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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.
‘I Can Do That’ by Krystal Lyon
The March 2020 Gallery Show at the The Art Center by Greater Livingston County Arts Counci will open in the Joe Bailey Gallery on Saturday, February 29 and will run through Tuesday, March 31. The Gallery Show is entitled ‘I Can Do That’ and features the work of artist Krystal Kay Lyon.
Krystal has been making abstract fiber sculptures for six years in the style of outsider artist Judith Scott. Each sculpture is based on a woman or girl that she has been inspired by. The work is made from recycled objects, things that would normally be thrown away or discarded. Even the fabric, clothing and yarn that covers each piece has been recycled, it all has a second life in each sculpture. Her botanical prints are based on the children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. These are monoprints with ink work and collage that were made with the help of her friend Lisa Lofgren at ComeTogether Studios in Bloomington, IL. Krystal was also inspired by her brother’s love of bugs and her grandmother’s wallpaper in her home in Edgefield, South Carolina to come up with the prints. There is not much technique to the sculptures or to the prints, they are not exact or disciplined. But that simplicity is a major part of the work, it’s an encouragement for you to give art a try! Krystal hopes that you will find wonder and joy in her sculptures and print work and that you will look at each one and say with enthusiasm, “I Can Do That!”
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
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.
Dates for Jury Submissions
These are the dates for the 2020 jury review for new members. If you would like to become a member, you will need to fill out a form, pay the $25 per year membership fee and submit 3 pieces of artwork for admission. Admissions will be accepted a week prior to jury date.
Spring Classes Coming Soon
Check back for more Spring classes!
Come join my Painting Party. It will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. If anyone is interested please give me a call at 815-822-4051. It’s going to be a laid-back atmosphere. 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