The McLean County Arts Center presents The Corner of my Eye, paintings by Dale C. Evans in the Armstrong Gallery December 4, 2015 – January 2, 2016. The Opening Reception will be on Friday, December 4 from 5 - 7 pm during Downtown Bloomington’s First Friday. Dale C. Evans is also a luthier and will give a Stringed Instrument Demonstration on Tuesday, December 8 at 6 pm. All events and the exhibition is free and open to the public.
The Corner of my Eye offers a sincere perspective of central Illinois landscape through watercolor, oil, and acrylic paint. A native of Bloomington, Dale C. Evans has traveled the rural roads of our area searching for inspiring spots to stop and paint on site (plein air) or snap a few photos to construct a painting in his studio. Evans realist paintings are made of quick expressive brushstrokes of color that evoke the warmth of sunlight, the coolness of shadows, the reflectivity of water, and the varied textures of leaves, fields, and gravel roads. Evans shares the words of English Romantic painter John Constable, “I should paint my own places best--- Painting is but another word for feeling. They made me a painter and I am grateful.”
Born and raised in Bloomington, Dale C. Evans was a student of local art educators and artists Herb Curtis and Elizabeth Stein. He received his BFA from the Herron School of Art at Indiana University in Indianapolis and has taught drawing and painting at the McLean County Arts Center as well as forming a local plein air painting group. Also a luthier who builds stringed folk instruments, Evans was featured in the Illinois State Museum exhibition “Tuning the Wood - Illinois Luthiers.”
This exhibition was generously sponsored by Dr. Steve & Anne Matter.
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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