West Central Illinois Arts Center

Rich Egger

After two decades in advertising, Phil Brevick of Hamilton decided it was time to pursue a career in art.  Now, about five years later, Brevick's paintings are featured in his first solo show.

Rich Egger

The West Central Illinois Arts Center in Macomb hosts concerts, plays, trivia nights, and more.  It hopes guests will soon find it a bit more comfortable to sit during those events.

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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.

Rich Egger

A western Illinois artist and retired teacher continues to inspire others with her hard work, attention to detail, and sense of humor.

A Windup Toy Story

Dec 18, 2013
Rich Egger

Dean Rockwell of Macomb has a pretty good idea what he will receive for one of his Christmas gifts each year.

WCIAC

Holiday shoppers looking for gifts that are not mass produced might find what they’re looking for in Macomb.

Rich Egger

This week on Emphasis, Rich Egger’s guests are Susan Twomey, Executive Director of the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth, and Sean Genovese, President of the Board for the West Central Illinois Arts Center in Macomb. They talk about upcoming events at the arts centers.

(Editor’s note: Egger serves as Board Secretary for the WCIAC).

The Buchanan Center for the Arts

Chicago Troupe Leads Arts Camp

Jul 12, 2012

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 “Flying Squirrels.”

Grace Nessen-Gilligan lives in the Chicago suburbs. She is visiting a friend in Macomb and decided to take part.

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.

The West Central Illinois Arts Center in Macomb asked art collectors to contribute a piece for display in its new exhibit. The artwork is accompanied by short narratives that explain its significance to the owner.

The show is called A Few Of Our Favorite Things. More than 30 works are exhibited. They will remain on display through the end of July.

The show includes oil paintings, watercolors, a piece of fiber art and more. The stories explaining why art lovers bought the pieces are as varied as art itself.

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.

Emphasis - April 6

Apr 6, 2012

Rich Egger's guests are Sue Scott and Nancy Crossman, who are co-founders of the Cornfed Film Fest in Macomb.

The inaugural festival will take place April 13 - 15, 2012. The Western Illinois Museum, 201 S Lafayette St will serve as the Welcome Center where you can find tickets and information.

The theme is A Festival of Firsts. It will feature student films, directorial debuts, and many other types of "firsts."

Emphasis - January 27

Jan 27, 2012

Rich Egger speaks with representatives from the Galesburg Civic Art Center, the West Central Illinois Arts Center in Macomb, and the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth.

Galesburg Civic Art Center