Celebrate the seedy side of love this Valentine’s Day at “Broken Hearts,” an art exhibition debuting February 1 at artlessBastard in De Pere.
The show will present 2-D and 3-D works of art in all mediums, from painting to mixed media to drawing. Themes will revolve around love lost, found and abandoned; young love and timeless love; love that hurts and love that heals. Many local and regional talents are represented in the show, plus a selection of international artists.
“Broken Hearts” is the premiere exhibition at artlessBastard, a 2,200-square-foot gallery located in the lower level of the Westbridge building in West De Pere. The grand opening reception for the show and gallery is Friday, February 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, February 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The gallery’s mission is to provide artists with a new venue to show work and fund their talent, says Casey Jelinski, who co-founded the business with her husband Timothy Jelinski, daughter Aisling Jelinski and Shanna Koltz, a local fine art and portrait photographer.
The four founders are working artists who want to “pay it forward” by providing other creators with an affordable alternative to conventional gallery space.
“We want to be a home for wayward creatives,” Casey Jelinski says. “Almost an orphanage for artists.”
The gallery will host “Broken Hearts Unite,” a Valentine’s Day alternative event on February 16 and 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. The casual evening will feature hors d’oeuvres, art and prizes minus the cheesiness of traditional Valentine’s celebrations.
“Broken Hearts” will be on display through March 10. For more details and information on upcoming shows, visit artlessbastard.com.