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Sunday, April 7, 2019

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{Lockport, Illinois, April 10, 2019} – {Illinois State Museum-Lockport} announces the next exhibition, ROCKED & ROLLED featuring music themed art, photography, sculpture installation and illustration from  seventy-two (72) emerging and established artists and photographers from Illinois. The artwork is being paired with geodes, minerals, and fossils from the Illinois State Museum Geology Collection.  

Exhibition dates, May 1, 2019 through October 6, 2019  OPENING RECEPTION Sunday MAY 5, 2019- 2:00pm until 4:00pm

“This exhibition is a celebration of music through the eyes of art in direct conversation with the rocks, minerals and fossils from the world renowned Geology Collection of the Illinois State Museum.  We are seeking to elevate the material by contrasting the nature of earth’s explosive structure with the culturally defining music created in the last fifty (50) years.  Timeless rocks meet timeless rockstars!”  John Lustig-Director, Illinois State Museum-Lockport

Participating artists include Judie & Bill Anderson, Patty Ratzel, Chris Young,Yams, Christine Duray, Warren Linn, Larry Brogan, Plastic Crimewave, John Spear,  Mac Blackout, Princess Etch-A-Sketch,  Donna  Castellanos, Ian Sherwin,Erica Simons, Jim Stark, Melina Ausikaitis, Robin Power, Lee Grantham, Kelly Eddington, Daniel McAdam

Guest Curator, Robin Monique-Rios brings her "Spin IT" record album project to the ROCKED & ROLLED exhibition. Included in "Spin IT" are fifty-three (53) uniquely altered record albums celebrating the diversity of the emerging Chicago artists scene.

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John Lustig

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ROCKED & ROLLED at Illinois State Museum
ROCKED & ROLLED at Illinois State Museum

"Sad Songs" 2019 by Robin Power (ceramic stoneware)

ROCKED & ROLLED at Illinois State Museum

"Buddy Guy" by Patty Ratzel (color photograph)

ROCKED & ROLLED at Illinois State Museum

"Joey" by Erika Iris, (cassette tape sculpture on prepared board)

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