Quincy University’s Gray Gallery, located in Brenner Library, will host an art exhibition featuring recent works from the Great River Watercolor Society (GRWS) members. The GRWS will also include their popular 2×2 paintings as well as new work produced in the last year.  The exhibit will run November 1 – December 9, and is free and open to the public. An artist’s reception will be held on November 13, from 4 – 5 p.m., in the Gray Gallery. Refreshments will be served and the event is free and open to the public.

These artists share an interest in promoting the appreciation of and creating paintings using water-based mediums.  The society membership consists of beginners, as well as, professionals.

The mission of the GRWS is to provide a venue for displaying their work, providing a formal critique of their paintings and bringing in outside artists, with varying ideas for watercolor workshops. Monthly meetings and workshops are held at Quincy University.  Membership is open to all persons who are interested in and active in watercolor painting. GRWS encourages all forms of water-based media. Meetings include a time of sharing and critique. Membership is $20 a year.

The Gray Gallery is open Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, Closed; Sunday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

For additional information about this exhibit or how to become a member of the Great Watercolor Society, contact GRWS president Gary Winking at garywinking@yahoo.com or Robert Mejer, Gray Gallery curator, at director-mejerbob@quincy.edu.

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