Previous | Jul/Aug 2017 | Current IssueDigital Edition | Archives | About art & society Taste the Season by Mae Gilliland Wright - Photography by Maris Mednis Today’s culinary world leaves convenience foods behind in favor of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Freshly Sown and Home-Grown Jan Wright, Publisher, art & societyMagazines, like farmers, also live by the seasons. And what could be more emblematic of summertime than the freshest of home-grown fruits and vegetables? Beyond Millennials... Defining the Next Generation by Hannah RamloOur nation’s largest cohort is under 22 and up to their necks in generalizations. Should we be painting with such a broad stroke? Full STEAM Ahead by Heather SwickPhotography by Kelli DrakeRiver City Labs is helping to grow a 21st-century community of innovators, educators, leaders and learners in Greater Peoria. Three Summer Recipes by Golda EwaltTaste the freshness of summer with three recipes from Chef Golda... The Wonder of Totality by Sheldon SchaferPhoto by H.L. CohenThis August, a narrow band across the United States will experience two minutes and 40 seconds of total darkness. Design Patterns Unbounded by Mae Gilliland WrightFrom architecture to art, opportunity finds Merrell Hickey. Parade of Emotions by Amy BlainA past tragedy carries a timeless message as another summer season comes to the Corn Stock Tent. Take 10: Colleen Kimball A Peoria-area native, Colleen Kimball is the third generation at Technicraft, well known for her encouraging smile and upbeat demeanor. The Joy of Wilder When actor Gene Wilder passed away last year, the loss hit Chip Joyce hard. Fourth Fridays in Tazewell Inspired by the success of First Fridays, an alliance of artists and organizations has come together to launch the Tazewell Art Loop. A Taste of Mexico On Saturday mornings through September, Tianguis Peoria promises to bring a taste of Mexico to Peoria’s Warehouse District. New Name for a Classic Tradition It’s the largest Irish festival in Illinois outside of Chicago, going strong for 37 years—but according to Eric Hoadley, no one knew what it meant. July/August Event Preview Peoria Magazines is proud to spread the word about upcoming major community events and nonprofit fundraisers.