64 ARTS National Juried Exhibition
Celebrating its 10th year, 64 ARTS National Juried Exhibition showcases quality visual artwork from artists across the United States and promotes the importance of the arts in our community. Join us for three special opportunities to meet this year's juror, Christine Rojek, and view the exhibit. Special thanks to our 2018 sponsor Midwest Bank! Old Friends Talk Art (OFTA) 10am Wednesday, September 12, in the BCA gallery. Sculpture Workshop 9:30am-12:15pm Thursday, September 13, in McMike 110, Monmouth College. Opening Reception 5-7pm Friday, September 14, in the BCA gallery. Awards will be presented at 6pm. Thank you Midwest Bank for sponsoring our 2018 exhibition. Thank you award sponsors: Blick Art Materials, Harlow & Lila Blum, Grant and Emily Minor, OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Lonnie Eugene Stewart, and the Twomey Foundation. Click "read more" for award winners.
Bookmaking with Wendy Parks
11am-2pm Saturday, September 22
$20 per participant. This class is designed for participants 16 years and older. Complimentary for BCA members with Sustainer level or higher membership. Makes a wonderful personalize gift and even treat yourself! Wendy will walk you through this hands-on opportunity to create your own book that can be used to sketch or journal, save keepsakes, or create those daily lists of things to do! Materials, instruction, and refreshments included. Registration is required. Call 734-3033 and reserve your spot today!
Matt Moyer earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in ceramics with a minor in graphic design from Illinois State University. Between undergraduate and graduate school, he served as Artist in Residence at the Herbert Hoover National Historical site in West Branch, Iowa, as part of the National Park Service Artist in Residence Program. He earned a master of fine arts in ceramics with a minor in sculpture from the University of Missouri. While at the University of Missouri he was a Studios Midwest resident in Galesburg, Illinois, traveled abroad, and served as Artist in Residence at The Tainan National University of the Arts. Matt Moyer's creative research takes him in several different directions at any given time. He ranges from creating functional pottery to mixed media ceramic sculpture to large outdoor welded steel installations. All his work is firmly rooted within traditional craft as it pertains to both art and skilled trades, and all facets of his creative work have a decidedly industrial sensibility. This stems from his blue-collar upbringing in Moline, Illinois.