Previous Sep/Oct 2016Next Digital Edition ArchivesAbout art & society An Unconventional Canvasby Liz ScovilleA Peoria artist transforms dried gourds into intricate masterpieces. Our Common Humanity Jan Wright, Publisher, art & society Against the backdrop of a heated political climate, it’s good to be reminded of the links that bind us together. The Barn Quilt Effect by Maegan Gilliland Wright A new kind of folk art aids one couple’s butterfly conservation efforts. A Cabinet of Curiosities by Hannah Ramlo How one couple’s collection beckons us to appreciate our common humanity... Grandview Hotel Poets Travelers Through Life by Liz Scoville A group of local writers come together to stir up the poetic spirit and share an affection for their community. Her World Became Peoria by Nancy Ridgeway Reflections on Lydia Moss Bradley’s remarkable life as a pioneer, businesswoman, farmer and philanthropist September/October Arts Calendar From artist talks and exhibitions to concerts and festivals, there's a lot to do in central Illinois this autumn! Take 10: Barb Milaccio From a very young age, Barb Milaccio has had a passion for art.