Current events in the art scene at Paris, Illinois includes a membership show by River City Art Association.
The exhibition, “Art Currents,” opens Friday, Sept. 6, in the Link Art Gallery inside the former Bicentennial Art Center and Museum at 132 S. Central Ave.
A free reception to meet the Wabash Valley artists is scheduled 5 to 6:30 p.m. CDT. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT Tuesday through Friday. “Art Currents” can be viewed until Oct. 4.
The show will feature paintings, drawings, quilt artistry, intarsia art, photography, glass etchings, fused and shattered glass, clay, and mixed media by several of RCAA’s award-winning artists.
Some of the artwork will have a water or river current theme.
They include photography by Thomas Wright of Clinton; an acrylic by Eloise Lovell of Rosedale titled “Standoff at the Dock of the Bay”; “Mansfield Mill,” a watercolor by Lynne Dunnavant of Rockville; and a glass etching titled “Writhing River” by Todd Stokes of Terre Haute and Dennison, Illinois.
“[Writhing River] represents the Wabash River as it meanders and cuts through the landscape following the path of least resistance as it finds its way down to the Ohio, the Mississippi and to the Gulf of Mexico, eating away the banks on either side as it sees fit,” Todd said, explaining his glass etching.
“The current is represented by three etched ribbons. They intermingle and play off of each other as they build momentum creating the power to move anything in its way. Earth and stone are no match for its power. Time works its way into the equation through the endless pounding and ceaseless motion of the current as it follows gravity’s lead.”
RCAA meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the Vigo County Public Library at Seventh and Poplar streets in Terre Haute. Membership is open to Indiana and Illinois artists age 18 and older. For more information visit RiverCityArt.org or contact RCAA vice president Todd Stokes at 812-232-0048.