art & society - may/jun 2017

by Monica Vest Wheeler

The rebirth of the Peoria Holocaust Memorial, nationally known as the “Button Project,” is an important symbol of why we must be vigilant as a society.

Showcasing Youth & Culture

Jan Wright, Publisher, art & society

The flowers are blooming, trees are budding, farmers are back in the fields, gardens are taking shape… and the world feels like it’s opened up.

Changing Lives Through the Arts

by Liz Scoville and Jonathan Wright
Photography by Sheri Zobrist

Nitsch Theatre Arts provides a stepping stone for students to explore and experience the performing arts.

New Generations at the Spring Celebration

by Liz Scoville

The Gerald M. Brookhart Arts in Education Spring Celebration heightens awareness of the arts as a vital component of young people’s development.

10 Tips for Public Wine Tasting

by Joy Neighbors
Photo courtesy of Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

With the arrival of summer comes a slew of festivals and other tasting events. Here are 10 tips to help you sip and savor like a pro.

A Solemn Reminder

by Jonathan Wright

Following the rededication of the Peoria Holocaust Memorial, Manfred Katz will speak about his experience as a Holocaust survivor.

Point of Sail

by Jonathan Wright

An exciting platform for exploration and discovery, sailing will get you off the beaten path, to destinations far removed from the crowds. 

Take 10: Mary Jo Papich

When she returned to Peoria in 2015, Mary Jo Papich picked up right where she left off—as one of the community’s foremost champions of the arts.