Instagram handle: @demoprojectspace

For the past four years, Springfield's DEMO Project has been drawing in artists from New York, California - and many places in between. 

Rachel Otwell

This week The Scene is out on the scene, coming to you "LIVE" from The Pharmacy art gallery in Springfield. This weekend the 'Cute Creep' art show will be on display complete with treats, and maybe a few tricks. More info for hours and location here.

Rachel Otwell

On Friday I headed over with a friend to the small white house on the campus of the Springfield Art Association. The Edwards Place is just across the parking lot - a huge pale pink house with green shutters, it's the oldest in Springfield and has much historical significance - Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd were married there.

Christie Blizard is an artist and professor from San Antonio, Texas. She's in Springfield setting up an installation in the alternative art space on the Springfield Art Association's campus, known as the Demo Project. Blizard spent 2015 making several appearances in the crowds holding signs for the Today Show & Good Morning America. (You can find some of those here.) A reception for her show called 'The Sex of Life' is planned for Friday night.

Rachel Otwell

This week Scott and Rachel take a visit to the Springfield Art Association campus and get to know two artists who have a reception planned for Friday at DEMO. We also talk with area native, Andrew Woolbright, who now lives in New York. His work is on display at the UIS Visual Arts gallery. Tune in:

courtesy of the DEMO Project

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