« Previous May/Jun 2017Next »Digital Edition ArchivesAbout art & society Each One A Life...by Monica Vest WheelerThe rebirth of the Peoria Holocaust Memorial, nationally known as the “Button Project,” is an important symbol of why we must be vigilant as a society. Showcasing Youth & Culture Jan Wright, Publisher, art & society The flowers are blooming, trees are budding, farmers are back in the fields, gardens are taking shape… and the world feels like it’s opened up. Changing Lives Through the Arts by Liz Scoville and Jonathan Wright Photography by Sheri Zobrist Nitsch Theatre Arts provides a stepping stone for students to explore and experience the performing arts. New Generations at the Spring Celebration by Liz Scoville The Gerald M. Brookhart Arts in Education Spring Celebration heightens awareness of the arts as a vital component of young people’s development. 10 Tips for Public Wine Tasting by Joy Neighbors Photo courtesy of Mackinaw Valley Vineyard With the arrival of summer comes a slew of festivals and other tasting events. Here are 10 tips to help you sip and savor like a pro. A Solemn Reminder by Jonathan Wright Following the rededication of the Peoria Holocaust Memorial, Manfred Katz will speak about his experience as a Holocaust survivor. Point of Sail by Jonathan Wright An exciting platform for exploration and discovery, sailing will get you off the beaten path, to destinations far removed from the crowds. Take 10: Mary Jo Papich When she returned to Peoria in 2015, Mary Jo Papich picked up right where she left off—as one of the community’s foremost champions of the arts. A Space for Budding Artists by Liz Scoville Art-Space Peoria's “Artists Under 16” project sparks inspiration in local students. May/June Arts Calendar Check out our arts calendar for things to do in May and June!