Record Store Closing
8:10 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Bad Kitty Roars

There are at least 3,600 bad kitties in the record shop.
Credit Abby Wendle

The record shop just off the square in Macomb is closing after three years of business. John Gorlewski is packing up his vinyl and moving with his family to another college town in Connecticut. 

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A Study in Scale
9:41 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Art Exhibit Features the Mammoth & the Miniscule

Phil Brevick of Hamilton hopes this painting gives viewers a feel for what it would be like to have a grizzly bear approaching them in the wild.
Credit Rich Egger

The new exhibit at the West Central Illinois Arts Center in Macomb highlights some works that cover an entire section of a wall and others that cover just a few square inches.

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Exhibit Up Through April
8:30 am
Sat April 12, 2014

HS Art On Display in Fort Madison

The 1st place winner in color drawing was submitted by Reagan Mickelson of Central Lee High School
Credit Fort Madison Area Arts Association

The artistic talent of local high school students from Illinois and Iowa will be on display in downtown Fort Madison for the rest of April.

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WIU's Women's Center Art Exhibit
12:07 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Art Exhibit Exclusively Features Work by Women Artists

Still-Life with Flowers by Rachel Ruysch on display at the Hallwyl Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Google Art Project

The gender gap is not unique to corporate salaries or leadership in politics. It’s also very alive in today’s  art community.  

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The Work of Dominic Sansone
3:56 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

New WIU Art Exhibit Explores Violence in Our Culture

Sansone's "Brand New God"

A new exhibit at the Western Illinois University Art gallery features images that might be most familiar from the news, including unmanned drones and Iraqi detainees.

Dominic Sansone uses theses images in his new show "It Shoots Further than We Dream" to explore the role of violence in our culture.

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45th Annual Event
12:24 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Thousands Show Up for Snake Alley Art Fair

The crowd checks out some yard art
Rich Egger

The Snake Alley Art Fair in Burlington started 45 years ago with just a few people selling work. They hung their art on snow fence that was set up along what's been called the most crooked street in the world.

This year the fair drew around 100 artists who set up booths not just on Snake Alley but also on the adjacent Heritage Hill streets.

They were joined by musicians, food and drink vendors, and thousands of art lovers looking to connect with a painting or a piece of jewelry or some other work of art.

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Exhibit at WCIAC
9:29 am
Mon June 18, 2012

A Few Of Our Favorite Things

The West Central Illinois Arts Center
Rich Egger

The West Central Illinois Arts Center in Macomb is trying something a little different. Instead of asking artists to display works, it asked collectors to share a favorite piece.

The show, which opens Friday, June 22, is called “A Few Of Our Favorite Things.” An opening reception will be held 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm on June 22.  The reception is free and open to the public.

Artist Fred Jones, who helped put together the show, said those who contributed pieces were also asked to write a short blurb about the art work.

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