art & society - mar/apr 2006

Welcome to art & society™ magazine!

Jan Wright Vergon
For more than eight years, Central Illinois Business Publishers, Inc. (CIBP) brought you a monthly arts and cultural magazine. After brainstorming a few months ago, the staff of CIBP thought we might expand our monthly arts magazine to include other important non-profit charitable events. We knew you’d be interested in a bit of history about the organization, who it benefits, who attended the event, how much money was raised, and other details. We were curious, too, about the creative people behind the scenes and thought you might be as well.

arts profile

Jazz From the Hart
Tori Phelps
Musician, composer, performer, teacher...Kevin Hart wears all of these hats as he enjoys a successful music career in central Illinois.

designs for living

Living History
story by Tori Phelps
photography by Bob Hunt
Tim and Kia Vega are big fans of historic homes—so much so that they currently own three! Your tour starts here...

the gourmet life

The Inside Dish With Jill
story by Tori Phelps
photography by Bob Hunt
Get an inside peek at Jill's on Galena, courtesy of chef-owner Jill Grube.

Community Affairs

Use our guide to find the best events happening this spring in central Illinois.

take 10

Jim Ardis
10 things you didn't know about Peoria's mayor.