Gwen Bateman

Gwen Bateman

An Architect's Dream Come True


I am a photographer and have exhibited throughout Peoria and East Peoria in the Illinois Art league exhibitions and others.  I have had photos published in an Illinois nature magazine and in a weekly church publication.  I have had this interest in photography since I was a child in grade school and my favorite subject is the unique beauty of nature.  I graduated from Bradley University and taught special education in the Peoria Public Schools.

Artist Statement

Being fortunate enough to watch the creation of the architect Philip Johnson’s Civic Center, from the very first idea to the completion of this beautiful glass building, I would like to share a photograph of the progress.

Photograph of the Peoria Civic Center