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I'm an artist/illustrator/writer living in Urbana, IL. I graduated in Fine and Applied Arts/Painting from the U of I.
I'm currently involved in writing and illustrating a children's book but, as mentioned, am involved in a variety of artistic endeavors. You may refer to my painting website (listed below) if you're interested in purchasing original art, or contact me through the 40North website for illustration projects, art lessons, and writing-related services.
As mentioned, I am able to assist you with children's book illustration services or help in an advisory capacity for writing - everything from kids' material through adult fiction. In addition to ghostwriting, my strengths are helping to develop storylines, characters, and dialogue to help advance your project.
I'm able to create/assist with song lyrics as well, having played in a band for several years.
Finally, if you're interested in art lessons, I offer drawing and painting lessons for beginners through advanced.

Primarily known for her vocals (jazz-spiked folk and avant garde/noise) and songwriting (dubbed "soulful indie rock"), elizaBeth also specializes in collaborative projects for adults and children. Her other key areas of expertise include storytelling and printmaking (stencils, silkscreens, blockprints)

Shyama began her study of belly dance in January 2012, after being mesmerized by gypsy-style belly dancers at several renaissance faires. She started by taking classes at the Urbana Park District under the instruction of the spectacular Cindi Adkins. Shyama quickly caught on to the intricate moves involved in belly dance, and always wanted to learn more, and more... Shyama continues to study under Cindi, take workshops with other professionals, and do extensive research on all styles and techniques of belly dancing. Her obsession grew into a lifestyle as she joined her class troupe, briefly performed with a heavy metal troupe, and did solo work. Shyama's musical tastes have always involved metal in all its forms, and upon meeting the beautiful Anima, the duet project Shyama Anima was born, which has now grown into the metal troupe, Stygian Sisters.

Shyama is the director of the Stygian Sisters and also performs solo. Shyama specializes in fusion belly dance, metal fusion, sword dance, veil dance, and poi/voi spinning. As her following has grown, she has begun teaching private belly dancing lessons.

acoustic rock band from the CU area playing covers and some originals too. made up of veteran area musicians.

Creepy yet beautiful, dark and mysterious. We are the sirens of the night.

Stygian Sisters is a belly dance troupe from Champaign, IL which formed through the meeting of several fans of all things metal, and all things belly dance. And so, why not combine the two? The dancers share a dark, tribal fusion style of belly dance, with previous study and experience in many styles.

The Stygian Sisters perform in various settings, from on stage with metal bands to traditional belly dance haflas. The dancers can do improvisational dance, choreographed dances to your songs, or they have their own set of songs to perform. Please contact Stygian Sisters for your next event, and we'll bring our unique dance to liven it up!

Our director, Shyama, also teaches classes and private lessons in our style! Contact us for details.

Ralph Roether has been a working professional graphic designer for over 18 years. He is also an artist that works with Acrylic, Ink, Markers and Pencil, usually on paper or some sort of wood surface. His work ranges from cartoon doodles, sexual type graffiti style, to illustrative portraits. Ralph studied and created art from an early age when he was put in a special art class in 4th grade with his local high school art teacher. After high school he then earned a one year scholarship to Rend Lake College were he studied the rudiments of art and design for two years. He then transferred into the Graphic Design program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At U of I he was one of two students picked as "Outstanding Senior in Graphic Design" the year he graduated with his BFA.

Since the early 2000's Ralph has to delved back into his art, combining it with graphic design and started participating in local art shows in Champaign, IL. He participates in the Boneyard Arts Festival and Artist Against AIDS shows on a regular basis. He has also shown work at the Dirty Show in Detroit, Michigan. Ralph has some art at www.ralphroether.com and also has a portfolio of graphic design at ralphroether.tumblr.com.

Ralph also performs as the lead singer of the band The Keylocks.

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Professional Musician, songwriter and performer

Credits- Opened for Aaron Tippin
played the Daily Buzz (syndicated nationwide tv show)

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The Matter of Days story actually started 14 years before the band formed. Jason & Todd met in 1998 and have played music together anywhere they could ever since. Jamie & Cliff came into the picture in 2013 as the band reorganized to meet a rapidly growing demand for gigs.

MOD plays 2-3 shows each month in and around Champaign/Urbana, so you don’t have to wait long to catch up with them.

The band’s style varies almost as much as their individual tastes in music, but they’re all about playing good music and having a great time with an audience. Whether you love 70′s-80’s-90’s covers, hard-driving rock, or the occasional acoustic ballad, there’s certainly something for everyone to love in each show.

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