ART SHOWS


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First Friday Art Show

Friday July 7, 5-9 pm

 

Film and Art Installation, Artist Allison Walsh

Live Soundtrack to Film, Lowell Levene-Sims


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Friday June 2, 5-9 pm

CHARLOTTE BECK, Painting

SHANNON MOORE, music performance

Live Art, Live Music, Refreshments, Light Snacks, Family Friendly

CIAO First Fridays are free and open to the public.


First Friday Opening Reception 5-9 pm

Friday May 5th

Artist of the Month: Rachel Newell

Music with Caron Easley

Live painting with Alec DeJesus and Keith Wilson of Kreative Worx


TWO PERSON EXHIBITION WITH ALEXANDER A. MARTIN
and JESSICA BINGHAM
"Cry, If I Want 2"

Friday, April 7, 2017
5:00pm  9:00pm

The Art Garage Studio and Gallery - Peoria, Illinois
Exhibition Dates: April 7 - 28, 2017
Reception: April 7, 2017 from 5:00-9:00pm, Music Hannah Offutt

Visit more of Alexander A. Martin's website here. http://alexanderandrewmartin.com
Visit more of Jessica Bingham’s website here. http://www.jessicabinghamart.com

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CIAO First Friday Art Show

Friday March 3, 5-9 pm

Artist Courtney Finley

Music The Highway Kind

 

"Ardor" Courtney Finley

Artist and entomologist, Courtney Finley will be exhibiting a solo show for the month of March at The Art Garage Studio and Gallery. Join us for the opening reception Friday March 3rd from 5-9 pm. Live music provided by The Highway Kind. 
Courtney's exhibit is dedicated in honor to the memory of Glenn E. Harmison..
http://courtneyfinley72.wix.com/finley-court-artist


  

KIMBERLEE ROCCA, PIONEER IN FOIL IMAGING

FRIDAY JANUARY 6,  5 - 9 pm

Continued exhibit for Iowa City artist, Kimberlee Rocca. View her most recent work in foil imaging, a rare yet stunning art form. Kimberlee Rocca's work includes monotype foil imaging on metal, canvas, paper and metal sculptures.

POP UP ART SHOP: Jeremy Berkley, Kreative Worx, Lettering Works, Rachel Newell.

Musical guest THE NINESTRING SINGERS.

Exhibit will run through January 2017

  

http://www.kimberleerocca.com/kimberleerocca/Process/index.asp
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FRIDAY DECEMBER 2,  5 - 9 pm

Opening reception Kimberlee Rocca: Pioneer In Foil Imaging

Join us in welcoming Iowa City artist Kimberlee Rocca. She will share her most recent work in foil imaging, a rare yet stunning art form. Kimberlee will also give live foil press demos. Kimberlee Rocca's work includes monotype foil imaging on metal, canvas, paper and metal sculptures. Musical guest SMD and THE UNDERGROUND.

 
Exhibit will run through January 2017

https://www.facebook.com/SMDunderground/

http://www.kimberleerocca.com/kimberleerocca/Process/index.asp

http://ciaopeoria.com/


THE ART GARAGE PRESENTS: 3 THE HARD WAY

Nationally recognized local artists CURBSERVER, DONK’E PUNCH and KREATIVE WORX, specialize in custom, non conventional, fine art, and will be on exhibit this November at The Art Garage.

View their work up close. Understand their process. Learn how their passion and inspiration are rooted in the culture of the city and from the neighborhoods they grew up in. 

Show runs November 4-27

Opening reception Friday November 4,

5-9pm


Join us for local artist Jaci Musec's first solo exhibition.

This amazing artist will be sharing art and poetry in her exhibit.

Friday October 7
5-9pm

Refreshments available.
Music provided by local duo, PROJEKTS.


"Art and poetry by Jaci Musec. A local artist who paints, writes and sings to navigate and heal throughout the perpetual grief of infertility."

 

Separation Anxiety: Backspace Collective 6th Annual Members' Exhibition

Backspace Members
Annual Art Show
Friday September 2, 2016
5-9 pm

https://wearebackspace.wordpress.com/

https://wearebackspace.wordpress.com/

Music with Clifford Von Meece III

The Art Garage is proud to be hosting this art show for Backspace!
The Backspace Collective is a local group of unique, productive, and inspiring artists. The artwork in this show is a collaboration of the Backspace members and was created specifically for this event!


August CIAO First Friday

"Comic Punels and Literals"

Artist, Blair Jeffers

Opening Reception

Friday August 5,  5 - 9 pm

The Art Garage Studio And Gallery


CIAO FIRST FRIDAY

Artist/Photographer Maris Mednis
Jo Lakota, Native American Flute

Join us for the premier exhibition of local artist Maris Mednis.

We will be exposed to his 3 latest series: 
1. "Puerta" Rico
2. The documentation of the closing days of Macy's
3. Vibrant portraits of local residents

Friday July 1, 5-9 pm


THE ART GARAGE PRESENTS:

An Evening of Art and Music

Friday June 3, 5 - 9 pm

Visual Artist and Musician, Lowell Levene-Sims will be presenting his latest and most stunning paintings. He will accompany his work by performing a live, stylized solo music performance. A synchronicity of the senses. 


First Friday May 6th

5 pm - 9 pm

Music Shannon Moore Shepherd

Artist Kelly Rowden

This show is all local portraiture- A collaboration between Nicholas Dodd’s Photography and Kelly Rowden. This collection of paintings are all interpretations of Nicholas’ original images.
Kelly Rowden's studio work consists mostly of paintings created on found and purchased wood with acrylics and latex paint. Described as "ethereal and dreamlike", her paintings are almost always grayscale. Her portraiture feature flat, matte faces and hands, with heavy layers and splashing for ornamentation to compliment and adorn the figure.  
 Kelly Rowden is currently a member of CIAO and you can find out more about her and her artwork at www.theravenandthecrow.com

 


CIAO FIRST FRIDAY

FRIDAY APRIL 1

5 pm - 9 pm    

Artist Quinton Thomas

Artist Andrew Rhodenbaugh

        Live Drawing By Guest Artists      

Music With Emilele


FIRST FRIDAY @ THE ART GARAGE STUDIO AND GALLERY

FRIDAY MARCH 4, 5 pm -9 pm

 

Opening reception:

Featuring artist Jessica Ball, CIAO Member.

Music performance by Sarah Marie Dillard, SMD.

 

712 W. Main St. Peoria

art-garage-studio.com

309-231-2511

 

http://ciaopeoria.com/site-friday.php


CIAO First Friday at The Art Garage

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Friday February 5

5pm - 9pm

Artist of the month: Fanni

Music Caron Smith-Easley





Lowell Levene - Sims

CIAO First Friday January 1, 2016

5 pm - 9 pm

 

Join us on New Years Day for a one of a kind art reception! Listen to the ambient stylings of musician and artist, Lowell Levene-Sims, while viewing his latest series of paintings in our gallery.


SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

Sat. Nov. 28th, 12-4 pm

Shop small with our HUGE selection of unique local artworks: gouache paintings, graphite drawings, screen prints, collages and paintings. We have several local artists' work on display and for sale! Artists include Rachel Newell, Jessica Bingham, Alyse Cole, Alexander Martin, and Jeremy Berkley. You can also purchase gift certificates that may be used on art classes, workshops and retail art at our location. Drop In Art will run from 12-4 pm  for $7.


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CIAO FIRST FRIDAY NOV. 6

5 pm - 9 pm  

WET PAINT

an interactive art exhibit

Featuring artists Jessica Bingham and Jessica Ball

 

WET PAINT! Join us for a unique art exhibit that develops right before your eyes where you can paint right onto the pieces on display!


Alyse Cole

Alyse Cole

 

CIAO First Friday At The Art Garage

OPEN HOUSE 5 pm - 9 pm

Friday October 2  

Alyse Cole, Abstract Art, Drawing and Painting

Musical Guest, Indie Folk Rock Artist: River Towne Poet


Jeremy Berkley 

Jeremy Berkley 

CIAO FIRST FRIDAY

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4

5 pm - 9 pm

Artist Jeremy Berkley

Music Clifford Dean Meece


Transcendence of First Flight http://www.oraeginalcreations.com/about-wexley/

Transcendence of First Flight

http://www.oraeginalcreations.com/about-wexley/

CIAO FIRST FRIDAY

FRIDAY AUGUST 7

5 pm - 9 pm

Artist Rachel Newell

Music with Josh and Keith


Friday July 3 

5 pm -9 pm  

Jasmin Garcia      Music with Marshall Edwards


CIAO FIRST FRIDAY  Friday June 5, 5 - 9 pm

Join us for the opening reception for installation artist Jessica Bingham. 

Music provided by Clifford Meece https://m.soundcloud.com/clifford-dean-meece-iii

1. Cyan

2. Virescent 

3. August 26th

4. Untitled 


CIAO FIRST FRIDAY  Friday May 1, 5 - 9 pm

Local artist Charlotte Beck

Music with local ukulele and vocals duo, Projekts



CIAO FIRST FRIDAY   Friday April 3, 5 pm - 9 pm

Local Artists

Josh Pitcher

and Jenn Simonich of Reds Racks

Music provided by Sarah Marie Dillard and Caron Smith Easley


Artist Blair E. Jeffers  https://blairjeffers.wordpress.com/ 

Artist Blair E. Jeffers  https://blairjeffers.wordpress.com/ 

FRIDAY MARCH 6

5 pm - 9 pm

Jonathan Gonzalez

Jonathan Gonzalez

 

Jonathan Gonzalez

Blair E. Jeffers 

Jonathan and Blair are amazing local artists that each communicate such style in their illustrative artwork. Both artists will be doing live drawing as well as exhibiting their latest work. 

Carl Trigilio, Magician/Performer

Peoria Youth Symphony Ensemble


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 6

5 pm - 9 pm ***Following West Main/ RPCA Mural Dedication at 911 W. Main Street at 4:30pm

Alexander Martin / Pop Art Printing

Music by PROJEKTS

Hailing from West Virginia, Alexander now resides in Peoria, where he is studying printmaking at Bradley University.

"Through collecting, appropriation, and layering I create work that explores the idea of the
unseen or forgotten. The mundane objects that we interact with on a daily basis often go unnoticed. I
am interested in the shape and form of these objects as well as the narratives that they contain or can
convey."
Alexander Martin
 

An Evening of Abstract and Ambient with local artist Lowell Levene-Sims

Held over for one more month: The Abstract Art Of Lowell Levene-Sims

Lowell takes an improvisational and expressive approach to both his art and his music. His paintings are described as raw, candid, and breathtaking. Don't miss this opportunity to experience local art at it's best!

Friday January 2

5 pm-9 pm

712 W. Main Peoria

Plenty of street parking and parking lot.

 


CIAO NOVEMBER FIRST FRIDAY AT THE ART GARAGE: THE MURAL ARTISTS Friday November 7, 5-9 pm

Join us in celebrating the artwork of several local artists who recently participated in the West Main mural. The mural was a volunteer effort for public art and of neighborhood pride, sponsored by the Renaissance Park Community Association NFP. The project includes a painted mural on the west side of the Muir Omni Graphics Building and state of the art printed panels of select local artist's work on the South facing side of the building. Show will run for the month of November. 

Angie Jo Goudie, Jonathan Gonzalez, Brenda Gentry, Natalie England, Keith Wilson, Alec De Jesus, Shannon Slaight-Brown, Connie Andrews, Jessica Benassi, Raphael Rodolphi, Rachel Newell, Doug and Eileen Leunig, Megan Gorsuch


OCTOBER ARTISTS:

Thomas Osunsami, Spirits In The Material World

Thomas Osunsami, Spirits In The Material World

THOMAS OSUNSAMI

and JESSICA BALL

EVENT:  Artist Reception

Saturday October 18, 7 pm -9 pm
The Art Garage Studio And Gallery

Jessica Ball, Hope Floats

Jessica Ball, Hope Floats

Thomas Osunsami, AKA Big Tom, is showing his unique art of photo collage posters in the gallery for the month of October. Come check it out, meet the artist, even take home a poster of your own! Reception was originally scheduled for Friday October 3.


SEPTEMBER 5th, 5 pm - 9 pm

Come view the amazing work of local artists Rachel Newell and photographer Jasmin Garcia! Live art with Kayla Phillips. Portraits by Andrew Rhodenbaugh. Musical performance by Marshall Edwards.

Jasmin Garcia: Here, There, Nowhere.

Jasmin Garcia: Here, There, Nowhere.

Rachel Newell

Rachel Newell


CIAO First Friday @ The Art Garage, The Better Block Artists and Music with Marshall Edwards
Friday August 1st, 5 pm - 9 pm

This month The Art Garage will feature several local artists who are passionate about growing the art community of Peoria IL. 
Live art with special guest artists and live music by Marshall Edwards.

Brenda Gentry
Shannon Slaight-Brown 
Virgil Vogel
Dana Johnson 
Brad Wood 
Amy Orwig
Keith Wilson
Kayla Phillips 
Abi Amstutz


These artists are also the participants in the Peoria Better Block urban beautification event set for Sat. August 2nd, 10 am - 6 pm at the intersection of Sheridan and Main.



Jessamyn Luong  

Jessamyn Luong

 

/sketCH/ photo gallery:

Natalie England  

Natalie England

 

Kent Wagenshutz  

Kent Wagenshutz

 

Greg Lynn  

Greg Lynn

 


CIAO! artist Jessica Ball, New Horizon, Acrylic Painting

CIAO! artist Jessica Ball, New Horizon, Acrylic Painting

Lowell Levene-Sims

Lowell Levene-Sims

Kayla Phillips

Kayla Phillips

Andrew Rhodenbaugh, CIAO artist Jonathan Gonzalez

Andrew Rhodenbaugh, CIAO artist Jonathan Gonzalez

CIAO artist Andy Voytko

CIAO artist Andy Voytko

Andy Voytko, Jessica Ball

Andy Voytko, Jessica Ball

Keith Wilson, Brett Fitzgerald

Keith Wilson, Brett Fitzgerald

Leslie Ball, CIAO atist Kelly Rowden

Leslie Ball, CIAO atist Kelly Rowden