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Current Exhibit: Fire and Ice

The Galesburg Civic Art Center is hosting “Nature vs. Man — Works by Fisher Stolz and Harlow Blum” in the Joanne R. Goudie Gallery.  These works will be on display May 22 through June 20. Admission is free and the public is welcome.  Harlow’s portion of the exhibit, entitled “Fire and Ice,” consists of 35 multimedia collages. 

Harlow Blum is professor of art emeritus at Monmouth College and resides in Monmouth. Blum’s recent work focuses on lava relating to his observations of lava landscapes of the Big Island of Hawaii and climate change and its threat to coastal cities worldwide. In the last 40 years, Blum has moved from flat to dimensional pieces with built up surfaces transforming materials and responding to the myriad of patterns in nature. Blum has been accepted to numerous art competitions and he has held solo exhibitions of his work in Tokyo, Kyoto, New York City, St. Louis, and Chicago, as well as Monmouth, where he has mounted over 20 shows.




Stolz is an associate professor of art at Bradley University and resides in Washington, Illinois. Producing work ranging in scale from pedestal size pieces to large outdoor sculpture, Stolz often combines stone, steel and bronze to create pieces that play with tension and balance, as well as negative space.

Stolz believes, “there is a point when an artwork becomes alive; the artist can feel it in the work. It becomes self-sustaining, taking on aspects of individual personality born from the artist, yet separate, with its own form, color, texture, and temperature.” 

His sculpture has been exhibited in outdoor venues such as Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey, O’Hare International Airport, and the Navy Pier in Chicago. Outdoor campus exhibitions include Western Michigan University, University of North Carolina-Asheville, University of Alabama and University of Texas-Tyler. Stolz’ work is in several collections including the King Plow Arts Center in Atlanta and Caterpillar.

The Galesburg Civic Art Center regular hours are 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. For more information about exhibitions, classes and events, contact the Galesburg Civic Art Center at 342-7415 or visit www.galesburgarts.org.