PONTIAC COMMUNITY ART CENTER

The Pontiac Community Art Center nurtures the creativity found within the collection of artists and art groups located in the City of Pontiac and surrounding area.  The Art Center is a studio, teaching space, gallery, and retail sales outlet for locally produced work.  We invite you to visit our store and see the wide variety of art we offer.

 

THE JOE BAILEY GALLERY

Take a look at what’s showing currently inside our gallery walls. Pontiac Community Art Center has seasonal exhibits and special exhibits.  We pride ourselves in showing some of the best artworks anywhere in Pontiac.

‘BORN OF FIRE’

January 2020

The Pontiac Community Art Center January 2020 Gallery Show ‘Born of Fire’ by Alex Daniel Smith.


   The January 2020 Gallery Show at the Pontiac Community Art Center will open in the Joe Bailey Gallery on Saturday, January 4 and will run through Friday, January 31. The Gallery Show is entitled ‘Born of Fire’ and features the work of artist Alex Daniel Smith.

   Alex Daniel Smith has been experimenting with various art forms and techniques since he was a child. Spray paint has been his preferred medium for the last decade as a professional artist. This show, however, is a ‘smelting pot’ of both old and new techniques he has either formally studied, self-taught or learned from fellow artists and professionals. These new conceptual pieces are displayed through the same abstract realism perspective. The colors/hues, components and coats (protective coatings) found on many of the pieces are created through a combination of slowly or rapidly combining the mediums with fire. This is done through the use of different types of torches and micro-torches. These delicate mediums would not survive the extreme temperatures of a kiln. Many, if not most share the common theme of The Dharma/The Wheel/The Circle of Life.

  There will be an opening reception on Saturday, January 4 from 5pm to 7pm.  The Pontiac Community Art Center and Gallery is located at 209 West Madison St., Pontiac. Hours for the Art Center are Monday through Thursday, 10am to 5pm, Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm, and Sunday 12noon to 4pm. There is no admission fee and the public is welcome.

 

NEWS & UPDATES

BECOME A MEMBER OR PATRON

September 29, 2018

If you are a resident of Livingston County or an adjoining town, you are eligible to be a contributing member. You may also become a patron if you are not an artist.

NEWSLETTER

January 2018

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

2019

January Calendar

Click on the calendar link to see the upcoming classes and gallery shows.

FIRING FEES FOR MEMBERS

January 5, 2018

Click here for the cost of firing ceramics.

ART FAIR CALENDAR

February 27, 2019

This link will show you art fairs throughout the year. Click here to view.

 

STUDIO CLASSES

SPRING CLASSES COMING SOON

November 2019

Check back for Spring classes!

CLASS OFFERINGS

Spring 2019

I will be doing my first painting party. It will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month beginning March 12th.  If anyone is interested please give me a call at 815-822-4051. It’s going to be a laid-back atmosphere. The first one will be painting some boxes.  You can bring an idea or will come up with one. You can bring what you want to drink and snacks and join us for a fun evening!
Kathy Zehr

CLASS FORMS

Read the Classroom and Enrollment policies. Print the form, complete it and return it to us with payment to secure your spot in our classes.

SCHEDULE AN EVENT

January 1, 2023

Click here to see a list of events you can schedule at our facility.

 

Mon: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Tue: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Wed: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Thu: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Fri: 10:00am - 5:00p.m.

Sat: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Sun: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

HOURS

 

209 W. Madison
Pontiac IL
United States 61764

815-419-2472

 

815-419-2472

209 W. Madison
Pontiac IL
United States 61764

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