art & society - jul/aug 2012

City Dance: Movement & Magic

by Amy Lambert
Photos by Krystal Cicenas/EMC Photography, Matt Blick & David Price/Black Olive Photographic, & Keith Cotton Photography

City Dance, a new hip hop dance organization in Peoria, is challenging teens and adolescents to "look beyond yourself and become part of something greater." 

A Paddling Vignette

by Stevie Sigan

I set out like Quixote, hopeful for what the heart of Illinois’ waterways can offer. After all, “Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe," touted Henry David Thoreau. Here are a few of my finds.

For the Love of the Game

by Jonathan Wright

The Peoria Sunday Morning League embodies the tradition, longevity and pride of our national pastime.

Keeping Culture, Fostering Respect

by Stevie Sigan
Photography courtesy of Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

The cofounder of 4 Directions Healing Foundation is on a mission to protect Native American culture and inspire cross-cultural understanding.

Toddlers and Tunes

by Heather Swick

Affirming the benefits of a musical education and the true value of play...