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February First Friday & Opening Reception for Tim Kowalczyk Public at Peoria Art Guild
February First Friday & Opening Reception for Tim Kowalczyk Public at Peoria Art Guild

We are excited about our first exhibit for 2019. Come check out this amazing Trompe L’oeil installation by Licsl artist Tim Kowalczyk.

Since graduating with his MFA from Illinois State University in 2011, Tim has maintained an active studio practice from his home in Minonk, Illinois. For the past 8 years Tim has participated in a steady stream of juried, group, invitational, and solo exhibitions. He has received several awards including the Presidential Scholarship at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Merwin Medal: McLean County 82nd Annual Amateur Show, and Best of Show: Water Street Studios Anniversary Show. Tim’s work can be seen in private collections, University collections, and in a recent American Craft Magazine article. Tim is pursuing being a full-time studio artist starting in January of 2018

Tim’s work has been featured on Colossal by Kate Sierzputowski, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, TwistedSifter, BoredPanda, HOMECRUX by Monica Thakur, DeMilked,FactRiver by Tiffany, Nifymag.com, Whizual by Igor Stankovic, Laughing Squid by Lori Dorn, Cultura Inquieta, and Inceredibilia by Graziella Guglielmino, and was named 1 of 11 Innovative Ceramic Artists Breathing New Life into an Age-Old Art by mymodernmet.com’s By Stephanie Chang

See more here-
@tim'sceramics on facebook
@timsceramics on instagram and twitter

First Friday Artists' Studio Tours
First Friday Artists' Studio Tours

On the First Friday of every month, from 5pm to 9pm, join us for an intimate look at studios, galleries and arts organizations. Meet artists, musicians, neighbors and collectors. The tour includes twelve locations and spans a breadth of artistic media. Come, enjoy the unique efforts of creative and talented artists living and working in Central Illinois. For more information, visit www.peoriafirstfriday.com

14th Annual Black & Blue Ball
14th Annual Black & Blue Ball

Join Easterseals Central Illinois for the 14th annual Black and Blue Ball on Friday, February 1, 2019 in the Peoria Civic Center Ballroom.


For the last 13 years, the Black and Blue Ball has remained focused on its two main goals: have fun and raise money. What many people have called the biggest party of the year, The Black and Blue Ball has grown from a gathering of friends to support Easterseals Central Illinois, to a full scale evening held at the Peoria Civic Center.


The event prides itself on being unique from the other traditional fundraising events held in Peoria, creating an atmosphere geared towards the young and young-at-heart professionals.  The Black and Blue Ball is one of the most popular fundraising events Central Illinois. Organizers give the credit to the consistent pool of Young Professionals in the area.


 “For many young professionals, The Black and Blue Ball is their first experience attending a fundraising gala,” said Katie Musisi, Vice President of Development for Easterseals Central Illinois.  “The event is a great way for anyone who would like to support the mission of Easterseals to get a taste of what our organization is about, while enjoying a night out with friends”.


The 14th annual Black and Blue Ball will take place on Friday, February 1st at the Peoria Civic Center Ballroom.  The event will once again feature a large assortment of appetizers, entertainment by Wedding Banned and several opportunities to learn more about Easterseals Central Illinois.


Tickets are $100 per person, or $1,000 for a table of 10 if purchased by December 31, 2018. Tickets purchased on or after January 1st 2019 will be $125 per person or $1250 per table. Tickets can be purchased at www.KidsTherapyProgress.com  or by calling Krista Bieneman at 309.686.1177 ext. 2287 or Email: kbieneman@ci.easterseals.com.

Rumpke Mountain Boys wsg Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers
Rumpke Mountain Boys wsg Katie Belle & the Belle Rangers

We're heading to Peoria to open for Rumpke Mountain Boys!

More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/269785460376741/