Fall Workshops are HERE!

Basic Typesetting 
Screen Printing on Fabric
Introduction to Intaglio: Drypoint
Keepsake book and box

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Upcoming A.I.R. & Gallery Events:

Main Gallery

Artist in Residence Exhibition
(participants are current Artists in Residence)
August 5th - 26th, 2016
Reception: Friday, August 5th

Susan Czechowski - 4,017 pulls
Rebecca Draland-Doyle - Booke: pages, plates, & dimensionals
Sarah Nesbit - House Under The Hill
Peggy West - What grows? ...in the hiccups and pauses

Come see what our residents have been hard at work making during their 6 month residencies at Prairie Center. It's amazing what Artists can do when give time, space, and resources. Such a talented group of Peoria Artists.

What Grows: Printmaking in the Service of Science
by Peggy West
Thursday, August 25th at 6:30
(special gallery hours 6:00-8:00pm)

Artist in residence and botanical illustrator Peggy West will reveal the inspiration behind her work through an illustrated journey through the history of printmaking in support of botany and medicine. The earliest floral woodcuts and engravings were for the most part to assist healers in search of herbs and simple remedies. With the development of scientific botany in the 17th century, realistic depictions of plants and their parts that could be affordably distributed to the scientific community were highly prized. Today, although photography and digital imagery have usurped the print's role i...
n research, a detailed illustration often stands as superior in conveying the behavior, structure and personality of a plant. Learn how this rich history is honored in Peggy's current exhibit What Grows...in the hiccups and pauses.

This is also a closing reception for:
Artist in Residence Exhibition
(participants are current Artists in Residence)

First Fridays at Prairie Center
(Open to the Public)
Fee: Free
1st Friday of the month
(except for Holidays & some Holiday Weekends)
Come down to the Prairie Center and tour the Print
Shop, meet our artists in residence, and make
a print with us.

*Closed for September First Friday*
(observing the Holiday weekend)

Open again for First Friday in October

Who: Prairie Center Print Shop and PCA A.I.R.'s
Where: Prairie Center of the Arts K3 Studios
         & Print Shop
When: Friday, October 7th, 5-9pm