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Seventh annual event features art and live entertainment at 41 local venues
The Rockford Area Arts Council will present the Seventh Annual ArtScene Spring 2009 from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 17, and from 3 to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 18.
The event is coordinated by the Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 E. State St., Rockford. Call (815) 963-6765 for more information or visit www.artsforeveryone.com.
2009 ArtScene venues
Note: Numbers before venues correspond to venue location on maps (Downtown map) and (Metro map).
1. A Movable Feast, Edgebrook Center, 1641 N. Alpine Road, (815) 227-0102: Mothers and Daughters: Art Across GenerationsAn exhibit featuring works by Ruth Ann Molyneaux, Sara Fleming, Andrea Mahan and daughters.
2. The Arc of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle County, 1222 E. State St., (815) 965-3455: Project ArtA group show by artists with developmental disabilities nourishing the creativity through participation in a variety of media.
3. ArtHaus Gallery, 534 N. Court St., (815) 219-1279: RAGtimeShowcasing the Rockford Art Guilds array of paintings, drawings, digital art, stained glass, sculpture, jewelry and more. Barbara Berney, Stella Dobbins, Dolores Dummer, Tim Hagerty, Debra Mayer, Jane Peterson, Joyce Rieken, Connie Rounds, Art Sinden, Ken Staaf, Angela Stickler, Sherry Viktora and Cam Roberts. Extended hours Saturday from 1 to 9 p.m.
4. ArtSpace West Gallery, 426 N. Main St., (815) 963-1984: Art I, Scene IIIAn eclectic mix of local artists works in watercolor, pastels, photography, glass, wearable art, jewelry, metal sculpture, oils and more. Barry Reithmeier, Andrew Wallace, Clark Art, H. Edward Riddle, Jackie Hickey, Kai Mulford, Kathy Maynor-Rybicki, Kevin Richards, Linda Conlee Johnson, Mary Rosendich and Ray Schultz. Portrait artist Toni Cacciatore will be on site! Bring a photo or sit for a portrait.
5. Atmosphere Nails.Hair, 129 S. Phelps Ave. (Bldg. 5, Ste. 511), (815) 509-3181: Creations by a HareAdrienne Hare exhibits a mixed variety of ink, acrylic on canvas, pencil and chalk work.
6. Bennies Cleaners, 126 N. First St., (815) 964-3070: Higher Than a KiteFeaturing sculpture, painting, photography, jewelry, baskets, poetry and more by Jeff Coen, John Verl McNamara, Carolyn Repka, Jeff Swanberg, Barbara Santucci, Norm Knott, Gordie Johnson, Una Ryan, Norah Nelson, Sue Mount, Marsha Goodheart, Wanie Reeverts, Scott Mount, Anne Johnson, Karen Gines, Sherry Pritz, Cindy Hughes, Pam Kehoe-Peterson, Cindy Linnaberry, Karla Lombardo, Barb McNamara, Wilma Stout, Chris Swanberg, Tom Littrell, Julie Ekstam, Bruce Archer, and students Jana and Leah Mueller.
7. The Brewhouse/Rockford Marina Building, 201 Hill St., (815) 979-2149: The Element GatheringA variety of media including painting, sculpture, mixed media, demonstrations, lectures and spoken word, dance and performance. Featured artists include, JJ Swanson, Jennifer Hillistad, Barbara Berney, Jesus Correa, Genevieve Borich, Kelly Steward and more.
8. Burns Home Studio, 226 N. Gardiner Ave., (815) 397-9480: Paintings! Paintings! Paintings!Barbara Gardner Burns features paintings in watercolor and acrylic. Plein Air & Studio.
9. The Carriage Barn, 1332 Harlem Blvd., (815) 633-1785: The Carriage Barn Presents
Mary McNamara Bernsten, paintings; Patty Kim Breuhaus, paintings; Diane Rose Dailing, ceramic and paper drawings; Debra Grall, drawings and paintings; Virginia Hatwich, ceramic sculpture and pottery; Jeff Lightcap, original furniture design; Barbara McNamara, paintings; John Verl McNamara, sculpture; Sarah Bursley McNamara, photographs; Natalie Share, drawings and jewelry; Laura Soosloff, paintings; and Philip Soosloff, mixed media relief sculptures.
10. Cholke Photography & Fine Art Gallery, 2211 E. State St., (815) 226-9398: Organic PathsAn exhibit featuring various original art, handpulled prints, photography, and jewelry by artists Bob Cholke, Debra Capriola, Roland Poska, Sara Muender and various artists from Santa Fe, N.M.
11. Church Street Gallery, 835 N. Church St., (815) 961-8265: Northern ViewzPhotography, sculpture, painting, jewelry, scarves and other curiosities created by an award-winning group of snow and ice sculptors. See the world through the creativity of several locally and nationally recognized carvers. Featured artists include K. Dyer, Polly Freund, Nick Foster, Krista Gustafson, Dan Ingebrigtson, Jan Jann, Cal Kothrade, Greg Lang, Greg Moerner, Jeff Olson, Kevin Sawicki, Deb Scott and more!
12. Clabough Photography, 136 N. First St., (815) 962-4776: Impressionist StyleAn exhibit featuring impressionistic style photographs on canvas by Tom Clabough.
13. Crimson Ridge, 735 N. Perryville Road, (815) 399-9000: ARTrageousAn exhibit featuring artists Lori Frantz-Koenig, jewelry; Kai Mulford, painting on recycled items; Jim Souts, papier maché; and H. Edward Riddle, metal sculpture.
14. Cru, 509 E. State St., (815) 986-2633: UUII (Urban/Urbane 2)A continuation at the look of urban living using portraiture, street photography and urban landscape by Val Olafson.
15. Deborah Newton Studio, 130 N. Second St., (815) 962-1476: Peacock ProudArtist Deborah Newton features lush colors in large and very large original paintings.
16. East Wind Business Complex, 129 S. Phelps Ave., (608) 314-5734 or (815) 399-7687: An exhibit featuring original oil paintings by artist Pamela M. Smith.
17. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 Third Ave., (815) 962-6129: Sacred Seeds: EmergenceSee artists interpretations of where the seeds in the earth and those hidden in our hearts become open for renewal. Works in oils, watercolors, photography, fiber and mixed media. On both Friday and Saturday evening, there will be live music, fabulous food and artists demos. Entrance to the church is off Sixth Street and Second Avenue.
18. Inspiration Salon, 2591 N. Mulford Road, (815) 639-9251: InspireA two-person exhibit featuring watercolor on Yupo paper and mixed media by Diane Jensen, and still life photography by Corwin Holmes. Digital photos will be available.
19. Irish Rose Saloon, 519 E. State St., (815) 964-0480: FIXTURESThis show is an appreciation of our (Irish Rose) employees and patrons, made by employees and patrons. Featured works are a combination of painting, mixed media and sculpture by artists Jesy Grose, Randall Correia, W. Alan Williams, Kathryn Martin and more.
20. JustGoods Listening Room/Gallery, 201 Seventh St., (815) 965-8903: Spring FlingAn exhibit featuring works by Deborah Stromsdorfer, poured acrylic on canvas and color flower photography by Amy Holmquist. Amy has enlarged mounted photos and cards available. Join them for an evening of live music, food, wine and art!
21. Katies Cup of Art, 502 Seventh St., (815) 964-8280, ext. 10: Katies Cup of ArtWorks by artists Joyce Rieken, realistic painter; Robbie Martin, ceramics; Juli Garton, recycled album cover totes; Stephanie Nordlin, fiber art; Peggy Hutten, recycled mixed media collage pieces; Kevin Richards, abstract painter; Ray Schulz, landscape pastels; and Dustin Waller, photography.
22. Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St., (815) 965-8146: Natures Landscapes in Black & WhiteArtist Jim Wallar exhibits black-and-white landscape photography from upper Midwest, Gulf Coast and desert.
23. Kortman Gallery, 107 N. Main St., (815) 968-0123: Mixed MessagesRockford artist Javier Jimenez of Saturated Threads takes a step back from his commercial silk-screening to present his body of fresh, eye-catching, silk-screened works gathered from ideas old and new.
24. Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State St., (815) 965-0931: Krypto Spring SceneEclectic collection of art by artists Luis Seijas, Dustin Hardcastle, Sean Halcom, Brad Nation, Jonathan Hillenbrand, Jami Beck, Brian Hierstein, Isaac
Velasco, Tim Atwell, Peter Mera, Jesus Correa, Jason Glidden and Jason Ssg. These artists are all over the place stylistically and in terms of media. Prepare to be splendored.
25. Midwest Stone Source, 915 23rd St., (815) 395-8677: FormalitiesRockford artists represented by a variety of media including photography, painting, pottery, wood sculpture and artistic light fixtures by Brad Nordlof, Roni Golan, Salem Barker, Dee Santorini, Robbie Martin, Dustin Waller, Karen Hilliard and Danielle Lavetta Burbach. The art on display is surrounded by beautiful natural stones and marble from South America that can easily function as art of nature.
26. New Dimensions Studio @ Womanspace, 3333 Maria Linden Drive, (815) 877-0118: Nothing but BirdsDiscover birds in landscapes, seascapes, still life and portraits to welcome spring! Featured artists include Dorothy Bock, Fran Bock, Judith Hayes, Cindy Hughes, Elaine Hirschenberger, Cindy Linnabary, Barbara McNamara, Tracy Pease, Wanie Reeverts and Lenora Maier.
27. North Main Studios & Gallery, 2500 N. Main St., (815) 519-1809: New works in sculpture, painting and photography will fill the halls and new gallery space. Featured works by Jon Wenger, photography; Evan Thomas, sculpture; Bennett Petty, sculpture; Ron Clevenger, mixed media; and John Lamar, painting and sculpture. Art studios are available.
28. Northern Leaf Imaging, 4801 Boeing Drive, (815) 494-1134: Spring FeverJoin photographer Brad Nordlof and watercolor artist Karen Harding as they present their new and exciting works from all four seasons.
29. Perfect Frame, 6450 E. Riverside Blvd., (815) 654-8500: Perfect Expressions 09Art styles include Raku art by Robert Sunday, paintings by David Coffey and Paula Marsh, Rockford photography by Mark West, unique textile art from Brandon Pair, animation art by Hardrick Gulley and much more!
30. Poska, 2213 E. State St., (815) 316-2979: From AlbuquerquePat Cohen displays pottery vessels and pendants in this unique and stimulating environment.
31. Possessions, Highcrest Center, 1642 N. Alpine Road, (815) 399-9190: Artists PossessedA combination of unique art featuring Barbara Berney, digital art, jewelry; Tim Hagerty, acrylics; Diana Pratt Alexander, decorative serving ware; Joyce Rieken, painting; Tim Hawley, metal/mirror sculpture; Jennifer Hillistad, sculpture; Bob Kerwin, interesting little boxes; Sherry Viktora, jewelry, glass; Sandi Uram, mixed media; and Kay Kolls, jewelry. Entertainment by Jim Hagerty.
32. RAW ART 2, 622 St. Louis Ave. (corner of Charles and St. Louis): VisionsAn exhibit of functional, non-functional, organic metal sculpture in Russ Blahniks new gallery.
33. Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 E. State St., (815) 963-6765: All that Glitters IS GOLDThe Japanese in the 16th and 17th century developed a ceramic technique called RAKU. Years of chemical and ceramic testing have produced a brilliant, stable gold glazeJim and Shawn Barbagallo successfully took silver and converted it into gold. Open Saturday onlysee a live demonstration from 3 to 5 p.m.
34. Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St., (815) 968-2787: Moby Dick: Heart of the SeaPresents imagery related to the classic Melville novel Moby Dick. Artists transform the action of the novel and characters into paintings, prints and sculpture that explore the psychological depths of the storyline. Featured artists include George Klauba, Kathleen Piercefield and Robert McCauley. (Exhibit remains on display through July 5.) Open Saturday during ArtScene from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Free gallery walk at 11 a.m.) MEMBERS ONLY, Friday, April 17.
35. Rockford Bahai Center, 1650 N. Alpine Road, (815) 978-6464: Its a New Day!This exhibit will include both visual and performance art reflecting the theme Its a New Day. There will be a variety of artists represented.
36. Sacred Art Tattoo, 406 E. State St., (815) 708-7888: In the FleshPhotography, watercolor, prisma color and tattoo-related art by artists Chris Hummel, Ryein Rawhoof, Ron Rawhoof, Sean Holcom, Amanda Peashooter, Lee DeLavergne and Jessica Lao.
37. Ted Simmering Studio, 200 Prairie St. (second floor), (815) 566-1043: Fresh ProduceOriginal new artwork by Ted Simmering, Tabatha Dougherty, Jim Julin, Stuart Roddy, Rosie Clay, Charles Jones, Megan Centonze, Steve Stender, AC Klein and Mark John Hoffman.
38. Tom Littrell Design, 317 Market St., (815) 621-4668: A Synergy of Interior Design and Original ArtExperience the relationship of original art and the interior design elements of fabrics, wall coverings, floor coverings and accessories.
39. Wall Blank.com Studio, 200 Prairie St., Studio 202, (815) 708-8868: New Showing at the Old BreweryFour local photographers take on the century-old brewery on the river. Featured artists include Pablo Korona, Brian Milo, Cari Ann Wayman and Ryan Davis.
40. The Wax Room, 129 Phelps Ave., (Building 5, Suite 512C), (815) 914-3928: Enhancing NatureArtist Rhonda Van Laeke displays digitally-enhanced photographs that can be customized to meet the colors of any home or business. With more than 10 years of photography experience, macro photography is Rhondas specialty.
41. Unique Yarns, Edgebrook Center, 1663 N. Alpine Road, (815) 282-5481: KOYAANISQATSI: Life out of Balance (Hopi Indian)An exhibit featuring a collaboration of works by artists Sean P. Gibbons, Casey Giglio, Ellyn Ahmer and Nadja Schutt. Showcasing wearable art, knitwear, apparel design and original paintings with a focus on fiber art and experimental textile fabrication.
from the April 15-21, 2009, issue