Bereskin Moves Gallery to Stengthen Art Education
Davenport, IA (September 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.) Beréskin Fine Art Gallery and Studio is excited to announce their new location in the former Foster music building 2967 State Street Bettendorf. Beréskin will be sharing space with the new Mississippi Bend AEA STEM Lead Coordinator, Aaron Maurer.. The two groups will be partnering to develop art programs for students pre-k through Middle School. Pat Bereskin, Gallery owner and teacher, will be moving her current classes held at Bucktown Center for the Arts and Mrs. B’s School of Art to the new location. The gallery & School of Art currently serve over 160 students. 212 STEAM Labs, Inc., led by Aaron Maurer, will serve STEM Education to students in the Quad Cities at a very high achieving level to connect students with opportunities in our community. “I could not be more excited to partner with Aaron ” says Pat Bereskin, “This opportunity allows me to expand on my mission of Arts education in new and exciting ways.” The new center will host continuing classes along with new class offerings to start in late summer.
Attend the grand opening September 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy refreshments at an opening reception featuring works by Radim Schreiber on Friday September 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.
The exhibition opens June 21st with an artists reception, open to the public, on June 30th from 6 to 9 p.m. during Bucktown Center for the Art’s Final Friday event. The show runs through July 21st, 2017. For additional information on the show please contact Pat at the gallery, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport, IA. email@example.com
The “Firefly Experience” Lights up Local Gallery
Beréskin Fine Art Gallery and Studio brings the outdoors inside with glowing firefly photography by nationally acclaimed nature photographer, Radim Schreiber. Radim was born in the Czech Republic, and presently lives in Fairfield, Iowa. He has been photographing insects since 1999 focusing on fireflies as his most recent project.
When Radim first moved to Iowa, he was mesmerized by the abundance and brightness of fireflies during summer nights. During his childhood in the Czech Republic, he had never seen anything like it. He fell in love with fireflies, and the idea for this project was born. Radim had to wait for the advancement of low light technology capabilities to create his artistic vision. He now uses the latest digital camera equipment to photograph fireflies.
He has received several awards and has also been published in numerous publications for his firefly photos. He has exhibited Firefly photos in the USA, London, Rio DeJaneiro, Hungary and the Czech Republic. His work is part of UnityPoint Health, – Trinity’s permanent collection displayed at their Rock Island Hospital location.
An artist’s opening reception will be held on August 23rd, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Schreiber will speak at 6 p.m. about his work, career and process.The show runs through September 23rd, 2017.
Beréskin Gallery and Art Academy represents twelve full time artists along with rotating guest artist exhibits. They offer classes for all ages and skill levels through the gallery and Mrs. B’s School of Art. Their goal is to provide the community a warm and friendly environment conducive to collaboration and learning about art.