art & society - sep/oct 2007

Anticipating the Fall

Jan Wright Vergon

As a prior resident of Morton—the Pumpkin Capital of the World, I naturally developed a love for anything pumpkin. My favorite decorations are brought out the first of September—ceramic pumpkins, silk floral decorations and giant clay pumpkins for the yard, followed by “real” pumpkins later in the cooler October weather. Also, about this time, I begin craving pumpkin food: pie, cookies, pancakes, ice cream, even chili!

Prairie Style in Peoria

by Sarah Cash
photography by Bob Hunt
We examine the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright in Peoria. One of the first of his first Prairie style homes was built right here.

Roots Grow Deep at Corn Stock Theatre

by Brenna Scurlock
Nestled in the lush foliage of upper Bradley Park, Corn Stock Theatre offers theater patrons a creative outlet, a source of entertainment and a strong sense of community.

Turning the Tables on Personality

by Andrea Roth
Many of today’s interior design strategies are focused on showcasing both style and aspirations, and the coffee table is no exception.

24 Hours in Peoria

Photography by Dr. Elsburgh Clarke
Text by Jonathan Wright
We took in a wide cross-section of area activities on this Saturday evening in June, wrapping up our series.

A Culinary Pumpkin Patch

by Sarah Cash
photography by Don Pyles
The Morton Pumpkin Festival is a community hit for many reasons, not the least of which is the unique food items.

Das Bier ist Gut!

by Jonathan Wright
It’s no secret that the Peoria area features a range of activities and establishments that cater to German culture.