April exhibit of Holocaust Memorial Artwork

The "Holocaust Memorial Visual Art Contest" exhibit will be at the Rutabaga Art studio/gallery at 108 N. State St. in Geneseo, IL from April 23 to May 1. Stop in to see what these 23 Quad Cities high school students, and 2 foreign exchange students have depicted about the Holocaust and their reasons why they chose to paint or draw what they did.
Rutabaga will host a reception for the artists and the public on Saturday, April 27, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. All are welcome!

Start the New Year With These Children's Classes

Children's Art Classes coming soon to Rutabaga Art studio/gallery at 108 N. State St. in Geneseo, IL.:


"Make Your Own Kaleidoscope" on Sat., Jan. 26, 10:00-12:00, for ages 10 and up. Cost is $5, with the remainder being provided by the Geneseo Kiwanis Club. Taught by Sharon Michaelsen.


"Wire Armature and Clay Sculpture" on Sat., Feb. 23, 10:00-12:00, for ages 10-18. Cost is $5, with the remainder being provided by the Geneseo Kiwanis Club. Taught by Sheilah Wigant McGee.


Phone 309-944-4994 to register.

Three Geneseoans in Quad City Arts Show

Three Geneseo artists have been juried into the Quad City Arts exhibit "Finding Inspiration: Monet to Matisse" at the Rock Island Gallery at 1715 2nd Ave. Paintings by Rutabaga members Sharon Michaelsen and Joyce Mattan, and a papier mache sculpture by gallery owner David Smith have been chosen for this group show featuring a variety of media.

The opening reception is on December 7, 2018 from 6-9 pm. The exhibit will hang thru Jan. 25, 2019. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 am to 5 pm. and Sat. 11 am to 5 pm.

Sharon Michaelsen of Rutabaga Art, Dave Smith of Smith Studio and Gallery, and Joyce Mattan of Rutabaga Art.

Sharon Michaelsen of Rutabaga Art, Dave Smith of Smith Studio and Gallery, and Joyce Mattan of Rutabaga Art.

Ex-stencilism In Watercolor

In October we had the great good fortune to have noted watercolor artist Ralph Iaccarino join us in the studio. He taught us a brand new class using patterns and stencils with watercolor. Ralph is a great storyteller and generously shares his techniques. A good time was had by all!

Mugging for the camera . . .

Mugging for the camera . . .

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Member Karen Vroman, a professional watercolorist in her own right.

Member Karen Vroman, a professional watercolorist in her own right.

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