Artwork from Lee County 4-H students will be on display at The Next Picture Show community arts center in Dixon through Friday, Oct. 27.
Twenty-two pieces in a variety of different media will be represented, including sculpture, clay, fiber, chalk, quilting and more, and all are created by local 4-H students, said Lisa Catalina, executive director of The Next Picture Show.
This is the first time that 4-H students have exhibited their work at The Next Picture Show, Catalina said
“The students’ talent is absolutely amazing, and what they come up with is so good. It’s not just paintings anymore,” she said. “It’s important to display their work because it gives them exposure and can help them become inspired.”
After the 4-H show closes, “Aqua Expressions: Artistic Reflections of Water” will open. The juried, water-inspired exhibit will feature 2D and 3D pieces, including paintings, photography and sculpture from local artists. The exhibit runs through Nov. 5.
“Water has always been an important part of people’s lives, both in the real world and in their dreams,” according to The Next Picture Show’s website. “It has been a social place, an object of beliefs and rituals, a geographical territory and a tool. Artists, designers and makers have been interested in this subject for thousands of years.”
Both shows are free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit nextpictureshow.org.