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Thursday, July 5, 2012 04:49 am

Creative kin


An intriguing new exhibit opens at the Springfield Art Association on Thursday, July 12 that spans generations. It’s in the Genes celebrates the work of 26 central Illinois creative families and others from across the country, by presenting multiple family members’ works. For example, Kansas artist Wes Dewey has work in the show (“Look of Mistrust,” acrylic on board, pictured right), as does his granddaughter Stormy Burke (“Lost Identity,” graphite on paper, left) and nine other family members. Many displays also include the family’s story. Poppy Vincent, a noted Springfield jewelry artist, includes her art and the narrative of her father, Charles Davis, who cleaned and repainted the Capitol dome. See another local artist's work, Jan Sorenson's portrait of her mother, and the images and story of her beloved grandmother, a quilter, and mother, a cake decorater. Attend the free reception Friday, July 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m., or you can view the exhibit during the SAA’s Appraisal Event and Civil War Ice Cream Social on July 14. The exhibit runs through Aug. 4.

It’s in the Genes
Thursday, July 12-Saturday, August 4
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Saturdays 10am-3pm
Springfield Art Association
Gallery of Art
700 N. Fourth St.