art & society - may/jun 2009

Art & Science, Naturally

by Amy Groh
Photography by Bob Ericksen
The shock of witnessing the disappearance of green space and children’s connections to nature sent Joan Root Ericksen and Bob Ericksen on a mission they are still working on today.

Designing the Future

by Jonathan Wright
photography by Bob Ericksen and courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art
Architect, philosopher, author, educator, mathematician, designer, futurist and inventor, Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (1895-1983) was one of the most visionary thinkers of the 20th century.

Bucky Fuller & the Ericksens

by Jonathan Wright
In the 1960s and ‘70s, Bob and Joan Root Ericksen, co-founders and directors of the Sun Foundation, worked on numerous projects with Buckminster Fuller.

Five Portraits

by Sienna Beard and Amy Groh
Now in its fourth year, the Art Fair at Junction City will feature 50 local artists, who all reside within a 100-mile radius of Peoria. Here is a portrait of five of the artists displaying their works at this year's fair.

Your Place to Be

by Amy Groh
Enhancing your space for entertaining is always a plus and can actually increase the value of your home. Finding ways to customize and beautify the space you’re in can be very rewarding—and this is the perfect time of year to start.

Ragtime on the Upright

by Sienna Beard
Photos by Howard Vigorita and Nellie Gould
It’s that time of year...head over to the Pere Marquette, gather around the hundred-year-old upright piano, and listen to some serious musicians!

Take 10

She is a professional painter and poet, and co-producer and writer of films and exhibits on the Blackfeet tribe of Native Americans. She has authored a book about Buckminster Fuller as well as a book of original poetry.