Rockford Art Museum (RAM) hosts the new art exhibition Chance Encounter: Julie Heffernan and Shelly Mosman June 7 through September 29.
Chance Encounter explores paintings and photography by Julie Heffernan and Shelly Mosman. Both use opulent beauty and gritty detail to tell visual stories that disrupt one-sided histories of female figures that still exist today. Also on view are lavish, one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture by Minneapolis designer Carter Averbeck of Omforme Design. Mosman’s recent projects include collaborating with Fashion Week Minnesota to help celebrate youth and the beauty of aging. Heffernan is an Illinois native and professor of art at Montclair State University in New Jersey, where she has taught for more than 20 years. Both artists are represented in the Rockford Art Museum Permanent Collection.