This year, the Peoria Art Guild’s Annual Art Auction is “Ken’s Friends,” an exhibition honoring artist Ken Hoffman. Hoffman is a professor emeritus at Bradley University who has been actively involved with the Peoria Art Guild for decades. His paintings of personified animal portraits are internationally recognized and have brought joy to collectors for over 50 years.
Ken has been recognized as one of the most outstanding professors at Bradley University, and students have benefitted from his dedication to teaching, his guidance in preparing them for careers in the arts, and for his perseverance as a role model. When Ken was diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment many years ago, he would return to Heuser Art Center and teach that very day. His passion for sharing his love of art and the personal act of creating was never deterred no matter how great the obstacle might be.
Many of Ken's friends are creating artwork to be included in an exhibition at Art Guild which will culminate with a live auction on Sunday July 31, 2022. The artist/art guild share will be 50/50 and all proceeds will benefit programming at the Peoria Art Guild.
The exhibition will be from 18-31 July 2022. The live auction will be held on Sunday 31 July 2022 at the Peoria Art Guild.
* Hors d'oeuvres
* Art Auction
Tickets price - $35
Members price - $30