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Inland Art: Central Time Ceramics

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The biennial Central Time Ceramics exhibition will open March 6 at Heuser and Hartmann Galleries, Bradley University. Show founder and Bradley Ceramics Professor Randy Carlson chose Gail Kendall, emeritus professor, University of Nebraska, whose decorative pottery is widely recognized and…

Inland Art: Sarah Smelser

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I met Sarah Smelser nearly 20 years ago when she was hired to be the new head of West Virginia University’s print program. She arrived from Pasadena, California, with her husband Jonathan Higgins, and they settled in quickly and founded…

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Bob Emser’s body of public works are at ease in prescribed settings like urban plazas and sculpture gardens. The contours of his work are clear, adaptive and organic. He’s situated his sculpture on concrete and on soil, riffed on constructivist…

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Monday, Dec. 4, Chicago sculptor Donna Hapac will open an exhibition at the Hartmann Gallery at Bradley University displaying forms and themes she has explored over the last three decades. I first met Donna in graduate school in the MFA…

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Chris Holbrook is a printmaker by discipline and a homespun expressionist. He has formal and conceptual affiliations with the Chicago Imagist School as well as other regional artists known for idiosyncratic narratives infused with a decidedly Midwestern funk and philosophy.…

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Unconventional, thought provoking and experimental art forms exist everywhere, and Peoria is no exception. Most of Peoria’s cultural offerings, however, aren’t rigorous investigations of the current state of contemporary art, art history or theory. Unfortunately Central Illinois is risk averse…

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A critical tenet of modernism extoled the full dimensions of ordinary life, the dignity of the commoner and the value of labor. Lionizing the worker, the invisible other of pre-modern history, was an ideological rebuke to the religious, social and…

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It’s no secret to the art community in Peoria that Preston Jackson is an artist of boundless productivity. He’s recognized nationally as an artist and teacher of tremendous influence having been on the faculty at the School of the Art…

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It’s the 150th anniversary year of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth, an apt time to revisit the architect’s larger than life image and his fabled school less than three hours from Peoria. The architect left us with much to consider –…