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Flowers for Ukraine exhibition coming to Peoria's Contemporary Art Center

On this week's episode of Out and About, Dr. Mae Gilliland Wright of ArtsPartners of Central Illinois talks with William Butler, Executive Director of the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, and Kira Santiago, the owner, farmer, and designer at Kira’s Flowers about the upcoming exhibition "Flowers for Ukraine."

The artworkexpresses sympathy and support for the plight of Ukrainians, but also illustrates opposition to the oppression of individual autonomy and totalitarian regimes using war as a means to solve conflict between nations.

You can see the exhibition June 30 through August 11, with a reception on July 15. Learn more at peoriacac.org.

Jody Holtz is WCBU's assistant development director, assistant program director, host of WCBU's newsmagazine All Things Peoria and producer of WCBU’s arts and culture podcast Out and About.