Out and About Podcast Every Friday afternoon join WCBU's Nathan Irwin and Jennifer Gordon, executive director of Arts Partners of Central Illinois for a look at current and upcoming art and cultural events across the region.

Out and About Podcast

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Every Friday afternoon join WCBU's Nathan Irwin and Jennifer Gordon, executive director of Arts Partners of Central Illinois for a look at current and upcoming art and cultural events across the region.

Most Recent Episodes

CAC Presents "Brave Enough To Be It"

On this week's episode of Out and About, host Jenn Gordon is joined by Executive Director of the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, William Butler. They talk about its May events and exhibits, including "Brave Enough to Be It" f eaturing Sandra Bridges, Malika Jackson, Natalie Jackson, Alice Traore and Trish Williams. The exhibition of painting, photography, sculpture and art quilts is now open, and leads up to a Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 19, 6:30-8:30pm. For more information

Wheels O'Time Museum Reopens on May 1

On this week's episode of Out and About, Laura Evancho and Merce Baldwin join host Jenn Gordon to talk about the long-anticipated reopening of Wheels O'Time Museum. The museum boasts major updates including a new exhibition building, pedal operated exhibitions, and a special curated photo exhibit entitled "A Dose of Hope in a Pandemic". The museum reopens to the public on May 1. Hours of operation are Wednesday thru Sunday from noon to 5:00 PM. Learn more at Wheels O'Time Museum .

Bradley Theatre Presents 'The Importance of Being Earnest'

On this week's episode of Out and About, Dan Matisa and Mia Katz join us to talk about Bradley University's upcoming production of "The Importance of Being Earnest."

The HFO Presents: "The Emperor And The Italian" With Pianist Christopher Taylor

On this week's episode of Out and About, Artistic Director of the Heartland Festival Orchestra David Commanday joins Jenn Gordon to talk about Beethoven's incomparable 5 th Piano Concerto ("The Emperor") and Mendelssohn's brilliant 4 th Symphony ("The Italian"). The concert will take place at Five Points Washington on Saturday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. and will also feature guest artist Christopher Taylor at the Steinway, performing Beethoven's masterful concerto. The concert benefits Heart of

The HFO Presents: "The Emperor And The Italian" With Pianist Christopher Taylor

The Peoria Art Guild Presents Bound Together: Cultural Patterns

On this week's episode of Out and About, John Heintzman and Hattie Lee join host Jenn Gordon to talk about "Bound Together: Cultural Patterns". The show features a collection of Hattie Lee's mixed-media work influenced by her own ancestry. As a registered member of the Cherokee Nation she is influenced by her great grandmother's heritage and stories, and desires to continue that legacy in her family. The exhibit will be on display at the Peoria Art Guild from April 2 until April 30. For more

CAC Hosts Exhibits By Jeff Corwin and Richard Wehrs

On this week's episode of Out and About, William Butler joins Jenn Gordon to talk about the two current exhibits up at the Contemporary Art Center Guns in America and Making Faces at the World. Jeff Corwin's conflicted feelings over finding his father's gun collection and his convictions about gun control, fueled eighteen highly charged photographs in the exhibit Guns in America . By contrast, Richard Wehrs has spent 35 years feeding his fascination to convey exaggerated facial expressions in

BU Theatre Tackles Tough Issues With "Good Kids"

On this week's episode of Out and About, Scott Kanoff and Grace Sergott join host Jenn Gordon to talk about Bradley University's theatrical production of "Good Kids". The searing and timely play by Naomi Iizuka is based on a highly publicized sexual assault involving Steubenville, Ohio high school students in 2012. Bradley University Senior Grace Sergott directs the production with performances being live streamed from March 24 – 27, with on demand viewing options available from March 31 to

HFO Presents 'Baroque At Its Best'

On this week's episode of Out and About, David Commanday joins Jenn Gordon to talk about the Heartland Festival Orchestra's upcoming concert, 'Baroque at Its Best'. The concert will feature HFO musicians Ji-Myung Kim, Alex Malaimare, and Evan Tammen performing works by Marcello, Vivaldi, and Bach. In true Baroque style, the Maestro himself will trade in his baton for a cello bow, to perform as part of the ensemble for an intimate and lively concert. For more information and to purchase tickets

PSO Brings Acclaimed Writer And Opera Star To Peoria

On this week's episode of Out and About, you'll hear from renowned Bass Baritone Ryan Speedo Green and New York Times Magazine writer Daniel Bergner. They talk about Ryan's incredible journey to the Metropolitan Opera as chronicled in Daniel's book, "Sing for Your Life." Both Ryan and Daniel will be featured guests at the Peoria Symphony Orchestra's virtual Leadership Luncheon on Monday, March 8, at noon. For tickets and more information visit, The Peoria Symphony Orchestra . Intro/Outro Sound

The Peoria Riverfront Museum Reopens To The Public

On this week's episode of Out and About, Bill Conger joins Jenn Gordon to talk about the reopening of the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Find out about the exciting renovations that have happened during the shutdown, as well as three new exhibits opening on March 6, including 101 Treasure of the Peoria Riverfront Museum , American Story: Bronzeville to Harlem , and American Verses: Terry Adkins, Mark Bradford & Kerry James Marshall . Learn more at The Peoria Riverfront Museum .