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February 2011 Newsletter

Happy New Year from Prairie Center of the Arts!
Launch of New Website/blog Thank you to both Annie Richey, who resides in Guatemala, and Erin Zellefrow, our new Program Director, for taking on leadership roles in developing and launching a new website/blog for Prairie Center.  You can also see us on Flickr & Facebook thanks to Erin.

2010 in review 2010 was a whirlwind year for Prairie Center.  A new Program Director was hired, additional studio spaces were developed, a B/W photography studio was installed, and we began acquiring letter presses, type and etching presses to begin a print shop. 
We served artists by providing residencies, gallery exhibitions, studio space and lectures.  Artists came to Peoria from Illinois, Texas, Rhode Island, Missouri, Colorado, North Carolina, Ohio, California, Kentucky, Washington, Indiana, and New York. On the average artists in residence stayed 41 days and 61% of the artists served were from Illinois.  During 2009/10 residencies were awarded to Peor…