From acrylic, watercolor and oil paintings to charcoal drawings and more, 16 area artists will exhibit their work at the juried art show in November at the Beloit Art Center, 520 E. Grand Ave.
The public is invited to the show opening and reception for the artists on Friday, Nov. 2 from 5-8 p.m. Artists will speak about their work at 6 p.m. Exhibits will be both in the Main Gallery and in the Bell Gallery. Many pieces will be for sale.
Among those exhibiting in the main gallery will be award-winning artist Carol Spitznagel of Beloit. Carol earned a scholarship and attended Columbus School of Art and Design. After marrying and raising her daughter, she again began painting. Evidence of her passion can be seen even in her home’s livingroom where she has created scenic murals on walls and ceilings.
Carol also enjoys painting people. She is submitting three acrylic portraits for the juried show. “I search for things that intrigue me,” she said. One of her intriguing submissions is of a young woman titled “Waiting.”
Roscoe artist Mariclare Sheil is submitting several oil pieces. One was inspired by a local event titled “Rockton Market.” Watercolor artist Barbara Mathew of Janesville captures depth of emotion with her work, “Grief” and a sense of childhood innocence with “Dani.”
In “Deep Blue” and “Lost,” large acrylic paintings by Kassi Apel of Rockton, imagination soars with color.
In the Bell Gallery, the Beloit Art Center will offer the work of Ferd Klobucar, 92, of Beloit. Ferd began painting when he retired roughly 20-25 years ago from the Klobucar Construction company, he said. “Boredom” got him started in both oil and acrylic works. While he presently has diminished eyesight, the exhibit will show pieces from a few years back.
Still, he paints, however, using a palette knife. “I have a difficult time with straight lines. A palette knife can take away that difficulty,” he said.
First, second and third place prizes will be awarded to the participating artists. The Beloit Art Center is open Monday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 608-313-9083.