ArtScene weekend!

ArtScene weekend!


View the multifaceted talent displayed in Rockford’s art community this Friday and Saturday at 28 participating ArtScene galleries.

Enjoy creations in watercolor, oil, and acrylic, mosaics, pastels, mixed media, jewelry, collage, wood, sculpture, ceramics, furniture and photography.

Enjoy these sculptures and paintings of landscapes, cityscapes, still life, florals and architectural elements.


1. 317 Market Street Gallery/Studios

317 Market Street • 968-3174

“Pathways of the Mind.” National invitational show of over forty artists plus open loft studios of Newton, Novak, Ekstam, Zimmer, Way, Kistler-Hinde, Court, Stegall, Cotti, Noerr, with paintings, sculpture, design and jewelry. Also: 50 “Taste” artists.

2. A Movable Feast

1676 N. Alpine Road • 227-0102

“It’s a Colorful World.” An exhibit of paintings by Carol Twork Jacobs, whose work focuses on stylized depictions of animals and plants with brilliant hues. A study of color, texture and decorative pattern informs all of her paintings.

3. Artery

514 E. State Street •


“Artery Scene.” Sensuous oil paintings by Claude Karch, painting on wood by Roni Golan, oil pastel drawings and textiles by Dawn Smolinski, and more.

4. Bacchus Wine Bar

515 E. State Street • 968-9463

“Malleable Metal!” Local artist and metal sculptor H. Edward Riddle displays wall hangings and 3-dimensional metal art for home, office, and gardens.

5. Bennie’s Cleaners

126 First Street • 964-3070

“Jewels of Light and Energy.” Abstract paintings Continued on page 19

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and mixed medium sculpture by Karen Gines that invite you to stretch out across the universe and feel the pulse of light and sound. Bejeweled furniture and wall pieces by Norm Knott featuring gems to catch the eye and themes to engage the imagination. Exhibit of greeting cards by Casie Leneé Wedige.

6. Sally Bradley Interiors

1644 N. Alpine Road • 229-9595

“Landscapes and Lives.” Paintings and assemblage reflecting our internal “journey of the soul.” Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung would be proud! Featuring artists Doris Tyler Sarhanis, Santa Fe artist/painter and Ray Schulz, Rockford graphic designer/artist. Beautiful images and colors to inspire passages.

7. Brewmasters Coffee & Cafe

3750 E. State Street, Suite 1 • 229-8282

“Hands of Light.” A perfect blend of sculpture and photography highlighting human hands by Nels Akerlund and Anna Brahmstedt.

8. Church Street Gallery

835 N. Church Street • 961-8265

“Realism or Not.” Paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor and hand painted silk by Christy Andres, Jean Apgar, Barbara Burns, K. Dyer, Catherine Gambino, Cam Roberts, Kathy Rybicki, Barbara Santucci and Peg Sowle.

9. Clodius & Co. Jewelers at Stewart Square

308 W. State Street • 490-9400

“Jewelry in the 21st Century.” A unique collection by Mark Clodius of original jewelry designs executed in precious materials exhibited in an extraordinary gallery space.

10. The Divine Cup at the Millennium Center

220 S. Madison Street • 965-6247

“The Force of One Truth.” Works in oil and canvas by Michael Wasserman, and performances by acoustic artist James Stephen.

11. Ingrid Neuhofer Dohm Studio

1432 Myott Avenue • 282-3184

“The Studio is Open.” Still life, landscapes, cityscapes, florals in watercolors and acrylics in representational and impressionistic style by Ingrid Neuhofer Dohm.

12. Illinois Decorator Center & Gallery

2219 E. State Street • 398-3095

“Made in America, Again.” Artistic home furnishings and decorative accessories created from architectural appointments salvaged from structures across the country by Robin & Jeff Janson.

13. J.R. Kortman Center for Design

107 N. Main Street • 968-0123

“Roots and Branches.” An installation of mixed media sculpture and 3-dimensional ceramic reliefs by Margret Hesler-Hynes.

14. The Morrissey Building

127 N. Wyman Street • 965-5505

“Red +.” Collective works in sculpture, mixed media, acrylics, oils, pastels and mosaics by Bob Apolloni, “Red” Argraves, Michael Felse, Jim Julin, Tim Monroe, Eileen Morrissey, Tom Nali, Hans Schumacher, Maya Simmons and Adriana Villagomez. Also featured is Paul Harvey Oswald “Mixed Media Performance Art.”

15. New Dimensions Gallery


3333 Maria Linden Drive • 877-0118

“Mandala: Circle of Light.” WOMANSPACE artists featuring sacred circles whose centers depict the personal and the cosmic image of each one’s life in watercolor, fabric, fiber, acrylic, oils, clay, wire and wood.

16. North Suburban Library Gallery

6340 N. Second Street • 633-4247

“Art in the Library.” A variety of shapes and textures featured in a display of ceramics by Diane Rose Dailing and Ginny Hatwich, and a discovery of the beauty of other lands that inspired Ingrid Neuhofer Dohm’s landscapes and cityscapes: “Visiting Europe” in watercolors and acrylics.

17. Octane Upbeat Casual Dining

124 N. Main Street • 965-4012

“The Chet & Maureen Empire.” The animals of “The Chet & Maureen Empire” living together in a world of postcards. Native Vermonter, August Miller presenting a series of adventures through books, dioramas, slides, and various other media. An interactive delight for all ages.

18. Paragon on State

205 W. State Street • 963-1660

“The Evolution.” In partnership with Young @ Art—mixed media works by artist Axel Cruz.

19. Stephen Pitkin Photography

611 Chestnut Street 965-1991

“New Work.” New paintings and constructions by Matt Herbig and Greg Miller.

20. Wanie Reeverts Studio

4092 Kesteven Square Drive • 965-1870

“Flow—the Fine Art of Healing.” A watercolor showcase for the well-being of body, mind and spirit by Wanie Reeverts. “Harp and Soul” featuring Harold Wisch, and “Where Dark Sings Lightly” poetry reading by Cindy Guentherman, Mary Hotlen, and Wanie Reeverts.”

21. Rockford Area Arts Council

713 E. State Street • 963-6765

“The Arts Council Trio.” Featuring “Funkadelic Furniture” by Ann-Margret Naber, and work by apprentices and lead artists of ArtsPlace 2001.

22. Rockford Art Museum

711 N. Main Street • 968-2787

“Ocean Earth Development Corporation: Policy Models” Featuring beautiful collages by Andrew Young, “Recent Acquisitions” by Tony Oursler and Carrie Mae Weems, and Creation Station, an interactive area for children and adults.

23. Rockford College—Clark Arts Center Gallery

5050 E. State Street • 226-4000

“Ghostly Creations/Dark Inspirations.” Rockford Area Artists Kristine Allen, Stephen Anderson, Bonnie Anderson, Mary Ellen Befring, Ken Biddle, Michael Bugler, Steve Coogan, Michael Cotti, John Deill, Michelle Dorr, Sherrie Dorr, Julie Ekstam, Barbara Elam, Mike Foster, Sandy Frick, Theresa Ganzer, Matthew Herbig, Brent Jones, Jim Julin, Pam Kehoe-Peterson, Arline Kimbel Sadlon, Laura Knie, Mark Knie, Robert McCauley, Marlene McCauley, Leslie Jean Nautiyal, Deborah Newton, Rick Nielsen, Bill Olson, Paul Pinzarrone, Philip Soosloff, Joan Lee Stassi, Maggie Thienemann and Betsy Youngquist explore the Halloween/Day of the Dead theme in a variety of styles, media and voices.

24. Ryan J. Rudie Custom Pottery

1885 Business 20 West, Belvidere • 544-2031

“Fine Art Pottery.” Fine art pottery and wheel throwing performance by artist Ryan J. Rudie.

25. Something So Special at Edgebrook Center

1617 N. Alpine Road 226-1331

“…..and Tuscany, Too” Recent works by Diane Azaria-Tureson including several which were painted “on location” in Florence, and Salvadonica in the Tuscany region of Italy.

26. Deborah Stromsdorfer Studio

3602 Grenoble Court • 282-9645

“Light and Steel.” Exhibit featuring free-standing & wall sculptures by neon artist Jeff Coan, and indoor/outdoor steel sculptures by returning artist Paul Johnson. Plus: Rockford’s “best-kept secret”—a private collection of contemporary, pop, tribal art and sculpture garden. Deb’s own line of handmade vests and jackets will also be on display at this home/studio.

27. The Studio

5081/2 E. State Street 739-0927

“Wall Sculpture.” Nancy Von Lugossy’s unique vision interpreted into contemporary works of art in acrylic, metal, stone and birch.

28. WigWAM at Medicine Man Studios

510 E. State Street • 969-0960

“Brothers & Sisters.” Recent paintings on canvas and wood, collaborations in multimedia, furniture and functional sculptures by Russ Blahnik, John Deill, Lisa Frost, Jim Julin, Tim Monroe, Dawn Smolinski and Susan Smolinski.

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