art & society - jan/feb 2012

Searching for The One

by Amy Chovan

Rachel Kress’ search for the perfect wedding dress started in central Illinois, but it didn’t end there. Having come up empty-handed locally, she traveled to Chicago and St. Louis before finding a classic, ivory Amsale gown at a trunk show in the Windy City. This experience eventually led her to open her own bridal boutique right here in Peoria.

Publisher's Note

What’s Your New Beginning?
Jan Wright, Publisher, art & society

It’s a new year once again, and lo and behold, the underlying theme I am seeing is that of new beginnings. How fitting for this first issue of 2012.

An Eye For Magic

by Jonathan Wright

Touted as the “canvas of the future,” Moving Murals consist of high-definition graphics streamed to a framed LED panel, showcasing imagery ranging from landscapes and waterfalls to urban areas and abstract textures.

Tracey Frugoli’s Paintings of Beauty

by Channy Lyons

Tracey Frugoli has more paintings in her mind than she'll ever be able to paint. When she sets a blank canvas on the easel, she has already sifted through reminders and images she likes and decided which one she feels excited about starting today.

Pathway For A Historian

by Norman V. Kelly

When i first heard there was a nationally-known author and historian living here in town, i made it my business to meet him.

Spicy Steps

by Amy Chovan
Photography by Ken Kiley

A percussive, rhythmic dance known for its many turns and structured format, salsa can be traced back to African roots.

Take 10

Doug & Eileen Leunig

Doug and Eileen Leunig are photographic artists living and working in Peoria.

Thursday Night Pickin’ Parlor

by Jonathan Wright

Sky Harbor is well known for its sizzling steaks and cozy atmosphere, but of equal note are its nights of live entertainment.