public artworks in Champaign-Urbana. The group identifies potential works by conducting an annual, open call to artists who are willing to lease their works for a period of time for a contracted sum. Once finalists have been selected, PAL raises funds to bring the pieces to the community for installation. While on exhibit, artists have the opportunity to sell their work with the assistance of PAL.

Check out the PAL website for more information on this year’s unveiling, as well as some great photos of previous installations.

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