January 5 – February 13, 2016
Mark A. Dierker is an award-winning, nationally recognized photographer having shown in juried exhibitions and galleries stretching across the U.S. from Pennsylvania to California. Dierker loves exploring light and how it is interpreted by a camera. He gets much of his inspiration from his frequent travels. His favorite subjects are landscape, portraiture, musical performances, and Americana. Opening reception is Friday, January 8th, 5-7pm in the BCA gallery. The evening will also feature the soulful blues of Denny Garcia.
Dierker will also give an Old Friends Talk Art (OFTA) gallery talk on Wednesday, January 13th 10-11am in the BCA Gallery. Both events are open to the public and free of charge.
Founded over 40 years ago by AAUW members, Lila Blum and Jan DeYoung, the BCA Art Presenter program brings art and creativity to grade school classrooms, and is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about art, as well as express themselves creatively through hands-on activities. The Buchanan Center for the Arts provides a collection of artwork and supplies through grant funding from the Warren County United Way, the Addleman Foundation, and the Galesburg Community Foundation.
More than 50 community volunteers are assigned to area classrooms, which they visit once a month from October through May to present a short lesson about an artist and his or her artwork, and lead the class in an art-related activity. Pictured are Mrs. Nelson’s first grade students at Lincoln School and their interpretation of “Catching the Thanksgiving Turkey” by Grandma Moses.