art & society - may/june 2018

by Beth Weimer - Photos by Skyler J. Edwards, Liz Gunty and Maris Mednis

By transforming the work of local artists into textiles, Collecture brings art and interior design together.

Spreading the Word

Jan Wright, Publisher, art & society

There is a common thread here—of artists and entrepreneurs who have turned their personal passions into works of art, businesses or educational tools— sometimes all of the above.

A House of Elegance & Enchantment

by Mae Gilliland Wright
Photo by Simone's 3D Tour Galleries

Having stood the test of time, the historic Orpheum Theatre is the crown jewel of Galesburg.

Mics Uncut: Talents Uncovered

by Alexis Presseau Maloof

A local poet works to reveal Peoria's hidden talents... and shares inspiration in the journey.

The Great Plastic Reef

by Jonathan Wright

A trip to Costa Rica placed Jessica McGhee right in the thick of the global plastic problem... inspiring a colorful art installation with a global message.

Collected & Curated

Check out The Collection of Abby Gettys, featuring works from a range of local artists and a Collecture-derived installation, at Project 1612 in June.

A Wildflower Time Lapse

Jim Burnham's time-lapse photography compresses nine months of plant growth and weather changes into five minutes.

Life of the Party

Successfully mixing art and business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.

Market Fresh for Spring

by Chef Golda Ewalt

Seasonal produce, live music, local art and much more at the Peoria Riverfront Market...

May/June Events Preview

Peoria Magazines is proud to spread the word about upcoming major community events and nonprofit fundraisers.

Peoria's Vaudeville Palace

by Jonathan Wright
Research assistance and photos courtesy of the Peoria Public Library Local History Collection

On April 24, 1911, Peoria, Illinois, officially landed on the national Orpheum Circuit.

Summer Explorations

Attention bargain hunters, antique collectors and road trippers… June brings plenty of opportunities to explore Illinois while searching for deals!

Take 10: Kevin Maynard

Ten things you didn't know about the executive director of Galesburg's Orpheum Theatre...

The Story of Ruth

This summer, David Getz's first foray into composing musical theater comes to life with the world premiere of Ruth: The Musical.

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