Take note of county engineer’s ‘Bad Art’


The competition is heating up

Staff report



Stephen McCall’s art represents the four-part harmony of a barbershop chorus.

Stephen McCall’s art represents the four-part harmony of a barbershop chorus.


Submitted photo

The annual “Bad Art by Good People” fundraiser for the Champaign County Arts Council is accepting donations and votes.

Each year, local people from all walks of life volunteer to create art for the tongue-in-cheek contest.

Artist of the day

Today’s featured artist is Stephen McCall, Champaign County Engineer.

McCall has a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering.

He belongs to Miami Shelby Melodymen Chorus and is a member of Westville United Methodist Church.

McCall enjoys singing, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.

His artwork is based on his experience singing with the barbershop chorus for 27 years. “It has been a great opportunity to perform and have fun,” McCall said. “The four-part harmony is wonderful to hear. It’s a blending of the voices.”

This year’s artists are Kerry Brugger, Chad Miller, Stephen McCall, Audra Bean, Lyndsey Murphy, Brad Winner, Brian Nicol, Michele Stokes, Heather Brackney, Blair Stinson, Vicki Deere-Bunnell and Heather and Ryan Hostetler.

About the fundraiser

A donated piece of art from professional race car driver Richard Petty is also part of the fundraiser. The piece will be part of the dinner and auction held on Friday, March 1, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Arts Council’s office and gallery at 119 Miami St. in Urbana. Tickets are available for the dinner and auction for $25 each. Live bidding on the art pieces will take place on March 1.

As part of an ongoing campaign leading up to the dinner, online votes for the artists’ pieces are being collected for $1 per vote at https://www.champaigncountyartscouncil.org

Watch the Urbana Daily Citizen during the days leading up to the dinner for profiles on individual artists and photos of the artists with their creations.

Sponsors for the Bad Art by Good People fundraiser include:

Gold level: Coppertop, Fonda Lou Eaton

Silver level: Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, The Peoples Savings Bank, CRSI, The V. Patrick Hamilton Group, LLC Re/Max Alliance

Bronze level: Dr. Steve Bohl

Stephen McCall’s art represents the four-part harmony of a barbershop chorus.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2019/02/web1_Stephen-McCall.jpegStephen McCall’s art represents the four-part harmony of a barbershop chorus. Submitted photo
The competition is heating up

Staff report