Fall ArtScene

Fall ArtScene 2018

Friday, October 5, 5-9 pm
Saturday, October 6, 4-9 pm

For more info:
info@artsforeveryone.com

ArtScene in early October 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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208 7th Street, 208 7th Street
815-997-5888

 “Midtown Does ArtScene” Exhibits showcasing artwork from various local artists. For more information please pick up a “Midtown Does ArtScene” program book or visit www.midtowndistrict.org

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317 Studio & Gallery, 317 Market Street
815-315-7000

“Apodictic”  TWO GALLERY LOCATIONS and 22 local artists exhibit at 317 Studio & Gallery
and Ameriprise Financial.  Watercolor, photography, acrylic, mixed media and pottery will fill two venues by artists Therese Rowinski, Greg Whitson, Laura Gomel, Jean Apgar, Jenny Mathews, Drew Eurek, Paul Burkholder, Greg Lamont, Dee Santorini, Robert Johnson, Steve Edwards, Delores Burkholder, Roxanne Clifton, Paul Pinzarrone, David Boccignone, Tom Holoubek, Kathy O’Dierno, Bob Smith, Todd Gates, Jonathan Fassett, Kyle McDonald, Karen Arthurs
and Mona Lindvall* (*at Ameriprise Financial only).
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Abreo Restaurant, 515 E. State Street
815-968-9463

DJ’s Hyperactive from Chicago and The House Brotherhood out of Rockford along with Fresh
Creations, new works by Lisa & Javier Jimenez.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

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Ameriprise Financial, 6870 Rote Road
815-708-6112

“Apodictic”  TWO GALLERY LOCATIONS and 22 local artists exhibit at 317 Studio & Gallery
and Ameriprise Financial.  Watercolor, photography, acrylic, mixed media and pottery will fill two venues by artists Therese Rowinski, Greg Whitson, Laura Gomel, Jean Apgar, Jenny Mathews, Drew Eurek, Paul Burkholder, Greg Lamont, Dee Santorini, Robert Johnson, Steve Edwards, Delores Burkholder, Roxanne Clifton, Paul Pinzarrone, David Boccignone, Tom Holoubek, Kathy O’Dierno, Bob Smith, Todd Gates, Jonathan Fassett, Kyle McDonald, Karen Arthurs
and Mona Lindvall* (*at Ameriprise Financial only).

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Angelic Organics, 1547 Rockton Road
815-721-7945

“World of the Future Art Symposium” A look into the world of tomorrow as dreamed and presented by Rustbelt artists.  Paintings, sculptures, prototypes, illustrations, blueprints and fashion by artists Jeremy Klonicki, Jenny Mathews, Carrie Johnson, Betsy Youngquist, Jesus Correa, Breanda Fedie, Amy Dreibelbis, Ben Fairweather, Keelan McMorrow, Steve Nofsinger, Carmen Turner, Jarrod Hennis, Greg Lang, Joe Tallman, Allison Weust, Michelle Koch, Shawn Williams/The Core and Caravan Fabrics. Visionary designs, boundless thoughts and fantastical ideas have the potential to shape the collective imagination or perhaps plant a seed that reveals itself in the distant future.  Time traveling attire encouraged!  Fashion show at 7 p.m. Epilogue viewing Sunday 2-6 p.m. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. SATURDAY ONLY

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Bennie's Cleaners, 126 N. First Street
815-964-3070

“Diverse Expressions” Works by Sue Abare, watercolor; Savon Blosser, beaded and metal jewelry; Terry Brown, wood; Tabatha Dougherty, painting and mixed media; Julie Ekstam, painting; Kurt Erickson, digital collage and acrylic painting; Karen Gines, acrylic painting; Jill Rae Golden, acrylic ink and pen; Marsha Goodheart, mixed media; Cindy Hughes, mixed media; Susan Hurley, watercolor; Pam Kehoe-Peterson, jewelry; Kenzie Knabe, drawing; Norm Knott, mixed media; Tom Linden, Plein Air oils; Cynthia Linnabary,  hand-built pottery and painting; Karla Lombardo, painting; Scott Mount, painting; Sue Mount, mixed media; Sherry Pritz, digital photography; Wanie Reeverts, watercolor; Jim Regnier, ink drawing; 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; Chincat Tang, acrylic painting and linoleum print; Meghan Turley, painting and Rafaela Wickstrum, mixed media.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. FRIDAY & 9 P.M. SATURDAY

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Canine to 5 Dog Daycare and Learning Center, 4967 Contractor's Drive
815-633-7777

“What on Earth” An exhibit featuring photography by Taylor Villiere showcasing her favorite nature spots in the Rockford area, animal paintings by Shannah Gray, abstract mixed media paintings by Kyle McDonald and photography showcasing natural models and locations throughout the area by Jory Keller.

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District Bar & Grill, 205 W. State Street
815-977-4524

“Artwork from the Heart” A variety of works in painting, digital, multi-media, charcoal and pencil featuring artists Hillary Garcia-Mosher, Meagan VanBlaricon and Rah sharing their hearts and soul. 

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Fatherless Print Posse, 210 Kishwaukee Street

Fatherless puts the “Peddle to the Meddle” with rampant shenagination and prints so unbelievably corrupt. We will have it all, interactive print activities, DJs and a food truck on Saturday night.  Open late Friday and Saturday so you can party for your right to fight. @wearefatherless 

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Fringe Art Syndicate, 202 W. State Street
773-960-3195

“Fantastic Voyage” A diverse, cutting edge group of artists creating art to blow your mind! Painting, photography, mixed media, mystery meat featuring artists Laura Gomel, Jenny Mathews, Erik Foster, Jesus Correa, Breanda Fedie, Sierra Wade, Ingrid Hyde, Brian Harker, Shane & Izzy Swank, Nick Cashmere, Kelvin Candie, Eve Harker, Sarah Stewart, Leigh Szuch, Kittens of Industry, Bobbi Sorrenson, Jody Chandler, Muse, Lily Pocs, Foodstamp Davis, Young Artists Showcase and Folk Goblin Tintype.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

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Gallery 5, 1404 N. Main Street, Suite 5
815-354-8938

An exhibit featuring exquisite and creative eggshell carvings and fine art, nature and travel photography, framed and matted archival prints and greeting cards.  Featured artists include Gloria Fine, Bob Fine and Ethan Zentz.

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Horseflower's Creative Hotspot, 1416 N. Main Street
815-501-2375

“C’est La Vie” Show Horseflower’s presents “C’est La Vie” (French for “That’s Life”).  Enjoy a variety of works in painting, drawing, photography, pottery, jewelry and music by artists Lenny French, Paul Pinzarrone, David McWilliams, Greg LaMont, Rachel Bonacquiti, Jeremy Lampkin, Joe Martinez, Kisha Dolf, Kat Heitzman, Nina Hackman, Carole Lago, Cecilia Schmitt and Paul Bronson.  Enter the magical place of creativity and imagination and how these powerful forces come to life in Rockford’s local artists. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

 

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Ingrid Dohm Studio @ The Farmette Grangette, 1764 Squaw Prairie Road
815-519-6492

 “Recent Works” Ingrid Dohm’s acrylic and watercolor paintings of landscapes, florals and still life’s.

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Innovatech Building, 213 N. Third Street
815-985-4545

“Test Site” A fusion of art featuring painting, music and sculpture by artists Jon Webber, Mike Duarto, Nick Cashmere, Greg LaMont ,Leonard A. Hummell, Beverly Broyles, Alyssa Reyes and Xen.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

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Irish Rose Saloon, 519 E. State Street
815-964-0480

 “Black Rose Paintings” & “Always by Ashley” Local artists Alexis Cavaricci and Ashley Cassidy showcase paintings in acrylic and mixed metallic media and animated mixed media layering paint.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

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Just Goods Gallery, 201 7th Street
815-965-8903

 “Architectural Beauty” Gary Simon preserves the beauty of old buildings by drawing them and sometimes coloring them with watercolors.  For more information please pick up a “Midtown Does ArtScene” program book or visit www.midtowndistrict.org


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Katie's Cup, 502 7th Street
815-986-0628

 “Midtown Does ArtScene”Exhibits showcasing artwork from various local artists. For more information please pick up a “Midtown Does ArtScene” program book or visit www.midtowndistrict.org

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Kjeller Film Lab & Gallery, 1402 N. Main Street (basement of The Norwegian)
815-977-1328

“The Non-digital Memories We’ve Made” Film has all but been forgotten as a viable means of photographic expression.  We are home for film photography nerds seeking to share their passion of this nearly lost art. Various local photographers showcase black and white and color prints (inkjet and analog) from 35mm and medium format film.  We hope our love of light, shadows and weird old film equipment can in some way prove #filmisnotdead.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. FRIDAY & 9 P.M. SATURDAY

 

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Kortman Gallery @ J.R. Kortman Center for Design, 107 N. Main Street
815-968-0123

 “59 Rue de Rivoli Revisited: Works by Etsuko Kobayashi & Sebastien Lecca” 59 rue de Rivoli is the address and name of an exciting contemporary arts space in the heart of central Paris that is home to studios of 30 artists. Etsuko Kobayashi, who has maintained a studio there since 2001, has become internationally known for her intriguingly quirky and unparalleled mixed media works. Her art was exhibited in the Kortman  gallery 2004 in an exhibit called “Two Women of 59 Rue de Rivoli” along with Aurelie de la Cadiere.  Sebastien Lecca, a multi-media artist, in 2010, created the project, “Awaken the World” (first called "Super Fetus") based on the multidisciplinary repetition of the symbol of the fetus. With this project, through his ubiquitous street art, his imagery became a visual part of the Parisien urban landscape for years. He maintained a studio at “59” until 2017. The Kortman Gallery is exhibiting small-scale, accessible works from both these influential and prolific artists.

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Lucha Cantina @Edgebrook Shopping Center, 1641 N. Alpine Road
815-977-4319

 “Tatts & Tacos” Tattoos are one of the most popular and accessible forms of art. Artists from Delicious Ink Tattoo will be featuring paintings, photography and drawings along with Lucha Cantina’s  tacos inspired by the Delicious Ink designs.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

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Luna Datura's Curious Gifts, 117 S. Third Street
779-210-2964

 “The Fool” Showcasing artists Elizabeth Horvath, ceramics; Sabrina Tassoni, ceramics; Zook, mixed-media; Lucian Kuranz, watercolor; Jenny Mathews, watercolor; Sara Joseph, mixed-media; Brian Harker, acrylic and oil; Eve Harker, oil and Kittens of Industry, acrylic and mixed media. 

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M & M Photography Main Street Gallery, 1404 N. Main Street, Suite 4
815-847-8027

“Main Street Gallery, Home of The Rockford Room” An exhibit featuring classic and modern print mediums including framed photographic, acrylic and metal and wood prints by artists Michael Ciaccio and Melissa Crow.  All art is one of a kind and we feature an entire room dedicated to unique photographs from our very own 815!  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

 

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Main Street Art Coop, 1404 N. Main Street, Suite 2
619-952-5568

 “Main Street Art Coop” Artists Amelia Simpson, Arlene Coffeen and Dawn Sunrise DiVenti showcase nature-inspired paintings, sculptures and assemblages from vintage Electrolux vacuum cleaners and other materials.

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Midtown District Office, 203 7th Street
815-997-5888

 “Midtown Does ArtScene” Exhibits showcasing artwork from various local artists. For more information please pick up a “Midtown Does ArtScene” program book or visit www.midtowndistrict.org


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Minglewood, 333 E. State Street
815-566-6957

 “Middle-aged Tweaker” Interactive art experience and reverse glass painting.  Visuals depict sound, sounds depict visuals:  sound will be set up where anyone can tweak the sound.  Featured artists include Brett Whitacre, Gretchen Gessner and more.  Musical entertainment by Silver Plankton on Friday evening and Dingo on Saturday evening.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

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North Main Studios, 2500 N. Main Street, Door 4 South
815-519-1809

 “The Other” We are a nation of immigrants.  But there is a big gap in how Americans view the impact of immigration on U.S. society and life.  Studio and guest artists display works depicting their perception of immigration, heritage and who we are.  The "Jet Set Vintage Studio" will be open throughout ArtScene.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

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Octane Interlounge, 124 N. Main Street
815-965-4012

“TEMPORARY service” A judgement of life, customer service.  Out of date clothing colors that aren’t out of date. Jesy g is an Artist*Curator, with a passion for the environment. Her attraction to dessert settings and dark nights comes from parts of her childhood. Exploring the fields and staring at the stars. Jesy g paints on found windows and uses 75% recycled art supplies. Painting reverse style on glass with a love for colors and how they project power and emotion, color theory and space is important to her and how she portrays her feelings on glass. Her creatures encompass life. You’ll see roads to nowhere, band-aids mending broken hearts and spiders for new beginnings. Jesy g believes the mind is the master of your reality.

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Rockford Area Arts Council @ The Shumway Gallery, 713 E. State Street
815-963-6765

 An exhibit showcasing works by the Rockford Art Guild, featuring artists Cristi Kniess, Jean Apgar, Jill Martin-Golden, Barbara McNamara, Don Hyson, Chuck Gregory, John Wemmer, Beth Wemmer, Dave McWilliams, David VanDeliner, Carol Guttu, John Hantsch, John Naretta, Jean Brough, Paula Marsh, Jeff Ward, Milazzo Art Studio and more.

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Rockford Art Deli, 402 E. State Street
312-725-4723

“Rainbow Studies” Professional screen printer by trade, Jeff Meadows is a true designer and illustrator.  His love for vintage cartoons and hand painted signs marry well within his craft, which can be found throughout the US, Australia, Brazil and the UK.  The Rainbow Studies series will surely have you singing that auto-tuned version of Double Rainbow, you know the one, where the guy cried ? & we’ll be here to comfort you through your emotions, so don’t hold back.  Show viewable through December 12.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. FRIDAY & 9 P.M. SATURDAY

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Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main Street
815-972-2865

“Terttu Uibopuu” (through November 11); “Juan Fernandez” (RAM Art Annex)
Terttu Uibopuu: E.S.E. (East South East) examine people and places in Estonia and Rockford;
Juan Fernandez uses structures and architectural forms to challenge our notions of social, 
political and environmental issues.  

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Rockford Remade, 611 W. State Street
815-316-4171

 “Recovery Residents Artwork” Recovery residents at Rockford Rescue Mission have created beautiful works of art under the guidance of local artists.

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Rockford University Art Gallery, 5050 E. State Street (Clark Arts Center)
815-226-4105

 “Justice and Return: The Comics & Illustrations of Leila Abdelrazaq” Graphic novelist Leila Abdelrazaq’s work uses comics as a medium to explore her Palestinian heritage, diaspora, history, memory, and borders. Her work fuses art and activism to help readers understand the history and present reality of the Palestinian struggle for justice and return, while working to bring forward issues of concern within the Palestinian communities both at home and diaspora. The exhibit will feature illustrations from comics such as Baddawi, The Opening, as well a number of short comics, zines, and poster illustrations. Lecture by the artist in Severson Auditorium on the Rockford University campus from 5-6 pm on October 5th.

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Taco Betty's, 212 E. State Street
815-977-5650

 An exhibit showcasing artwork from local artists.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

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The Art of Recovery From Mental Illness, 706 N. Main Street
815-721-2247

“The Art of Recovery From Mental Illness” The gallery will showcase the talents of over 40 local artists receiving mental health services  featuring mixed media, painting and photography.  The purpose of the gallery is to demonstrate how the arts are an important part of the recovery process, help reduce some of the stigma that surrounds mental illness and give the community an opportunity to share in the process.

 

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The Compound, 1125 5th Avenue
815-275-9465

 “Enter the Compound” Featuring photography, film and sculpture by artists Carly Rice and Jacob Rush.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

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The Olympic Tavern, 2327 N. Main Street
815-962-8758

 “Beer Gods & Myth/Pour Me Another” Beer Gods & Myth is a collaborative show from the people behind Midwest Artist Collective - mythology themed pieces inspired by beer featuring works in painting, mixed media and sculpture.  Janelle O’Malley will be showcasing her poured paint pieces “Pour Me Another!”  OPEN UNTIL 2 A.M. FRIDAY & SATURDAY

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The Underground Gallery @ under Kuma's, 418 E. State Street
815-979-1944

 “New Work from 2018” Roni Golan will be featuring large size paintings in acrylic on canvas, from abstract to more realistic works. This show is about the challenges and experiences in the mind of a midlife artist.  OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.

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Three Ravens Studio, 1404 N. Main Street, Suite 3
312-343-3336

 “Pottery by Tom” Three Ravens returns to feature work by potter Thomas Harrison.  Livedemonstrations and appetizers will be available. Check out our class schedule!

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