Arts & Culture

Art, sculpture, theater, plays, dance, museums, music

Legoland, End of the Summer Family Blast

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It is hard to believe that as far as grandkids go, summer is over.  School crept up as me like E.E. Cummings poem, “The fog came on little cats feet”. First it was Memorial Day, then 4th of July, then back to school.  I must say I mourned it a bit, the freedom to load them […]

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Glimpse of a statue, R.G. LeTourneau's legacy - picture by Janna Seiz

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Sometimes a statue can be a thought provoker and that is how it was with the statue of Robert Gilmour LeTourneau, better known as R.G. LeTourneau. While looking for the Luthy Botanical Gardens I spied the statue by near the Glen Oak Park tennis courts. From my antique tractor and machinery background I recognized the […]

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Luthy Botanical Gardens, a small oasis in the heart of Peoria

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It was a birthday celebration for my friend Janna that brought Mom, Janna and I to Peoria. We came to dine at the Obed & Issac’s Microbrewery and Eatery that is located in the beautiful former Second Presbyterian Church.  In Springfield Obed & Isaac’s has a successful restaurant in a historic property near the Abraham […]

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Museum of the Grand Prairie is Very Grand Indeed!

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It had been almost two decades since Keith and I were in Stuttgart, Arkansas.  We traveled to the area for the Minneapolis Moline Winter show back in 1999 and met the charming Don Oliver who was an agricultural pioneer.  Renee Robinson, Director of the Grand Prairie Center arranged a visit to Stuttgart for us and to […]

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We did give a fig for the Figge Art Museum and cafe!

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On a hosted trip to the Quad Cities, my daughter Allie and I got our culture on when we visited the Figge Art Museum.  Located in downtown Davenport, the building itself, a beautiful glass structure, is a piece of art in its own right. Our first destination was the Figgie Cafe where we found upscale […]