Contemporary Art Center http://peoriapublicradio.org en 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 - October 7, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peorias-hidden-treasures-october-7-2013 <p>Today, we’re looking at works on display in downtown Peoria, all participating in the city’s Celebration of Women Artists. The Contemporary Art Center features works by Chicago artist Christie Rojek and members of the Prairie Fiber Arts Guild. Around the corner, the Peoria Art Guild displays a sculpture by Ashley Morgan, and photographs by Barb Hoffman.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 13503 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Out and About - February 22, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/out-and-about-february-22-2013 <P>This week, we talk with William Butler from the Contemporary Art Center. They're hosting their annual Fine Art Auction Saturday night from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. The event includes both a silent and a live auction, along with musical entertainment. Butler talks about some of the works featured in the auction, how it's designed to benefit both the Center and the participating artists, and some of the other ongoing activities at the CAC.</P> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Nathan Irwin 1394 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria's Hidden Treasures: The Art of Water Street http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/art-water-street <p></p><p></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 02:45:10 +0000 Daryl Scott 955 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria's Hidden Treasures: The Art of Water Street