Artist Spotlight: John Lamar
Art & Soul on the Fox is less than two months away so we will be spotlighting a couple of the artists exhibiting during the show. We look forward to seeing you Saturday, August 2-Sunday, August 3 in Downtown Elgin. For a full list of activities and artist please check out the Art & Soul on the Fox Website.
Artist: John Lamar
About the Artist:
I have been active in the arts for more than 43 years, beginning with my undergraduate work at Arkansas State University. Additional art education includes College of DuPage, Rockford College and Rockford Art Museum. My extensive fine art background includes work in printmaking, painting, sculpture, design and murals reflecting my social, political and spiritual concerns.
My wife and I became involved in the local art scene in Rockford, Illinois in 1990 as co-owners / curators of Gallery 451. This artist-run gallery for local and emerging artists provided a co-op for local artists and mounted 8-10 shows annually, which included 2-3 juried national shows annually.
After closing the gallery in 1996, I turned my focus full time to my own art. I currently do shows in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Florida and Arizona. I am pleased to be able to say my work is in many private and public collections in the United States and abroad.