All events, unless noted otherwise, are free to the public
January 26th, 5-7pm. Opening Reception
Crash Currents (January 26th-February 16th)
-Group exhibit of Light and Video works from Jill Allan, Erin Smith and Keum-Taek Jung-
March 2nd, 5-7pm. Opening Reception
GuILT (February 23rd-March 30th)
-2 Person show of works by Gallery Owner Suzy McGrane-Hop & Gallery and Inventory Manager Lauren Tucci-
April 6th, 5-7pm. Opening Reception
Formations (April 6th-May 18th)
-2 Person exhibit of works by Crit Streed & Satomi Kawai-
June 1st, 5-7pm. Opening Reception
Figured (May 25th-August 24th)
-Summer Invitational. Group exhibit of figurative works displaying human and human-like forms-
September 7th, 5-7pm. Opening Reception
Spectrum (August 31st-October 12th )
-2 Person exhibit of works by Gordon Kellenberger & Stephen Metcalf-
October 26th, 5-7pm. Opening Reception
TBA (October 19th-November 23rd)
-Regional Juried Exhibit-
November 30th, 5-7pm. Opening Reception
Loud + Proud (November 30th-January 18th )
-Solo exhibit of works by Mary Zeran-
December 5th, 5-7pm. Holiday Jewelry Party
-2nd Annual Cocktail Party for our patrons and jewelry artists. This event is RSVP Only. Link to submit available at the beginning of November.
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2 Person exhibit of works by Crit Streed & Satomi Kawai
Crit Streed tracks time and response using an intuitive reflex and her analytic nature. The medium is ink on paper and the approach is intense but not preplanned. The drawings are reciprocal for the artist and reveal the effect of surroundings and the impact of experience. Forms in the drawings often expose natural growth intersected by human interaction and the tremor of events. Crit Streed explores installation and video as well as a performative approach to drawing. Crit Streed has exhibited both nationally and internationally. She credits her creative explorations to a life in Iowa, extensive travel to other cultures and how her synapses fire.
Satomi explores life and nature as a contemporary jewelry artist. She grew up in a rich natural environment in Japan, and has always enjoyed observing nature. She learned traditional Japanese cultural practices, including flower arrangement, tea ceremony and calligraphy. Her grandmother encouraged her to develop her artistic appreciation when she was a little girl. "I feel a strong tie to nature wherever I am, and I enjoy traveling and experiencing different environments. I am fascinated by the mysteries and wonders of life and nature, and how matter changes in different circumstances." Substances in and outside of the body consist of solid and fluid, and something in between. Also, substances transform as a solid becomes fluid, and fluid becomes gas. Over time, matter changes color, pattern, shape/ form, and substance. This macro process in an external environment- nature- is reflected by the micro environment in our own bodies, including cell activity. "By exploring the internal environment, I focus my observations on several layers of personal femininity, including the physical, emotional, and psychological quality of being a woman."
(April 6th - May 18th)
Opening Reception: September 7th, 5-7pm
2 Person exhibit of works by Gordon Kellenberger & Stephen Metcalf
Gordon Kellenberger is a full-time painter working out of his Wasch Haus Studio in High Amana, Iowa, one of the seven historic villages of the Amana Colonies. Gordon is a past recipient of the Iowa Arts Council's Iowa Arts Award, which honors individuals for their commitment to excellence in the arts. His pastels are found in many private and public collections throughout the United States.
Born in Chicago, Stephen Metcalf grew up in the Midwest. As a child he practiced drawing and painting and by the time he started art school at the University of Illinois his drafting skills could mimic photographs. Frustrated by the tedious nature and predictability of this process, he decided to reinvent himself as an artist and as a graduate printmaking student at the university of Illinois he produced mixed media paintings and large scale works on paper that were recognized by their inclusion in major exhibitions like drawings USA 77 at the Minnesota museum of art and works on paper at the art institute of Chicago. Since receiving his MFA in art and design, Stephen has produced hundreds of paintings which are represented in public, private, and corporate collections throughout the United States, including the Illinois state museum, the Minnesota museum of art, the Kirkwood center hotel, the U.S. Military hospital on Nellis airbase, and the Cleveland clinic.
(August 31st- October 12th)
Loud + Proud
Opening Reception: November 30th, 5-7pm
Solo exhibit of works by Mary Zeran
Mary Zeran grew up in a family of women artists. Textiles, embroidery, and woodcarving, were their visual language. Abstracted shapes and forms were their words. Each time Zeran picks up a brush or scissors, she immerses herself in the language of her family. As she abstracts flowers, trees, and all the colors of nature, she speaks her mother tongue. This language brings her closer to her family’s traditions, histories, and stories.
(November 30th- January 18th, 2019)