2015 Hatch: A Creative-Reuse Art Festival

4C_horizontal_hatch_primaryHatch, as the only creative-reuse art festival in Illinois and is produced by The I.D.E.A. Store, a Champaign, Illinois-based creative-reuse marketplace and the social earned-income enterprise of the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation. The Festival will celebrate its 3rd year this year and is going strong. this year features 11 events (the Festival Schedule) and counting including a juried art fair and juried art exhibition, special lectures, music and artists-in-residence, David and Roberta Williamson, who will work with local school students and provide workshops to the public while visiting.

The Hatch Committee is made up of hard-working volunteers on the Steering Committee who have a multitude of talents along with many volunteers who have taken on special tasks.  Everyone just pitches in to make this a really cool community event.  So here is the list not in any particular order:

Carleen Sacris, Scott Fernsler, Stacy Gross, Lauren Van Osten, Melissa Mitchell, Carol Jo Morgan, Megan Thompson, Henry Radcliffe, Jr., Craig Rost, Brian Knox, Susan Becker, The I.D.E.A. Store volunteers, CUScholars Volunteers and more to come! Thank you, All!

So, where is it?  The festival is several events over 2 weeks and 3 weekends!  And, it is all in Champaign County, IL.  Our events are happening all over the community.

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32nd Annual Insect Fear Film Festival

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The 32nd Annual Insect Fear Film Festival will be held on February 28, 2015 in Foellinger Auditorium (UIUC Campus).

Admission is free and the doors open at 6 PM. In addition to the films, there will also be the traditional IFFF activities, including face painting, the insect petting zoo, insect balloon animals, annual insect art contest, and Bugscope.
This year’s theme is Female Entomologists, and the feature film will be “Mansquito”, a film about a female entomologist who genetically engineers mosquitoes to be unable to transmit the ‘Gillan’ virus. In addition, we will be showing some of the “Growing Up Creepie” cartoons, which is about a girl who was abandoned and raised by insects.

We look forward to seeing you at the 32nd Annual Insect Fear Film Festival! Please check our website (http://www.life.illinois.edu/entomology/egsa/ifff.html) for more information!

FLOYD COLLINS

FEBRUARY 19–MARCH 7, 2015

In 1925, while chasing a dream of fame and fortune by turning a Kentucky cave into a tourist attraction, Floyd Collins himself became the attraction when he got trapped 200 feet underground. Alone but for sporadic contact with the outside world, Floyd fought for his sanity and his life as the rescue effort above exploded into the first genuine media circus. This haunting musical – one of the most acclaimed in recent years – tells the transcendent tale of a true American dreamer.

FLOYD COLLINS
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY ADAM GUETTEL
BOOK AND ADDITIONAL LYRICS BY TINA LANDAU
DIRECTED BY KYLE A. THOMAS

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Floyd Collins: Andy Hudson
Homer Collins: Kyle A. Thomas
Nellie Collins: Marah Sotelo
Miss Jane: Jodi Prosser-Muller
Lee Collins: David Barkley
Skeets Miller: Craig Smith
Bishop/Reporter: Grant Morenz
Doyle: Mark H. Muller
Jewell Estes: Kyle Kinnamon
H.T. Carmichael: Mikel L. Matthews Jr.
Frederick Jordan/Local: Michael Murphy
Cliff Rooney/Local/Reporter: Quinn Murphy
Dr. Hazlett/Local/Reporter: John Tilford