Past Exhibitions
Nonobjective

Nonobjective

Jul 10 – Aug 22 2020

Peter Ahart, Lisa Nelson Raabe and Nichole Gronvold Roller all share an experience together in Bradley University’s Master’s program ... read more

Roy Rogers: Bronze Visions

Roy Rogers: Bronze Visions

Jul 10 – Aug 22 2020

Local artist Roy Rogers, a former tool designer turned sculptor, focuses on sharing his bronze sculptures, most of which were created ... read more

CIAO Artists Group Exhibition

CIAO Artists Group Exhibition

Mar 13 – Jun 26 2020

The artists enrolled in the Contemporary Art Center’s Artist Membership program (CIAO) return to the Contemporary Art Center for a ... read more

Janis Mars Wunderlich

Janis Mars Wunderlich

Mar 13 – Jun 26 2020

With playful and poignant imagery in ceramic sculpture and acrylic paintings, Janis Mars Wunderlich depicts themes of fertility, ... read more

Carry Weight | Hold Light

Carry Weight | Hold Light

Jan 10 – Feb 21 2020

To Carry, To Hold began as a collaborative exhibition in her studio while Brammeier was an artist in residence at International Studio ... read more

Christopher Holbrook: Unique Impressions

Christopher Holbrook: Unique Impressions

Jan 10 – Feb 21 2020

This exhibition focuses on Holbrook’s inventive approach to the collograph process developed during the final years of his life. The ... read more

Colorful Creations

Colorful Creations

Nov 1 - Dec 27 2019

Colorful Creations will feature the photographs of Natalie Jackson O’Neal, paintings by Alice Traore and fiber art by Trish Williams. ... read more

A Small Wonder Gift Shop

A Small Wonder Gift Shop

Nov 8 - Dec 21 2019

A small wonder means small work from local artists and that means work priced for holiday gifts! Gallery 3R is turned into a gift shop ... read more

William H. Thielen: Running with Scissors

William H. Thielen: Running with Scissors

Nov 9 – Dec 20 2019

Thielen’s abstract art runs the gamut: from two-dimensional drawings and paintings to three-dimensional free-standing sculptures in a ... read more

Cynthia Merrill: Scratching Through the Surface

Cynthia Merrill: Scratching Through the Surface

Sep 6 - Oct 25 2019

Cynthia Merrill creates black & white ceramic vessels that, while functional, serve as a vehicle to portray stylized sea creatures read more

Laura Lein-Svencner: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Laura Lein-Svencner: Inner Most-Outer Expressions

Sep 13 – Oct 18 2019

Laura has pursued her love of paper; some she makes from the plants in her garden. Found papers, like engineer plans, nautical maps read more

Donald Mason: Double Consciousness

Donald Mason: Double Consciousness

July 12 - Aug 30 2019

Growing up in the church, influenced by the murder of Emmett Till when Mason was 14 and troubled by the economic and social disparity read more

Twenty Dirty Hands Pottery Tour

Twenty Dirty Hands Pottery Tour

July 5 - Aug 23 2019

Twenty Dirty Hands Pottery Tour was developed to promote ten ceramic artists in small towns in the Northwest corner of Illinois. As ... read more

Elizabeth Davis: Dances and Conversations

Elizabeth Davis: Dances and Conversations

May 10 - June 21 2019

After years of experimenting with other art forms, long-time CAC resident artist Elizabeth Davis discovered encaustic and it has since ... read more

Everchanging

Everchanging

May 10 - June 21 2019

Sculptor Gene Mialkowski and multimedia artists Doug and Eileen Leunig, interpret movement found in wind and water while drawing ... read more