For the City Times
STEVENS POINT — Stones and semi-precious gems of all sorts adorn the walls and pedestals of Q Gallery’s upcoming show, “Stones and Gems in Art.”
The show features jewelry by Q Artist, Joan North, and five other artists. It runs from May 8 through June 30. A free public reception opens Friday, May 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
North says the show is a “reboot of the Wausau Center for Visual Arts’ “Stoned Invitational” Exhibition. This popular Wausau exhibit featured artistic renditions of stones and gems in jewelry, painting, fabric art, and ceramics.”
North’s jewelry includes over thirty creations. The works highlight the rainbow of color and diverse forms found in natural stones and gems. North’s necklaces, rings and bracelets incorporate agate, sodalite, rhodonite, jasper, rhodochrosite, malachite, topaz, peridot, and jade.
Other artists in the show include Kristie Cecil of Stevens Point, who’ll introduce paintings of the rocky southwestern U.S. Plover artist, Jan Eckerman, will display watercolors that reflect the sheen of underwater stones.
Emily Graf’s stones are made of wool. The Madison artist uses felted wool to create rugs, foot stools and trivets that give the illusion of real stone. Paul Klein, Amherst Junction, creates lamps whose wood and copper columns are rooted in local stones. Photographer Robert Rosen of Stevens Point will offer photographs of large and small stones on land and water.
Q Gallery will display other new art during “Stones and Gems in Art.” Guests can expect to see new pottery, paintings including a variety of pastels and encaustics, as well as more jewelry, graphic art, baskets, furniture, fiber art, and photographs.
Q Gallery is run by a cooperative of local and regional artists, accepted through a juried process. The gallery offers a range of original fine art gallery. It’s located at 1108 Main Street in downtown Stevens Point.
Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-3, closed Mondays. Additional information can be found online at qartists.com.