Lutz has been an artist all her life and has worked with multiple disciplines including needle arts, Ukrainian eggs, floral design, garden design, quilting, and ceramics until she found her love and passion for fractals. Her dedication to refining the images and the colors is reflected in her finished work. She does her own framing for each unique piece. Although they are digital, no two are ever framed the same. Her love for art goes above and beyond, as she collects frames from all over.
She has learned a great deal through the years, but much of her knowledge was obtained from her time at Western Illinois University where she obtained a degree in Graphic Communication in 2005. In addition to the prints she creates, she also makes calendars, bookmarks, and note cards, and is currently working on a website. You can view more of Lutz’s work on Youtube or Facebook at Deb Lutz Fractals.
Join us on Wednesday, December 14th at 10am for Old Friends Talk Art in the BCA gallery to hear Thomas Foley discuss his latest body of work entitled Research on exhibit December 13, 2016 - January 14, 2017.
Opening reception for Foley’s exhibition is Friday, December 16th 5-7pm in in the BCA gallery.
Thomas Foley is a sixty-two year old photographer, living in his hometown of Galesburg, Illinois. In 2001, he opened Foley Photo Studio in downtown Galesburg. His dad, Bill Foley, gave him his first camera and photo lesson in 1964. An avid photographer, Bill Foley opened Midwest Photo Service in 1946. Thomas, like his other seven siblings, worked sweeping the camera store floors when he was still in grade school and worked at becoming a serious photographer from a young age. He earned a BA degree in English from Coe College. He always carries at least one camera with him, not counting his iPhone. The Pentax digital SLR K-3 is his prime camera. Foley still prints black and white photographs in his basement darkroom from film taken with a variety of medium format cameras. The exhibit is dedicated to a departed friend, David Horowitz, a fantastic blues photographer, 1946-2015.
November 8 - December 3, 2016
"A New Enlightenment: Lessons from Art & Nature"
Part of being an artist is recognizing when you need to stop, step back, and let yourself learn. When you make a commitment to learning, you let go of everything you think you already know about yourself and your art. You become vulnerable. You make mistakes. You experiment. You have setbacks. And in the midst of it, you become enlightened. Creativity grows. New directions are discovered. The artist, and the art, matures and becomes stronger. Please join us in the BCA gallery on Friday, November 18th, 5-7pm for the opening reception and meet the artists, Peggy West and Elizabeth Bailey, and discuss their processes. The evening will also feature the music of Brad Shryack.