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64 Arts

Rich Egger

The Buchanan Center for the Arts is in a building that dates back to 1870. The first floor was a commercial space when the building debuted; the second floor was the first "people’s library" in the state of Illinois.

The juror for this year’s 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition at the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth said he does not like passing judgment on art.

Rich Egger

The juror for this year's “64 Arts” exhibit at the Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth hopes the show inspires conversations.

“It's about sharing. So I think people will see either things they identify with or things that trigger memories for them of other places, other people, other events that give them feelings,” said Eric Fischl, who is an internationally known artist.

Rich Egger

The annual 64 Arts national juried exhibit drew entries from across the nation -- and even a couple from other countries.

The exhibit includes 132 works by 78 artists. One of those artists is from Canada and another is from Italy.  Buchanan Center Director Susan Twomey said western Illinois is also represented.

“We have some people from Macomb. We have someone from Galesburg. We have three or four artists right from the Monmouth area who all got work accepted into the show,” Twomey said.