Artists have American premiere at Kortman

French pop artist Aurelie de la Cadiere and Japanese contemporary figurative artist Etsuko Kobayashi will be featured in an exclusive American premiere exhibition at the Kortman Gallery. The exhibition title, “Two Women of 59 Rue de Rivoli,” is significant since both women create their dynamic works in their studios at 59 Rue de Rivoli, an alternative arts space in the heart of Paris.

Opening receptions for “Two Women of 59 Rue de Rivoli” will be held in conjunction with Rockford ArtScene Spring from 5-9 p.m., Friday, April 16, and from 3-9 p.m., Saturday, April 17, in the Kortman Gallery upstairs at J.R.Kortman Center for Design, 107 N. Main St., downtown Rockford. Information: 815/968-0123 or

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