art & society - sep/oct 2016

by Liz Scoville

A Peoria artist transforms dried gourds into intricate masterpieces.

Our Common Humanity

Jan Wright, Publisher, art & society

Against the backdrop of a heated political climate, it’s good to be reminded of the links that bind us together.

The Barn Quilt Effect

by Maegan Gilliland Wright

A new kind of folk art aids one couple’s butterfly conservation efforts.

Grandview Hotel Poets

Travelers Through Life
by Liz Scoville

A group of local writers come together to stir up the poetic spirit and share an affection for their community.

Her World Became Peoria

by Nancy Ridgeway

Reflections on Lydia Moss Bradley’s remarkable life as a pioneer, businesswoman, farmer and philanthropist