Next Friday evening the Beloit Art Center will kick off two new shows. In the Main Gallery the annual W.R.A.P. Show opens with 32 artists displaying a total of 60 pieces of their favorite new art. Meanwhile in the smaller Bell Gallery, Nancy Mayhew opens with a display and sale of her wonderful Mosaics. The kick-off reception will open Friday, November 1s t from 5-8 PM. Complimentary drinks and snacks will be available. The artists will be available for conversation about their art and a few will be available for comments and questions.
Nancy Mayhew will be offering a two-day workshop to be held on Nov. 5 and 12. With Nancy’s assistance, you will create a mosaic mirror on Nov 5th (3-4 hours) and return on Nov 12 to apply grout (1-2 hours). The fee for the class is $75 and materials are $45. It’s a wonderful opportunity to express your creativity and come away with a beautiful and functional wall mirror in a variety of shapes.
The Wisconsin Regional Artist Program Show is exhibited in partnership with the University of Wisconsin. The amateur artists have paid a $30 registration to be a part of this show. The show will be judged on Nov 13t h by Annamarie Sawkins of Shorewood WI. Then at the end of the month all the artists are invited to partake in an artist workshop on Sat Nov 30t h from 9-1 (included in their registration) at which artist Karolyn Alexander will do a painting demonstration. It will be followed by the judge’s announcement of the awards and an art critique of the artist’s work. Those artists receiving the “state Event” award designation will be eligible to have their art move on to the WRAP State Event in 2020 in Wausau and be eligible to compete for over $4500 in prizes and recognition.
October show exhibit
The Beloit Art Center is pleased to announce a never-before shown exhibit is set for the October show at 520 E. Grand Ave. The public is invited to view the artwork from four area tattoo businesses beginning Friday, Oct. 4. The show will open with a reception from 5-8 p.m. and an artist talk set for 6 p.m. The work will remain on display during the month.
Several of the participating artists will show drawings, paintings and sculptures of their work in the Main Gallery. A variety of their pieces will be on exhibit from House of Lexx in Beloit; Tattalatte, Beloit; Affliction, Janesville and Alkali of Janesville.
Beloit Art Center Program Director Jerry Sveum said the show is meant to draw in younger attendees as well as people from all generations. There is no charge for viewing the work.
In the Bell Gallery, the BAC will present the work of artist H. Ward Sterett. On exhibit will be about 20 oil paintings, three water color pieces and six walnut sculptures. Much of the work has a Biblical theme reflecting the Book of Revelation, Sterett said.The BAC is open Monday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-313-9083.