Lorelei Sims, blacksmith artist
Charleston-based blacksmith Lorelei Sims shares her passion for the art of blacksmithing.
Douglas Kistler, concrete artisan
Urbana-based concrete artisan Douglas Kistler discusses his passion for concrete, people, and collaboration.
Kevin Cory, musician
Champaign-based musician Kevin Cory discusses his life-long passion for music and performing.
Klevah, hip-hop artist
Urbana-based hip-hop artist Klevah shares her passion for music, peforming, and activism.
John McDevitt, mixed-media artist
Sullivan-based mixed-media artist John McDevitt shares his passion for woodworking, reclaimed materials, and collaboration.
Kenneth Johnson, drag perfomer
Urbana-based drag performer Kenneth Johnson shares his passion for hair, make-up, and high-energy performance.
Rapper and emcee T.R.U.T.H talks about writing, performing, and her first love: hip-hop.
Thomas Nicol, filmmaker
Filmmaker Thomas Nicol shares his passion for stories, stop-motion animation, and the Champaign film community.
Ryan Groff, musician
Musician Ryan Groff shares his passion for big sounds, teaching, and the magic that exists in Champaign-Urbana.
Nina Paley, animator
Animator and cartoonist Nina Paley discusses her evolution from stop-motion filmmaker to syndicated cartoonist to feature film animator.
Langston Allston, painter
Painter Langston Allston discusses his many influences, from comic books to art history, that go into his multi-layered works.
Deke Weaver, performance artist
Performance artist Deke Weaver discusses his passion for live performance and his use of different textures in his multi-media works.
Ann Coddington Rast, fiber artist
Fiber artist Ann Coddington Rast discusses being a maker and the innate connection to the natural materials in her sculptures and installations.
Ainslie Heilich, tattoo artist
Tattoo artist Ainslie Heilich shares his passion for drawing and tattooing, as well as the personal connection he brings to each piece.