Spring ArtScene 2019
Friday, April 12, 5-9 pm
Saturday, April 13, 4-9 pm
ArtScene in late April brings out thousands of art-lovers to galleries and studios all over town, to enjoy new exhibits of original works. Art Scene attracts so many fans because it is free, and it's fun for both the browser and the buyer.
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317 Art Collective resident artists and members have teamed up with Fringe Art Syndicate and DJ John Rawfunk to bring you a new wave of artistic hijinx! Featured artists include Laura Gomel, Jenny Mathews, Ryan Davis, Mindy Joy Nutter Young, Laura Frazier, Carolyn Bush, Jesus Correa, Therese Rowinski, Evangelina Jimenez, Bobbi Sorenson, Kittens of Industry, Ingrid Hyde, Jody Chandler, Muse Fragrances, Joanne Morgan, Jean Apgar, Cindy Vondran, Heather Moon, Ren Reiskamp, Sherry Pritz, Greg Lamont, Micki Whitacre, Mary McNamara Bernsten, Sarah Joseph, Rio Rigotti, Jason Gough, Drew Eurek, Brian Harker, David Slater, Karl Jahnke, Kelvin Candie, Folk Goblin Tintypes, Damion Davis, Kurt Erickson and Young Artists of Rockford. Cash bar provided by Prairie Street Brewhouse. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.
Come check out a motley collection of art work by ten artists who have been connected to the Rockford scene from the 90s to today. Artists include Jason Erler, Drew Eurek, Lynn Fischer, Brynhildur Guðmundsdóttir, Matt Herbig, Carrie Johnson, Mona Lindvall, Scott Long, Carmen Turner and Rick Zillhart. Curated by Carrie Johnson. (ADA Accessible)
An ecologist may cite something happening down river as a result of things going on up river. We often focus on Now, bringing imprints, default thinking, shadow emotions - often unconsciously and unaware - into understanding of Today. Artists Holly Blair-Cascio, Mark John Hoffman, Jessica Tackes, Charles Jones, Ginni Smith, Angelese Meyers, Ted Simmering, Amy Phillip, John Lamar, Marilyn Lamar, Elizabeth Wamsley, Dale Sinderson, Francine Sinderson, Stuart Roddy, Ren Rieskamp and more share their vision by exploring an expression of this flow. (ADA Accessible)
(NEW LOCATION/use parking lot on corner of 10th Ave and 9th Street)
A retrospective exhibit in which accomplished artists each present their work from the past to the present. Featured artists include Barry Reithmeier, Ron Clevenger, Ray Schulz and Janus Rose.
“The Art of Peace”
An exhibit including visual and performance art reflecting on the theme of “Peace” featuring artists Sharon Nesbit-Davis, Al Royal, Esteban Perez, Judy Moe, Karen Johnson, Contessa Tucker, Ann Rundall and student artists. There will also be an opportunity to paint your own picture of “peace”.
Works by Sue Abare, watercolor; Shawn Barbagallo, Raku Gold pottery; Savon Blosser, beaded and metal jewelry; Tabatha Dougherty, painting and mixed media; Julie Ekstam, painting; Kurt Erickson, digital collage and acrylic painting; Drew Eurek, painting; Karen Gines, acrylic painting; Marsha Goodheart, mixed media; Cindy Hughes, mixed media; Jasmina Jovanovic, painting; Pam Kehoe-Peterson, jewelry; Norm Knott, mixed media; Tom Linden, Plein Air oils; John Linquist, painting; Cynthia Linnabary, hand-built pottery and painting; Karla Lombardo, painting; Linda Lombardo, stained glass; Scott Mount, painting; Sue Mount, mixed media; Sherry Pritz, digital photography; Jim Regnier, ink drawing; Barbara McNamara, painting; Una Ryan, painting and fiber; Nadja Schutt, jewelry and painted silk; Jose Sente, mosaic; Jeffrey D. Swanberg, photography; Chinacat Tang, acrylic painting and linoleum print and Meghan Turley, painting. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. FRIDAY & 9 P.M. SATURDAY. (ADA Accessible)
An exhibit showcasing a variety of works from local artists. (ADA Accessible)Click for map this location
Join the Art Triad Collective showcasing a variety of original art, neon, collage, mixed-media and liquid paintings featuring artists Jason Gough, Dylan Mitchell and Angelia Massetti. Live music Friday and Saturday evening at 10 p.m. featuring General Evil (Friday) and Quilt Club (Saturday). OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.(ADA Accessible)
"Elle est belle" Les Art aussi
Showcasing artist Marta Njos Art Gallery. Impressive color, influenced by free life under the sea. Oil on canvas, a fusion of deep sea. Mist of energy, deep secret of the incredible ocean. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. (ADA Accessible)
An exhibit featuring exquisite and creative eggshell carvings and fine art, nature and travel photography by artists Gloria Fine, Bob Fine and Ethan Zentz. Framed and matted archival prints and greeting cards will be available as well. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.Click for map this location
Join Horseflower’s for our self-titled show Horseflower’s Unleashed. Checkout all the wonderful artwork done by our local artists. In addition, there will music by Betty Ray & The band. Along with some wonderful sweets treats from Wonderland Bakery. Plus interactive art projects on the front promenade. Make sure to stop in and join our fun creative Community where all are welcome as friends and everyone is treated like family. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. (ADA Accessible)
“Bodied in Vibrations”
Live healing crystal and copper body art wrapping featuring artist Tamika Brown. Come in and experience the unexpected at this unique black light glow art gallery!
“Division & Co. Grand Opening Party”
The ground floor of the Innovatech Building will be host to the grand opening of Division & Co’s new studio and boutique featuring a custom motorcycle show, new art from Fatherless Print Posse, and the screen prints and illustrations of Joe Tallman and Alison Wuest (Flat Planet Press). Upstairs will feature fine art from Maximino, Drew Eurek, Shaniqwa Porter, and Bailey Snider. R-Strong will feature Buddah Barrios, Jaime Perez, Ben Pritchard, and DJ Vic Monsta. Free refreshments! OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.
“On A Mission: Photography by Sharon Thomas”
Photography exhibit featuring a variety of subjects photographed in Africa, Indonesia and Central America as well as local scenes. Prints in several mediums from metals to canvas. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. (ADA Accessible)