Alicia Reid, artists and owner of Raven's Wish Gallery in historic downtown Janesville is the featured artist in the Main Gallery.
FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 5, 2022
Beloit, Wisconsin – Beloit Art Center announces October exhibits
Beloit Art Center welcomes the community to join us as we open our monthly exhibits with a First Friday Gallery Reception on October 7th from 5-7pm. A gallery talk featuring artists Alicia Reid and Barbara Barnard will be held at 6pm. The exhibits will be open through October 29th.
Using acrylic paint, maps, musical scores, math textbooks, trail, correspondence, and other interesting morsels of information, Alicia Reid explores color, texture, and form. Previous lives as a band director and a geographer inform her use of music and maps, both being grounded in math. At their core, these paper tidbits are guides, frameworks, patterns, and paths, and Alicia uses them to fuel her imagination. Alicia is the owner of Raven’s Wish Gallery and Studio located in historic downtown Janesville. As an undergraduate, her minor was art and most of her formal training came during that period. Over the years, she has studied with artists from whom she wished to learn a technique or to explore a style. She enjoys travel, long walks with the family, and quiet weekends in the studio.
In the Bell Gallery the art center is pleased to present Barbara Barnard. Barb’s artwork is heavily influenced by the way light creates patterns, textures, and mood, as well as sensory inputs such as scents and sounds, creating strong feelings of belonging, even in places we have never experienced. Spending time in the winter landscapes of Iceland and Alaska, as well as the Badlands and northwestern New Mexico has deepened Barb’s relationship with the physical world and has pushed her to acknowledge the tension between what is familiar and what is unknowable, enabling her to honor mystery. Barb studied at the University of Wisconsin, Madison College, and has participated in numerous workshops while maintaining a job and raising her family. “I’ve been painting for over 20 years and am continually challenged and inspired, by the generous mentoring of other artists.”
As part of Beloit Art Center’s mission to display and promote art in the community, the Center offers the public four art exhibits each year in partnership with the Beloit Public Library. This quarter will feature the work of the Beloit Art Center Photography Club. The club was formed in August of 2021 and is for photography enthusiasts of all skill levels. This group is for anyone interested in connecting with fellow photography fans, sharing their work, learning, and exploring new photographic techniques, as well as collaborating on group photographic projects. The Photography Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00. Five of the group’s artists will be sharing their work in the current show. They are Ellen Zarnick, Larry Horsfall, Beth Doerrfeld, Melissa Lauer, and Jo Ribordy-Christofferson. The photographs will be on display at the library through the end of December.
Beloit Art Center is a not-for-profit organization located at 520 East Grand Ave in Beloit and is operated entirely by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, there are several ways to be involved to match the time you have. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. The gallery is free and open to the public. Hours are Monday from 10am - 2pm; Tuesday - Friday from 10am - 5pm and Saturday from 10am - 2pm. For more information about Beloit Art Center visit www.beloitartcenter.com
Barbara Barnard, in collaboration with Molly Dillon is the featured artist in the Bell Gallery in October.
NEW at the Beloit Public Library - Beloit Art Center Photography Club will be the featured artist group from October - December.