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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!





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Allison Walsh studied Painting, Spanish, and Philosophy in her undergraduate studies. She began her residency in the summer of 2017 with the intention to finish the post-production for her documentary Parallel Lines. Although her residency focused on her documentary work, her studio practice covers a broad range, including painting and performance. In her work she thinks a lot about the body and making the unnoticed noticed. Allison’s art practice is more about paying attention to things rather than creating them, and this idea even carries over into her painting. She is moving more towards documentary work but fully embraces her fine art background, as it gives her a unique perspective in which to explore film and documentary and create work that could not be made otherwise.Check out her website allisonwalshartist.com and her Instagram @allisonwalshartist. Keep your calendars open February 10th, she will be having an open viewing and lecture featuring work from her documentary along …
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Hello All! Just to let you know, we down here at the Prairie Center will not be open for First Friday. We will resume our regular first Friday events in April. If you are itching for some great work to check out this Friday though, our current artist in resident Michael Jermaine Adams has a show this Friday, Jan. 5th, at Studios on Sheridan. Be sure to swing by and check out his awesome work and see what he has been up to the past months! Excited to see your work Michael!!



Hey Everybody! Fantastic opportunity for a show if you are interested in or do a lot of monotypes! Entry deadline is Thursday Feb. 15. Be sure to apply if you are interested!

http://mgne.org/5thnational/
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Barbie Perry has a Bachelor’s in economics but has always been a huge participant in the art world since a young age.  Often going to museums and exhibitions, she has always wanted to be an artist because of her love of art and now is at a point in her life where she can fully pursue those artistic endeavors.  After volunteering at the Prairie Center for a long time, Barbie decided to apply for a residency, to allow herself room to explore her ideas and mediums and push herself conceptually and creatively. With interests in printmaking and mixed media, she spends her days at the Prairie Center experimenting and sampling processes and mediums while making some fantastic work.  
She is in a four person exhibition coming this March at the Peoria Public Downtown Library.  Be sure to keep it on your calendars and check it out!  Great work Barbie!!  

Follow her on Instagram @barbieperryart

























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For today's Resident highlight, we will be looking at former PCA resident
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Michael Jermaine Adams studied drawing and graphic design at Bradley but is currently focusing on painting in his artistic pursuits. With his work Michael likes to merge the intangible with the tangible by playing with abstract and representational imagery. His work focuses a lot on duality, and the duality of storytelling. He is currently featured in Emergence at the Riverfront Museum and the work he is doing now at his residency here at the PCA is a continuation of that work featured in the exhibition. Michael’s work will be featured at an opening on Jan. 5th at Studios on Sheridan at the Sunbeam building. Be sure to check it out! Great work Michael!