art & society - mar/apr 2017

by Liz Scoville - Photography by Lynn Kavelman/courtesy of Catholic Diocese of Peoria

Along with the two museums at the Spalding Pastoral Center, St. Mary's Cathedral is a tribute to the rich heritage of Peoria’s Catholic community—and a testament to the beauty that unites its diverse population.

Rally the Troops

Jan Wright, Publisher, art & society

Having lived here all my life, through good times and bad, I would agree that our resilient community spirit remains one of our greatest assets.

Fine Arts Enshrined in Pekin

by Jonathan Wright

A magnificent old building on Walnut Street gains new purpose as a center for arts and culture.

Where Earth Meets Sky

by Jonathan Wright

A landscape painter and lifelong artist finds a new role as a gallery owner in Morton.

Relics of the Saints

At the St. Thomas More Chapel, a wall of glass cases preserves relics from saints spanning several centuries of history.

The Cause for Canonization

Since his ordination as a priest in 1919 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has been an international icon of service and faith.

Take 10: Shannon Cox

10 things you didn't know about the managing director of The Mansion on Walnut and executive director of Pekin Academy of Fine Arts...

Mar/Apr Arts Calendar

Welcoming spring to Peoria... There is no shortage of things to do in March and April!

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