From June 09, 2017 6:30 pm until June 09, 2017 9:00 pm
At Rockford Art Museum
Posted by Sarah Bursley McNamara
JUN 9–OCT 1, 2017 | ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM
SPONSORED BY WOMEN'S ART BOARD
+ NICCOLE RANZ, IN HOME MEDICAL GROUP
FRI, JUN 9
MEMBERS PREVIEW | 5–6:30 PM
FREE PUBLIC OPENING | 6:30–9 PM
SAT, JUN 10
BOOK SIGNING WITH CASEY RIORDAN MILLARD
10–11:30 AM | FREE ADMISSION
Bittersweet Observations explores the grown-up wonder of childlike nostalgia in a dramatic, fairytale setting through paintings, drawings, prints, animation and installations by Cincinnati artist, author and illustrator Casey Riordan Millard, Rockford artist and illustrator Jenny Mathews, Rockford printmaker Sarah Reed-McNamara, and Rockford custom craftsman Jeremy Klonicki.
Millard’s Shark Girl series will catapult viewers into the life of a bizarre half-shark, half-girl’s imaginary world. The artist created the character while confronting her rational and irrational fears during a search for solace from the heartbreak of mortality. Shark Girl and Belly Button is her first children’s book. Full list of related education programs, including $5 Family Fridays and Storytime Saturdays, at rockfordartmuseum.org.
Bittersweet Observations is organized by Rockford Art Museum, curated by RAM Curator Carrie Johnson. This exhibition and its related educational programming are sponsored by Niccole Ranz, In Home Medical Group, and Women’s Art Board; partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and by the Armer Ahlstrand Charitable Foundation.
To attend the MEMBERS PREVIEW (5–6:30 PM, FRI, JUN 9):