art & society - may/jun 2014

by Bridget Baker

One of today's most popular DIY trends is the refurbishing of aging furniture—a simple way to incorporate people’s evolving tastes into their homes. Give your old furniture a fresh look with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint.

Comfort Food With a Touch of the South

by Jonathan Wright

There’s a palpable sense of warmth at Hearth—from its earthy walls to its trio of fireplaces to the proprietor himself, whose easygoing hospitality is clearly modeled by the waitstaff. 

Keep Your Eyes on the Skies

by Bridget Baker

For nearly 60 years, the Peoria Astronomical Society has helped the celestially curious take a peek at the night skies.

It’s Always Nice to Get Back Home

by Norman V. Kelly

Ed Kaizer has brought fame and honor to himself, to Bradley University, and to his wife and wonderful family. He is indeed among Peoria’s top ambassadors.