Exhibitions: current and upcoming... 


Gray Gallery 
Brenner Library at Quincy University, 1800 College Ave, 217-228-5432 ext. 3150, Mon–Thurs: 8 am–11 pm, Fri: 8 am–4:30 pm, Sat: closed, Sun: 1–11 pm

Heath Gallery The Paul Heath Community Education and Fine Arts Center at John Wood Community College, 48th & Harrison, jwcc.edu, Mon–Fri: 8 am–5 pm

Mabee Art Gallery Herrick Foundation Center at Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO, 573-288-6368, Mon–Fri: 9 am–4 pm

Quincy Art Center 1515 Jersey St., 217-223-5900, quincyartcenter.org Mon–Sat: 9 am–4 pm

Quincy Art Center Satellite Exhibit:
Kelsey Strother
Hy-Vee Market Cafe & Bar 

March 28, 2018 - May 22, 2018

Paintings and drawings by local artist, Kelsey Strother (Quincy) will be on display at the Quincy Art Center's Satellite Exhibit at Hy-Vee Market Cafe and Bar (3700 Broadway St.). The exhibit opening reception will be held on Wednesday, March 28 from 5:30 - 7 pm and will be on view until Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

A graduate of Quincy High School, Strother has acquired degrees and further education in the art departments at John Wood Community College and Quincy University.

Her artwork is imaginative and prefers the finished products combine dreamlike images with everyday feelings such as humor, irony, and passion. Strother draws on the influences of Surrealism, Japanese animation and comics to inspire her. When creating, she prefers to use watercolor, Prismacolor markers, pens, and digital media.

Strother’s objective as an artist is to create art, share it and inspire others.

For more information please call 217-223-5900 or visit quincyartcenter.org.

John Wood Community College:
7th Annual Student "Show and Sell" Spring Exhibition
May 1, 2018 - May 25, 2018

Works by John Wood Community College’s visual arts students were recently judged by Ann Miller Titus, president of the Quincy Art Center Board and fiber artist. The pieces are part of the seventh annual student “Show and Sell” spring exhibit, which is available for viewing at JWCC’s Heath Center Art Gallery through May 25. The gallery is open during the College’s normal operating hours. 

Titus remarked on the works, “I began by looking for story. I am interested in how we communicate visually and the pieces that stood out to me suggested narratives, messages, and points of view. I found myself wishing that I could speak to each artist to discover the context for the work and to compare my perceptions with what the artists intended to communicate. I also found myself drawn to works that included a bit of surprise and a touch of the unexpected.”

Read more about the exhibit on our blog here

Quincy Art Center Satellite Exhibit
Quincy Medical Group: Tim Laffey
April 10, 2018 - June 5, 2018

Beginning Wednesday, April 11, see artwork by Tim Laffey (Carthage, IL) at the Quincy Medical Group satellite exhibit (1118 Hampshire St.) through Tuesday, June 5.

Laffey was raised on a farm in Carthage with his nine siblings and he developed a great love for nature. In his early adulthood, he realized he wanted to try his hand at painting, and now it's become a bit of an obsession! Laffey’s work includes painting, woodwork, plaster art and metal sculpting. His work is largely in the abstract expressionist style that combine with structural influences from Cubism, Pop Art and Minimalism.

Laffey creates paintings in series which are organized around a central theme. His current focus is to bring narrative into his artwork.

Laffey’s paintings have been exhibited throughout the Midwest.

Exhibits are free and open to the public. For further information, please visit quincyartcenter.org or call 217-223-5900.

Quincy Art Center
Framed Fidos:

April 20, 2018 - June 9, 2018

Flaunting Felines:
May 4, 2018 - June 22, 2018

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 4 from 7 - 9 pm

Flaunting Felines and Framed Fidos, presented by the Quincy Art Center, are visual art exhibitions inspired by our beloved domestic pets! Local artists, collectors, and cat and dog lovers of all ages are invited to submit their original artwork in various mediums.

For those who are dog people, Framed Fidos will be displayed from April 20 – June 9. With the larger cat show, Flaunting Felines, displayed in the adjacent gallery, dog lovers must unite and represent man’s best friend! Flaunting Felines will be displayed from May 4 – June 22.

Original artwork in all media is eligible. Artwork made by expressive cats is welcome! Artists are welcome to submit more than one piece, however, exhibit space is limited. 

During the reception, guests will have the opportunity to create complimentary cat masks, ears, and toys! Appetizers and beverages will be provided.

Exhibits are open to the public. For further information, please visit quincyartcenter.org or call 217-223-5900.

Quincy Art Center
As Above, So Below by Bobbie Moline-Kramer

May 4, 2018 - June 22, 2018
Opening Reception:
Friday, May 4 from 7 - 9 pm

Bobbie Moline-Kramer's series As Above, So Below, is a series of works that are visual puzzles. They feature abstract metamorphosis and also fragments of the animals. It is in conjunction with two pet exhibitions and will open during a gallery reception on Friday, May 4 from 7 - 9 pm at the Quincy Art Center. 

Call 217-223-5900 or visit quincyartcenter.org for more details.

Quincy Art Center:
Illinois Bicentennial Satellite Exhibits:

Quincy Regional Airport
May 17 -  December 12 2018

Quincy Medical Group
June 6 - August 14, 2018

In honor of the 200th birthday of Illinois’ statehood, Quincy Art Center is recognizing the role the visual arts has played in the history and development of the state with a satellite exhibit at Quincy Regional Airport.

“Illinois Bicentennial is the perfect time to pay tribute to the amazing people, places, and things that are being born, built and grown in Illinois,” says Lana Reed, Director of Development and Marketing at Quincy Art Center. “The visual arts have played an integral part the history and development of Illinois. To celebrate this fine tradition, paintings, drawings, and photography by Illinois artists throughout the decades will be featured at the Art Center’s satellite locations.”

The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information please call 217-223-5900 or visit quincyartcenter.org.

Quincy Art Center
Silas Coggeshall - Sound and Deconstruction Satellite Exhibit
Hy-Vee Market Cafe & Bar 
May 4, 2018 - July 10
Opening Reception:
Wednesday, May 23 at 5:30 pm

Quincy Art Center is excited to show the abstract work of Silas Coggeshall in an exhibition entitled Sound and Deconstruction at the Art Center’s satellite location at Hy-Vee Market Café and Bar on Broadway now through Tuesday, July 10.

Coggeshall is currently working toward his bachelors of fine art, with a focus in painting at Western Illinois University in Macomb. His Sound and Deconstruction exhibition explores abstraction and tests how far he can deviate from a source photo or an idea. In his Intaglio prints, he moves away from representing a physical object, focusing solely on design. The concept of sound is ever present when Coggeshall chooses his line thickness and color. Instead of relying on recognizable images, he explores ideas, emotions and sound through abstraction.Coggeshall draws inspiration from his classes and artists such as Francis Bacon, Jeremy Mann and Basquiat.

For more information, please call 217-223-5900 or e-mail staff at jteter@quincyartcenter.org.

Quincy Art Center Satellite Exhibit:
Kris Cadwell
Hy-Vee Market Cafe & Bar 
July 11 - September 11

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, July 11 at 5:30 pm

Local artist Kris Cadwell will be featured in the Quincy Art Center’s satellite exhibition space at the Hy-Vee Market Cafe on Broadway July 11 - Sept 11, 2018.

More details to come!

The Broadway Hy-Vee Market and Café is used to feature local artists. Hy-Vee Bar will be offering ½ off appetizer specials until 6 p.m. Generous support has been provided by the Art Center Members, Quincy Herald Whig, and in part through the Illinois Arts Council, an agency of the State. For additional information please call (217) 223-5900 or e-mail staff at jteter@quincyartcenter.org.

Quincy Art Center 
Annual Members Show
June 29 - July 20

Opening Reception: 
Friday, June 29 at 7 pm

Art Center members will be able to enter one art piece in the Annual Members Show that will open on Friday, June 29. The opening reception will take place from 7 - 9 pm. Selections from the Permanent Collection will also be displayed including new accessioned artworks by Neysa McMein. McMein was born in Quincy in 1888. She illustrated hundreds of magazine covers and developed the first iconic image of Betty Crocker. The Permanent Collection contains over 400 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and more from local, regional and nationally recognized artists.

Artwork can be dropped off Thursday - Saturday, June 21 - 23 from 9 am - 4 pm.  New members are welcome to join the Art Center. Please visit quincyartcenter.org for more information about fees and benefits.

Quincy Art Center Annual Student & Instructors Exhibition
and Mark Chatterly Sculptures
August 3 - September 15
Opening Reception: 
Friday, Aug. 3 at 7 pm

The Annual Student and Instructors Show of the Art Center will open this August. This exhibit is to help emerging artists of all ages receive recognition and present their artistic talent to the Quincy community. It will open on Friday, August 3 in conjunction with Mark Chatterly’s ceramic sculptures. These exhibitions will be on view through ArtFest, a family arts festival, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15.

The Students and Instructors of the Art Center Exhibit is open to artists of all ages who have taken a class or workshop at the Quincy Art Center from July 2017 to the present. Artists may enter one artwork they have produced in any medium that was made in or inspired by a QAC class, workshop or program. Artwork must be original and not been previously exhibited at the Art Center. All work must be ready to install and 2-dimensional pieces must be framed and equipped with hanging devices. Artists can drop off one artwork on Saturday, July 20, or on Monday and Tuesday, July 23 and 24 from 9 am to 4 pm.

Mark Chatterley creates ceramic sculptures and is based in Williamston, Michigan. He has over 30 years of experience in figurative sculpture and his work has been recognized  internationally. Chatterly uses sculpture to show the thoughts and feelings of the human condition. He finds beauty in the malformed and acceptance of the inevitable.

For more information about the exhibits, membership, classes and more, please visit Quincy Art Center, located at 1515 Jersey St., during regular business hours, Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm, or go online to quincyartcenter.org or call 217 223-5900.

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