Previous | Sep/Oct 2016 | Next | Current IssueDigital Edition | Archives | About art & society An Unconventional Canvas by Liz Scoville A Peoria artist transforms dried gourds into intricate masterpieces. Our Common Humanity Jan Wright, Publisher, art & societyAgainst the backdrop of a heated political climate, it’s good to be reminded of the links that bind us together. The Barn Quilt Effect by Maegan Gilliland WrightA new kind of folk art aids one couple’s butterfly conservation efforts. A Cabinet of Curiosities by Hannah RamloHow one couple’s collection beckons us to appreciate our common humanity... Grandview Hotel Poets Travelers Through Life by Liz ScovilleA group of local writers come together to stir up the poetic spirit and share an affection for their community. Her World Became Peoria by Nancy RidgewayReflections on Lydia Moss Bradley’s remarkable life as a pioneer, businesswoman, farmer and philanthropist September/October Arts Calendar From artist talks and exhibitions to concerts and festivals, there's a lot to do in central Illinois this autumn! Take 10: Barb Milaccio From a very young age, Barb Milaccio has had a passion for art.