art & society - jul/aug 2006

Experience Central Illinois This Summer

The hot days of summer seemed distant as we prepared for this issue of art & society™. Summer in central Illinois is upon us now, and we don’t take one day of sunshine for granted! I enjoy being outside and soaking up the warmth as much as possible during our short summers. I’ve marked my calendar with outdoor activities at home on my patio or at the many parks and public spaces around the area.

arts profile

By Tori Phelps
Photography by V Gallery
Photographer Vicki Taufer shares how she cultivated her high-profile talent and her successful business, V Gallery of Morton.

designs for living

By Tori Phelps
Photography courtesy of Hearth & Patio
Finding yourself wanting to spend more time in your backyard than in your living room this summer? Then you’ll appreciate this expert advice from area exterior designers.

living well

Ahh…summer, the most traveled season. We’ll help you plan your summer vacation with knowledgeable travel advice on two hot spots: San Francisco and Galena.

Charity Hawaiian Style

Get your game on at the 7th Annual Maui Jim/Children’s Home Charity Golf Classic on July 17 at the Peoria Country Club. Senior PGA Pros will be on hand, and the after-golf Hawaiian luau with entertainment and a live auction will generate excitement and donations to a great cause.

cibp tour

By Tori Phelps
Photography by Mandy Barrett
In this issue, the CIBP crew couldn’t resist the challenge of dishing out our takes on the tastiest local ice cream treats. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it!

Community Affairs

Start your summer off by attending some entertaining events offered right here in central Illinois!