art & society - jan/feb 2010

From Timber to Tabletop

by Amy Chovan

Woodworking artists like James Pearce and Jennifer Costa derive form and function from nature to craft the high-quality, one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture we rave about.

Brushing On Style

by Amy Chovan

The work of Carrie Pearce of Wallcandy & Co. has been popping up on the dressers, dining sets and kitchen cabinets of central Illinois with increasing regularity.

Art Works...

by Jonathan Wright
Photography by David Vernon

In November, the local arts community rolled out the red carpet for National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman, who visited Peoria to kick off his “Art Works” national listening tour.


by Sara Browning

Peoria’s newest art group is helping creatives polish their skills and showcase their talents, ushering a taste of big city life into central Illinois.

Setting the Stage to Sell

by Amy Chovan

When you walk into a house for the first time, you rely on your senses to get a feel for the space. If you’re searching for the right home to buy, colors, sounds, scents and textures become incredibly important.

Take 10

A native of Pontiac, Michigan, Cheryl Dean became a Peorian at age six. Her love of both art and travel has kept her busy as a photographer for the past 30 years.