art & society - Sep/Oct 2010

Giving Life to History

by Amy Chovan
Photography by Nellie Gould

Sweeping staircases on either side of the entrance make visitors and passersby keenly aware of one of Peoria’s oldest homes. Predating the Civil War, the residence of the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria, located at 607 N.E. Madison Avenue, is a sight to behold.

Rough Rides, Dark Corners & Hard-Boiled Cinema

by Steve Tarter
Photography courtesy of the Film Noir Foundation

Despite the passage of years—or maybe because of them—one genre of movies remains alive and well, dark and menacing, engaging one generation after another in the contemplation of what happens when things go wrong.

Event Preview

The Peoria Film Noir Festival will kick off at the Peoria Public Library Lakeview Branch on October 14th and continue at the Apollo Theatre on October 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd.

Riding The New Workout Wave

by Scott Rogers
Photography by Lori Brooks

The first of its kind in Peoria, LOOP Cycling Studio is set to open at Metro Centre on September 1st.

Take 10

Few people can capture the tender emotions of life-changing moments in a still frame like Nellie Gould.