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Main Gallery - Kathleen D'Angelo
Main Gallery - Tony D'Angelo
Bell Gallery - Dan Kelly
Beloit Art Center is pleased to announce the February exhibits which will open with a First Friday Gallery Reception on February 3 from 5-7pm. A gallery talk featuring the artists will be held at 6pm. Both exhibits will be open through February 23rd.
The Main Gallery will feature Kathleen and Tony D’Angelo. As a painter, Kathleen has always found a connection with the natural world is integral to what she does. As she explains, “Light, the absence of light, shadow, and texture hold a fascination for me.” Her exhibit entitled Wisconsin Landscape includes paintings from 1998 through the present. It represents a timeline of a self-taught painter’s struggles to successfully learn how to use watercolor, pastel, acrylic and other mediums. “At times my paintings are very realistic and other times they can become abstracted. I have come to realize that I have no need to settle down to one particular style of painting and enjoy the freedom of letting intuition and emotion direct my brush.” Tony’s art is presented in the form of two and three dimensions and often abstract. “Most of my work is not preconceived. I do not start with a distinct idea of the finished product,” he says. “My working style is more of a journey and exploration. I usually work in spurts, creative bursts. All of my work is to satisfy my sense of self.”
In the Bell Gallery we are pleased to feature the drawings and paintings of Janesville artist, Dan Kelly. “I started drawing with pencil at a very young age, filling sketch books with a variety of subject matter including landscapes, favorite musicians, athletes, and wildlife.” says Kelly. For several years Dan’s choice of medium was pastel pencil. Inspired by the work of Roby Baer, he dove into creating wildlife pieces and Roby was kind enough to assist with some helpful tips. During lockdown Dan decided to give acrylic painting a try and has found it to be his preferred medium. The Beloit Art Center would like to thank our main gallery sponsor LifeCircle and Bell Gallery sponsor Angus Young Architects/Engineers for supporting the visual arts in our community.
February is gearing up to be a busy month at the Art Center. Introduction to Digital Photography I class begins February 6th. We are offering a Still Life Charcoal Drawing workshop February 11th, and two pottery offerings are also set to begin. For more information and to register visit www.beloitartcenter.com
In addition to classes and workshops, our weekly Open Studio Art Group, which meets on Thursdays at 5:30 is always looking for new attendees, as well as our monthly Photography Club, which meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6pm.
Beloit Art Center is free and open to the public and 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. Gallery and gift shop hours are Monday 10am – 2pm, Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 2pm.
We would like to thank your February Main Gallery sponsor, LifeCircle and our Bell Gallery sponsor, Angus-Young Architects/Engineers
To sign up for a class, please visit the classes and events tab on our website.