Upcoming Exhibitions







Upcoming events

    • June 16, 2017
    • July 29, 2017
    • McLean County Arts Center 601 N East St Bloomington IL 61701


    Cynthia Kukla. To the Sacred Grove.

    The McLean County Arts Center presents Cynthia Kukla’s exhibition in the Armstrong Gallery June 16 - July 29, 2017. The free and public Reception will be on Friday, June 23, 5 - 7 pm.

    "Before me, artists I admire have revisited famous figures and images in history and the works of art that stabilize their memory:  Grace Hardigan's Great Queen Series, Leon Golub's Greek colossi and sphinxes, Jim Dine’s Glypthotek drawings, James Lee Byars installations and Roy Lichtenstein's rendition of monuments.  My work is a tender rather than an ironic enterprise and the paintings I do bring together the painterly authority of our times, where a full arsenal of contemporary strategies are available for use, with the meditations on the past that this sober moment invites.  From sculptor Giacommeti:  “The entire art of the past, of all periods, of all civilizations rises before my mind, becomes a simultaneous vision, as if time had become space.”


    • June 17, 2017
    • July 29, 2017
    • McLean County Arts Center 601 N East St Bloomington IL 61701


    The McLean County Arts Center presents Heather Brammeier ’s exhibition Lose the Feeling in the Brandt Gallery June 17 – July 29, 2017. The free and public Reception will be on Friday, June 23, 5 - 7 pm.

    Heather Brammeier is a painter and installation artist whose work explores the perception of flat planes versus dimension.  For Lose the Feeling, her solo exhibition at the McLean County Arts Center, Brammeier has built a wood floor that hovers at an angle over the wood floor of the arts center gallery.  The interplay of a tilted wood floor with the level surface of the gallery floor leads viewers to ask themselves questions about their perception of groundedness and spatial relationships.  The title Lose the Feeling refers to the ways in which people suppress emotional experiences to suit the needs of others.  The tilted false floor invites viewers to contrast the raw, splintered underside of the floor with the warm, polished façade.  The floor becomes a metaphor for individuals’ tendencies to present a “front” to others while experiencing more complex, raw emotions within.

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    • August 04, 2017
    • September 02, 2017
    • McLean County Arts Center 601 N East St Bloomington IL 61701


    From One Group to Another: A Sense of Purpose.

    The McLean County Arts Center presents the Bloomington Normal KodaRoamers Camera Club exhibition in the Brandt Gallery August 4- September 2, 2017. The free and public Opening Reception will be on Friday, September 8, 5 - 7 pm 

    The Bloomington Normal KodaRoamers Camera Club will be exhibiting photographs taken by their members of 10-12 nonprofit, charitable, and community building clubs in McLean County. This demonstration of affiliation between clubs that support and make up our culture will strengthen our common goals as community members. Clubs included may be: American Legion, Boy Scouts, Central Illinois Radio, Habitat for Humanity, International Women’s Club, Lake Run Club, Master Gardeners, McLean County India Association, McLean County Courthouse Quilters, Twin City Cruisers, 4-H, and Young Mens’ Club.

    The McLean County Arts Center is located at 601 N. East Street in downtown Bloomington. Arts Center hours are Tuesday, 10am- 7pm; Wednesday-Friday, 10am-5pm; and Saturday, noon-4pm; Sunday and Monday, closed. For more information, please call 309/829-0011, like us on Facebook, or check on our website: www.mcac.org. MCAC is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. 

     

     


    • August 05, 2017
    • September 02, 2017
    • McLean County Arts Center 601 N East St Bloomington IL 61701
         


    The McLean County Arts Center presents MCAC Board Members & Staff art exhibition in the Armstrong Gallery August 4- September 2, 2017. The free and public Opening Reception will be on Friday, August 4, 5 - 7 pm

    McLean County Arts Center Board Members & Staff, past and present, will exhibit their current artwork. As the non-profit arts agency for McLean County, the arts center has had many talented artists teach, volunteer, and serve our community. This exhibition will include a diversity of work and demonstrate the commitment and professionalism MCAC has to the arts.

    The McLean County Arts Center is located at 601 N. East Street in downtown Bloomington. Arts Center hours are Tuesday, 10am- 7pm; Wednesday-Friday, 10am-5pm; and Saturday, noon-4pm; Sunday and Monday, closed. For more information, please call 309/829-0011, like us on Facebook, or check on our website: www.mcac.org. MCAC is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. 


    • September 08, 2017
    • October 21, 2017
    • McLean County Arts Center 601 N East St Bloomington IL 61701

         

    Rhea Edge.

    The McLean County Arts Center presents Rhea Edge’s painting exhibition in the Brandt Gallery September 8- October 21, 2017. The free and public Opening Reception will be on Friday, December 2, 5 - 7 pm 

    Rhea Edge is passionate about art making, activism, and environmental conservation. Through her painting, drawing, and printmaking, she educates as well as inspires. Edge has traveled the world extensively to study natural habitation of species informing her artistic practice and bringing the beauty of the world to her audience.

    Edge is a Professor as well as Chair of Fine and Performing Arts at Eureka College. She earned her BS, MS, and MFA from Illinois State University, Normal.

    The McLean County Arts Center is located at 601 N. East Street in downtown Bloomington. Arts Center hours are Tuesday, 10am- 7pm; Wednesday-Friday, 10am-5pm; and Saturday, noon-4pm; Sunday and Monday, closed. For more information, please call 309/829-0011, like us on Facebook, or check on our website: www.mcac.org. MCAC is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. 


    • September 08, 2017
    • October 21, 2017
    • McLean County Arts Center 601 N East St Bloomington IL 61701

           

    The McLean County Arts Center presents Harold Boyd’s painting exhibition in the Armstrong Gallery September 8- October 21, 2017. The free and public Opening Reception will be on Friday, December 2, 5 - 7 pm

    Harold Boyd will be exhibiting current painted drawings and sculptural tableau intallation. A figurative artist, Boyd celebrates narrative through exaggerated gesture and slight abstraction. Pulling from memories of his past youth observations of children dotay, the work is playful, imaginative, and intense in shades of black and white.

    Harold Boyd is a Professor Emeritus of Illinois State University, Normal.

    The McLean County Arts Center is located at 601 N. East Street in downtown Bloomington. Arts Center hours are Tuesday, 10am- 7pm; Wednesday-Friday, 10am-5pm; and Saturday, noon-4pm; Sunday and Monday, closed. For more information, please call 309/829-0011, like us on Facebook, or check on our website: www.mcac.org. MCAC is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. 


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