Events, Announcements and News

Peoria Symphony Orchestra

Thank you for sharing this event with us Thomas Pries, it is a privilege and an honor. Best Wishes to you and Congratulations!

Peoria Symphony Orchestra

We are excited to announce that artist Thomas Pries will also be joining us in the Peoria Civic Center Lobby before the Great Cities: New York concert and during intermission!

Thomas received his Bachelor’s Degree at Illinois State University, where he credits professors Naomi W. Towner, Ed Neimi, and Joel Myers (to name just a few) as great influences and inspirations in his lifetime pursuit of art development. In Chicago, the Robert Daskal Co. employed Thomas as Art Director/Production Manager. Robert Daskal sold hand painted silk ties and scarves nation wide to Norstroms, Marshall Fields, and countless boutiques.

Painting on silk is considered one of Thomas’s greatest joys, lessons, and expressions of design, line, and color. Co-designing a hand painted silk evening dress with world renowned photographer Victor Skrebneski is considered by Thomas as a highlight of his career. Thomas also now works with sterling silver, crystals, and semi-precious stones to create jewelry.

View artwork and listen to an evening of music from the “City that Never Sleeps” on Saturday, April 27th! Tickets for Great Cities: New York are available by calling 309.671.1096 or online:

We are excited to announce Heather Ranae Mileur has been invited to be a guest speaker at the annual Alburnett Historical Society Tea Party!

“I am very excited to share my love of art and hope to be an inspiration to those that attend.” – Heather Mileur

Events This Week in Our Area

Local Art Show at TWO25

Mark your calendars, Local Art Show at TWO25 in Peoria, Illinois on Wednesday April 10th at 5:30 p.m. Featuring over 20 Greater Peoria Area Artists! Free admittance to the show. A $25 cover for hor d’oeuvres and premium wines from Sonoma County, hosted by Sandy Thronton of Rodney Strong Vineyards. Live music by Three & A Half Men playing from 5:30-8:30 p.m. RSVPs appreciated but not necessary 309-282-7777.

Tom Pries a masterful jeweler will be one of the over 20 Peoria Area Artists in the show.

“Daphne” – vintage dragonfly brooch

Brooch created for exhibit in Galesburg. More information to come.

“Daphne” will be on display from April 12th through to May 4th at the Galesburg Civic Art Center located at 114 E. main Street, Galesburg IL 61401. Opening reception is April 12th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. We are excited to be a part of this exhibit with Central Illinois Artist’s Organization and Contemporary Art Center.

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