Friday October 3rd
5pm - 9pm
Saturday October 4th
4pm - 9pm
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“United by Creativity”
Creativity is a human trait, it is what unites us. 317 Studio & Gallery presents an eclectic collection of creative people in two gallery locations: 317 Studio & Gallery and Ameriprise Financial. Featured artists include Tabatha Dougherty, Therese Rowinski, Jenny Mathews, Eve Harker, Keri Colestock, Kate Grinnell, Paul Burkholder, Robert Smith, Robert Coffey, Lynn Webb, Jean Apgar, Dee Santorini, Paul Pinzarrone, Jennifer Yakes, Paul Henderson, Jon Fassett, Jamie Zander-Tarara and more!
“Aspiring to Inspire”
Thirteen year old Rachel Rivers and other young artists are already inspiring friends and family with their art, but now we want to show all of Rockford what these talented youngsters can do. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.
“PDA’s” Public Displays of Affection – Artists, writers and poets share their unique take on “PDA’s”The Allegory Project is a collaborative effort by Art Matters Artist Coop and the Rockford Area Arts Council to raise awareness and participation by exploring themes in diverse media and forms of expression. Featured artists include Teresa Schwiesow-Schellbach, Tim Monroe, Brett Fiedler, Stuart Roddy, Nancy McManus Olson, Ted Simmering, Maya Simmons, Ronnie Owens, Nikki Bilodeau-Traum, Ellyn Ahmer, Jessica Tackes, John Lamar, Tabatha Dougherty, Tracy Triplett, John Gardner, Sarah Thistle, Dale Sinderson, Porter Hagerty, Inprint Writers: Bob Francis, Richard Pulfer, Ted Iverson, Philip M. Warden, Christine Collins Cacciatore, Karna Tecla, Caryl Barnes and Mary Lamphere. Poetry/Open Mic hosted by Christopher Sims begins at 9 p.m. each evening. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.Click for map of this location
“United by Creativity”
Creativity is a human trait, it is what unites us. Ameriprise Financial presents an eclectic collection of creative people in two gallery locations: Ameriprise Financial and 317 Studio & Gallery. Featured artists include Tabatha Dougherty, Therese Rowinski, Jenny Mathews, Eve Harker, Keri Colestock, Kate Grinnell, Paul Burkholder, Robert Smith, Robert Coffey, Lynn Webb, Jean Apgar, Dee Santorini, Paul Pinzarrone, Jennifer Yakes, Paul Henderson, Jon Fassett, Jamie Zander-Tarara and more!
“We Love ArtScene!”
Featured works by Salem Barker, sculpture; Carrie Baxter, acrylic mixed media; Bob Blosser, acrylic and ink on canvas; Savon Blosser, beaded and metal jewelry; Michelle Dorr, acrylic painting; Mario Duarte, metal sculpture; Julie Ekstam, painting; Kurt Erickson, digital collage and acrylic painting; Karen Gines, acrylic painting; Marsha Goodheart, mixed media; John Hantsch, acrylic painting; Jennifer Hillistad, Raku ceramics; Anne Johnson, mixed fiber creations; Gordie Johnson, turned wood; Norm Knott, mixed media; Susan Lee, wheelthrown pottery; Tom Linden, Plein Air oils; Cynthia Linnabary, hand built pottery; Karla Lombardo, acrylic painting; Gail Moreland, photography; Scott Mount, watercolor; Sue Mount, watercolor; Sherry Pritz, digital photography; Carolyn Repka, painting; Wanie Reeverts, watercolor; Una Ryan, fabric/mixed media; Barbara Santucci, painting; Nadja Schutt, jewelry; Judith Koren Shanahan, mixed media; Jeffrey Swanberg, photography; Manny Tang, acrylic painting and linoleum print; Barry Treu, painting and Meghan Turley, painting. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. FRIDAY & 9 P.M. SATURDAY
An exhibit showcasing artwork from various local artists. Enjoy musical entertainment from 7-9 p.m.Click for map of this location
An exhibit featuring digital photography from Europe and Colorado by Tom Clabough. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.Click for map of this location
“Our Controlling Nature”
An exhibit of new oil paintings by Johnathan Kuss exploring the theme of the human desire to control nature.
“Emmanuel Episcopal Art Gallery”
A celebration of local artists in our new gallery space featuring Jeanne Ludeke, Diane Rose Dailing, Paul Burkholder and Molly Carter.
Join Emmanuel artists and friends for food and entertainment as you explore “Portraits”. More than paint...see what the soul creates! A great portrait is always more a portrait of the painter than of the painted.” Samuel Butler, novelist. Sponsored by Art@Emmanuel and The Center for the Arts & Spirituality.
Rockford aRt.cade presents its fourth all ages video game art exhibition featuring all new work and a completely open theme. Expect over 3,000 square feet of art, music, interactive displays, contests and cultural references from video gaming’s entire history! Artists include Allison Blake, Vince Bertolami, Jon Candiotta, Kirk Dyreson, Raphael Gonzalez, Mary Herriges, Matthew Jeske, Raven Johnson, Jori Ann Lee, Mario Kayo Martinez, Gary Nauman, Amy Nyberg, Joel Ottman, Branden Pair, Joshua Palmer, Ally Schacht , John Sullivan and Angel Onofre. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.
An exhibit in a classic Irish pub setting featuring Barbara Berney, Melinda Peterson and “Bicycle Man” Brian Curry showcasing creative and unusual bikes made from spare parts. Enjoy musical entertainment from 7-9 p.m.Click for map of this location
“...And Then There Were Four”
New works featuring conté, oils, acrylics and photography by artists Robert Jasker, William Haun, Deanna Schultz and Dan Branson. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.
“Remembering Jim Julin”
A special showing memorializing Rockford artist Jim Julin in conjunction with Rockford Urban Ministries famous “Used Art Sale.” Enjoy musical entertainment Friday evening. (Use west entrance from parking lot on Saturday evening).
An eclectic exhibit featuring Les Morgan, Mary Rosandich, Jen Hillistad, Roni Golan, Sheila Carey and Rockford University student art. Enjoy musical entertainment from 7-9 p.m.Click for map of this location
“Hot Dose!” The collaborative artwork of Sarah Stewart and Corey Hagberg
“Velvet Realms aims to encapsulate the residual machinations leftover from that space in between the various transformations in life. The threshold from a nightmare into being awake, child to adult, sick to healthy, permanent to ephemeral, transient to stationary and from imprisoned to being free. The struggle that occurs in every transformation leaves behind a void that stays haunted by the memory of what once was. Come step into the void of Hot Dose!" OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. FRIDAY & 9 P.M. SATURDAY
“Dead and Rural”
An exhibit of hauntingly mesmerizing landscapes of the beautifully decaying past and present by Cari Ann Wayman. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.
“We are Art”
A celebration of many different types of art exploring how art can be portrayed through an infinite variety of mediums and perspectives. Featured artists include Elizabeth Kris McQueeny, Mike Selover, Jennifer Zito, Foodstamp Davis, Gretchen Stark, Eleanor Boersma and Lucette staff. OPEN UNTIL 9 P.M. FRIDAY & 10 P.M. SATURDAY
“Rockford through the Eyes of an Artist”
An exhibit of paintings by Ingrid Neuhofer Dohm featuring acrylic on canvas and landmarks of Rockford.
“Tools through the Ages”
A window display of old tools and bins....it will make you “remember when”.
“El Dia de los Muertos”
Traditional and contemporary interpretations of The Day of the Dead tradition featuring studio artists and guests. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.
“In Good Company”
Nels Akerlund’s photography exhibit, “In Good Company” features portraits of people who make Rockford a great place to live. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.
Every second Wednesday of the month at around 7pm, a local group of textile art enthusiasts congregate at The Olympic Tavern for a "Stitch 'n Bitch" session. It's a group of knitters and crocheters who get together on a regular basis to stitch and, well... you know.
Rockford's SnB group will once again 'yarnbomb' The Olympic Tavern's bar to celebrate Fall Artscene. Last time there was a draft beer 'jacket', hand knit pizza by the slice, and even martinis with yarn olives. Stop in all weekend and see what they stitched up for us this time.
Rockford Area Stitchers - whatever you stitch or do with fibers, we want to include you. All Stitch 'n Bitch meetings are open to the public and are free of charge. More info at http://stitchnbitch.org/Illinois/1183-Rockford/Visit.html
An exhibit featuring handmade clay beads, art and jewelry by Wiley and Tamera Biggers, paintings and jewelry by Jenni Sadewater, digital photography by Bobbi Sorensen and paintings by Carissa Felber and Hariet Winternhiemer. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.Click for map of this location
A group exhibit on view through January 24, 2015 featuring work by Mario Kayo Martinez and other local emerging artists. Curated by RAM Education staff Stacey LaRosa and Denise Glasenapp, this free exhibit is a companion show to new feature exhibition Tradiciones (free public opening on Saturday, October 11 @ RAM).
“Automotive Mural Art”
Mural artists, Corey Hagberg and Ryan Lake using spray cans and detailed with brushes, paint cars in color with historic Rockford buildings as the background. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.
“Artists for Peace”
More than 30 artists from the Rockford Art Guild present some of their best and most diverse work at City Hall in downtown Rockford. A wonderful blend of paintings, sculpture, mosaic humaniforms, Raku wall hangings, furniture, multimedia art, pottery, wood creations, jewelry and more. Artists include Beverly Broyles, Ron Clevenger, Jose Sente, Dee Santorini, Eye of Ra Studios, Paula Marsh, Cathy Hodges, Jill Golden, Sue Abare, John Naretta, Jim Whitt, CrackPotz Pottery, Richard Sydorowicz, Pam Parkinson, Bruce Santorini, Melissa Booker, Rick Borrett, Janus Rose, Cristi Kniess, Hawksnest Jewelry, Richard Weber, Jorge Martinez, Kim Girouard, David Zoberis, Jason Bruckner, Gail Faber, Lori Hart-Piper and more! OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M. FRIDAY & 9 P.M. SATURDAY
Photographer Greg Farnham and Illustrator Shannon Sutton come together around the common theme and medium of coffee. Greg explores the use of coffee as a developing agent for film, while Shannon uses coffee to add caffeine and color to her illustrations and hand lettering pieces.
“Stephen Warde Anderson”
Stephen Warde Anderson is an accomplished, self-taught portraitist who has perfected and adapted his technique over twenty years. He creates allegorical paintings revealing a splendid imagination and innocent admiration of women.
Featuring Chuck Gregory, James Scanlon, Steve Edwards, Paul Cox, Kathy Whyte and Amy Holmquist. Enjoy musical entertainment from 7-9 p.m.
“The Power of Life”
The State of the Art Gallery, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and Healing Pathways have teamed up to display works of art created by those touched by cancer. Anyone who has used art to cope with or give meaning to the cancer journey will be on display. Featured artists include Roni Golan, Valerie Gibbons, Cheri Sanford, Craig Samuelson and more. Please join us for a one-of-a-kind live music and art performance from 7-8 p.m. on Friday, October 3 with artist, Roni Golan. Proceeds will benefit Healing Pathways, a cancer resource center that offers free supportive services to cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones in the Stateline area, LIVESTRONG, a 12-week group exercise and support program open to any adult cancer survivor at no charge and State of the Art Gallery. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.
A juried show focusing on art made from recycled or upcycled materials or focusing on the theme of transformation. Featured artists include SwedishAmerican Health System employees, volunteers and their family members. OPEN FRIDAY EVENING ONLY
“Fall Art Exhibition”
Artist Flora Cousins presents “Don’t be a Bully...be a Buddy” along with artwork from other various local artists. Visit Market Street Press offices and meet publisher Lisa Palmeno. (upstairs). Downstairs will feature a showcase of artwork by local artists and musical entertainment from 7-9 p.m. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.
Showcasing beaded and embroidered portraits and altar pieces by Ellie Pinzarrone.
An exhibit featuring works by Karen Harding and the 2014 ArtsPlace Apprentices.
OPEN FRIDAY EVENING ONLY
A continuous cabaret of plays, stories, comedy, music and performance presented by The West Side Show Room. OPEN UNTIL 7:30 P.M. FRIDAY & SATURDAY.
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“A Love Letter to the Ocean”
Be part of the Rockford ArtScene history as we celebrate the Marshall Middle School community and their new mural “Oceania: A Love Letter to the Ocean”. Over 750 students, faculty and other community members created thousands of hand-made tiles to create this 10’x30’ art-science-fusion masterpiece! There will be activities for all ages including music, dancing, spoken word poetry, a student art show and an opportunity to make a “mural monoprint” or pose for pictures as our deep sea diver! Featured artists include Lisa Normoyle, David Stocker, Drew Helge and the Marshall Community. OPEN SATURDAY FROM NOON-5 P.M.
Renewu Salon, Roxy Carmichael and Healthy Habits Wellness Center & Spa invite you to stimulate your soul with Mark Johnson’s “Lion Art” originals; move and groove to Paul Heisers music; enjoy wearable artwork designed by sisters Julie and Jill and let Charity Church’s art pieces decorate your favorite spot. OPEN UNTIL 10 P.M.