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Friday
04
MAY

Flaunting Felines Art Exhibition

19:00
21:00
Quincy Art Center
Event organized by Quincy Art Center

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Join us for the opening of Flaunting Felines, Framed Fidos, and Paintings by Bobbie Moline-Kramer! Flaunting Felines & Framed Fidos artists are invited to say a few words about their artwork during the gallery talks starting at 7:30 p.m.

During the reception, guests will have the opportunity to meet cats available for adoption from the Quincy Humane Society, create complimentary cat masks, ears, and toys. Appetizers and beverages will be provided by the Quincy Art Center!

The Flaunting Felines exhibition will showcase artwork inspired by the domestic cat. Local artists, collectors, and cat lovers of all ages will exhibit original cat inspired artwork in various mediums. Felines have been artistic muses since 1600 BC. Cats have been depicted in the artwork and artifacts by different cultures such the Ancient Greeks, Ancient Egyptians, and the Chinese. Many famous artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Mary Cassatt, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, and Jeff Koons have studied felines and used them in their artwork.

Bobbie Moline-Kramer's paintings will showcase her series "As Above, So Below". Moline's painted fields of color until she was able to “find” the image – the eyes and bodies of monkeys or birds – in the abstraction. She proceeded to paint fragments of the animals as realistically as possible. The paintings can work on various levels; superficially they are visual puzzles, but emotionally they evoke the artist’s response to constant metamorphosis, and a sense of personal loss. Moline-Kramer's exhibition was organized through Katharine T. Carter & Associates.

Framed Fidos will take place in the Jack W. Boge Library & Conference Room from April 20 through June 9, 2018. Framed Fidos is a small community exhibition of visual art that is inspired by the domestic dog. Fido, which means "Trusty" or "Faithful", was once a common dog name. With a larger cat show, Flaunting Felines, displayed in the adjacent gallery dog lovers have united to represent man’s best friend!

The exhibition has been generously underwritten by the Members of the Quincy Art Center, Stan Bartley, Christopher & Victoria Kelley, and Will and Dr. Kristin Spear / Paws at Home Vet - Quincy, IL and is funded in part by the Illinois Arts Council. The mission of the Quincy Art Center is to provide opportunities for growth and appreciation of the visual fine arts through exhibitions and programs in our community.

Regular hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or questions please contact Jennifer Teter, Executive Director & Curator, at jteter@quincyartcenter.org or 217-223-5900.