Interesting People—a monthly WTVP series
hosted by Ed Sutkowski—features
half-hour conversations of thoughtful dialogue with ordinary individuals who
have achieved extraordinary measures of success in the arts, business,
communications, education, science and sports.
"Thus, the task is
not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what
nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees."
An interview with Lonnie Stewart, a Peoria-based artist and sculptor whose commissions have taken him throughout the world.
Original Air Date(s): 4/29/2009
Lonnie Eugene Stewart,
Artist / Sculptor
Lonnie Stewart, internationally recognized artist and sculptor, has created portraits of such luminaries as Mother Teresa; Diana, Princess of Wales; Pope John Paul II and the Maharana of Udaipur, India. In addition, he has sculpted powerful, life-like busts of subjects ranging from former President and Eureka College alum, Ronald Reagan, to the future Saint, Mother Teresa. Lonnie was born in Galesburg, Illinois; his family soon moved to DeLong, Illinois, population 56. He practices his profession from studios located in Peoria, Illinois and Charleston, South Carolina.
[Biographical information as provided by Mr. Sutkowski]