ALTON — Dark Horse Art Works announces the Gene Ursprung Art Exhibit March 4-6 at Old Bakery Beer Company, 400 Landmarks Blvd.
Doors open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Ursprung’s art collection consists of watercolors, oils and multimedia paintings that include renditions of landscapes around Alton, the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, farm communities and historic areas. The paintings will be available framed and unframed and the original art can be seen at Ursprung’s Studios on Facebook. Art will be for sale on a first-come, first-served basis.
Ursprung received his bachelor of arts and master of science from SIUE and was listed in the Who’s Who of American Education. He has taught art in the Alton School District and at Lewis and Clark Community College. Although he is retired from teaching, he is still friends with many of his former art and photography students.
Eric Stauffer created Dark Horse Art Works to give artists of all skill levels the opportunity to get their art sold and viewed by the public. Dark Horse exhibits have been featured at Jacoby Arts Center, Spirits Lounge and Alton Square Mall. Several opportunities for artists are in the near future.