Art Reception at The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria

09/18/21 06:30PM - 08:30PM

Art Reception: Saturday, September 18, 2021, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
free admission, donation requested 

Featuring art exhibitions in two galleries:

Faces and Forms: 
André Petty & Scott Mossman
Preston Jackson Gallery

The pop art portraits of local artist André Petty are paired with the post-minimalistic sculpture of Chicago artist Scott Mossman celebrating the exploration of gestural shape and extravagant color.

Pieced Together: 
Chris Dokolasa & Lori Reed
Gallery 3R

These long-time friends share the practice of redefining their chosen mediums. Multiple altered photo prints are hand cut in strips and reassembled by Reed to create a fresh scene with other elements pieced into the final layer. Dokolasa pushes her sculptural vessels to surprising combinations of pattern, texture and flowing forms.

Also featuring live music by acoustic duo 
Berchtold and Stear, who share a special musical chemistry on stage. Their music runs the gamut of San Francisco Folk of the late 60’s, to pre and post-war Piedmont and Delta blues, to their own acoustic interpretations of rock classics. Brian’s harmonica, mandolin, and porchboard bass playing (and occasional washboard) is the perfect complement to David’s acoustic finger picking. David Berchtold spent over 40 years diligently practicing his craft, blending his hard driving alternating-thumb playing style. 

The public is invited to this open house style event, featuring the exhibits described above. No food or drink will be offered. All typical safety protocols will be in place, including wearing masks at all times.

The Contemporary Art Center is open Tuesday-Saturday 11-5:00. The public is invited to these open house style events, art exhibitions and ticketed events. No food or drink will be offered. All typical safety protocols will be in place, including remaining 6 feet apart and wearing masks at all times.

William Butler, Executive Director
Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, 305 SW Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602

Location: Peoria River Front Association