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Dec 24, 2019

Bill Crook and Wendy Allen radiate the splendor of life much like the mandalas that Wendy creates. 

Bill has taught art at Benedictine University, Lincoln College, and Lincoln Land Community College.  He founded Prairie Press in 1990.  His printing method uses relief photoengraving plates which are made from his pen and ink originals.  Over the years, Bill's art work has spanned such diverse subjects as street scenes, cliffs in the Shawnee National Forest, and the Rod Blagojevich  impeachment hearings.  He recently published a new book of art and his work can be found at

Wendy received her Masters in Counseling from the University of Iowa and was an art therapist for many years.  Her artistic development mirrors her own spiritual development.  She has written that "as my mind has slowed and quieted through the years of my spiritual practice, I have experienced a downloading of creative inspiration.  I attempt to express through my art the sacred Presence that I experience on the inner.  The creative process for me is a dialogue between me, the art, and Source.  I want my pieces to communicate the fragrance of this "Presence."  Then it may be possible for the viewer to follow this fragrance back to his or her higher Sacred Self."

For more information about Wendy's art, please see her website:  or follow her on Facebook.