Previous | Jan/Feb 2018 | Current IssueDigital Edition | Archives | About art & society Algo Diferente... Latin Fusion Catches Fire! by Mary Jo Papich - Photography by Troy Phillips Its rhythms are thrilling and alluring, the grooves infectious and sophisticated, and few sounds could be more romantic. When Latin fusion meets the symphony, you can be sure that Cupid’s arrow will fly! Seeking Connection Jan Wright, Publisher, art & societySitting down with friends and family to enjoy a formal dinner is one of my favorite social activities... but it is too often a casualty of today’s fast-paced world. Welcome to Sunday Dinner by Mae Gilliland WrightFor David Stotz, each meal is a time capsule, capturing the tastes and preferences of cultures and people from centuries past. Olympic Excitement on the Rise by Sandra Rossetti MitchellThe U.S. will send approximately 245 athletes, and Americans everywhere will be cheering them on. Here in the Peoria area, several organizations and individuals may cheer a little louder than most! Get Into the Fold by Beth WeimerLocal origami artist Kathy Knapp has shared the joy of paper folding for nearly 30 years. Fat Biking (And More) at Wildlife by Jonathan WrightSummer may be the most popular time to visit, but the park is open year-round—and seeing it throughout the different seasons is truly a feast for the senses. Fields of Ice by Jonathan WrightPhotos courtesy of Peoria Public Library Local History CollectionWill it snow this winter? Will the river freeze over? These questions once had serious implications for some Peoria-area laborers. Take 10: Rico Wayne Johnson and Dove Benoit Ten things you didn’t know about the two BraziLionaires… 100 Days... In Print In November, 100 Days of Peoria: The Book was officially unveiled at The Nest, the coworking space Chelsie Tamms calls home. Just Add Ice! Ice racing enthusiasts can witness all the excitement firsthand when the X-treme International Ice Racing (XiiR) event returns to Peoria . Art in the Woods An old potting shed has found new life as Potting Shed Art Studio, transformed into a charming workspace offering classes and activities for adults and children. Dreams in Action Outside of Peoria Architectural Salvage, Quinton Thomas is dressing up a shipping container with a colorful mural. January/February Events Preview Peoria Magazines is proud to spread the word about upcoming major community events and nonprofit fundraisers.