Arts in Brief: IAA Credit Union Presents the Art of Larry Bond | Arts and theater



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BLOOMINGTON – The IAA Cred Union will be presenting works by Larry Bond in its main hall until September 2021.

Larry Bond is an artist who draws, sketches and sculpts since his earliest childhood. He learned to entertain himself with art while he was bedridden due to illness. He has used acrylic, oil, charcoal, and pen and ink, but he particularly enjoys watercolors.

Bond’s formal arts education is limited; however, several courses in architectural drawing and design were included in its college curriculum. Larry had the opportunity to take workshops from Tony Armendariz, David Becker, Kristy Kutch and many more. He has won several awards, participated in numerous art exhibition competitions, and is an iconic member of the Illinois Watercolor Society.

Larry can be contacted at [email protected]

Peoria Gallery

for Saint Francis

PEORIA – The Peoria Riverfront Museum and OSF Healthcare have announced a new partnership with the creation of the “Gallery of Saint Francis” at OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center. The gallery will display large-scale, high-resolution replicas of the world’s greatest works of art depicting Saint Francis of Assisi, starting with Giovanni Bellini’s masterpiece, “Saint Francis in the Desert”, provided by The Frick Collection.

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The artwork is intended to inspire patients, families, visitors and staff entering the OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center. Additional artwork depicting the iconic saint will be added to the gallery over time and in partnership with museums and collections around the world.

Peoria Arts Guild

show Bernotti

PEORIA – The Peoria Art Guild will present an exhibition by Marisa Bernotti “Reflective Noise” from 5:00 pm from Friday August 6 to August 28.

“Reflective Noise” includes a series of handbags and purses that have been embellished by Bernotti. She uses them as works of sculpture to enable them to become three-dimensional objects that engage the audience and blur the line between functional and artistic. The exhibition will include many works on paper as well as sculptures.

Bernotti is a multidisciplinary artist from Uruguay. She was recognized for her contributions to the development of the land in artistic activity, the defense of women’s rights and the promotion of children’s literature. She is also involved in the global collective of interdisciplinary artists I Found U. She is a reactionary painter who focuses on reporting, injustices, diseases and their effects on society.

Bernotti will also be leading a residency at the Peoria Art Guild where she will present two workshops: Journaling to Destress for Teens and a Handbag Sculpting Workshop for Adults. Workshop tickets can be purchased at


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