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’
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.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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.
SPRING CLASSES COMING SOON
Check back for Spring classes!
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!
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