Aug 16 Tuesday
The Next Picture Show community fine arts center in Dixon presents the Absolutely Abstract Art Exhibition July 23-Sept. 23. The center is open 10-4 Tuesday-Saturday.
All art consists largely of elements that can be called abstract–elements of form, color, line, tone, and texture. This exhibit focuses on the subject of abstract, both 2D and 3D. Featured media are painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, art glass, fiber arts, hand-pulled prints, and photography.
Aug 17 Wednesday
$40 | $35 for RAM Members
Local artist Jenny Mathews returns to lead us in a watercolor workshop on how to capture the qualities of glass through painting prisms! This workshop will be suitable for artists of all skill levels.
Aug 18 Thursday
The Rockford Art Museum hosts its feature exhibition ‘The Shape of Light: Contemporary Painting & Studio Glass’ through September 25. The show pairs paintings from the Museum’s permanent collection & studio glass on loan from Illinois artists and collectors; selections from the museum’s studio glass collection will also be on view.
Aug 19 Friday
Our August Exhibition has a long history, going into its 44th year in 2022. It is one of the largest regional shows in the nation. Centered on the Chicago Botanic Garden's Permanent Bonsai Collection, featuring over 50 world-class trees, it’s a showplace of trees from across the Midwest and beyond. Enthusiasts from across the country bring their trees to be judged in the main hall at the Garden's Regenstein Center. President of the American Bonsai Society, Mark Fields, is our Guest Judge. There will be over 25 vendors selling trees, tools, pots, soil, fertilizers, etc. There will also be workshops and lectures.
Aug 20 Saturday