11 regional artists and Lù|Way by Leah Schreiber Johnson / Raw | Refined


11 regional artists and Lù|Way by Leah Schreiber Johnson

April 25 - May 27, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 25th | 6pm to 8pm
*FREE admission to public
Daily Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm
*Donations welcomed

Raw | Refined is an exhibit that’s about the delicate interplay between spontaneity and structure - about the artistic process and the distance between starting a piece of artwork and finishing it and all of the art media, conceptualizing, production, creativity, formal choices, and intuition that happen in between. Whether a painter plans out every brushstroke beforehand or applies them off the cuff or a photographer carefully composes each shot or snaps off frames from the hip, every piece of artwork is created from both the head and the gut. Featuring eleven (11) regional artists, Raw | Refined pairs up paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculptural ceramics from artists working from both perspectives. Raw | Refined features artwork by award-winning regional artists Tim Dooley and Aaron Wilson (Cedar Falls, IA), Nora Drew (Chicago, IL), Claire Hedden (Normal, IL), Carrie Lingscheit (Chicago, IL), Damon McArthur (Kewanee, IL), Jennifer Murray (Chicago, IL), Jeremy Plunkett (Milwaukee, WI), Alan Pocaro (Charleston, IL), Chelsey Wood (Chicago, IL), Jacob Van Loon (Chicago, IL). The exhibit was curated by Joshua Cox and Christina LaMaster. The exhibit will take place in Gallery 1 at the Peoria Art Guild.

Abby Gettys