Previous | Nov/Dec 2015 | Next | Current IssueDigital Edition | Archives | About art & society Craft-Roasted Sensory Notes by Stevie Zvereva While most coffee today is roasted commercially and mass-produced, small-scale roasting is on the rise at specialty shops like thirty-thirty and Leaves 'N Beans. Good Things Take Time Jan Wright, Publisher, art & societyIf you’re anything like me, it can be difficult to get going in the morning without that cup of coffee to help wake me up. These days, specialty coffee shops are taking the roasting process to a whole new level... Revealing Nature: A Bonsai Journey by Jonathan WrightPhotography courtesy of Phil NixonA small rock rises toward the overhanging branch, the other side of the shallow dish balanced by the miniature trunk. Finally, I thought, our first bonsai tree—if only we can keep it alive… The Man Behind the Chalk by Heather SwickWhat do Richard's on Main, Peoria Brewing Company and the Summer Camp Music Festival have in common? Each has showcased the elaborate chalk drawings of Devin McGlone. Works by Women Artists on Display by Channy LyonsA number of current exhibitions depict the works of Illinois women artists. I Can't Believe I Live Here... by Norman V. KellyFrom Peoria to Colorado to New York City, award-winning author Aryn Kyle has taken the publishing world by storm. ME: An Exhibition of Self-Portraits by Pam HallAn exhibition of self-portraits by central Illinois women artists on display at Studios on Sheridan... Road Trippin' with The Gypsy Coeds The incredible cross-country journeys of a group of young women from small-town America… Take 10: Moss Bresnahan As CEO of WTVP-TV, as well as WILL’s PBS and NPR stations in Champaign-Urbana, Moss Bresnahan has devoted his career to public broadcasting. Nov/Dec Arts Calendar The holidays bring many great events to the Peoria area! Check out what's happening in November and December!