64 Arts National Juried Exhibition
64 Arts welcomes the work of 40 artists from across the U.S to our BCA gallery. Our 2017 juror, Lucas Cowan, has titled this collection Fractal Thoughts due to the pattern of archetypes that unfolded throughout the curatorial process. The work on display creates a balance between order and chaos. Much like the scientific and psychological aspect of fractals, each artwork represented in this exhibit is an extension of an idea from a diverse community of artists throughout the United States. Please join us for the opening reception 5-7pm Friday, September 8. Awards will be presented by Cowan at 6pm. The exhibit be will on display August 29 - October 7. See you in the gallery!
Peggy West holds a certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration from the Morton Arboretum and studied intaglio printmaking at Western Illinois University. She was a resident at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Peoria in the spring and summer of 2016. Her original illustrations and prints are included in the collections of Ball Seed Company, the Western Illinois University Art Museum, Prairie State Winery, and private collections. She has exhibited throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, and Missouri, and in 2016 launched collaborative exhibits at the Foster Gallery for Christianity and the Fine Arts in Peoria and the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth.
Looking for a creative and fun way to volunteer in our community? The BCA is looking for Art Presenters for the upcoming 2017/2018 school year. Founded over 40 years ago, the BCA Art Presenter Program brings art and creativity to grade school classrooms, and is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about the arts, as well as express themselves creatively through hands-on activities. The BCA provides a collection of artwork, lesson plans, and supplies for each volunteer. More than 50 community volunteers visit area classrooms once a month, October through May, and present a short lesson about an artist and lead the class in an arts-related activity. Art Presenter is funded through grants from the Addleman Foundation, the Galesburg Community Foundation, and the Warren County United Way. Contact the BCA at 734-3033 to share your talents with our students!