Upcoming Exhibitions 


Upcoming Events

    • June 05, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM



    May 29 - July 10, 2020
    Reception: Friday, June 5, 5-7 PM

    Nichole Gronvold Roller creates ambiguous spaces that possess an unpredictable gravity or no gravity at all. She constructs these spaces with vortexes, fragmented planes, and energy pathways borrowed from both human-made and natural systems. Her shaped canvases explore the material, geographical, and cultural influences of architectural design.

    David Linneweh’s work reflects on the idea of the American Dream, asking if its tenets are based on illusion or reality. He begins with photographs of suburban streets, which are then printed and transferred over a wood veneer. Layers of graphite and paint serve to emphasize or flatten compositional elements, resulting in images that are altered and weathered by time.

    Megan Hinds explores ecosystems and architecture in her three-dimensional prints, drawing inspiration from beehives to human cities. Her layered compositions provide opportunities for visual exploration and discovery, with camouflage and chaos giving way to organized focal points.



    • June 05, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


    May 29 - July 10, 2020
    Reception: Friday, June 5, 2020

    This exhibition will feature the work of three photographers, Ted Diamond, James Kozak, and Tyler Mardis. Their images capture the beauty of the vast Illinoislandscape, as well as explore the weathered architecture of the rural Midwest.

    • July 24, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


    July 17 - August 28, 2020
    Reception: Friday, July 24, 5-7 PM

    The work of three artists, Jan Brandt, Krystal Lyon, and Natalie Wetzel, will envelope the gallery in a sea of color, texture, and delight. Disparate textiles such as donated clothing, pompoms, and muslin are hand stitched by artist Jan Brandt into three-dimensional hybrid assemblages and installations. Her paintings are created with the same organic, obsessive process, evoking growth and accumulation. Krystal Lyon’s fiber sculptures are made with recycled or discarded items—things that are not wanted become part of something beautiful. Through tying, crocheting, weaving, and wrapping with old clothes, yarn, and fabrics, playful and anthropomorphic shapes take form. Natalie Wetzel’s vivid abstractions are an exercise in controlled chaos. Poured, dripped, sprayed, and splattered paint intersect with deliberate lines and shapes to form playful and lively compositions.

    • July 24, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


    July 17 - August 28, 2020
    Reception: Friday, July 24, 5-7 PM

    Cathy Engberg paints figures and animals at rest or play. She often scrapes away paint layers to create textured, atmospheric surfaces for her figures to inhabit.

    Mandy Roeing uses soft pastels, often mixed directly on the surface, to create vibrant landscapes and seascapes.


    • July 24, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


    July 17 - August 28, 2020
    Reception: Friday, July 24, 5-7 PM

    Erica Gilliam’s depicts animals and plants in states of magical transformation. Her whimsical scenes are inspired by her passions for nature, fantasy, and mythology.

    • September 04, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


    September 4 - October 16, 2020
    Reception: Friday, September 4, 5-7 PM

    "Mentor and Student" is an exhibition of work by Dennis French as well as a number of his former graduate students, including Chris Wille, Donovan Widmer, Elaine Unzicker, Jon Rutledge, Steve Hirt, Moriki Tomihara, Christy Campbell, Lilith Nielander, and Randy Reid. Pieces created during their days as students as well as recent work will highlight the lasting influence of a thriving mentor relationship.

    Dennis French is a retired university art professor, artist, designer/craftsman. He has a BFA from Arizona State University and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was program director of the jewelry-metalsmthing discipline at Illinois State University for 27 years and retired in 2008. His work is found in many private and public collections and since retirement he has focused mainly in the design and crafting of functional work with a materials emphasis in wood. He lives and works in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.


    • September 04, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


    September 4 - October 16, 2020
    Reception: Friday, September 4, 5-7 PM

    Alfonso Gosálbez Berenguer will display a series of portraits depicting people that have influenced his life in Bloomington-Normal. With his painterly mark making and central compositions, his focus is on capturing the subject’s personality honestly.



    • September 04, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


    September 4 - October 16, 2020
    Reception: Friday, September 4, 5-7 PM

    Paula McCarty’s “Women Who Painted” is a series of oil and digital portraits of historical female painters that will bring awareness to women who have been overlooked in favor of their male contemporaries. The exhibition will also create a dialogue between traditional and technological approaches to portraiture.

    • November 05, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


    November 3 - December 31, 2020
    Reception: Thursday, November 5, 5-8 PM

    Holiday Treasures is the McLean County Arts Center’s annual exhibition for the gift-giving season. More than sixty locally and nationally known artists participate, featuring painting, glass, ceramics, photography, fibers, jewelry, and seasonal gifts.




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