August Exhibits Set at Beloit Art Center

Clint Wolf
Aug 1, 2022

Beloit Art Center

The Beloit Art Center at 520 E. Grand Ave., Beloit, will feature new art exhibits in August. A gallery reception
will be held 5—7 p.m. Aug. 5 with a gallery talk set for 6 p.m.
Clint Wolf/Beloit Daily News

 

BELOIT—The August exhibits at the Beloit Art Center will open with a First Friday
Gallery Reception from 5—7 p.m. on Friday, Aug 5. A gallery talk featuring the artists
will be held at 6 p.m. Exhibits will be open through Aug. 25.

The Main Gallery will feature Points of View, Reprise. The exhibit will offer new work
by Rockford artists Sue Abare, Jean Apgar, Jill Rae Martin-Golden, Beth Wemmer and
John Wemme. This exhibit will feature traditional watercolors, nostalgic acrylics, and
bold oil paintings.

The Bell Gallery will offer a selection of artwork from the Beloit Art Center
collection, which will be for sale. If you are looking to refresh your walls, this is a
good time to stop by. Beloit Art Center is always interested in donations of original
or limited edition prints that the center can offer for sale offer during fundraising
events. Donations like this help support future gallery exhibits and scholarships for
classes and art camp students, while also providing the opportunity for someone
else to enjoy artwork.

In July the art center also kicked off a new quarterly exhibit at the Beloit Public
Library. From now through September the artwork of Carol Spitznagel will be
featured. Spitznagel grew up in Beloit and attended Beloit Memorial High School.
Upon graduation she received a scholarship to Columbus College of Art and Design.
From there, she worked in marketing and advertising where her art training was put
to good use. Spitznagel’s paintings often show people enjoying different aspects of

their lives, creating inviting compositions through her use of color and subject
matter. She has won top awards in the Beloit Art Center Annual Juried Exhibit, as
well as state awards with the Wisconsin Regional Artist Program (WRAP).

Bidding is now open for the 2022 Fish Frenzy Fundraiser. If you haven’t seen the fish
yet, stop downtown and look in the First National Bank Plaza, and in the windows of
Walnut Creek, The Villager Art Gallery, and inside Northwoods Premium Confections
and the Beloit Art Center. Then head to www.beloitauction.com and get your bids in.
More than 50 artists members have shown their creativity, by decorating and
donating the fish back to the Beloit Art Center to auction off, and 100% of the
proceeds will support free art and stress relief classes for patients undergoing
cancer treatment. Conceived by cancer survivor and Beloit Art Center board
member Nancy Mayhew, this project been a wonderful example of what a
community can do to support others who are going through tough times. Bidding
for the Fish Frenzy will close at 7 p.m. on Aug. 15.

Beloit Art Center is at 520 E. Grand Ave. in downtown Beloit. The Beloit Art Center
has a mission of partnering with the community and regional artists to maintain a
center to teach, display and promote art through events, classes, and studio space.
To learn more visit www.beloitartcenter.com. The gallery if free and open to the
public.

 

Hours are Monday 10 a.m.—2 p.m., Tuesday—Friday 10 a.m.—5 p.m. and
Saturday 10 a.m.—2 p.m.