art & society - mar/apr 2012

A New Canvas for Sensory Landscapes

by Jonathan Wright

Changes large and small are afoot at the revitalized Peoria Art Guild. An exhibit coming in March, featuring the paintings and drawings of Peoria native Sarah Nesbit and the video projections of her friend and colleague, Lynda Wellhausen, will take place in its newly renovated upper gallery.

Publisher's Note

Reflecting Creativity Everywhere
Jan Wright, Publisher, art & society

When you first picked up this issue, you probably had little idea what was depicted on the cover. Surely, “the peripheral nerve of a transgenic mouse” was not the first thought that leapt to mind.

Your Brain: The Final Frontier

by Stevie Sigan

The images are a strange kind of beautiful—high-definition brain tissue scans of a kitten, rabbit, monkey and 60-year old man, among others, illuminated by injected proteins. They will be on display at an upcoming symposium at Bradley University.

Barbeque Kitten

On the Grill and Off the Cuff
by Jonathan Wright
Photography by Josiah D. Williams

"The best thing about improv is that no matter how bad your show is, it's only 30 minutes, and never exists again,” declares Mick Napier of Second City, a leader in improv-based sketch comedy. “The worst thing is no matter how good your show is, it's only 30 minutes, and never exists again.”

Meet the Kittens

Meet 10 members of Bradley University's improv comedy troupe.

Take 10

Dr. Lori Russell-Chapin

Ten things you didn't know about the co-director of Bradley University’s Center for Collaborative Brain Research

The Perfect Pairing

A Few of My Favorites
by Bruce Benoit

Wine and food: two of life’s great pleasures.A suitable pairing can make all the difference to your taste buds.


The Fifth Taste
by Stevie Sigan

The tongue can distinguish it, but trying to describe it in words is another story.

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