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View the multifaceted talent displayed in Rockfords 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.
PARTICIPATING ARTSCENE GALLERIES
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
Its 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.
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. Bennies Cleaners
126 First Street 964-3070
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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 ones 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 Dohms 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 @ Artmixed 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
Flowthe 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 CollegeClark 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: Rockfords best-kept secreta private collection of contemporary, pop, tribal art and sculpture garden. Debs 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 Lugossys 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.