The Galesburg Civic Art Center is pleased to host an exhibition featuring the woodcuts of Cathie Crawford, a Peoria, Illinois artist. “Confluence of Color, Woodcuts” will be on display in the Joanne Goudie Gallery, October 9 through November 7. Due to current conditions, we are unable to safely gather together for an opening reception, but please visit the gallery Tuesday – Friday 10:30-4:30pm, Saturday 10:30-3:00pm.
“The Art Center has known Cathie Crawford and her work for several years,” says Tuesday Çetin, Executive Director, “Confluence of Color is a beautiful expression of who Cathie is, her skill, and her passion for woodcuts and life.”
Originally from New York City, Cathie Crawford lived overseas six years in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Grenoble France. She has concentrated on the color reduction woodcut since earning an MFA degree in 1987 from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois where she had a one-person retrospective in December of 2016. She returned to Peoria in 2004 from France.
Crawford’s prints are included in private and corporate collections in eight countries including the International Print Center New York in New York City; The American University Museum in Washington DC; The Safeya Binzagr Darat in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; the Newark Public Library, Newark, New Jersey and the Peoria Riverfront Museum in Peoria, Illinois. Her work has been included in more than three hundred exhibitions, thirty solo exhibitions, over eighty juried national shows and seventeen international juried exhibitions since completing a BFA from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Crawford has received forty awards (including four at GCAC) at both the national and regional level. Her woodcuts have been exhibited in twenty-eight states in the USA as well as France, Poland, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom.
“My color reduction woodcuts celebrate the magical moments of my life. I strive to capture the truth and beauty of my subjects. Some images deal with a particular feeling or emotion I have toward my immediate environment,” says Cathie Crawford.
In the Blick Gallery, Val Morris and Marcia Fox will have an exhibition of their work on display October 9 – 31. The Blick Gallery is open to emerging and local artists on a first come first serve basis. Contact the Art Center for information about scheduling.
Inside the Art Center we practice safe distancing, perform increased sanitation rituals, and wear masks. Exhibitions and related programming are supported annually, in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency and Blick Art Materials. The Joanne Goudie Gallery is FREE and open to the public Tuesdays through Fridays, 10:30am–4:30pm and Saturdays, 10:30am– 3:00pm.
For more information about exhibitions, arts education programming, and experiences, please contact the Art Center at 114 E. Main St., Galesburg, IL 61401, (309) 342-7415 or visit www.galesburgarts.org.