Spring ArtScene

Spring ArtScene 2018

Friday, April 13, 5-9 pm

Saturday, April 14, 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.

 

Spring ArtScene 2018

Friday, April 13, 5-9 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, 4-9 p.m.

 



 


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317 Studio & Gallery, 317 Market Street

“Fourward!” Celebrating Four Years!
TWO GALLERY LOCATIONS 22 local artists exhibit at 317 Studio & Gallery and Ameriprise Financial. Watercolor, sculpture, photography, oils, acrylics, prints, mixed media and encaustics will fill two venues by artists Therese Rowinski, Greg Whitson, Laura Gomel, Jenny Mathews, Jean Apgar, Greg Lamont, Karen Arthurs, Tom Holoubek, Keri Colestock, Kathy O’Dierno, Dee Santorini, Paul Burkholder, Todd Gates, Carrie Johnson, Bob Coffey, Jon Fassett, Robert Johnson, Mark Ellena, Drew Eurek, Steve Edwards, Delores Burkholder, Cindy Vondran and Mona Lindvall* (only showing at Ameriprise Financial*).

 

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Abreo Restaurant, 515 E. State Street

Artist Rachel Bonacquisti showcases art inspired by icons who inspire her creativity.  Her portraits are mainly musicians with a sprinkling of famous writers and criminals.  Chase the burning sandalwood and sounds of Pink Floyd down the hall and you’ll find artist Nancy Yehling.  Charcol-streaked and stained, her technique results in highly sensual, negative-space images that appear to be “carved” from her medium.  Chicago Artist and Rockford native Victoria Johns uses color when she can’t use movement and voice.  Driven by emotion, curiosity, and connection, and she finds audience interpretation far more interesting than any steadfast meaning she could assign to any particular piece.  Carrie Johnson is a Rockford native and curator at Rockford Art Museum.  Her paintings and drawings focus on form, composition, and texture.  Using acrylics, oils, and other mediums, she manipulates the paint to build layered abstracts.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

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Ameriprise Financial, 6870 Rote Road

 TWO GALLERY LOCATIONS 22 local artists exhibit at 317 Studio & Gallery and Ameriprise Financial. Watercolor, sculpture, photography, oils, acrylics, prints, mixed media and encaustics will fill two venues by artists Therese Rowinski, Greg Whitson, Laura Gomel, Jenny Mathews, Jean Apgar, Greg Lamont, Karen Arthurs, Tom Holoubek, Keri Colestock, Kathy O’Dierno, Dee Santorini, Paul Burkholder, Todd Gates, Carrie Johnson, Bob Coffey, Jon Fassett, Robert Johnson, Mark Ellena, Drew Eurek, Steve Edwards, Delores Burkholder, Cindy Vondran and Mona Lindvall* (only showing at Ameriprise Financial*).

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Art Guild of Rockford at Trinity, 207 N. First Street

 “You Are What You Art”
A collection of works from the original Art Guild of Rockford spanning many mediums and art forms. Featured artists include Chuck Gregory, Kat Heitzman, Christiana Scholl, Laura Schemerhorn, Jill Martin-Golden, Mary Schemerhorn, Debbie Perrino, Jean Brough, John Hantsch, Pam Parkinson, Lisa Vogel, Don Hyson, John Naretta, David McWilliams, Kristi Hopp Kniess, John Wemmer, Beth Wemmer, Rebecca Bowman, Mary Jo Milazzo and Shiela Vestal-Akin.

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Art Hovel, 2017 Broadway

 “Slime Time!” 
Kid tested and mother approved...everything Nickelodeon!  Exhibiting artists include: Jon Candiotta, Chris Warkocki, Cory Amons, Brooke Lou, Tavio Escamilla, Lucian Kuranz and more! OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

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Art Matters Artist Coop, 505 N. Madison Street (NE corner of Prairie and Madison Streets)

 “When Doves Cry”
An exhibit addressing hurts and harms with artwork that nourishes, recognizes and lightens the load featuring artists Tabatha Dougherty, Ted Simmering, Holly Blair-Cascio, Amy Phillip, John Gardner, Margaret Hynes, Arlene Coffeen, Dale Sinderson, Dave McWilliams, Abby Wellwood, Damian Hesler, Marsha Goodheart, John Lamar and more.

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Baha'i Center of Rockford, 1650 N. Alpine Road

“Sisters-Brothers-Warriors-Goddesses” 
An exhibit including visual and performance art reflecting the theme “Sisters-Brothers-Warriors-Goddesses featuring artists Annette McLean, Judy Moe, Estaban Perez, Jane McMillan, Ann Rundall, Karen Johnson, Kathryn Brown, Ken Karnatz, Sharon Nesbit-Davis, Kilam El-Shabbaz, Maria Palmeri and more.  Special showing of “Sherman Park Rising” a film by Tia Richardson from Milwaukee on Friday at 7 p.m. 

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Bennie's Cleaners, 126 N. First Street

“Together Again”
Works by Sue Abare, watercolor; Shawn Barbagallo, Raku Gold pottery; Savon Blosser, beaded and metal jewelry; Terry Brown, wood; Michelle Dorr, acrylic painting; Julie Ekstam, painting; Kurt Erickson, digital collage and acrylic painting; Karen Gines, acrylic painting; Marsha Goodheart, mixed media; Cindy Hughes, mixed media; Pam Kehoe-Peterson, jewelry; Norm Knott, mixed media; Tom Linden, Plein Air oils; Cynthia Linnabary, hand-built pottery and painting; Karla Lombardo, painting; Linda Lombardo, stained glass; Barbara McNamara, painting; Scott Mount, painting; Sue Mount, mixed media; Sherry Pritz, digital photography; Wanie Reeverts, watercolor; Janus Rose, fauxtography; Una Ryan, painting and fiber; Dee Santorini, encaustic and pottery; Barbara Santucci, painting; Nadja Schutt, jewelry and painted silk, Jose Sente, mosaic; Jeffrey D. Swanberg, photography; Chinacat Tang, acrylic painting and linoleum print; Meghan Turley, painting and Daniel Williams, drawing.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. FRIDAY & 9 P.M. SATURDAY. 

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Capital House, 308 W. State Street

“Open at Last!”
An eclectic exhibit featuring photography, acrylic, oils, prints, watercolor and murals at Rockford’s newest downtown coffeehouse & eatery! Exhibiting artists include Paul Burkholder, Bob Coffey, Steve Edwards, Sieg Fritz, Laura Gomel, Greg Lamont, Jenny Mathews, Sherry Pritz, Therese Rowinski, Greg Whitson and murals by the 317 Mural Team.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. 

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Clabough Photography, 136 N. First Street

An exhibit featuring digital impressionistic images by Tom Clabough.  OPEN UNTIL 9 P.M. FRIDAY & 10 P.M. SATURDAY. 

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Fraim & Mortar Studio, 3022 Wallin Avenue

“This Forest”
Rockford natives interpret the natural world with watercolor, print and sculpture.  In their newly-remodeled gallery space, MainfraiM invites you to immerse yourself in this surreal experience of art inspired by the complexities and patience found in the furthest reaches of the forest.  Exhibiting artists include: Ben Boyce, trees/carnivore plants; Carmen Turner, stalactite sculpture; Jenny Mathews, fossils/geodes; Sarah McNamara, clouds/ mushrooms and Alison Weust, crystals.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. 

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Fringe Art Syndicate & Pop-Up Rockford, 402 E. State Street (3rd Floor/Rear)

“Spring Art Schism!”
Pop-Up Rockford is teaming up with Fringe Art Syndicate to bring you the most diverse, cutting edge artists, DJs and performance art exploring conflict and harmony.  A fusion of art and music featuring Laura Gomel, Jenny Mathews, Shane Swank, Jesus Correa, Sierra Wade, Kittens of Industry, Leigh Szuch, Kelvin Candie, Jody Chandler, Bobbi Sorenson, Breanda Fedie, Heather Moon, Freyja Sofran, Alison Weust, Joe Tallman, Erik Foster, Andrew Barber, Brian Harker, Ingrid Hyde, Gesso Black and Robert Martin Erickson.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. 

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Horseflower's Creative Hotspot & Gallery 5, 1404 N. Main Street, Studio 4

“Whimsical”
Enjoy a variety of works in painting, photography, fused glass and eggshell designs by artists Lenny French, Nina Hackman, Carole Lago, Paul Pinzarrone, Bob Fine, Gloria Fine and Ethan Zentz.  All artists and their works are exclusive to Horseflower’s Creative Hotspot & Gallery 5! OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. 

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Innovatech IT Consulting, 213 N. Third Street

“The Avant-Garde Who Defies Dilettantism”
A fusion of art featuring Gesso Black, Roni Golan, Beverly Broyles, Ron Clevenger, Amber Jean, Balta Ramirez, The Lucky Dutch and Dylan Lloyd.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. 

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Irish Pub, 1021 5th Avenue

“Midtown Does ArtScene”
Featuring works by the Artists of Rosecrance and Melinda Peterson-Fluatt, small scale acrylics. 

For more information please pick up a “Midtown Does ArtScene” program book.  For more information visit
www.midtowndistrict.org. 

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Irish Rose Saloon, 519 E. State Street

“Wilderness and Ruins”
Photography exhibit featuring abandoned houses and found objects by Cari Ann Wayman.
Jazz fusion music by local up and coming ten piece group “The Antitones” at 9 p.m. 
OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. 

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Just Goods Listening Room, 201 7th Street

 “Midtown Does ArtScene”
Featuring works by Melissa Paluzzi, watercolor paintings. For more information please pick up a “Midtown Does ArtScene” program book.  For more information visit www.midtowndistrict.org.

 

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Karnitz Art Gallery, 223 E. State Street (2nd Floor)

“Nature and Nudes”
Photographer John D. Nelson breaks the boundary between nature and our natural self through the lens of his camera.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. 

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Katie's Cup, 502 7th Street

“Midtown Does ArtScene”
An eclectic exhibit featuring works by Judith Goudy, Sheila Hecox, Mary Rosandich, Scott Payne
and Leah Kuyper.  For more information please pick up a “Midtown Does ArtScene” program book.  For more information visit www.midtowndistrict.org.

 

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Kortman Gallery, 107 N. Main Street

“Into the Wood”
Drawing inspiration from childhood storybook characters, nature, and spirituality, Brazilian artist Albino Junior creates remarkable miniature sculptures from wooden matchsticks. These striking and magical works, which Junior refers to as “Arte no Palito,” reveal his uncanny and inspired ability to carve these diminutive and unusual artworks. Joe Goral Sr. is a Rockford painter and woodworker, whose woodworking focuses on turned pieces using a lathe and scroll sawn typography. The materials for his work come from downed trees and limbs from around Winnebago county, old skateboards, and leftovers from other woodworking projects. Both artists share a unique, creative relationship with wood, and combined with their emotional and spiritual connections to the subject matter, blur the lines between craft and art. OPEN FRIDAY UNTIL 10 P.M. & SATURDAY UNTIL 9 P.M. 

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Leaf River Woodcrafters, 244 E. Riverside Blvd.

Artisan handcrafted slab wood rustic furniture by Greg O’Neil.  Custom wood-burned signs, plaques and woodturning by Whitney Fogle.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. 

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Midtown District Office, 203 7th Street

“Midtown Does ArtScene”
Featuring works by Steve Edwards, nature and landscape photographs on canvas and Melinda Cook, acrylic abstract painting and porcelain pottery. For more information please pick up a “Midtown Does ArtScene” program book.  For more information visit www.midtowndistrict.org. 

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Midtown District Space, 420 7th Street

“Midtown Does ArtScene”
Featuring works by Mario Duarte, metal reliefs and sculptures; Danny Miller, minimalist abstract acrylic paintings; Greg Miller, acrylic paintings and Diane Tepper, multi-media reliefs and jewelry. For more information please pick up a “Midtown Does ArtScene” program book.  For more information visit www.midtowndistrict.org. 

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Minglewood Boutique, 333 E. State Street

“Silky Screens, City Scenes & Peace Dreams”
Local artist and entrepreneur Benjamin Johnson, Silky Screen Print Co. showcases original design T-shirts with a lowbrow 70s style.  A throwback to artists like Ed Roth and R. Crumb. JJ Swanson reveals recently inspired creations in oil and acrylics on paper depicting dream-like cityscapes.  Cheri Sanford showcases energetic, vibrant, dramatic sized acrylics. Brock Pieper exhibits works in charcoal exploring fears and afflictions that bind our psyches and Lincoln Bias demonstrates live soap carvings.  Music and visual arts by Squird, DJ Dr. Projecto and Glitter.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. 

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Namaste Studios, 223 E. State Street

“The Art of Yoga”
Inspired by yogic practices, philosophy and symbolism, the mixed media art by Tammie Ciciura explores how the world looks when the body, mind and spirit are united. 

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Nicholson Building, 208 7th Street

“Midtown Does ArtScene”
Featuring works by Connor Hess, Animee, cartoons and pencil drawings; Ariel Hess, watercolors and pencil drawings; Cece Rub, prints, pencil, pastel; Brian Curry, bicycle innovations; Cindy Bielefeld, nature inspired crafts; David Zoberis, large scale acrylic and oil paintings. For more information please pick up a “Midtown Does ArtScene” program book.  For more information visit www.midtowndistrict.org. 

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Octane Interlounge, 124 N. Main Street

“Succluent Reprieve”
Exploring the edges of nature with sleek watercolors by Jenny Mathews and minimalist presentation by Jeremy Klonicki of MainfraiM.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. 

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Pranayama Yoga Studio, 517 E. State Street (Upper)

“Photography”
Featuring photography of Egypt (Sufi dancers), Croatia, Portugal and nature by artists Art Breck, Chris Mann and more.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

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Rockford Area Arts Council @ The Shumway Gallery, 713 E. State Street

“CAPA Student Art Exhibition”
An exhibit featuring artwork created by Rockford Public Schools CAPA (Creative and Performing Arts Program) students from Auburn High School and West Middle School. These young artists have an opportunity to display their talents and be honored for their accomplishments. 

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Rockford Art Deli, 402 E. State Street

“The Night Man”
Rockford, meet mut0n!  Southern artist. Acrylic & aerosol.  Lovers, rainbows, creatures, death. Larger than life + dope AF.  OPEN FRIDAY UNTIL 10 P.M. & SATURDAY UNTIL 9 P.M. 

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Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main Street

“The Laura + John Fraser Collection” (February 9-May 28, 2018)
This exhibition surveys one of the most recent major gifts to the Rockford Art Museum in its entirety.  The Fraser Collection is a stellar compilation of 122 contemporary pieces by an international roster of 57 artists, including several local and regional artists; on view are paintings, prints, drawings, mixed media, and sculpture.  Concurrent exhibits include the 77th Young Artist Show and selections from the RAM Collection. 

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Rockford Remade, 611 W. State Street

“Rockford Remade”
Artist Melodie Mull will be showcasing works by Women’s Life Recovery at Rockford Remade and Restoration Café and Bruce McDonald will be showcasing prints in the Restoration Café.  OPEN FRIDAY & SATURDAY UNTIL 6 P.M. 

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Rockford University Art Gallery, 5050 E. State Street (Clark Arts Center)

“Traces Remain”
Melissa Cowper-Smith explores the contemporary fear of disaster, abandonment, and displacement. Using plants such as bamboo, hosta, yucca, and daylily collected from The Penland School for Crafts and from her ecological farm in Morrilton, Arkansas, she hand makes paper. She uses this paper to create digital prints of her photographs and paintings created using imagery from small Ozark farms, abandoned buildings, and recently war-torn countries. She depicts natural and agricultural landscapes and domestic objects and interiors as a way of expressing physical intimacy and the forgetting and passing of time. 

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Salvaged By Sonya, 330 E. State Street

“The Artist and Her Students – Softplace Lifestyles”
Softplace Lifestyles is owned by artist and life coach, Geri Cook whose art can be found in private collections throughout the Midwest.  Inspired by the Old Masters, Geri utilizes Grisaille (a study in grey, underpainting) to achieve a deep and yet luminous quality to her work using acrylics and oils.  Our exhibit includes five of her top students currently learning and accomplishing fine art at Softplace Art Studio including Kim Koonmen, Chris Ergen, Vicki Chance, Patti McCormick and Debbie Cuthbertson.
 

Artist Daniel Cunningham will also showcase “Iterations,” small intimate acrylic on canvas pieces stressing repetition for an almost hypnotic effect.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. 

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Taco Betty's, 212 E. State Street

“Prints and Prayers”
Fatherless is excited to debut new work in celebration of Spring ArtScene 2018.  Come get a look at what we have been up to! DJ’s ShortBlackDude and Slick Vick Saturday evening beginning at 10 p.m. Enjoy the food, atmosphere and say hello at Taco Betty’s!!! 

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Tawdry Toast Studio, 1210 Buchanan Street

“A Mouthful of Greek Salad: An Exploration of Communication”
An exhibit featuring local artists Jessie Prouty, Brett Whitacre, Hayley Harris, Nathan Smith, Cory Amons, Bailey Snider, Lucian Kuranz, Arin Whitmore  and more ! Merchandise by Silky Screens Print Co. Food, live music and art at Tawdry Toast Studio!  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. 

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The Arc of Winnebago, Boone & Ogle Counties, 118 N. Main Street (The Nordlof Center)

“Inside Out”
A culmination of work produced by outsider artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities enrolled in Project Art-Open Studio including  Tim Ainsworth, Nancy Becker, Mary Mathis, Michele Panozzo, Krista Risley, Andrew Gummow, Devante Joe-Perteete, Erik Lindstrom and Katie Nelson .  The Open Studio sessions are designed to give outsider artists the space and means to experience and explore a variety of themes and mediums, learn technique and hone their skills under the guidance of staff artists. Project Art is a collaborative arts program between The Arc and Rockford Park District’s Therapeutic Recreation program. 

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The Olympic Tavern, 2327 N. Main Street

“Bioluminous/Far Out”  Dual show! 
BIOLUMINOUS --  In the dark we truly shine. A collection of artwork from various local artists with blacklight activated / glow in the dark illustrations and paintings. FAR OUT -- Landscapes from around the world, painted by local artist Penny Cash. OPEN UNTIL FRIDAY & SATURDAY UNTIL 1 A.M. 

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The Underground Gallery, 418 E. State Street

“First Year Celebration”
Roni Golan will be showcasing his new works and a collaborative live painting performance will take place on Friday evening from 7-8 p.m. accompanied by live music of the “Lost Mary” band. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. 

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Three Ravens Pottery, 1404 N. Main Street, Suite 1

Come see Rockford’s newest addition to the Arts Community!  Three Ravens is a pottery studio that offers both classes and work to the public.  Featuring work by Thomas Harrison. 

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Veteran's Memorial Hall and Museum, 211 N. Main Street

“The Art of Healing”
The Art of Healing” is a veteran supported, veteran centered exhibit of healing art. Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum will open its doors for an exhibit of art work created by Veterans in the unique environment only the Hall can provide. We will be filling Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum with art: 2D and 3D of all types; paint, sculpture, photography, and performance art. Veteran Artist Featuring Katie Beck, Lisa Funnell, Nicole Taylor and others from Veterans support programs. Also included will be information on Art as a Tool in Therapy, presented by VA Peer-to-Peer counselor, K. Beck. The staff of Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum appreciates your support as we continue fulfill our mission to honor our soldiers and sailors through community engagement, education and events. 

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