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Be sure to come to the opening this Saturday at 5:00p.m. of "Parallel Lines: A Multimedia Exhibition" an artist talk will be held at 5:30! Come and see all of the hard work that was poured into this work!
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Former Resident Chelsie Tamms is working on an awesome collaboration!  Be sure to check it out!

Local musician Josiah Williams - Musician and Chelsie Tamms of Lettering Works, are collaborating on a special project: "Together We Work"

"Together We Work" is a new song by Josiah Williams, that promotes unity, equity, and encourages people to be active in developing their communities. This event will serve as a public music video shoot, inviting members of the community to share their image, and show their support for the song's message.



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Today's Resident interview is with Dan Ossandon


Dan studied graphic design at Chaffey College in California.  After his education he worked various
screen printing jobs off and on for 7 years, which when given his knowledge of design, led to his interest
in mixing the two worlds. Working mostly with print, Dan likes to use vibrant colors and human shapes
and forms to create work that is self-reflective of his life and environment.  His Imagery comes from
the the experiences and interactions he has on a daily basis.  He will be featured in an exhibition this
coming Friday at 5 p.m. at 1028 sw Adams St. so be sure to swing by and check out his work yourself.
 Great work Dan!
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Just a reminder of the awesome exhibition coming up!
"Parallel Lines: A Multimedia Exhibition" will have an opening Saturday Feb. 10th at 5 p.m. here at the Prairie Center. The following week if you would like to see the exhibition and could not make the opening, please contact the gallery manager at alexander@prairiecenterofthearts.org to schedule a time! (Photo by Alexis Carbadillo)
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Current Resident Barbie Perry will be in a group exhibition this March! Here are some previews of some of the great work she has been making, so be sure to swing by and check out! Details for the exhibition are below: March 2nd thru 29th 2018 exhibit "seeking light: shedding light" will be on display in downtown gallery at the main branch of the Peoria Public Library on Monroe. Four artists will address the theme of the exhibit through their individual mediums - oil painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, and book arts. Art has always been a means for finding and expressing meaning, shedding light on the human experience. The artists are: Peg Toliver, Barbie Perry, Debra Risberg and Judy Ritchie. A public reception will be held on Saturday March 10th from 2 to 4 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 9am to 6pm. Really excited to see this show!





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Today's Resident Interview is with Elizabeth Klise!
In her work, Elizabeth Klise explores the intersection between writing, education, and visual art. Her latest pieces feature curated sequences of original art once used in the production of educational filmstrips. Through the addition of text and lettering, these works often involve language and coding, and the alphabet always serves as a foundational element. With their educational underpinnings,these new series address the “education” we receive and remember ... and the “alphabets” that form the language of our lives. Klise holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and a BA from the University of Notre Dame. She has lived in a diversity of cities (New York, Paris, San Francisco, Mexico City) and held a variety of jobs, including serving on the staff of the American Academy in Rome and writing and producing a five-part art history video series entitled Exploring Art: Forms and Ideas in Art of the Western World. Be sure to swing b…
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Hello all! Be sure to mark you calendars for "Parallel Lines: A Multi Media Exhibition." Allison and Alexis, featured in the below photos, have been working very hard to bring you an awesome experience. Feb 10th at 5pm! Be sure to be there! Also, be ready for our next resident interview coming your way this Thursday!