Previous May/Jun 2010Next ArchivesAbout art & society Sparkle of Glass, Sense of Place Designing Beauty at Methodist by Jonathan Wright The integration of local artwork into the new Hamilton Boulevard entryway and lobby at Methodist Medical Center has created a "healing environment" and destination for art lovers. Cultural Variety and Healing Power Jan Wright, Publisher, art & society Breaking out of our indoor cocoons, we tend to get a bit of spring in our step as a healthy dose of daylight drives the winter blues away. Reel Connections by Michael Wojtas A Peoria-area film group brings a high-minded sensibility and thoughtful discussion of cinema to central Illinois. The Story of Peoria’s Grand Opera House by Norman V. Kelly It is with pleasure that I tell you about one of the most beautiful buildings that ever existed here in Peoria, and certainly one of the most interesting ones as well. Tiny Bites in the Heights by Amy Chovan With an already diverse blend of upscale establishments dishing out French, Italian and American cuisine, Peoria Heights is ready to welcome the newest eatery to grace the 4600 block of Prospect Road. Creative Healing Through Self-Expression by Amy Chovan Activities like painting, mask-making and writing help people express feelings for which they cannot find words and offer the therapeutic qualities of creation. Event Preview Garden Glories For more than two decades, the Peoria Garden Club has hosted a walking tour of some of the most beautiful gardens in central Illinois. Take 10 Doug Smith He’s the man surrounded by crowds of children and brightly colored balloons at local parties and festivals. The New Age of Beauty by Amy Chovan Photos courtesy of Soderstrom Skin Institute While makeup and creams have been the primary tools for generations, there are now more advanced ways to make people beautiful. Will Bubble Tea Translate? by Michael Wojtas Those of us who don’t often make it to Chicago—let alone the other side of the globe—may be unaware of this colorful drink. Peoria’s curiosiTea aims to change that.