Art http://peoriapublicradio.org en Artist brings shoe art to IGNITE! Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/artist-brings-shoe-art-ignite-peoria <p>This week, we're talking with Justin Fenwick (also known as "Donk’e Punch.") Tennis shoes are his medium of choice. Since 2004, he's been making modified sneakers; his customers have included several notable athletes and musicians. He's one of the artists featured in IGNITE! Peoria, taking place August 9th at the Peoria Civic Center.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:00:48 +0000 Nathan Irwin 26643 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Artist brings shoe art to IGNITE! Peoria Peoria celebrates year as All-America City http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-celebrates-year-all-america-city <div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of Peoria culminated its year-long All America City celebration with a party at the Riverfront Museum.</span></p><div> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 04:25:32 +0000 Tamie Yost 25570 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria celebrates year as All-America City Woodruff students launch t-shirt business http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/woodruff-students-launch-t-shirt-business <div>Some students at Woodruff Career and Technical Center are learning what it takes to run their own business thanks to community donations. The school was able to purchase a new t-shirt press along with a printer and ink with 15-hundred dollars in private donations. 10 students within Woodruff’s Contemporary Classroom used the press to make two different t-shirt orders for other District 150 Schools. Woodruff teachers involved students from the art, business and science departments for the project.</div><div> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:26:07 +0000 Denise Molina 22537 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Woodruff students launch t-shirt business Peoria Art Guild exhibits challenge viewers to re-thinking painting http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-art-guild-exhibits-challenge-viewers-re-thinking-painting <p></p><p>We're talking with Josh Cox, Exhibitions Coordinator at the Peoria Guild, about two current exhibits: "Between the Void" by Mel Cook, and "Memorial" by Angela Inez Baldus. Cox says both artists bring novel approaches to traditional genres, such as portraits and landscapes. Cooks incorporates other media and thick brush strokes into her paintings; Baldus bases her portraits on people and stories she's drawn to. Both shows continue through April 30th.</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:26:35 +0000 Nathan Irwin 21323 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Art Guild exhibits challenge viewers to re-thinking painting New exhibit offers a new "beginning" for local artist http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-exhibit-offers-new-beginning-local-artist <p>This week, we're talking with Sandy Fisher about "Beginnings" -- an exhibit of her work -- at Exhibit A Gallery, at Junction City Shopping Center in Peoria. Fisher talks about her choice of medium, her collaboration with gallery owner Barbara Milaccio, and about the inspiration behind some the works on display. The exhibit opens with a reception Friday night at 5:00 p.m.. It continues through April 28th.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 20949 at http://peoriapublicradio.org New exhibit offers a new "beginning" for local artist Corn Stock production asks "What is art?" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/corn-stock-production-asks-what-art <p>This week, we're talking with Cindy Hoey, <a href="http://cornstocktheatre.com">Corn Stock Theatre</a> Manager, about their production of "Art." The play tells the story of three friends, whose friendships are upended when one of them acquires a piece of modern art. She talks about the three actors who make up the cast, and about what the show has to say about both art and relationships. She also talks about an art exhibit Corn Stock is hosting in conjunction with the production.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:04:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 19258 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Corn Stock production asks "What is art?" CAC exhibit features selections from "The Monkey Project" http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/cac-exhibit-features-selections-monkey-project <p>This week, we're talking with Randy Witte about "The Monkey Project," a multi-year effort to collect drawings, paintings and sketches of monkeys. Participants have included celebrities like Betty White and Jack Black; artists and filmmakers; and notable Peoria residents. An exhibit at the <a href="http://peoriacac.org">Contemporary Art Center</a> features 30 works drawn from his collection of more than 900. It runs through February 7th.</p><p></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 17963 at http://peoriapublicradio.org CAC exhibit features selections from "The Monkey Project" Peoria's Hidden Treasures - November 11, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peorias-hidden-treasures-november-11-2013 <p>We look at the last set of art galleries participating in the Citywide Celebration of Women Artists. The Liz Pearce Gallery in Dunlap features the work of five artists, exploring small, intimate spaces. Four Morton artists have works on display at the Jefferson Street Gallery. Finally, two events held in conjunction with the celebrations examine the business of art, and a panel of women artists talking about their experiences.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:47:49 +0000 Nathan Irwin 14740 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria's Hidden Treasures - November 11, 2013 Peoria's Hidden Treasures - November 4, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peorias-hidden-treasures-november-4-2013 <p>The Citywide Celebration of Women Artists continues with exhibits around the region. The Peoria Heights Library is exhibiting the work of 24 members of the Illinois Art League, including early members Jo Ann Bell and Pat Dale. The Picture This Gallery displays photos by owner Cheryl Dean and paper artist Susan Plott. Nearby, the Exhibit A Gallery features a number of works by women artists in the manner of an artist whose work has influenced them.</p><p></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 20:09:10 +0000 Nathan Irwin 14409 at http://peoriapublicradio.org