art & society - jul/aug 2009

Crossing the Finish Line

by Amy Groh
Photography by Bob Padilla, Fujimo Sports Photography
The running community in Peoria is rather remarkable. Over the last three decades, the sport has advanced significantly through the efforts of the Illinois Valley Striders, an organization committed to enhancing both the running environment in the region and the community as a whole.

It's All in the Wind

by Amy Groh
Photography by Charity Monroe and Norm Meyn
From the beginning of time, humans have responded to the pull of the sea. It has helped to satisfy our yearning to explore and travel, and the desire to trade for exotic goods from distant shores. Today, sailing remains a prime form of adventure and relaxation.

Backyard Fun for the Whole Family

by Sienna Beard and Anna Gaynor
With summer upon us, it is prime time for entertaining outdoors with family and friends. So put down the Wii and try your hand at some of these classic lawn games!

A Midsummer Night’s Majesty

by Sienna Beard and Karina Swank
Photography by Pete Guither
The works of William Shakespeare were meant to be performed, an experience that the Illinois Shakespeare Festival hopes you take advantage of this summer as they present three plays at Ewing Manor in Bloomington.

Take 10

LeHew is the reigning Illinois State Mid-Amateur champion and has accomplished a lot off the course as well.