Spring ArtScene

Spring ArtScene 2016
Friday, April 15, 5-9 pm

Saturday, April 16, 4-9 pm

For more info:
info@artsforeveryone.com

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.


http://artscene.downtownrockford.org/
  


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317 Studio & Gallery, 317 Market Street

“2:21”
Two locations and 21 local artists exhibit at 317 Studio & Gallery and Ameriprise Financial.                
Canvas, glass, jewelry, photography and more will fill two spaces by artists Jean Apgar, Karen
Arthurs, David Boccignone, Melinda Carlson, Tabatha Dougherty, Steve Edwards, Jon Fassett,
Sieg Fritz, Jill Golden, Kate Grinnell, Tom Holoubek, Kenzie Knabe, Greg Lamont, Jenny  Mathews,
Bruce McDonald, Kyle McDonald, Therese Rowinski, Craig Samuelson, Dee Santorini, James
Scanlon and Greg Whitson.

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410 Mulberry, 410 Mulberry Street

A showcase of works by Esteban Perez and Patrick Garcia.

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412 Mulberry, 412 Mulberry Street

Showcasing Cari Ann Wayman & Friends Photo Exhibit (upstairs loft space) and The Frank Schier
Art Collection  (upstairs raw space).

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Abreo Restaurant, 515 E. State Street

“OFF" COLOR: an exploration of art & food from a color blind perspective
Artist Brett Whitacre and chef Paul Sletten will collaborate to bring together two nights of food
and art in a communal setting. Paul will be preparing a dinner inspired by the art set in a large
communal table amongst the art of Brett. Cost will also include a custom print by Brett.
Reservations and more information call Abreo. Walk ins welcomed. 
OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

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Ameriprise Financial, 6870 Rote Road, Suite 102

 “2:21” See 317 Studio & Gallery for more information.

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Anderson Japanese Gardens, 318 Spring Creek Road

“Arts for All”
A showcase of mixed media and alcohol inks by Karla Lombardo, watercolor by Alan Williams
and a collection of pieces from the Jefferson & Guilford High School Senior Portfolios.
 

 

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Art Matters Artist Coop, 505 N. Madison Street

“Discard/Regard: New life from something, someplace or an idea once cast away; artists
revive, reinvent, resurrect!”

Featuring artists Tracy Triplett, John Gardner, Amy Phillip, Kurt Erickson, Margret Hynes,
Dale Sinderson, Ellyn Ahmer, Ted Simmering, Renee Rieskamp, Stuart Roddy, Drew Eurek,
John Lamar, Joe Hunt, Amanda Lovell, Izzy Adams, Hailey and friends Time Machine and
Mike Hawk, video.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. FRIDAY & 9 P.M. SATURDAY

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Ascension Art Studio, 323 W. Jefferson Street

“A World In Itself”
Abstract expressionist Hans Hofmann said, “ A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses
and emotions of the artist’s world.”  At this open studio event, come explore the interesting
and exciting “worlds” created by artists Barry Reithmeier, Ron Clevenger, Ray Schulz, Paul
Henderson, Janus Rose, Mark Pflughoeft and Carol Pflughoeft.

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Bee's Knees General Store, 118 N. First Street

“Art and Photo History of State Street, Rockford, IL”
An exhibit featuring a picture postcard history of Rockford (RR Star photo archives) by Kerry
Knodle, Dan Cunningham, paintings; Chantal Maroney, fiber arts; and Dorothy Rush, jewelry.

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Bennie's Cleaners, 126 N. First Street

“Renewal”
Works by Sue Abare, watercolor; Diana Alexander, 3D mixed media; Shawn Barbagallo, Raku gold
pottery; Carrie Baxter, acrylic mixed media; Nick Baxter, photography; Savon Blosser, beaded
and metal jewelry; Michelle Dorr, acrylic painting; Julie Ekstam, painting; Kurt Erickson, digital
collage and acrylic painting; Karen Gines, acrylic painting; Kim Girouard, jewelry; Marsha
Goodheart, mixed media; Jason Gough, neon; Anne Johnson, mixed fiber creations; Gordie
Johnson, turned wood; Pam Kehoe-Peterson, jewelry; Norm Knott, mixed media; Tom Linden,
Plein Air oils; Cynthia Linnabary, hand-built pottery; Kari McDonald, woodblock printmaking;
Gail Moreland, photography; Scott Mount, watercolor; Sue Mount, watercolor; Sherry Pritz,
digital photography; Wanie Reeverts, watercolor; Una Ryan, fabric/mixed media; Barbara
Santucci, painting; Nadja Schutt, jewelry and painted silk; Jeffrey D. Swanberg, photography;
Chinacat Tang, acrylic painting and linoleum print; Meghan Turley, painting and Rafaela Wickstrum,
painting and mixed media. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. FRIDAY & 9 P.M. SATURDAY

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Boone County Historical Museum, 314 S. State Street

“A Boone County Collective”
In addition to the Boone County Historical Museums permanent exhibits, the museums
“local artist” collection will come out of storage!  Paintings, 3D works and photography
by professional and up-and-coming artists featuring Palette of Light, Laura Easton Frazier,
Tim Storm and others.  Free museum admission and refreshments!

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Clabough Photography, 136 N. First Street

An exhibit featuring digital photography including samples of Corel Painter by Tom Clabough.

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Der Rathskeller Restaurant, 1132 Auburn Street

An exhibit featuring works by Drew Eurek and Mario Duarte. Drew has been painting in oils for 17 years in the Northern Rockford area.  His work plays with abstract expression and action brush strokes within a disciplined composition. Each color and line is well thought out and moved throughout the process to give a layered effect. Charcoal lines, which are sometimes visible, shape the pieces you see before you.Mario Duarte will feature metal 3-d wall sculptures and outdoor wall sculptures in the beer garden.

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Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 Third Avenue

“Midtown Does ArtScene: eat snacks/FREE GLITTER Auburn CAPA Art”An exhibition of artwork by students from the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) program at Auburn High School.  CAPA provides a comprehensive, in-depth arts program.  This show features drawing, painting and sculpture.  Emmanuel Lutheran values the arts as an important bridge between our humanity and our spirituality.  The Church is a venue for visual art, dance & music.  Enjoy musical entertainment by Andy Strong (pianist) and Tom Mac & Friends (Annan Lomo & David Stocker) and Marshall Middle School Talent Club on Friday evening and Bryn Fleming's Acoustic Trio, Cave of Dreams and make-and-take crafts on Saturday evening.  

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Ethnic Heritage Museum, 1129 S. Main Street

“Friends of Ethnic Heritage Museum Art Work”
An exhibit featuring artists Deni Upshaw-Concrete Art Pieces (end tables, plaques, bowls);
Stephanie Mrowiec, fine art, portraits; Sylvia Wysocki, fun handmade jewelry; Boguslawa
Brzezinska, beaded artwork, folk design pottery, frames; Damian Domyslawski, charcoal,
colored pencil, oil pastel life drawings, mixed media and graphite. ALSO OPEN 2-4 P.M. SUNDAY

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Gallery 2213, 321 N. Church Street

“CRAZE” installation 1: examining textures, emotions and presentation
One of the creative minds behind local clothing brand RKFD Collection and creative space
Gallery 2213 presents his first solo art exhibition depicting feelings of depression, desire
and everyday life thru mediums of art, fashion and music.  Gallery 2213 will also be hosting
its monthly art party entitled “Art District” at District Bar & Grill on Saturday 4/16 at 9 p.m.  Balta
Ramirez will be painting live alongside a few other local artists featured in Spring ArtScene.
OPEN SATURDAY EVENING ONLY FROM 4-11 P.M.

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Gallery 610, 610 E. State Street

“The Art of Photography”
The grand opening of Gallery 610 will feature photography and other works by Ian Sykaluk, Nathan Arroyave, Jacob Polhill, Alec Reicher and many more. 
OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

 

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Garrison Lofts, 419 John Street, Loft #111

An exhibit featuring pastel paintings , mixed media, furniture and whimsical decorative items
by Susan Simmert and paintings, painted ceramics and jewelry by Judith Meyer.  Also featured
will be works by Riann Carlson in Loft #107.

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Irish Rose Saloon, 519 E. State Street

“Collectively Colorblind”
Rockford University Artists come together again in a remix of progress.  This show is inspired
by the idea of perception and what it means to see art for what it is.  The work represents the
unexpected ways our experiences of the world.  The media and process differ among the
exhibiting artists in this show.  A variety of prints, paintings and ink work will be on display
featuring artists Natalie Mork, Judith Goudy, Shelby Boe, Damian Helser, Leah Pripps, Amelia
Mcpeek, Sherry Witz, Drew Walker and Haley Foster.
  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

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Just Goods, 201 7th Street

“Midtown Does ArtScene!”

An exhibit featuring works by Steve Coogan in conjunction with Rockford Urban Ministries

“Used Art Sale.” Musical entertainment by J-A-Si Product on Friday evening and Tim Shaffer on Saturday evening.

 

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Kandinsky's Creative Group, 1639 N. Alpine Road

“Unique RKFD”
Kandinsky’s Creative Group in conjunction with Edgebrook presents Art on the Edge: A Pop-Up
Art Show.
  This show is the 4th installment in the series and is titled “Uniquely RKFD”.
See the story of Rockford told by the members of the Kandinsky’s Creative Group featuring
Lenny French, Nina Hackman, Drew Eurek, Diane Tepper, James Scanlon, Tory Valanti,
Jenny Mathews and David Zoberis.
  Learn what makes Rockford such a unique place and how
these artists celebrate that unique side.  Place your bid in our silent auction to benefit the
Rockford Area Arts Council and Kandinsky’s Creative Group.  Art can be viewed at the Pop-Up Gallery located next to Lucha Cantina and within participating Edgbrook merchants. More info visit
Kandinsky’s Creative Group on Facebook or edgebrookshops.com

OPEN 10 A.M. – 9 P.M. FRIDAY & SATURDAY

 

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Kaney Building, 424 7th Street

“Midtown Does ArtScene!”
An exhibit showcasing works by Leigh Kuyper, painting; Melinda Peterson-Fluatt, Star Wars
drawings; Scott Miles, nuts & bolts object art; Brian Curry, bicycle innovations; Valerie Gibbons,
mini painted stools for Cancer Awareness; Bill Benson, functional wood art; Madge Gulley, paintings;
Lilliam Gibbons, paintings and others.  Enjoy musical entertainment by Paul Bronson Friday evening and Paul Pena on Saturday evening.

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Katie's Cup, 502 7th Street

“Midtown Does ArtScene: Express-oh Art”
An eclectic exhibit featuring works by Tom Asher, functional wood sculpture; David Zoberis, mixed media; Mary Rosandich, stained glass;  Les Morgan, photography; Sheila Carey, handcrafted gemstone jewelry; and Scott Payne, painted animal skulls, bones and other.  Enjoy musical entertainment by Emerald Wind Harp & Flute on Friday evening and Merv Collins on Saturday evening.

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Kortman Gallery, 107 N. Main Street

“Please Stand By”
An exhibit featuring mixed-media paintings by Rockford artist Collin Harrison.  His paintings
are a vibrant collage of stenciled spray paint inspired by the depth of visual history at local
graffiti destinations.  OPEN 5-9 P.M. FRIDAY & 10 A.M. -6 P.M. SATURDAY

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Kryptonite Bar, 308 W. State Street

“No Love Lost”
Carly Rice is originally from San Diego, California and has been influenced by the contrasting
landscapes and demographics of Illinois and Rockford.  Her work was previously in painting
and she brings some of those elements into her photography.  Forever enchanted by new
muses, her latest endeavors have been a juxtaposition of beauty and deterioration.

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Lock & Key Fine Art Gallery, 2310 Charles Street

“No Good Intentions”
This gallery showcases a new body of abstract work by artist Dan Moorman as well as a
large walk-through installation.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

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Locust Street Press, 116 W. Locust Street

“Shenanigans”
Friends of Locust Street Press present a conglomeration of artistic expressions across many
mediums.  Try your hand at letterpress and family-friendly hands-on art projects!  Come
enjoy art!  Come make art!  Sneak peek at #LSPshenanigans.

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Lucette Salon & Spa, 508 E. State Street

“Celebrating Earth Month”
Creating awareness through art about the plight of our greatest source of fresh water, The

Great Lakes.  Artists include Natasha Straight, James Scanlon, Cindy Vondran, Jenny Mathews
and Nancy Olson Yehling. OPEN UNTIL 9 P.M. FRIDAY & 10 P.M. SATURDAY

 

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Midtown District, 203 7th Street

“Midtown Does ArtScene!”
An exhibit showcasing works from Phil Best, photography and Evangelina Jimenez, paintings.

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Minglewood, 333 E. State Street

“Bumble Gum and Dreamlands”
Jesus Correa exhibits new fun and interactive pieces that will reveal an enlightening look into
the workings of the inner mind of the acclaimed eclectic artist.  Photographer Breanda Elise
harnesses the power of tone, color, light and style to make ordinary and mundane surroundings
become a place of uncertainty.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. FRIDAY & 9 P.M. SATURDAY

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North Main Studios, 2500 N. Main Street

Our open theme show will feature works from local artists including a musical showcase
by Sophia Andaloussi, abstract art by John Lamar, photography by Stefi Jade, 2D paintings by
Brooke Englehart, photography by Suzanne Paul, book folding by Wende Blair, paintings by
Stefanie Davis, fashion from Ghetto Vampire Styles, photography by De Potts and more.
OPEN 5-10 P.M. FRIDAY & SATURDAY

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Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main Street

“The Wonderful World of Stephen Warde Anderson”
This exhibit
features 160 paintings with imagery inspired by history, mythology, film, and literature by this noted outsider artist; included is a documentary short exploring the Rockford native’s “marvelously eccentric” life and art. Through May 30. ALSO AT RAM: 75th Young Artist Show: Youth Division (through May 8). ART ANNEX: Mary McNamara Bernsten (through July 31) 

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Rockford aRt.cade 6 @ The Parlour, 412 E. State Street

“Rockford aRt.cade 6”
Rockford aRt.cade presents its 6th all new exhibition of work inspired by the world of video
games, featuring 17 artists, music from the entire history of gaming and delicious baked goods
by Yolo’s Sweets all packed into The Parlour’s beautiful new space!  Artists include Vince Bertolami,
Jon Candiotta, Kelly Cantilena, Ren Clarke, Damion Davis, Ginny Dyreson, Kirk Dyreson, Jori Ann
Lee, Jon Michael Lennon, Amy Nyberg, Angel Onofre, Branden Pair, Joshua Palmer, Leo Perez,
Ariel Pittaway, Chris Piszczek and Chris Wing.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

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Rockford Baha'i Center, 1650 N. Alpine Road

“Many Faces 1 Journey”
Art inspired by the theme “Many Faces 1 Journey” featuring artists Esteban Perez, Jane
McMillan, Ann Rundall, Karen Johnson, Judy Moe and Sharon Nesbit-Davis.  Attendees will
also have the opportunity to create self-portraits.  Open Mic sessions will be held throughout
the event.

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Rockford City Hall, 425 E. State Street

“The Last Picture Show”
An exhibit featuring the talents of the Rockford Art Guild Artists.  Over 20 artists display
works in paintings to pottery, woodworking to glass bead jewelry featuring John Naretta,
Chuck Gregory, Tom Harrison, John Hantsch, Paula Marsh, Carol Gutto, Jose Sente, Kari
Hazzard, John & Beth Wemmer, Pam Parkinson, Don Hyson, Renee Rieskamp, Kristen
Merriman, Heather Sofran, Deb Mayer, Jake Malazzo and Kim Girouard.

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State of the Art Gallery, 218 E. State Street

“The Exceptional World of Colors”
Latest paintings by artist Roni Golan and other local artists featuring  glass, ceramics and more. 
A collaborative live painting performance will take place on Friday, April 15 from 7-8 p.m.
accompanied by the Eddie B. Jazz Band.  (Limited seating will be available 10 minutes before the show). Light snacks by Ronit’s Kitchen. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

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The Old Parthenios Luncheonette, 132 N. Church Street

“A Little of This and A Little of That”
An exhibit featuring ceramic sculpture by Margret Hynes, painting and sculpture by
John Lamar, jewelry and assemblage by Marilyn Lamar and sculpture and silk screened
t-shirts and clothing by Troy Thomas.
 OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

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The Olympic Tavern, 2327 N. Main Street

“PBR ArtScene & Ben’s Blues”
PBR themed art from a variety of Rockford artists.  Plus beautiful paintings of Blues musicians
by Ben Laskov from Palmer Square Studios.

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