Opening Reception on Friday, February 6, 2015 from 5-8pm
Show will run from February 6-27, 2015
Artist, James Richter is a very versatile artist who works in oil and acrylic. Originally from Monroe, WI the artist now resides in Milton. He paints a wide range of subjects from nostalgic to humorous and shows a real talent for seeing things the average person misses. His art can be found in numerous collections here and across the nation for which he has won many accolades for his art.
"As the name of the show implies, there are over a dozen paintings from my 'Sign Painter series'. Works inspired from other peoples creative endeavors in the sign design and painting trades. A basically lost art. While inspired from these works I do not simply try to "copy" them.
The remainging 40 plus paintings are of subject matter I have been interested in and plan on revisiting again this year. Things to come. These subjects are Landscapes, food (eye candy),plein air works and some semi surreal work. I have included some work from the 1970's to show my earliest work, which was mostly surreal, to the late 70's which found me more interested in a more mature appreciation of impressionism. From the past to signs of things to come."
As well as work by artist James Richter, author Tom Warren will be featured during February at the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator. Author of “Discovering Beloit: Stories Too Good to Be True?”, Warren will be on hand to sign copies of his whimsical fictional novel written about Beloit and some of its residents. Warren is Emeritus Professor of Education at Beloit College and resides in Beloit.
An opening reception will be held Friday February 6 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Both the artist and the author will be on hand to discuss their works. The event is free and open to the public. The Beloit Fine Arts Incubator is located at 520 E. Grand Avenue in downtown Beloit. The exhibit will continue through February with the gallery is open Monday from 10 to 2; Tuesday through Friday from 10 to 5:30 and Saturday from 10 to 3. The exhibit is free to the public.