PRINCETON — Paintings by Amanda Weygand will be on display during the month of October at Princeton’s Prairie Arts Center. There will be an opening reception, which is free to the public, from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at 24 Park Ave. East in Princeton. The show will continue on October weekends, 1 to 4 p.m.
Weygand is a mixed media artist based out of Ottawa. She is the owner of Open Space Art Gallery and Studios in Ottawa, a contemporary art gallery showing Illinois based artists. She works mainly with photography and acrylic or oil paints but also has a strong love for sculpture.
“My work explores the relationship between the human and the natural world. I’m influenced by ideas about what happens when one lets go of materialistic objects and begins focusing on the soul and our oneness with nature. Focusing on the positive feeling you get when the boundaries between self and the rest of nature dissolve and a seamless connection is formed with one’s surroundings.”
After a six-month closure due to the pandemic, the PAC is excited to reopen and feature the works of Amanda Weygand. To ensure everyone’s safety, all attendees need to wear a mask and socially distance while visiting the gallery. There will be a limit of 10 patrons in the gallery at a time and they ask that anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 refrain from visiting.
The Prairie Arts Center’s arts programming, is funded in part by grants from the Illinois Arts Council and Church Women United.