‘Palettes Gone Wild’ is topic of August exhibit

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Bev Noble’s photo of two wetland denizens sharing a sunny morning is one of several photos she will display in the upcoming “Palettes Gone Wild” show at the Art Institute.  Images of rural and rustic Illinois have long been a focus of Noble’s work. Photo submitted

Members of the Logan County Arts will have a lack of focus for the upcoming exhibit called “Palettes Gone Wile” with an opening recepetion planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4 at the Lincoln Art Institute, 112, South McLean Street in Lincoln.

Moses Pinkerton, owner of the Lincoln Art Institute, explains that the exhibit is not what everyone thinks.

“This is not a themed show.  In fact, quite the opposite is true.  Posters for the event invite visitors to come and see what happens when our artists are no longer fettered by the evil constraints of genre.  This does not mean that the artwork will be unusually weird or far out, merely that the artists are not going to follow a unifying theme, as is often the case,” said Pinkerton.

The works on display will include photography, sculpture, painting and fabric decorated using traditional African techniques. However, there are sure to be some interesting surprises from artists Margie and Mitch Douglas, Suzanne Faulkner, Jason Hoffman, Bev Noble, Moses Pinkerton, Nancy Saul, Rob Swofford and others.  

After the initial reception, the new “OPEN” flag flying in front of the Institute will indicate when the gallery is open.  Otherwise, the show will be available for viewing until September by chance or appointment.  Visitors may ring the doorbell, and if Pinkerton is available he will open the gallery. For an appointment, call Pinkerton at (217)651-8355.