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Arts Across Illinois

WTTW-TV's host Phil Ponce explores how Illinois artists are inspired by nature in the upcoming episode of Arts Across Illinois on Friday, Nov. 20th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, Nov. 22nd at 4:30 pm. Arts Across Illinois is underwritten by the Illinois Arts Council.


POETIC NATURE

Central Illinois poet Bruce Guernsey explores the mysteries and marvels of a Midwestern harvest in October.

Bruce Guernsey
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Eastern Illinois University
and Editor, The Spoon River Poetry Review
www.bruceguernsey.com


FELT INSPIRED

These aren't your grandmother's quilts. Elmhurst textile artist Bonnie Peterson documents her wilderness experiences through rich tapestries that bring the outdoors inside for all to see.

www.bonniepeterson.com


PARADISE LOST?

Residents of Decatur were taken on a fantastic journey to the Amazon at the annual International Artist Festival, when the beauty and destruction of the rainforest were detailed in the canvasses of Brazilian painter Totonho.

www.decaturarts.org
www.totonho.com


ROOTED IN NATURE

Sculptor Barbara Cooper finds inspiration in her own backyard. Using scraps from lumber yards and construction sites she creates sculptures that reproduce the details of the majestic trees found in her Chicago garden.

www.barbaracooperartist.com
4908 N. Paulina
Chicago, IL
(773) 784-4832


WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Actor Frank Farrell wanted to find a way to combine his two passions- so he created Theatre-Hikes. Watch as the Morton Arboretum's forest comes alive in Sleepy Hollow, the musical.

www.theatre-hikes.org
c/o Amy Johnson
4337 1/2 N. Richmond #2W
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 293-1358

   
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