West Central Illinois Arts Center http://tspr.org en An Artist with Many Skills – And a Touch of Zany http://tspr.org/post/artist-many-skills-and-touch-zany <p>A western Illinois artist and retired teacher continues to inspire others with her hard work, attention to detail, and sense of humor. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 06:34:09 +0000 Rich Egger 49012 at http://tspr.org An Artist with Many Skills – And a Touch of Zany A Windup Toy Story http://tspr.org/post/windup-toy-story <p>Dean Rockwell of Macomb has a pretty good idea what he will receive for one of his Christmas gifts each year. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 00:51:14 +0000 Rich Egger 45566 at http://tspr.org A Windup Toy Story Art and Gift Market at the WCIAC http://tspr.org/post/art-and-gift-market-wciac <p>Holiday shoppers looking for gifts that are not mass produced might find what they’re looking for in Macomb. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:57:20 +0000 Rich Egger 45050 at http://tspr.org Art and Gift Market at the WCIAC Upcoming Events at Western Illinois Arts Centers http://tspr.org/post/upcoming-events-western-illinois-arts-centers <p>This week on Emphasis, Rich Egger’s guests are Susan Twomey, Executive Director of the <a href="http://bcaarts.org/BCA_Welcomes_You.html" target="_blank">Buchanan Center for the Arts</a> in Monmouth, and Sean Genovese, President of the Board for the <a href="http://wciarts.org/" target="_blank">West Central Illinois Arts Center</a> in Macomb. They talk about upcoming events at the arts centers.</p><p><em>(Editor’s note: Egger serves as Board Secretary for the WCIAC).</em></p><p></p><p><strong>The Buchanan Center for the Arts</strong></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:51:28 +0000 Rich Egger 28581 at http://tspr.org Upcoming Events at Western Illinois Arts Centers Chicago Troupe Leads Arts Camp http://tspr.org/post/chicago-troupe-leads-arts-camp <p>The Core Project Chicago, an interdisciplinary arts company, is leading a week-long arts camp at the West Central Illinois Arts Center in Macomb. The camp is open to youth in grades 7-12. They group is known as the &ldquo;Flying Squirrels.&rdquo;<br /><br />Grace Nessen-Gilligan lives in the Chicago suburbs. She is visiting a friend in Macomb and decided to take part.<br /><br />She is preparing a script that combines elements from her own life and her talent playing the flute. She is also putting some of the skills she is learning to work in the script.<br /> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 19:23:54 +0000 James Lenz 18168 at http://tspr.org Chicago Troupe Leads Arts Camp