Blue Moon Gallery to reopen June 5 with four new exhibits

Blue Moon Gallery to reopen June 5 with four new exhibits

  • "Avocado Dip Hippo," acrylic by Tim Decker, one of four artists whose work will be on display at Blue Moon Gallery starting June 5.

    "Avocado Dip Hippo," acrylic by Tim Decker, one of four artists whose work will be on display at Blue Moon Gallery starting June 5. Courtesy of Blue Moon Gallery

  • "Nine Months," acrylic by Tim Flynn, who will present 19 works at Blue Moon Gallery, including five mixed media sculptures and 14 acrylic paintings.

    "Nine Months," acrylic by Tim Flynn, who will present 19 works at Blue Moon Gallery, including five mixed media sculptures and 14 acrylic paintings. Courtesy of Blue Moon Gallery

  • A mixed media sculpture by Tim Flynn. His wire sculptures often feature several sculptures within the main structure of the piece.

    A mixed media sculpture by Tim Flynn. His wire sculptures often feature several sculptures within the main structure of the piece. Courtesy of Blue Moon Gallery

  • "The Energy Within" by Bob Nonnemacher, part of his "geometry is beautiful" exhibit at Blue Moon Gallery.

    "The Energy Within" by Bob Nonnemacher, part of his "geometry is beautiful" exhibit at Blue Moon Gallery. Courtesy of Blue Moon Gallery

  • "Cajun Banjo," acrylic by Tim Decker. Decker is an award-winning animation and cartoon artist, whose work has included character layout for "The Simpsons" and children's gaming with Disney Interactive.

    "Cajun Banjo," acrylic by Tim Decker. Decker is an award-winning animation and cartoon artist, whose work has included character layout for "The Simpsons" and children's gaming with Disney Interactive. Courtesy of Blue Moon Gallery

 
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Posted6/2/2020 10:30 AM

Blue Moon Gallery is scheduled to reopen from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 5, with four art exhibits featuring local and regional artists, including Tim Decker, a Milwaukee-based animation artist who did character layout for the award-winning television series "The Simpsons," and Tim Flynn, a Denver-based painter and sculptor now living in Waukegan.

Decker will be presenting nine huge canvasses of acrylic paintings featuring the many colorful characters that "live in his cranium."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Decker is an award-winning animation and cartoon artist for his work in children's gaming with Disney Interactive. He has also won three regional Emmy Awards for his work with children's television and is a frequent guest on Imagination Station, where he aspires to ignite the creativity of the next generation of cartoon artists.

He is currently a guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Peck School of Arts and the Milwaukee Area Technical College, where he teaches animation, claymation, puppetry and illustration.

He is also the co-founder of Black Cat Alley, a beautification project in downtown Milwaukee. Decker's cartoon art is universal, appealing to people of all ages, genders and cultures.

Flynn will be presenting 19 works, including five mixed media sculptures and 14 acrylic paintings. Flynn's show is featuring four 36-inch-by-36-inch canvasses, all of which were created during the coronavirus pandemic stay-at-home order.

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Flynn's unusual and intricate wire sculptures, often of birds or common everyday objects, typically feature several sculptures within the main structure of the piece. His works combine geometry, repeating symbols and shapes, and bold colors into adventurous abstracts on a landscape platform.

The gallery will also present a collection of watercolor nudes by John Kirkpatrick of Libertyville and a "geometry is beautiful" exhibit by Bob Nonnemacher of Gurnee. All of the works exhibited at the gallery are available for purchase.

The gallery plans to be open to the public from 6-9 p.m. June 5 and 1-4 p.m. June 6-7, and thereafter from 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

All visitors and staff must wear a mask at the gallery, social distancing will be required, and the group size may not exceed 10. Visit the Blue Moon Gallery Facebook page for all the details and updates.

Blue Moon Gallery is at 18620 Belvidere Road, Grayslake. For more information, contact Kendra Kett, director, at (224) 388-7948.

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