October 29, 2023 - Beloit, Wisconsin – Beloit Art Center Announces November Exhibits and Classes
BELOIT WISCONSIN REGIONAL ART PROGRAM | SVEUM GALLERY
Beloit Art Center is excited to welcome thirty-two regional artists to the Main Gallery in November for the Beloit Wisconsin Regional Artists Program (WRAP) Exhibit. A First Friday Gallery Reception will be held November 3 from 5-7pm. A gallery talk will be held at 6pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
WRAP originated in 1940 as an outreach program of UW-Madison and is now administered by the Association of Wisconsin Artists (AWA). WRAP encourages nonprofessional, student, and emerging artists to create and exhibit their work across Wisconsin. It is for people who have a serious interest in creating art. Each location coordinates a juror, who gives critiques and awards at the local workshops. These events also include an art demonstration or lecture. The top one third of artwork advances to the state exhibit, which will be held at the Pyle Center in Madison in August 2024.
SHAIMAA SALEH | BELL GALLERY
In the Bell Gallery, artwork by Shaimaa Saleh will be on display. Working with different mediums, from graphite to acrylic painting to printmaking, her chosen medium for her illustrations are watercolor, ink, and graphite on watercolor paper. Inspired by nature, marine life, botany, and landscapes are her favorite subjects to draw and paint. “Art has always been a hobby since childhood and in my adulthood it was a staple and a form of therapy”. With time her skills have evolved and she was accepted in Art school where she received her second BA degree in fine art and majored in illustration.
The holidays are right around the corner and the Beloit Art Center has some workshops to help get you ready. On Saturday, November 11, there will be a Holiday Tree Workshop. Using crushed glass and resit students will create a 4x12 canvas which can be displayed on a table or hung on the wall. Then, on Saturday, December 2nd we will be offering an Upcycled Holiday Card class. With an assortment of used stamps the instructor will help you create two beautiful holiday cards to keep or send. For more information on classes and more, visit the Beloit Art Center website.
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 about Beloit Art Center visit www.beloitartcenter.com. Gallery hours are Monday 10am – 2pm, Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm.
Beloit Art Center is pleased to announce the October exhibits which will open with a First Friday Gallery Reception on October 6th from 5-7pm. A gallery talk featuring the artists will be held at 6 pm. Both exhibits will be open through October 26th, 2023.
In the Sveum Gallery, Mr. and Mrs. B present: Oil Paintings - Watercolors - Colored Pencil Drawings.
As an artist, Gary Bredendick’s intent is to engage the viewer with a sense of residing in a place. Nature’s beauty can provide an interlude of quiet contemplation and reflection, offering us perspective, serenity, and optimism about our lives. Everyday challenges become momentarily subordinate to the realm of calm and tranquility found in nature. Using a variety of special brushes and techniques for effect, texture, tonal hues, and value are used to create a sense of depth and atmospheric perspective in his work.Over the years, he has explored using pastels, wet-on-wet watercolor, and air-brushed watercolor to convey the atmospheric light and perspective of the Midwestern skies. Once he was able to devote his attention to painting full-time in retirement, he switched back to working with oil on canvas. It was a rekindled love of the medium from many years ago as an undergraduate student.
Joan Bredendick relies on the transparent nature of the watercolor by using multi-layered glazes of paint to achieve rich color saturation and deep value contrast. As a watercolor painter venturing into colored pencil work, she is amazed at the similarities between the mediums in the transparent layering necessary to achieve depth and richness of color and contrast. Both mediums are challenging to create an inviting surface glow. “I use watercolor paint without preconceptions of what a watercolor should look like. Paint is paint. Each painting or drawing tells a story. I provide the clues and the viewer adds their own interpretation to the narrative”
In the Bell Gallery, Amy Rundle has been an artist since the math pages of first grade, but on a serious platform for 20 years. She loves nature, architecture, animals, and country living. In her art, Amy prefers realism and keeps her colors, bright and clean. She has also won fair awards for her art of “Best dairy animal”. Other ventures that keep Amy entertained are prop making, costuming for local theater productions, and decorating for different events. Amy gives all thanks to God above for her gift of art. With no school experience, she has been able to capture His beauty with her natural talent.
Beloit Art Center is located at 520 E. Grand Ave. in downtown Beloit. The gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery and gift shop hours are Monday 10 am – 2 pm, Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm and Saturday 10 am – 2 pm. Be sure to visit beloitartcenter.com for information on upcoming classes and events.