The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space, Inc will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary with a kick off on the weekend of June 11th & 12th. Each night, we will be open from 6-9pm with snacks and drinks and live music. What a year to celebrate!!! From our beginnings at Pasfield & South Grand, to 5th and Cook and now our present location at 623 E. Adams, we have strived to cultivate and celebrate expressions of multidimensional artists. We have diligently worked to be a catalyst and forum for advancing, discovering and connecting through contemporary art. And we have sought and continue to seek to enrich and educate the community through innovative cultural events. Pharmacy members will have all new artwork on display, as well as, a recent art installation produced by members, children from surrounding schools, the elderly and our patrons. “Tranquility in Flight”, composed of over 3500 origami doves with messages of peace and hope for our city, our country and our world, delicately sweeps through the entire gallery. A must see! Please join us and celebrate with us!
OPENING MAY 22ND FROM 5-8PM
TRANQUILITY IN FLIGHT: A MULTISENSORY INSTALLATION
On Saturday, May 22nd, our project, using origami doves, was completed and can be viewed at the Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space. Beginning in May, Pharmacy members have been orchestrating this event: Diane Schleyhahn, Jason LaBonte and A.J. Fyfe are leading the install of 3500+ white origami paper doves carefully folded by our community from school children to the elderly. At the gallery, we have been collecting the doves and have built metal scaffolding to suspend them from the ceiling which will weave through the air over the studio space, over the artwork and over our community looking up. The Opening Event will include original musical compositions and dance performances to enhance this experience. This breathtakingly beautiful art installation of delicate white doves will begin their group flight on Saturday, May 22nd in harmony, light and peace it will continue through the summer.
NOW ON DISPLAY THROUGH JUNE 4TH, 2021
We are excited to welcome new gallery members A.J. Fyfe and Jason LaBonte! Other participating members: Bernie Hatcher, Bill Crook, Delinda Chapman, Diane Schleyhahn, Edward Haber, J.T. Elliot, James Jones, Janet Sgro, Jen Ishmael, Marco Mulder, Mary Finch, Mary Ellen Strack, Missy Block, Michelle Pacione, Monica Hohimer, Phil Locascio, Samra Aslam & Teri Zee.
Opening October 23rd & 24th from 6-9PM at the gallery at 623 E. Adams, Springfield, Il. The TRANSFORMATION exhibit will be on display through February 2021 during scheduled gallery hours or by appointment.
Second Saturday Open Studio
SECOND SATURDAY OPEN STUDIO takes place every second Saturday from 12 PM until 4 PM. Members with studios, along with other members will set up temporary studios to create art and visit with guests. Live music will set the scene and we will have local ballet/modern dancers creatively expressing themselves through movement while an open figure drawing class will take place. Please see our Facebook page for more updates regarding this event.
Our large space allows for plenty of physical distancing, room to spread out and work and we do ask that you wear masks when inside the building. Come see how we do what we do. We hope to see you there!
SECOND SATURDAY OPEN STUDIO is free and open to the public
Open Studio Springfield
On Tuesdays, Open Studio Springfield takes place 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Open Studio is an excellent opportunity for improving drawing skills, hand-eye coordination, and analytical skills in a studio setting among peers. Models are un-draped. The Pharmacy provides easels, drawing boards, and clips. We also have drawing materials if you’re not sure hat to bring or don’t have time to bring your own. There is a suggested donation per session of $15, or $10 for high school students.
To find out more information about, you can visit the Facebook page here:
…or send an email inquiry to:
Please be aware that Open Studio Springfield sessions do not take place on major holidays nor during times when our gallery is closed for setting up an exhibition.
Jazz in June is featured guest artist Neil Shapiro and his illustrated jazz musicians alphabet artwork. Check out his website: jazz alphabet.com
Read a Review of the Jazz in June Show here which was on display through September:
Phase 4 of the Illinois Covid 19 plan to open up began on June 26, 2020 and The Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space wasted no time in celebrating by presenting the Jazz in June Art Show. Covid 19 did not deter scores of people from attending the Friday and Saturday night event. All new artwork created by the members, much of it relating to jazz in one way or another, debuted in the gallery. In keeping with the jazz theme live music was provided on Friday night by Frank Parker and his group featuring Jose Gabbo and Ben Taylor and on Saturday night by John Crisp and his group, Charm, featuring Ida Lou. The Gallery kept to its requirements of social distancing and mask wearing during the event which lasted from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on both nights. A gallery member met each new patron at the door ensuring that they wore a mask which staff provided to those who lacked one and to invite each person to hand sanitize before entering.
The event was an opportunity to showcase the Jazz themed artwork of Neil Shapiro whose alphabetical A to Z caricatures of jazz legends highlighted the show. In addition, the event allowed new members Monica Homier, Jen Ishmael, Samra Aslam, and Missy Block to debut their stunning work. The show will run until October when The Gallery intends to hold its next show, TRANSFORMATION.
During the event, several T-shirts emblazoned with member artwork were sold as well as a couple of pieces of artwork. Sales also included pieces from our donation wall. The event was featured on the Friday night News channel 20 10:00 news. The Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space continues to make a name for itself, grow in popularity, and produce and showcase the best in local art talent.
A quick tour of JAZZ IN JUNE!
Our opening in May was virtual! Take the virtual tour of “Going Viral”!
A virtual exhibition dedicated to our adjusting & creating through the stay at home order. Artists: Wendy Allen, Delinda Chapman, Bill Crook, Diane DeLeonardo, J.T.Elliot, M.L.Finch, Edward Haber, Bernie-White Hatcher, Monica Hohimer, Jen Ishmael, James Jones, Phil Locascio, Marco Mulder, Patricia Myers, Michelle Pacione, Diane Schleyhahn, Janet Sgro, Mary Ellen Strack, Teri Zee
Catalogue link for GOING VIRAL artwork