Opening Friday, August 26th...Sarah Stewart @ Kortman Gallery and John Deill & Jim Julin @ RAM...don't miss them!

Sarah Danielle Stewart exhibits 
vibrant, colorful work at Kortman Gallery

Seeing the works of Rockford artist Sarah Danielle Stewart is like getting a flash vision into the workings of her imagination. Her complex, colorful works will be on exhibit in the Kortman Gallery opening on Friday, August 26th. The exhibition titled “Flesh in Rainbows” presents mixed-media, dynamic works that are influenced by the Stewart’s boundless imaginative view of nostalgia, kitsch, cartoons, pulp illustration, plus pattern, fabric, and vibrant colors.
“The show title ‘Flesh in Rainbows’ speaks directly to the way I see and think about everything,” says Stewart. “ Memories spur to me in hues, the reflection of light translates color and vibration, and color not only represents, but emanates emotion. Colors can be comforting, but also jarring. They can be offensive and ridiculous, yet they can be beautiful and strong. With this body of work, I strive to achieve all of the above.”
  Kortman Gallery director, Doc Slafkosky says Stewarts work is “amazingly intricate and beautifully executed, but at the same time a little whacky. You really have to spend some time looking at her pieces to see everything that’s going on in her vibrant paintings. These works are eye-catching entertainment.”
The opening reception for Stewart’s “Flesh in Rainbows” Kortman exhibition will be Friday, August 6th from 5:30 to 9pm  The gallery is located upstairs at J. R. Kortman Center for Design, 107 North Main Street. For further information call 815/968-0123 or visit

What: “Flesh in Rainbows” art exhibit
            featuring new mixed-media works by Sarah Dnielle Stewart
When: Friday, August 26th, 5:30 to 9:00pm. Exhibits runs thru October 1st. Gallery & Store open Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm
Where: Kortman Gallery, upstairs at J. R. Kortman Center for Design, 
             107 North Main St.
Admission: Free 
To see images of Sarah Danielle Stewart's exhibiton and photos of opening night click on the "Current Show" option to the left. If you are seeing this via posterous go to

 Just a few blocks up Main Street, at the Rockford Art Museum (also starting Friday, August 26th) see the works of two of Rockford's most prolific and celebrated artists John Deill and Jim Julin. Works include pieces created over several decades. Friday evening: RAM members only...Saturday open to the public. For further information visit  .