In our third year of bringing together these creative worlds, Word of Art would like to welcome artist and gallery owner Roni Golan as our Art Judge. Roni will be the first to witness the WoA3 exhibition once it’s complete and select three runners-up and one winner to be announced following the program, Friday, March 10, 2017 at Burpee Museum of Natural History.
Roni Golan was born in 1960 in Israel. He graduated from an Art College in 1991 to become an art teacher and in 1996 moved to Rockford, IL.
For the first 10 years of his career, Roni concentrated mostly on sculpting, making him the perfect judge for our Word of Art 3D.
After his move to the U.S., Roni focused on painting, using a variety of mediums and styles and showing at art galleries around the states, as well as at his 5 local, privately owned galleries.
Roni is proud to announce the opening of his most recent gallery space, The Underground, at 418 E. State St., downtown Rockford. In this new facility, he hopes to engage the art loving public with live performances and integrated creations. The space is available to visit or rent for public and private events.
Also, mark your calendars–The Underground (under Kuma’s) will be open for the next First Friday, March 3, 2017, with art, music, and drinks. Now, that’s a great combination.
In the last 4 years, Roni has been performing collaborative live painting that encourages guests during events to physically take part in the creative process. He then melds together the guests ideas, stories, and memories into colorful original art work. This performance art has been a unique aspect of many wedding receptions–leaving the newlyweds with an original and tangible memory of their special day.
“My creative energy derives mainly from discovering the extraordinary in the mundane and from my love of improvisation that is, after all, a tool to investigate and expand the mind. Therefore, the experience or the process of creating is most compelling. When the process is shared with other people, it reflects the ‘collective consciousness’ (Carl Gustav Jung) and that makes it a powerful experience.”
Roni’s work may be found at several select galleries:
Gioia Fine Art, San-Francisco, CA
Van-Hart Gallery, Yorba Linda, CA
V Gallery, Lake Geneva, WI
Calhoun Street Gallery, Bluffton, NC
Vale Craft Gallery, Chicago IL
Private and public collection including Steve Wynn Casino Resort Las-Vegas, NV
Word of Art 3 is honored to have Roni Golan as our Art Judge.