« Previous Nov/Dec 2008Next »ArchivesAbout art & society A Gem of a Gift by Amy Groh "Turning ordinary occasions into extraordinary celebrations” is what Mary Markovich of Gemstone Confections does every day. Distinctive Sculptures by Amy Groh You’re familiar with sculptures of metal and clay, but what about sculptures of cake? At first glance, many don’t realize that these works of art are actually cakes. Cracking the Dress Code Jan Wright, Publisher, art & society When I receive an invitation to a charity event, gala or fundraiser, one of the first things I do is check out the suggested attire. Peoria Ballet Makes Its Move by Sara Browning Photography by Ching Zedric and Ned Neuhaus Fantasy breaks free in a new state-of-the-art space for the Peoria Ballet. Venue Blooms in Washington by Jonathan Wright Photography by Jeffrey and Julia Woods Two school teachers and a husband-and-wife team are igniting the arts scene in this fast-growing community. Illuminating Modern Art Thievery An Interview with former FBI Special Agent Robert Wittman by Amy Groh Wittman was instrumental in the 2005 formation of the FBI’s Art Crime Team, investigating cases of intrigue across the world. Local Foods for the Holidays by Gina Edwards andshecookstoo.com With the last farmers’ market tent packed away for the season, you might think your days of enjoying fresh, local foods are done for another year. But they’re not. Joseph Lights Up the Stage by Rasheite Radcliff This is the 18th blockbuster year for Eastlight Theatre's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Plays that Make a Difference by Douglas Okey A true intellectual can understand the difficult terrain that lies between Doubt and Proof. Bob Gorg, at least, is counting on it. Take 10: Bishop Jenky Ten things you didn't know about Bishop Daniel Jenky. To Honor and To Serve The Goodwill Veterans Recognition Event On November 20th, Goodwill Industries and keynote speaker Tom Brokaw will thank central Illinois' veterans and honor the memory of General Wayne Downing.