Bright Side: Contemporary Arts Centers hosts Richard Pryor fundraiser

By WEEK Producer

May 23, 2014 Updated May 23, 2014 at 8:53 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Contemporary Art Center is hosting a special fundraiser this weekend for famous Peorian Richard Pryor.

"Recognize Richard" takes place Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For $50, people can get a look at the clay statue being crafted by artist Preston Jackson.

Professional actor and singer Richard Pryor Jr. will also perform.

Writer and musician David Henry will be signing copies of his book on the late comedian, with all proceeds going to the sculpture.

Preston Jackson says the sculpture should be completed in the next few months, depending on funding.

For tickets to the event, call (309) 674-6822 or (309) 264-4570.