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Art Center exhibits go to the dogs - and cats

QUINCY -- The Quincy Art Center is preparing to host community exhibitions of visual art that are inspired by the domestic cat and dog with exhibits titled Flaunting Felines and Framed Fidos.

Artists, collectors, and cat and dog lovers are invited to submit original artwork in any medium. A community reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 4. Artists are invited to say a few words about their artwork during the gallery talks starting at 7:30 p.m.

For the Flaunting Felines exhibit, local and regional artists, collectors and cat-enthusiasts of any age are invited to participate. Artwork made by expressive cats is also welcome. Original artwork in all mediums is eligible. Entries may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, and Monday to Wednesday, April 23 to 25, at the Quincy Art Center, 1515 Jersey. If an artist brings in more than one artwork, additional artworks may not be displayed if exhibit space is limited.

Framed Fidos will take place in the Jack W. Boge Library and Conference Room from April 20 to June 9. Framed Fidos is a small community exhibition of visual art that is inspired by the domestic dog. Dog themed artwork can be dropped off on Saturday, April 14, and Monday and Tuesday, April 16 and 17, at the art center.

The exhibition has been underwritten by the members of the Quincy Art Center, Stan Bartley, Christopher and Victoria Kelley, and Will and Dr. Kristin Spear of Paws at Home Vet and is funded in part by the Illinois Arts Council.

For more information or questions please contact Executive Director and Curator Jennifer Teter at or 217-223-5900.