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The Peoria Art Guild is hosting a fine art exhibit featuring trompe l’oeil ceramic artist Tim Kowalczyk. The opening reception is February 1, 2019 from 5:00-9:00 pm at 203 Harrison St, Peoria IL 61602,  Phone-309-637-2787

Since graduating with his MFA from Illinois State University in 2011, Tim Kowalczyk has maintained an active studio practice from his home in Minonk, Illinois. For the past 8 years Tim has participated in a steady stream of juried, group, invitational, and solo exhibitions. He has received several awards including the Presidential Scholarship at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Merwin Medal: McLean County 82nd Annual Amateur Show, and Best of Show: Water Street Studios Anniversary Show. Tim’s work can be seen in private collections, University collections, and in a recent American Craft Magazine article. Tim is pursuing being a full-time studio artist starting in January of 2018

Tim’s work has been featured on Colossal by Kate Sierzputowski, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, TwistedSifter, BoredPanda, HOMECRUX by Monica Thakur, DeMilked,FactRiver by Tiffany,, Whizual by Igor Stankovic, Laughing Squid by Lori Dorn, Cultura Inquieta, and Inceredibilia by Graziella Guglielmino, and was named 1 of 11 Innovative Ceramic Artists Breathing New Life into an Age-Old Art by’s By Stephanie Chang

The show will remain in the gallery until after March 1st Friday when we are hosting a facilitated drum circle with local musician Natasha Greene. More details are available on our website at

Media Contact: Shannon Cox
Phone: 1-309-267-2056

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