The art exhibition “Color your Christmas” opens on December 3

A new art exhibition in Bettendorf is opening soon for the next holiday season.

The public is invited to attend the “Color your Christmas” exhibition starting Friday December 3 at the Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy, 2967 State Street, Bettendorf.

The exhibition will present works by 45 artists from the region until Thursday, January 6.

A free opening reception will be held on Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for guests to enjoy live music, a snow holiday village and train exhibit, meet and watch artist demonstrations and more.

Those interested in science and technology can meet STEAM on wheels director Sam McCullum Friday Night. McCullum will host demonstrations and answer any questions.

“Color Your Christmas” will be open to the public during gallery opening hours: 10 am to 5:30 pm Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Gallery owner Pat bereskin says this year’s show has a lot to offer.

“This year we have the most local and regional art ever created,” Beréskin said. “While other businesses have experienced shortages and supply chain issues, our local business has had no problem filling walls and shelves with unique items. Support your local artisans and businesses.

The new show will feature all styles of art – including photography, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and glass.

A painting by David R. Anderson, an artist featured in this year’s “Color Your Christmas” exhibit. (Photo courtesy of Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy)
A photograph of the new I-74 bridge taken by Joe Maciejko, an artist featured in this year’s “Color Your Christmas” exhibit. (Photo courtesy of Beréskin Gallery & Art Academy)

To help people put on a festive meal and find the right gift for their loved ones, all artwork in the gallery will get a 20% discount on December 3-4.

“Whether you are looking for a holiday hostess gift, gifts for friends or family, original artwork or commissioned portraits, these local artisans have you covered.” said a press release.

Well-known featured artist Brad bisbey suggests buying a new piece of art or taking an art class to ring in 2022.

“Everyone always makes resolutions after the first day of the New Year to make changes in their life. Why not spruce up your home with a new piece of art or renew a skill with an art class? Said Bisbey. “If living with a pandemic has taught us anything, it’s to be kind to yourself and to others. The beauty of God is all around us. Bring it into your house. Bring it into your heart.

The gallery is offering 36 new Art and STEAM classes this winter for all ages and experience levels.

“Want to learn to draw winter landscapes in pastel or learn to paint like the impressionists? There are classes for you, ”a press release read. “Classes are also great gifts for aspiring artists who want to have fun while honing their skills.”

Crafting and taking Santa Claus for the Holidays workshop

People of all ages can get creative with making their own Christmas and holiday gifts during a 90-minute workshop on Saturday, December 4, at these times:

  • 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

“Participants will make lots of fun crafts such as clay ornaments, watercolor winter scenes, marbled paper, wood and glass ornaments, illuminated letters and more!” said a press release.

Pre-registration for the workshop is mandatory and costs $ 55. Those interested in participating are encouraged to make reservations for the hours here as long as the seats are still open.

Stop by the gallery, visit the Website of the Beréskin gallery and the Académie des beaux-arts Where send an email to the gallery for more information.

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