Dewey Blocksma: A Folk Art Legend

Opening: Friday, June 1st, 5:00-9:00 PM (Will run through July 17th)

An immensely talented and well-known folk artist, Dewey Blocksma, is to be featured in this exhibition celebrating his creations. Using mixed media, Dewey Blocksma fashions figures that astound with their intricacy.
After earning a B.S. in Chemistry from Wheaton College in Illinois, and graduating from Northwestern University Medical School, Dewey Blocksma worked as an emergency room physician for ten years before becoming a full-time artist. During his years as an emergency room doctor, Blocksma put people back together, a skill transferred to his hobby of toy making and eventually his art; he began his artistic career as a way to relax and it slowly turned compulsive, a way of thinking with his hands, a complete departure from the intense requirements of his taxing day job. Considered one of the top 20th century American folk artists, Blocksma’s work exemplifies the genre. Dewey Blocksma marries his education, experience, and enormous talent into complex, beautiful, and empathetic sculptural pieces.


 

 

 

 

Cinco Artistas |  

Opening: Friday, September 14th, 5:00-9:00 PM (Will run through October 14th)

 

Caza Sikes | Praising Picasso Exhibition 

Opening: TBD

Join us for an exhibition celebrating the wonderful fine artist, Picasso. Our artists will take on various works by the famous man and put their own spin on them, creating unique pieces that you won't see anywhere else! This event will garner appreciation in both art history and contemporary history fans, and offers a great introduction to many of the fine artists of our current generation. Come by and enjoy drinks and the great fun of interpretion!

 

Tres Taylor |  

Opening: Friday, November 2nd, 5:00-9:00 PM (Will run through November 25th)

Working with house paint and tarpaper, Tres Taylor creates incredibly scenes of vibrant color and quirky style. He tells the story of a monk who loves life so much that he sneaks out of his monastery at night to dance with Cuban Cha-Cha dancers. Wherever the monk walks, day lilies bloom in his footsteps. Tres Taylor also believes that there is music all around us and if we let it come through then we do some amazing things with our lives.

This amazing exhibition of works will open November 2nd and continue through November 25th

 

Tom Snider |  

Opening: Friday, November 30th, 6:00-9:00 PM (Will run through December 23rd)