February 1, 2021 - Beloit, Wisconsin - Beloit Art Center Announces February Exhibits
The Beloit Art Center will host a First Friday Gallery Reception on February 5, from 5pm - 7pm at 520 E. Grand Avenue, Beloit, Wisconsin. The event is free and open to the public.
Janesville artist and writer, Mark Lajiness is the featured artist in the Main Gallery. His exhibit features hanging and freestanding sculptural pieces made from copper, stained glass, upcycled woods and a variety of found objects, including parts of musical instruments. Pieces include birds, fish, mammals (wolves, cats, bears, etc.), insects, humanoids (including angels, aliens and gnomes), and hanging geometrical figures. Mark’s work is full of detail and color and is best displayed indoors, hanging down from a curtain rod or ceiling hook, near a sunny window. Ideally, pieces spin and move a little in a breeze.
The featured artist in the Bell Gallery is Dr. Pierre Charles, a general surgeon who has practiced in the Beloit area for the past twenty-four years. He took up painting recently as a form of relaxation and self-expression. Because he has no formal training, he has teamed up with local artists to improve his skills. Dr. Charles has a broad range of interests which are reflected in his paintings. Acrylics and oils on canvas and masonite are his preferred media. He plans to continue painting and improving his technique while exploring other media and visual art forms.
Both exhibits will open through February 26. Beloit Art Center hours are Monday 10 am - 2pm; Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturday from 10am - 2pm. for more information visit: www.beloitartcenter.com
Mark Lajiness poses with a few of his colorful and unique sculptures which will be on display at the Beloit Art Center in February.
Dr. Pierre Charles will be exhibiting his artwork for the first time in the Bell Gallery in February. He recently took up painting as a form of relaxation and self-expression.