The Beloit Art Center is pleased to announce the August Gallery Exhibits. The Main Gallery will feature the work of Karolyn Alexander, a life-long resident of Whitewater.
Karolyn has immersed herself in making art since her early retirement from UW-Whitewater. She has worked in various media including clay, watercolor, collage, acrylic and mixed media. Karolyn’s journey in abstraction began in earnest over three years ago when she participated in a “30 Paintings in 30 Days” challenge. For the challenge she created 30 abstract pieces all painted to music. Since that time her art making has focused on painting abstracts with acrylic paint and mixed media often working in series.
Karolyn’s most recent series employs mark making using various tools and techniques. Her painting process often starts intuitively with random marks and brushstrokes and proceeds with washes of color, veiling and more mark making. After thoughtful consideration a painting is brought to completion.
Abstract Journey consists of over 70 of Karolyn’s favorite pieces. Karolyn is an active member of the Janesville Art League and the Whitewater Arts Alliance. Her website is: www.karolyn.biz
In the Bell Gallery we are excited to feature, Soda Fountains to Robots, by Connie Sveum. This exhibit of antique pharmacy memorabilia will be on display as part of the launch of a photo-history book about independent pharmacies in Beloit. The antiques are loaned from the extensive collections of Elroy Wirtz of Drekmeier Pharmacy and Art and Kathy Carl of Grand Avenue Pharmacy.
Both exhibits will open with a reception August 3 from 5pm to 8pm. A gallery talk with Karolyn Alexander and Connie Sveum will be held at 6pm. Artwork will be for sale with a percentage of the proceeds going to support the Beloit Art Center. Both exhibits will be open until August 31. The Beloit Art Center is located at 520 E. Grand Avenue in downtown Beloit. Hours are: Monday from 10am – 2pm, Tuesday – Friday from 10am – 5pm and Saturday from 10am – 3pm. The gallery is free and open to the public.