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20 Minutes With Clark Rians

In 20 Minutes With on June 7, 2013 at 6:26 pm

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NOW is thankful to sit down with local artistic dynamo Clark Rians, hot on the heels of his lauded run of Red at the Corn Stock Theater. An unforgettable excavation of Rothko’s inward character, the stage play Red depicts his struggle completing a series of paintings for the new Four Seasons restaurant while enduring the blistering honesty of a fictional assistant, Ken. Read the rest of this entry »

20 Minutes With Preston Jackson

In 20 Minutes With on June 7, 2013 at 6:25 pm

preston jackson

For our first edition of 20 Minutes With, it seemed inevitable that we begin with our foremost resident artist and local Renaissance Man Preston Jackson. In addition to founding the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Preston has been playing guitar, sculpting, and painting in the Midwest for decades. Read the rest of this entry »

Art in Plain Sight: “Exhaling Dissolution”

In Contributed on June 7, 2013 at 6:24 pm

exhaling-dissolution-2Just north of the corner of 18th Street and Middle Road in Bettendorf is – strangely – a large head made of bark in an open field. More than 13 feet tall, it’s hard to miss. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to NOW

In Other on June 7, 2013 at 6:23 pm

sign-over-front-door-bw We at the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria would like to welcome you to our new online newsletter, NOW. With NOW, we want to provide Central Illinois, and beyond, with a forum for discovering and discussing art, music, performance and more. Read the rest of this entry »