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Gallery 510 executive director Jamie Rutherford displays an identification tag for a digital art photograph in preparation for the October National art exhibit at the Madden Arts Center.

DECATUR — Gallery 510 Arts Guild's annual exhibit, October National, is an annual juried art show, bringing artists from around the country to Decatur.

Throughout the month, Anne Lloyd Gallery, in the Madden Arts Center, will display the work of 25 artists from New York, New Jersey, California and Maryland, as well as Illinois.

The public is invited to view the exhibit during the First Friday Gallery Walk from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in the Anne Lloyd Gallery. Artist and Eastern Illinois University art teacher Jenny Chi will speak at 6 p.m. about the art work on exhibit and her choices for awards.

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October National art exhibit co-chairperson Carol Kessler prepares identification tags.

“Every year we get new art,” said Jamie Rutherford, executive director for Gallery 510 Arts Guild. “You never know what is going to come in.”

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Gallery 510 executive director Jamie Rutherford positions a tree artwork displaying names of Come Together Let’s Walk participants while setting up the October National art exhibit at the Madden Arts Center.

The exhibit has gained such a reputation that Rutherford has had artists contact her asking for details. 

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Art pieces are placed on display for the October National art exhibit at the Madden Arts Center.

“Works on display include a variety of media and styles from jewelry to painting, textiles to sculpture,” said Sue Powell, gallery director for the Decatur Area Arts Council.

The gallery has again joined with Come Together Let's Walk in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year, the organization, which raises funds in the fight against breast, cervical and ovarian cancers, will display a Tree of Life sculpture.

Come Together displayed the tree during its walk/run event on June 24. The display is a wire tree with hand-written paper leaves noting names, dates or memories of loved ones who have experienced cancer. Visitors will be allowed to add a leaf to the tree during the exhibit.

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A steel sculpture made from farm tools created by Argenta artist Samuel Tucker.

Rutherford said the art exhibit is positive exposure for Come Together as well as the art community.

“It is a great venue, too,” she said. “It is always good to put a spotlight on our local artists.”

October Art Exhibits

ANNE LLOYD GALLERY. The October National 2017 will be displayed in the Madden Arts Center throughout the month. The First Friday Gallery Walk will be 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6.

BICENTENNIAL ART CENTER. The Paris art center will display the 63rd Annual Fall Show Juried Exhibition. An opening reception will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. The exhibit will be displayed until Nov. 10.

BLUE CONNECTION. The Millikin University student-run art gallery will feature alumni art.

DECATUR AIRPORT GALLERY. Glenda Sue Goodpaster's artwork will be displayed throughout October.

FLOURISHES GALLERY AND STUDIOS. The downtown Shelbyville gallery will exhibit the watercolor works of Mike Delaney.

Artists from Shelbyville area will be featured in Studio D. The Main Hall of the gallery will feature the floral collections of Carol Kessler. Art work of Shelbyville High School graduates will be in the Beaux Arts Ballroom. The displays will be featured until Oct. 14.

The opening reception for upcoming exhibits will be Oct. 22. Featured exhibits will include artist Annette Russo in the gallery. The Main Street School student artwork will be featured in the Beaux Arts Ballroom.

For an appointment, call (217) 827-5690.

GALLERY 510. The precious metals and jewelry of Barb Hodges will be featured throughout October. She will be available during First Friday Gallery Walk, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6. An artist's talk will be at 6:30 p.m.

GIERTZ GALLERY. Parkland College Gallery will feature the sculpture exhibit “Stepping the Mast” by Rob Millard-Mendez. The exhibit will be displayed until Nov. 4.

For more information, visit www.artgallery.parkland.edu.

HISTORY ROOM. Decatur Public Library's local history room will feature historical pictures and memorabilia on local subjects, including Fairview Park bears, Carnegie Library, vintage parades and history of Coca-Cola Bottling in Decatur. A vintage baseball display will be in front of the History Room.

KRANNERT ART MUSEUM. The University of Illinois art museum will display on the Main Level of the Contemporary Gallery the exhibit “Coveting Nature.” Nature works of early European countries will be the focus. The display will be open until Dec. 22.

The east gallery will feature the exhibit “World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean” until March 24, 2018.

The exhibit “Propositions On Revolution” will be featured throughout the Main Level's west gallery as well as in the Gelvin Noel Annex and Light Court. The exhibit will be displayed until Dec. 22.

LINCOLN ART INSTITUTE. The exhibit “Return to Nature” will be on display at the institute, 112 S. McLean St. Call (217) 651-8355 for an appointment.

PERKINSON ART GALLERY. Kirkland Fine Arts Center's art gallery will feature the work of ceramic artist Jacob Foran throughout the month. He has recently been selected by Ceramics Monthly for its “Emerging Artists” issue.

ROCK SPRINGS NATURE CENTER. The center's north wing art gallery will display the photographs of Curt Knapp. Nature photography of Barb Stobaugh will be featured in the south gallery.

Both exhibits will be on display until the end of the October.

TARBLE ARTS CENTER. Eastern Illinois University will exhibit the 2017 Art and Design Biennial in the main gallery. Other exhibits include the Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: Japanese Prints from the Taubman Museum of Art's Permanent Collection in the Brainard Gallery and Ben Venom's pop culture focus with quilting in “No More Mr. Nice Guy.”

All exhibits will be open until Oct. 29.

Tours are available by appointment only. To schedule a tour, call (217) 581-2787 or email tarble@eiu.edu.

UNIVERSITY GALLERIES. The Illinois State University art gallery will feature Alice Hargrave “Paradise Wavering,” Amy Cousins “You will never have the comfort of our silence again,” Gina Hunt “New York” and “American Masters from the Kattner Family Collection.” The exhibits will be displayed until Oct. 8.

Beginning Oct. 20, Dianna Frid's exhibit “It Takes Time” and Erin Washington's “Light Touch” will be featured until Dec. 17.

DECATUR PUBLIC LIBRARY. The artwork of Macon County 4-H members will be displayed in the second-floor gallery throughout October.

WILDFLOUR ARTISAN BAKERY AND CAFE. Dan Modzelewski's work by will be featured throughout the month.


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“Together Decatur” columnist, food and entertainment reporter for the Herald & Review.

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