The ArtSpace Gallery is filled with paintings by our very own Art Professor, Zaiga Thorson, and pottery by her good friend Lori Roderick! In their group show “Transitions”, the artist's work compliments each other in color, and organic style. When talking about their work, the two mentioned that they never planned for their pieces to compliment each other so well. Lori focused her artist talk on how she became an artist in pottery, and had a beautiful message to those who attended the reception. Lori’s message was that we use art every day in the way we think as artists even when we are not physically making art. Zaiga focused her work on the light she tries to bring on dark times in her life, and the meaning of family, especially symbolism of her Latvian parents. Besides going to art as an outlet, Zaiga closed her artist talk with emphasizing on doing what you love no matter what anyone says. Lori and Zaiga inspired many who came to the reception, and it was lovely to support our own Black Hawk Professor! Both artists gave great talks, answered questions, and even spent time chatting with attendees after the show. Thank you Zaiga, and Lori for showing us pieces of you that we can all enjoy!
Black Hawk College is a community college with campuses located in Moline, IL (Quad Cities) and Kewanee, IL.
Students majoring in art at Black Hawk can pursue an Associate's Degree in Visual Communication, Art or Fine Art, or a certificate in Art Technology.
ArtSpace is Black Hawk College’s art gallery. Located in the hallway of Building 4 of the Quad-Cities Campus, ArtSpace displays exhibits that rotate on a monthly basis.