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New exhibits open during St. Patrick's Day Art Crawl

Fiber artwork by Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen of St. Louis will be on display at the Quincy Art Center. Two exhibits will be opening with a reception during an Art Crawl event March 15. | Submitted Photo
Carl Valle
Posted: Mar. 9, 2019 12:01 am Updated: Mar. 11, 2019 1:30 pm

QUINCY -- Get ready for a night of art and fun as the Quincy Art Center hosts the St. Patrick's Day Art Crawl, Friday, March 15, at participating venues in both Quincy and Canton, Mo.

Canton venues will hold events from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Mabee Art Gallery at Culver Stockton College with its exhibit "Plein Air Plus" and Fourth Street Warehouse hosting it exhibit "Recycle Into Art."

Quincy will hold events from 6 to 9 p.m. at four locations. Exhibits include wood turned art by Kelly Bissell at From Tree to Treasure Studio, the art and music of David Fauble at Potter & Vaughn, artwork by Matt Lorentzen at HyVee Market Cafe on Broadway, and opening receptions for artists Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen and Gloria Garfinkel at the Art Center.

Wiskirchen's exhibit, "The Home Remembers," consists of new works of hanging tapestry with both machine and hand-stitched embroidery. After receiving her bachelor of fine arts degree from Truman State University and her masters degree in fibers at Arizona State University, Wiskirchen spent time volunteering with women's cooperatives helping empower women by creating income through weaving and creation of artisan products in both Bolivia and Limpopo, South Africa. Wiskirchen lives in St. Louis where she teaches classes in textiles.

Wiskirchen will give an artist talk at 7 p.m. discussing her current work and inspirations.

"Sculpture, Painting, and Works on Paper" will display works by Garfinkel of New York.

Garfinkel has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad. Over the last seven decades, experiences and interests have led her to explore color relationships and juxtapositions of textures and patterns reflected in her prints, paintings, moveable sculpture and handmade books. Garfinkel's exhibition was organized through Katharine T. Carter & Associates.

These exhibits have been funded by Friends of the Art Center.

The Art Center also will provide light snacks and beverages along with a free hands-on art activity for all ages. Music will be provided by the Javaux Music School String Players.

For more information, call 217-223-5900 or visit quincyartcenter.org.