The Art of Levan a Tribute Piece

Victoria Levan’s work is an honorable tribute to Urbana and the men who lost their lives in the Civil War.

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Editor’s note: This is one of a series of individual profiles of participants in this year’s ‘Bad Art by Good People’ fundraiser.

Polls are now open for the 11th Annual Bad Art by Good People Fundraiser, presented by the Champaign County Arts Council.

The tongue-in-cheek contest features non-artist celebrities creating artwork and campaigning for public votes for their artwork.

Today’s featured artist is Victoria Levan, Memorial Consultant at Set N’ Stone Monuments.

Levan helps families design unique memorials that are a lasting tribute to their loved ones.

She is a graduate of Mechanicsburg High School and has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Franklin University.

Levan serves on the Champaign County Fair Queen pageant committee.

She enjoys working alongside her family to help others in times of need.

“I was also recently married to Tyler Levan and we love spending time with our animals,” she said.

His works use Set N’ Stone’s laser machine. “My artwork was created by producing a stencil, cut from acrylic. From there I used the stencil to produce my artwork. I chose the statue called ‘the man on the monument” because it is not only an honorable tribute to Urbana, but especially to the men who lost their lives during the Civil War.

The public can vote for their favorite work using PayPal on the Arts Council website, www.champaigncountyartscouncil.org. Votes may also be cast by cash, check or credit card at the Arts Council, 119 Miami St., Urbana.

The office is open Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Watch the Urban Daily Citizen during the weeks leading up to the May 6 dinner for profiles on each artist and photos of the artists with their creations.

A limited number of tickets are available for the dinner and auction, which will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, May 6 at VFW Hall, 220 E. Court St. Tickets are $25 each and include dinner with caterer and dessert. .

The “Bad Art” will be auctioned off after dinner, with all proceeds going to the Arts Council.

Tickets are on sale at the Arts Council office and online on the Arts Council website.

Victoria Levan’s work is an honorable tribute to Urbana and the men who lost their lives in the Civil War.

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