Exhibitions: current and upcoming... 

Quincy Art Center: 
Platonia/Tea Vessel [as] Subject Matter Exhibition
September 8, 2017 - November 2, 2017


Tea Vessel [as] Subject Matter explores the interpretation of a unifying subject matter through multifarious mediums. This group show features the work of Norbert Marszalek, painting, drawing & collage; Doug McGoldrick, photography; and Eugenia Frith Meltzer, ceramics.

Martin Weinstein of New York, NY is feature in Platonia.  Weinstein makes paintings of the landscape and flowers on multiple sheets of acrylic plastic, creating both a startling sense of depth and intriguing disruptions of space and time. His deft renderings of the living world become part of a larger inquiry into impermanence and transformation.

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


Culver-Stockton College Mabee Gallery: 
Thompson & Sperry Gallery Exhibit

September 11, 2017 - October 31, 2017


The Culver-Stockton College Mabee Gallery is honored to exhibit select pieces from the collection of Larry Thompson and his wife, Brenda. Their collection of African-American art is one of the premiere collections in the world, and includes oils, acrylics, watercolors, collage, monoprints, linoleum block prints, etchings and silkscreens. The work ranges from realistic historically accurate events, to nonobjective abstract layers, focused on design.

A small part of the Sperry collection is included within this exhibit.  A portion of the gallery was arranged to be reminiscent of the Sperry home when Larry Thompson was their guest.  The work in this area of the gallery includes early examples of the Koran, old coins, and a collection of tanzanite.  A wide variety of paintings and drawings are displayed, along with photos of Haley’s Comet with explicit information concerning F-stop and lens speed.

The exhibit will be open September 11 through October 31, 2017. The opening reception will be September 30 from 4 - 6 pm. For more information call 573-288-6000 or visit culver.edu.


Quincy Art Center: 
Amanda Brown Satellite Exhibit
September 27, 2017 - November 28, 2017


Amanda Brown will be featured in the Quincy Art Center’s satellite location at the Broadway Hy-Vee Market Café and Bar. The exhibit opening reception will be held on Wednesday, September 27 from 5:30 - 7 pm and will be on view until November 28, 2017.

More information can be found at quincyartcenter.org or by calling (217) 223-5900.


John Wood Community College Heath Center Art Gallery: Sally Poole Kintz
October 2, 2017 - November 3, 2017

John Wood Community College's Heath Center Art Gallery is featuring the artwork of Sally Poole Kintz from October 2 through November 3, 2017. The gallery is located in the lower level of the Paul Heath Fine Arts and Community Education Center on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison Streets.

The public is invited to view artwork during regular college hours (8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday). For more information contact Addie Seabarkrob at aseabarkrob@jwcc.edu.


Quincy Art Center:
Exquisite Corpse

October 4, 2017 - November 2, 2017


Exquisite Corpse is an exhibition of sequential compositions of boy sections. Each body section is created by a different artist. Quincy Art Center Members of any age are invited to participate! Each canvas will be marked according to the specific body section. Artists may use any medium on the canvas. The 12x12 canvases are available to pick up at The Art Center. This exhibition will be featured during the Halloween Art Crawl on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 6 - 10 pm.

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


Quincy University Gray Gallery:
Ken Holder Watercolor Exhibit

October 16, 2017 - November 11, 2017


Ken Holder, Emeritus Professor of Art at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, will showcase a variety of watercolor approaches he has pursued over the past 40 years during an exhibition at Quincy University's Gray Gallery from October 16 through November 17, 2017.

A reception will be held on Friday, October 27 from 6 - 10 pm as part of the Quincy Art Center's Halloween Art Crawl. A gallery reception with the artist will follow his Watercolor Workshop on Saturday, November 11 from 4 -5 pm. The exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.

For additional information about the Holder exhibition, contact Robert Mejer, Gray Gallery curator, at mejerbob@quincy.edu.


Quincy Art Center: 
Brenda Benson Satellite Exhibit
October 18, 2017 - December 12, 2017


The works of Brenda Benson will be on display at the Quincy Art Center's Satellite Exhibit at Quincy Medical Group October 18 - December 12, 2017. 

Benson lives in Monroe City, Missouri and taught art in public schools for 26 years. Her artwork pushes the boundaries of traditional watercolor through her unique method. She paints on paper with brightly colored watercolors, cuts and folds the paper into unique shapes, then attaches it to a grid. The finished pieces are rainbow paintings that reach off the wall toward the viewer. 

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


Quincy Art Center:
Halloween Art Crawl

October 27 from 6 - 10 pm



The Quincy Art Center is facilitating a Halloween Art Crawl, an evening of art plus much more on Friday, October 27 from 6 - 10 pm. Thirteen local venues are participating and each will be featuring local artists and some will offer unique programming and/or entertainment. This event was developed to promote tourism and provide support for local artists, galleries and museums.

The participating venues in Quincy are Quincy Art Center, Conover STudio, Electric Fountain, For Home and Her, Heath Center Art Gallery at John Wood Community College, History Museum, Hy-Vee Market Cafe and Bar on Broadway, Potter & Vaughn, Revelry, Rosewood Custom Framing, and Steven Stoll Studio. The venues in Canton, Missouri are Fourth Street Warehouse and Mabee Art Gallery at Culver-Stockton College. 

A list of all the Art Crawl stops and a map is available at the Art Center and at quincyartcenter.org


Culver-Stockton College Mabee Gallery:
Conover, Kosciak and Weise Exhibit

November 9, 2017 - December 13, 2017



The Culver-Stockton College Mabee Gallery is proud to present the artwork of Joe Conover, Nick Kosciak and Lisa Wiese during November and December. These three exceptionally gifted artists will showcase three very different media, subject matters and techniques.

The exhibit opens November 9 with a reception from 6 - 8 pm. The artists will talk at 6:30 pm. The show is open Monday through Friday from 10 am until 4 pm through December 13 and other times by appointment. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

For more information call 573-288-6000 or visit culver.edu.


John Wood Community College Heath Center Art Gallery: Debra Scoggins Myers
November 13, 2017 - January 2, 2018

John Wood Community College's Heath Center Art Gallery is featuring the artwork of Debra Scoggins Myers from November 13, 2017 through January 2, 2018. The gallery is located in the lower level of the Paul Heath Fine Arts and Community Education Center on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison Streets.

The public is invited to view artwork during regular college hours (8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday). For more information contact Addie Seabarkrob at aseabarkrob@jwcc.edu.


Quincy Art Center:
Mary S. Oakley - Lee Lindsay Showcase

November 17, 2017 - January 11, 2018



Mary S. Oakley - Lee Lindsay Artist Showcase is an annual showcase of works by local and area artists that opens every fall at the Quincy Art Center. This exhibition includes entries of original art in all media and is open to artists 18 years of age and older who live within a 50-mile radius of Quincy. The Best of Show receives a $1,000 cash prize and local recognition. This is a wonderful opportunity for local artists to receive recognition and showcase their talent to the community.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, November 17 from 7 - 9 pm with the award winners announced at 7:30 pm. 

For details on how to enter the competition visit quincyartcenter.org.

For more information about the exhibit call 217-223-5900 or visit quincyartcenter.org for details.


Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum: Masquerade Masks
Exhibit & Contest

November 18, 2017 - November 25, 2017


Artists of all ages are welcome to enter the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum's Masquerade Mask Contest. Pick up a mask at the museum office, 120 N. Main in Hannibal, MO starting Friday, Nov. 6, or you can provide your own. Masks should have a string to hang for display purposes. All entries must be turned in to the office by Friday, Nov. 17. All the masks will be on exhibit from Saturday, Nov. 18 - Saturday, Nov. 25.

On November 25, the museum is hosting the 3rd Annual Mark Twain Birthday Bash. During the day, visitors will be able to vote on their favorite mask. The winners of the People's Choice and Judge's Choice Awards will be announced at 4 pm that day. Prizes will be awarded to the winners in both categories.

For more information call Melissa Cummins at 573-221-9010 ext. 404 or visit marktwainmuseum.org.



Quincy Art Center:
Blane Barnes Satellite Exhibit

November 29 - February 6, 2018


The works of Blane Barnes will be on display at the Quincy Art Center's Satellite Exhibit at Hy-Vee Market Cafe and Bar. The exhibit opening reception will be held on Wednesday, November 29 from 5:30 - 7 pm and will be on view until February 6, 2018.

Barnes is the art teacher at Quincy High School. His paintings range from brightly colored abstracts to realistic landscapes.

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


Quincy Art Center: 
Laura Wright Satellite Exhibit
QMG Gastroenterology Center
December 13, 2017 - February 20, 2018

The works of Laura Wright will be on display at the Quincy Art Center's Satellite Exhibit at Quincy Medical Group from December 13, 2017 - February 20, 2018. 

Wright's artwork is characterized by whimsical design and quirky messages. Wright keeps it simple with mostly black and white images with pops of bright color. She finds inspiration in everyday life and her adventures around the United States and Europe. 

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


Quincy University Gray Gallery:
Watercolor Exhibit

January 15 - January 31, 2018


Quincy University's Gray Gallery, located in Brenner Library, will host an art exhibition featuring works from the Great River Watercolor Society (GRWS) watercolor workshop held in November 2017. The exhibit will feature works by Tri-State watercolorists. The GRWS will also include their popular 2x2 painting as well as new work produced in the last year. The exhibit will run January 15 - January 31, 2018 and is free and open to the public. 

For additional information, contact Robert Mejer, Gray Gallery curator, at mejerbob@quincy.edu.



John Wood Community College Heath Center Art Gallery: Tom Kolleck
January 16, 2018 - February 23, 2018

John Wood Community College's Heath Center Art Gallery is featuring the artwork of Tom Kolleck from January 16 through February 23, 2018. The gallery is located in the lower level of the Paul Heath Fine Arts and Community Education Center on the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison Streets.

The public is invited to view artwork during regular college hours (8 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday). For more information contact Addie Seabarkrob at aseabarkrob@jwcc.edu.


Culver-Stockton College:
Senior Art Show

January 20 - February 15, 2018

Culver-Stockton College will host its annual Senior Art Show this winter. The Show will open with a reception on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 6 pm in the Mabee Art Gallery. This show will feature seniors like David Quach of Keokuk, Iowa. Quach will be displaying his art work that incorporates augmented reality; this will create an interactive experience for visitors.

For more information, contact the Office of Fine and Literary ARts at 573-288-6346 or check the website at culver.edu.


Quincy Art Center:
44th High School Student Art Competition

January 26, 2018 - March 2, 2018


The 44th Annual High School Student Art Competition features some of the area's most talented young artists. All of the artwork is original and has been judged on quality. 

Students in grades 9-12 from schools within a 50-mile radius of Quincy are eligible to enter. There will be $1,475 in awards given during the opening reception. Artwork can be dropped off at the art center, 1515 Jersey St., on Thursday, Jan. 11 from 4 - 5:30 pm; Friday, Jan. 12 from 9 am - 5:30 pm and Saturday, Jan. 13 from 9 am - 4 pm. Visit the website for an entry form and more information.

The opening reception (Teen Take Over Night) is a time the students and their families can enjoy live music, appetizers and art by area high school students. It will be held Friday, Jan. 26 from 6 - 8 pm with awards at 7:30 pm.Area colleges will each have an information table and representative to answer questions about their art and graphics programs. 

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


Quincy Art Center: 
50 Year Retrospective Inscapes

March 16, 2018 - April 25, 2018


Artworks by Robert Lee Mejer

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


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