West Central Illinois Arts Center

Pat Hobbs of Macomb
12:34 am
Thu February 27, 2014

An Artist with Many Skills – And a Touch of Zany

Pat Hobbs with her latest quilt. She said it takes six months to complete a quilt.
Credit Rich Egger

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

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Christmas Joy
6:51 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

A Windup Toy Story

Dean Rockwell
Rich Egger

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

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Supporting Local Artists
1:57 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Art and Gift Market at the WCIAC

Work for sale at a previous WCIAC Art Market
Credit WCIAC

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

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Emphasis – February 8
11:51 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Upcoming Events at Western Illinois Arts Centers

The Buchanan Center for the Arts
Credit 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

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Flying Squirrels Prepare for Performances
2:23 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Chicago Troupe Leads Arts Camp

Rehearsal for the "Flying Squirrels" at the WCIAC.

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.

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