Carolyne King

“Fractured States”  Opening  Fri.  April 28,  6-9pm

King’s newest work in Fractured States discusses what happens when connections cannot be maintained. Dissonance. Loss. Inertia. Conceptually the work is trying to become whole again yet the separations are more glaring and tenuous. And the fight for connection in the face of dissolution has directly influenced this new body of work, all of which has a collage element. Even if it seems components are being forced together, in the end, each piece that goes into the artwork has a purpose.

Fractured States, like A Delicate Balance and Fragile States before it, is a reflection of the belief that we are on a circuitous path of creation, illumination, and spiritual progression towards one’s place with the universe. It is not always an easy progression and there is strife and loss on the way. And sometimes the simple belief that things will be better is enough to hold even the thinnest thread together.



Opening:     Friday April 28 from 6-9pm

Exhibition dates:     April 26 – May 20, 2017

Gallery hours:     Wed-Sat 12-6pm    Sunday 12-4pm

Angela A. McElwain

“Loss, Change, Stasis”   Opening  Fri.  April 28,  6-9pm

Loss, Change, Stasis, an exhibition of constructs by Angela A. McElwain, reflect the strength of women when confronted with loss, especially of the self, innocence, death, separation, abuse, etc. Included in the exhibition is Jochebed’s Dream, part of an installation which will simulate a museum exhibit including a display case with artifacts related to the subject, Jochebed, and her loss of her child, Moses. Currently a work in progress but projected to be completed later this year.

Referencing her constructs Ms. McElwain states, “When I work with secondary material, I am reminded the cast-aside can be transformed into a thing of impactful eloquence. The objects I use must be visually interesting and tactile, since I began by noticing their physical structures, then, by handling the things I sense their vibration. One of my favorite materials is lead because of its contrary qualities: it is plastic metal, the surface is beautiful yet marred, the greyness is industrial yet strangely comfortable.”

Ms. McElwain’s work, stimulating and intuitive, speaks for itself.


Opening:     Friday April 28  from 6-9pm

Exhibition dates:     April 26 – May 20, 2017

Gallery hours:     Wed-Sat 12-6pm    Sunday 12-4pm

Ruti Modlin

“‘Round the Block: Prints & Paintings”                  Opening  Fri.  April 28,  6-9pm

Modlin’s latest work is a dialogue between her large woodcut prints and her paintings. An eventful family wedding inspired the subject for this body of work. The palette is muted, emulating the hand-colored prints. his exhibit features Canopy, a series of 3 large woodcut prints: Canopy I, II, and III and the paintings: A Bunch, Tango a Deux, Bride, Just Married, Let Them Eat, and Her Shoes.


Opening:     Friday April 28  from 6-9pm

Exhibition dates:     April 26 – May 20, 2017

Gallery hours:     Wed-Sat 12-6pm    Sunday 12-4pm

CALL FOR ENTRIES – “Seeing RED” an open-walls show at ARC Gallery

February 2016, ARC will present an exhibition entitled, “Seeing RED”

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Deadline for Submissions: Jan. 25, 2017 @ 11:59pm CST

“Seeing RED” will be an Open Walls Exhibition, giving artists the opportunity to exhibit their work at ARC without a juror.

ARC is asking artists to reflect on what “Seeing RED” might look like, what it might reference metaphorically, emotionally, politically, or literally. We’re seeking work that challenges the status quo or obvious, while asking the artists to have fun playing with this very broad title.

All mediums and materials are eligible if they conform to the size limitations. The art-work must be no more than 18 inches wide, (including a possible frame). Media-based installations will be accepted as long as the artist provides the viewing equipment, and the horizontal size of this equipment is no more than 18 inches.seeing-red1

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ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation is holding a
fundraiser to coincide with our upcoming Home Exhibition. ARC is selling artist designed, painted and otherwise enhanced small birdhouses to support the work of it’s educational arm. These unique birdhouses are available at $10 each. Get a piece of art, an ornament for your tree, a gift for a colleague or just a little fun for yourself.


 Home:  (hom) n. 1. One’s dwelling place; abode of one’s family.  A place where one flourishes, is most typically found or originates w. One’s abode after death; the grave.  3. The abiding place of one’s affection, esp. domestic affections.  4. Ones native land or place.  6.  The social unit or center formed by a family living together.
 Opening Reception: Friday, December 2, 6-9pm
image by Newbold Bohemia
Jurors’ choices–   Best in Show: Frank Ishman                Honorable Mentions: Kathleen Eaton, Ellen Freyer, Karen Musgrave, Zhiyuan Yang