Arts Alive! - June 2005

Peoria Art Guild

Highlighting Women's Art, Kotteman Collection

In a unique presentation for central Illinois art aficionados, the Peoria Art Guild is offering two distinct exhibits woven into "Peoria Collects: The George and Norma Kottemann Collection and Peoria Women in the Arts, through 1970," which is on display June 10 to July 23. While the content may have little in common, what the exhibits do share is an opportunity to showcase the Peoria art world and its legacy.


Discovery Day
Jan Wright Vergon, Publisher
Intended to introduce artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, educators, and inquiring minds to one another, I made several discoveries at Discovery Forum 2005: A Celebration of the Art and Science of Life.
Markowitz Leaves Artistic Mayoral Legacy
Tori Phelps
The City of Bloomington recently lost eight-year mayor Judy Markowitz to retirement, but it didn’t lose her as an arts advocate. Though she intends to carve out more personal time, Markowitz also plans to continue her work as Bloomington-Normal’s biggest arts cheerleader.


Building on the Past to Create What’s NEXT
Marilyn Leyland, Peoria Historical Society
After the Discovery Forum: Creative Collaboration Must Continue
Suzette Boulais, ArtsPartners
Watching the Next Generation of Artists
Debbie Ritschel
Peoria Civic Center
Summer Camp Helps Kids Hit High Notes
Tori Phelps

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June/July 2005
Summer's here and so is a new crop of arts events in central Illinois! Sponsored by Caterpillar.