Combined Art Reception

03/18/23 06:30PM - 08:30PM

Combined Reception: Saturday, March 18, 6:30-8:30 
free admission, donation requested. Meet the exhibiting artists and view their artwork in three galleries.
featuring music by Natronicus, (aka, Nathan Parks) of Bloomington, who will perform on piano a mix of classical and improvisational works.

Besides regular business hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11-5:00, we are open until 9:00pm during the following events (1st Friday, Live at the Five Spot). The Contemporary Art Center is located at 305 SW Water Street, Peoria, IL 61602. Call or text 309-674-6822 or contact us with questions for more information.

Art exhibits may also be viewed for no admission Tuesday-Saturday 11-5:00 and during some evening events with admission. The public is invited to these open house style events, featuring the exhibits described above. Complimentary food and drink will be offered. 

Artists of Manneken Press 
February 24-April 14, 2023
Preston Jackson Gallery 
Jonathan Higgins and Sarah Smelser’s Manneken Press in Bloomington invites significant contemporary artists to collaborate with master printmaker Higgins to create original works in intaglio, relief, lithography and monotype. The prints are sold in galleries, museums and high-end art fairs in major cities. This exhibit includes 15 of the 30 artists they represent.
clockwise from upper left: Brian Cypher, Matt Magee, Catherine Howe, Richard Hull, Jill Moser, Philip Van Keuren, Jack Davidson, Judy Ledgerwood, Kate Petley, Mary Judge. 

Hattie Lee: Joy Intwined
February 24-April 7, 2023
Gallery 3R
While a member of the Cherokee Nation diaspora, Hattie Lee also recognizes she is a collage of cultures. Just as families and societies are shaped by each generation, she collages into her work metaphorical and physical materials from ancestors and personal experience. Injecting joy while bridging cultural and generational differences creates hope for tribes, countries and personal communities.

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Location: Peoria River Front Association