Live Figure Drawing Exhibition
The Quincy Art Center will be hosting an opening reception for the Live Figure Sessions Group on Friday, January 25 at 7: 00 p.m. in the Elizabeth M. Sinnock Gallery. All the works shown will have been started in the Quincy Art Center’s studio during the Live Figure Sessions which take place every Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. The artworks will portray various Live Models and poses which demonstrate the beauty of the human figure. Different mediums such as charcoal, watercolor, oil pastels, and clay have been used. The artworks will be displayed from Friday, January 25 through Sunday, February 3. There will be a “People’s Choice Award” voted on the night of the opening reception. The Quincy Art Center and volunteers will be providing appetizers, wine, and other beverages. Karl Warma and Angelo Joseph Sugg will be providing live music. Please bring your friends and family! Generous sponsorship for this exhibit has been provided by Gully Transportation, Friends of the Art Center, and the Illinois Arts Council, an agency of the State. Art Center Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There is a suggested $3.00 admission charge for adults and $1.00 for seniors, students and children. Please check our website for updates on educational classes. For additional information please visit our website, call (217) 223-5900, or e-mail Lana Rabe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Olivia Petrides: Acorns and Auroras
Rudy Pozatti: The Twelve Labors of Hercules
May 11 - July 13, 2012
Generous sponsorship for both exhibits has been provided by Jon and Mariann
Barnard, Dr. William and Kathy Birsic, Bruce Broemmel, and Jane Daniels.
May 11 - July 13, 2012
In the Katharine Gardner Stevenson Gallery the Olivia Petrides: Acorns and Auroras exhibit has two very unique and distinctive collections of her work. Her earlier series includes 21 intimate botanical watercolors created for the Peterson Field Guide to Western Trees, written by George A. Petrides, Olivia’s father. Peggy Macnamara, Artist-in-Residence at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Art Institute of Chicago, states “Her earlier work, small exquisite paintings of plants
and trees ground her in the respected tradition of scientific illustration, while her recent drawings represent their time, sinking the viewer into an undefined experience”. Some of these botanical works are on loan from the Collection of the Illinois State Museum and others are from individual collections in Chicago. Her recent work includes 15 ink and gouache drawings inspired by the “aurora borealis,” also known as the Northern Lights in the Arctic. Each gouache and ink drawing translates the fluid gestures of the lights and is a tribute to the kinetic process and the flux of nature. These pieces vary in size with the largest works being approximately 5’ by 12’. In the words of Doug Stapleton, Associate Curator of Art at the Illinois State Museum, “Petrides supplants the representation mode of nature with gesture and patterns bounded only by the paper, and counseled by a balance between compositional integrity and gestural abandon. Her Auroras are psychic space where we stand astonished before and emotive, expressive quality of immanence that releases us from reason’s constraints.” Rudy Pozzatti: The Twelve Labors of Hercules will be featured in the Sinnock Gallery and feature twelve lithographs portraying the twelve labors of the legendary Hercules. These prints explore the incredible exploits of Hercules as he battled the
following adversaries: Nemean Lion, Nine Headed Hydra, Stag with Golden Horns, The Great Boar, Augean Stables, Stymphalian Birds, Cretan Bull, Man-eating Mares of King Diomedes, Hippolyta, Geryon, Golden Apples of Hesperides, and Cerberus. In addition Pozzatti created a portrait head of Hercules to go with the series. Pozzatti’s lithographs are mostly black and white with just a few touches of color. His dramatic portrayal of these fantastic beasts brings the mythical tales of Hercules to life! This exhibition was organized by Normal Editions Workshop, School of Art, College of Fine Arts, Illinois State University and is supported in part by grants from the Fell Trust and the Illinois Arts Council, a State Agency.
Generous sponsorship for both exhibits has been provided by Jon and Mariann Barnard, Dr. William and Kathy Birsic, Bruce Broemmel, and the Illinois Arts Council, an agency of the State.
There is no admission cost for members and there is a $3.00 admission charge for non-member adults and $1.00 for seniors, students, and children.
Art Center Gallery hours are
12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
For additional information, please call (217) 223-5900