JWCC Health Center Art Gallery hosts art show by John Steinkamp
QUINCY (WGEM) - The John Wood Community College Heath Center Art Gallery is hosting artwork by John Steinkamp. The art show is open now through Friday, Feb. 18. The gallery is open during normal college hours: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
According to JWCC Steinkamp is a Quincy professional that has served the community in several different roles. With a Bachelors of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Art, he has worked with advertising agencies, television stations, non-profit organizations, and entrepreneurs.
JWCC stated Steinkamp is a self-taught oil painter. In this collection, he displays his most current level of skill in a focus on formal portrait work in oils. His dedication to depicting a likeness of the figure is coupled with a refinement in brushstroke and color harmony.
“This exhibit is the result of refining my oil painting technique,” Steinkamp said. “Themes and self-expression took a backseat to the study of other accomplished painters works. My use of the limited Zorn Palette consisting of Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Vermillion, and Ivory Black, was an attempt to develop the skill of color mixing. Even with limiting my focus to technique alone, thought and emotion still poured out in the form of journaling and conversations with friends and family who are portrayed in many of the pieces. Experience became an influence on both quality and quantity.”
JWCC added a reception will be held Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the gallery. An artist talk will take place at 7 pm. It is free and open to the public. The art exhibit is open through Friday, Feb. 18.
According to JWCC some pf the artwork is for sale. A portion of each sale is retained by the college to support the gallery. Please visit: www.jwcc.edu/event/john-steinkamp-exhibit-in-the-heath-center-gallery/.
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