art & society - sep/oct 2017

by Hannah Ramlo - Photography by Natalie Jackson O’Neal

The historic castle on Grandview Drive is a unique setting for philanthropy… and a world of enchantment of its own.

Our Collective Identity

Jan Wright, Publisher, art & society

Traditions communicate values, stories and accomplishments while encouraging groups of people to create and share a collective identity.

Legends of Grandview Drive

by Jonathan Wright
Photos & research courtesy of Peoria Public Library Local History Collection

From sheeted ghosts and cedar woodpeckers to (one of) the world’s most beautiful drive(s)…

What's Old is New Again

by Golda Ewalt
Photography by Maris Mednis

Bringing family and friends back to the table to slow down, relax and relish a meal together

Of Space & Place

by Margaret LeJeune

Using the power of the image to generate discussion and open minds to new ideas…

A Message of Strength

He’s best known for fronting the Funk Yard, but the multi-talented soul man Dexter O’Neal is unafraid to dive into new artistic territory.

Fashion Passion Goes Mobile

Ashley Manley/Storytelling Photography

It started with food trucks, but the concept of a shop on wheels has exploded into new territory.

Hooked on Lampworking

by Mae Gilliland Wright

A twist of fate brings Twisted Chicken Beads home to Brimfield.

Jazz Up Close at Carver

Photo courtesy of Stephenson Photography

Last December, the Carver Center ushered in a year-long Celebration of the Arts, including intimate performances by notable jazz musicians.

The Law Goes Social

The Washington, Illinois Police Department (WPD) has rewritten the playbook of police/community relations with wit and good humor.