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2016: Sharon & John Amdall

The Amdalls appreciate and support all kinds of art, including music. They have championed the Heartland Festival Orchestra since its founding in 2009. Going above and beyond donating by housing traveling musicians for the orchestra and even commissioning the Community Spirit Sculpture to celebrate the recovery of Washington from the 2013 tornado for Five Points Washington, which is home to the orchestra. John and Sharon had another sculpture commissioned, Treble Clef, that stands outside the WTVP and Peoria Symphony Orchestra offices. Sharon has been on the symphony board for three years and currently serves as Secretary.

John and Sharon have played vital roles in the organization of Sculpture Walk Peoria. John serving as Vice Chair and Sharon mastering strategic planning. They helped design and develop the Sculpture Walk brochure and spearheaded the Sculpture Walk memory book. Sculpture Walk was not their first time developing ideas for print media, they were also pivotal in bringing the Central Illinois Artists Organization (CIAO) “Art Lives in Central Illinois” catalog to life.

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