Beloit Art Center announces January exhibit and events
Beloit Art Center is pleased to announce the January exhibits with which will open with a First Friday Gallery Reception on January 6th from 5-7pm. A gallery talk will be held at 6pm. Exhibits will be open through January 26.
This month the Art Center will feature the paintings of The Madison Watercolor Society. Founded in 1983 by a small group of watercolor artists, this group continues to promote interest in watercolor and to support those who use this distinctive form of artistic expression. The Society is committed to learning and growing as watercolor artists and gather regularly to share their paintings, learn from well-known, professional watercolorists, and offer critiques for one another’s work. Every year the group participates in group exhibitions to display their work to the communities in which they live and work in. The Beloit Art Center appreciates the opportunity to share their work in the state-line area. For more information about the Madison Watercolor Society visit www.madisonwatercolorsociety.org
Calling all photographers! Beloit Art Center is now accepting submissions for the annual juried photography exhibit that is held at the art center every March. This community event gives amateur photographers from the area the opportunity to have their work displayed in a gallery. Juried by a panel of three judges, the top submissions will be displayed in the gallery and awards will be presented on March 3, 2023 during the First Friday Gallery Reception beginning at 5:00 pm. Registration for the Juried Photography Exhibit and submission of images can be done online at www.beloitartcenter.com and is open until January 29, 2023 (by 2pm).
Not ready to enter a photography competition? Beloit Art Center also offers photography classes. In February, Intro to Digital Photography I will be offered. This course is for those with any type of digital camera who want to get out of Auto and start unleashing the creative potential of their camera. Students will learn how to utilize shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to control exposure and explore how aperture and shutter speed can be used creatively. They will also learn how a camera meters the light in a scene and the options our camera gives us to achieve the best focus. The four-week course will be held on Mondays in February starting February 6. Class will be in the first-floor classroom starting at 5:30 pm. Pre-registration is required by visiting beloitartcenter.com/classes.
Beloit Art Center is located at 520 E. Grand Ave. in downtown Beloit and has established a mission of partnering with the community and regional artists to maintain a center to teach, display and promote art through events, classes, and studio space. To learn more visit www.beloitartcenter.com. Gallery hours are Monday 10am – 2pm, Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm.