Mississippi River & Calligraphy Exhibit Gallery Talks at the Quincy Art Center

By Travis on June 1, 2010

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To go along with the current exhibits on display in the Elizabeth M. Sinnock Gallery and the Katharine Gardner Stevenson Gallery, the Quincy Art Center will be hosting three separate gallery talks while the exhibits are open. The first, “Take 2 with Julie”, is the Art Center’s second informal program with Executive Director and Curator Julie Nelson. This walk and talk will cover River, Shore and Timber Birds: Patrick Gregory and Steve Quiram as well as Charles Pearce, Calligrapher: Expressions of Shakespeare. This special event is open free to the public on Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.

The second gallery talk will be given by British Artist and Calligrapher Charles Pearce on his Shakespearian inspired works currently hanging in the Katharine Gardner Stevenson Gallery. The walk and talk will begin at 7 p.m., following the fundraising dinner “A Taste of Shakespeare” the Art Center is hosting. There is no charge for these talks, but a free will offering is accepted for the artist’s talk. This exhibit, titled Charles Pearce, Calligrapher: Expressions of Shakespeare, is generously sponsored by Mobray and Sally Allan, Stan Bartley, M.D., Jim and Liza Hayashi, Bruce and Lori Kruse, Ridgely Pierson and Don and Jean Schweda. Accommodations for the artist have been provided by Stoney Creek Inn.

The third and final gallery talk for these exhibits will be given by the artists featured in the River, Shore and Timber Birds: Patrick Gregory & Steve Quiram exhibit currently on display in the Elizabeth M. Sinnock Gallery. The walk and talk will take place on Thursday, June 17th at 7 p.m. The two artists will discuss their backgrounds and friendship, and afterwards there will be time for questions about their carving and painting techniques. Generous sponsorship for this exhibit has been provided by Jack Freiburg Insurance Agency Inc. and Rex and Lori Schulz.

Both exhibits have received support in part by The Quincy Herald-Whig and WGEM TV-AM-FM-.COM and the Illinois Arts Council, an agency of the State. For additional information contact Julie Nelson at (217) 223-5900 or at jnelson@quincyartcenter.org.

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