Common Ground strives to be the center of a vibrant inclusive community and one that is alive with art.
Our gallery is located in our highly utilized Flatlander Classroom, a space dedicated to connecting the community, facilitating educational opportunities focusing on healthy living, and providing access to local artists. This multi-use space is ideal for integrating the arts into the urban environment and creating partnerships among artists, the community, and businesses.
Current Featured Local Artist: Percy Focazio-Moran
Stop by the Flatlander Classroom to see the newest local art installation featuring the work of Percy Focazio-Moran.
Percy Focazio-Moran is an autistic trans masculine creator from Urbana, IL. Inspired by various styles of art, Percy has a unique style utilizing vivid colors and visible swirls. Percy has always loved the artwork of Van Gogh, and reports that his style has been a huge inspiration to their own style. Percy’s artworks vary from self portraits, physical forms, and landscapes. Percy often utilizes nature as a muse within their pieces and is consistently amazed by the natural beauty found in their day-to-day life. Many of Percy’s pieces also have helped process inner turmoil surrounding gender dysphoria and intrusive thoughts. Most of the pieces represented are acrylic on canvas, however, Percy also creates using other mediums including watercolor and ink.
Most of the artwork installed is available for purchase. Percy is also accepting art commission requests. If you are interested in purchasing or commissioning work, email Percy Focazio-Moran: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ravening Body, 2022
Hazel, 2020 (not for sale)
Sonoran Desert Dawn, 2020
Gender Dysphoria, 2021 (not for sale)
Percy Moran with his art installation
Local Food For All Mural
This project was funded by a 2021 grant from the Urbana Arts and Culture Program and the mural was designed and painted by local artist, Madelyn Witruk. The mural encapsulates images of the local food movement, food access, diversity of Urbana residents, cultural cuisines, and highlights imagery from our local farms, like Blue Moon Farm, Sola Gratia Farm, and Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery. This artwork aims to serve as a celebration of Urbana's uniqueness, including its strong local food system, its vibrant art community, and its warm, inclusive culture.
Call for Local Artist
We are always looking to install new local artists in our Art Gallery.