Current & Upcoming
The Three - Jeong, Han, & Heung
A Triptych Art Presentation

Please join EKAH and celebrate the unveiling and presentation of her triptych work, The Three - Jeong, Han, & Heung. The triptych is an exploration of three essences of collective emotions, Jeong, Han, & Heung, which characterize the artist’s South Korean cultural roots. The three words do not exist in the English language and can be loosely translated to Heart, Sorrow, and Joy. Each scroll painting panel depicts and illustrates one of the three essences in the manner of the artist's interpretation.
The project was in part funded by Community Arts Access Grants from 40 North on behalf of the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the National Endowment for the Arts.
When: July 28th, 2024 2-3pm
Where: Champaign Public Library
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Event Page:
Champaign Central High School Mural
Fall 2024
Project in progress. Design phase completed. Stay tuned. More info to come.

Photos by Broadway Food Hall

Mural is complete! 
Public Announcement and Updates Coming Soon!
"Moveable Feast" - Augmented Reality Mural

I am an Urbana Arts Grants recipient for my AR mural project, Moveable Feast. The project will be in part funded by the Urbana Arts and Culture Program and Broadway Food Hall. The project 's goal is to celebrate the community's cultural diversity and its influence on the foods we eat. The mural will come to life via augmented-reality technology when viewed through a supported mobile device. The mural will be located at the eastern exterior wall of the main entrance at Broadway Food Hall in Urbana, IL. 
“The Spirited Zone” - Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District
August 2023
My recent project for Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District is a commissioned art project which will help promote CU MTD's ongoing Zero Emission Technology project. The completed artworks will be on over 200 bus shelters in Champaign and Urbana, official schedule booklet, and at the Champaign-Urbana Amtrak Train Station.

Graphics printing & installation by Deans Graphics. Photos courtesy of Urbana Park District

2021 - 2023
Murals on Utility Box -
Urbana Arts and Culture Program, City of Urbana

"Convergent Evolution" illustration was selected for Murals on Utility Box, a public arts program from Urbana Arts and Culture Program. The mural will be on display for 2 years at the Crystal Lake Park Family Aquatic Center, Urbana Park District.

Past Events
“The Gallery at M2” - 2024 Boneyard Arts Festival
April 12 - April 14, 2024
In community celebration of Boneyard Arts Festival 2024 we are delighted to present "The Gallery at M2". This extraordinary showcase is a celebration of fine art and creative vision of 9 local artists whose works embody their own synergy of material, color, scale and more. It offers a glimpse into various forms of artistic expression unveiling a spectrum of distinctive styles from each artist. The collective exhibition not only highlights the diversity of their artistic expressions but also captures the unique inner essence each artist brings to their work.
Participating Artists:
Crystal Hartman
Dana Overman
Gregory Stallmeyer
Janelle Jorgensen
Lacie Mayo
Michelle Trautman
Sarah Compratt
Yeong Choi
Downtown Champaign
301 N Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820 (Previously Destihl Brewery)
April 12, Friday: 4pm - 9pm
April 13, Saturday: 11am - 7pm
April 14, Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
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POP! Spring Art Market
Artists of the Corn are popping up for their 3rd annual POP! Spring Art Market at Funk Farms Premium Beef, just 10 minutes south of Bloomington Normal! 26 regional artists from Central Illinois, Chicago, and Missouri - a line up of potters, printers, painters, artists and makers.
March 16 - 17, 2024
Saturday & Sunday
10am - 4pm both days
5959 N 1100 East Road, Shirley, IL
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Hooey Hoopla @BFD
12 Artist Friends of Hooey Pop-Up at Broadway Food Hall celebrating the Lunar New Year and Pre-Valentines as part of PostMark Urbana from 40 North and Urbana Arts & Culture Program.
February 10, 2024
Saturday, 11am - 4pm
401 N Broadway Ave, Urbana, IL
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The Third Mistletoe Market Champaign
I will be at The Third Mistletoe Market with new works! Hope to see you there.
*This is a One-day event at The Venue, Champaign, IL.*
Sunday • Dec. 17 •  11 am - 5 pm
The Venue CU
51 E Main St, Champaign, IL 61820
Event Page:
The Second Mistletoe Market Urbana
I will be at The Second Mistletoe Market Champaign-Urbana with new works! Hope to see you there.
*This is a Two-day event at Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL.*
Friday • Dec. 1 •  4 pm - 8 pm
Saturday • Dec. 2 •  9 am - 5 pm
Lincoln Square Urbana
300 S Broadway Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
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New commissioned painting.

Photo courtesy of Giertz Gallery at Parkland College

Around the Block IV Juried Group Show at Giertz Gallery at Parkland College
June 5 - July 26, 2023

The Magic Lantern II animated zoetrope video has been selected as part of Around the Block IV juried group show.
Parkland College's Giertz Gallery in collaboration with 40 North: Champaign County Arts Council presents the Around the Block IV: Artists from Our Neighborhood exhibition from June 5 through July 26. This juried art exhibition features works selected by Christopher Schneberger, assistant professor of photography and gallery director at Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana.
The exhibition comprises artworks from our region and reflects the caliber of creative flourish in mid-central Illinois. The juror for this exhibition, Schneberger, is a Chicago-based photographer who has curated several exhibitions and presented at the Society for Photographic Education's Midwest and Southeast conferences.

Visit Giertz Gallery for more info. Watch the recap video from the exhibit on YouTube.
2020 - 2023
Art on the Fly
Road to Nowhere is one of the two images selected for Art on the Fly program from 40 North and University of Illinois - Willard Airport.
“Art provides a gateway to local culture and nothing welcomes someone to CU quite like a piece of local art! 40 North is thrilled to announce a new collaboration with University of Illinois - Willard Airport called Art on the Fly. This brand new program will select work from two local artists that will be reproduced on vinyl and adhered to two large recessed walls adjacent to the security checkpoint. Whether arriving or departing, Art on the Fly reflects the uniqueness of this community and welcomes, amuses, and inspires travelers of all kinds.”
2023 Boneyard Arts Festival's Signature Image

Salmagundi” illustration is selected as 2023 Boneyard Arts Festival's Signature Image. This is a great honor, and I look forward to seeing the piece around Champaign-Urbana.
Read more about the image at the Official Boneyard Arts Festival website and The News Gazette.
The News Gazette: Boneyard Signature Image
ReGroup Art Collective Show - 2023 Boneyard Arts Festival
I am excited to participate in this year's Boneyard Arts Festival with many artists from the C-U area. I will have my Boneyard Signate Image, Salmagundi, on display as well as The Guardians of Memories, and augmented-reality experience.
Pop up gallery, 90+ artists located in the old Habitat for Humanity building
119 E. University Champaign ,Illinois
Friday, April 14 5pm-9pm &
Saturday, April 15 10am-6pm
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2022 through November
"The Guardians of Memories" - Totem Installation
The Great ARTdoors is an outdoor art program and collaboration between Spurlock Museum40 North 88 West, the Urbana Park District, the Champaign Park District, and the Urbana Arts and Culture Program
The installation will be on display at the Skelton Park in Champaign, IL  through November 2022.
Click below link for more info as well as behind-the-scenes photos and videos:
The Guardians of Memories​​​​​​​
Past News & Events
Groove is in the Art a Dee-Lite-Ful pop-up art market
at Parasol Records
303 W Griggs St, Urbana
Feb 11, 2023
10am - 4pm

Come see them in person and check out these amazing peeps participating at the Groove: Hooey Batiks, Crass Stitching, Kim Caisse, Cory Mccrory,, Lydia Puddicombe, Fabrikate, Lisa Kesler Studio, and EKAH.
There will also be foster kitties to pet and adopt from Hospice Hearts.
When the pandemic hit in 2020, so many artist friends and I were shut down and isolated. Kim Caisse, Lydia Puddicombe, and I decided to collaborate via long distance on exquisite corpse drawings. Each drawing is composed of 3 sections for the 3 artists. We did not know what the drawings looked like until all of the sections were completed. There are 27 of such drawings, and they will be available for the first time at Groove is in the Art pop-up art market at Parasol Records this Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 10am - 4pm. 303 W Griggs St, Urbana, IL.
Can you guess which artist drew which portion from above drawings?
2021 August - October
MTD ART: Moving Pictures Through Your Neighborhood

“The Homing 3” image will be featured at the Illinois Terminal as well as inside every Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District bus for three months.  A public arts program by Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, 40 North, and Dixon Graphics. 
2021 May - November
"Between Dog and Wolf (Entre Chien et Loup)" - The Great ARTdoors Installation

"Between Dog and Wolf (Entre Chien et Loup)", an interactive, lenticular-blocks installation, has been selected for The Great ARTdoors - an outdoor art program and collaboration between Spurlock Museum, the Urbana Park District, the Champaign Park District, the Urbana Arts and Culture Program, and 40 North 88 West
Installation will be on display at the South Ridge Park in Urbana, IL from May 2021 through November 2021.
2021 January - April 30
MTD ART: Moving Pictures Through Your Neighborhood

“Ship of Fools” image will be featured at the Illinois Terminal as well as inside every Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District bus for three months.  A public arts program by Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, 40 North, and Dixon Graphics.
January - April 30, 2021 

2021 May
AAPI Heritage Month Artist Talk Interview

A fun interview with Terry Reifstack from Visit Champaign County interview for AAPI Heritage Month. I never get asked about food or Korean culture in interviews, so this was special to me and an honor to be featured in a piece for AAPI Heritage Month.
2021 February 27
Exquisite Trio: Black & White

Exquisite Trio is a collaborative project between artists, Kim Caisse, Lydia Puddicombe, and EKAH. The first installment of Exquisite Trio will showcase a collection of black-and-white, ink drawings.
The project was borne out of Double Take, an invitational group show from 40 North, where EKAH, Kim, and Lydia were participating artists. Double Take was “inspired by the Exquisite Corpse drawing game invented by the surrealists where artists took turns creating sections of an image on a sheet of paper, folded to hide each individual contribution.” The three artists have become friends in the past several years and are mutual admirers of each other’s art, and all three have affinity for dreamy creatures. The commitment to the project began before the shelter-in-place was in effect.
Serendipitously, collaborating on an Exquisite Corpse game seemed like a logical step in the time of social distancing and after the cancellations of all seasonal art festivals.
Where: Everywhere/Online/Virtual
Opening: Saturday, February 27, 2021 
Time: 2 pm - 4 pm (Subject to change)
Available for viewing: February 27, 2021 - March 27, 2021
Event Page
About the artists:
Kim Caisse
Instagram: @kimcaisseart
Lydia Puddicombe
Instagram: @lydiapuddicombe
Instagram: @steampunkgrub
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