The Speaker Series kicks off as a series of free public talks by visual artists and cultural producers in Rockford, Illinois. This series provides a platform for the cultural producers to share their history, practice, and ideas with the Rockford area community. All talks will be recorded and submitted to the Rockford Visual Art Archive.
Doc Slafkosky & Jerry Kortman
Where: New Genres Art Space
J. R. Kortman Center for Design and The Kortman Gallery, founded in 1986 by Doc Slafkosky and Jerry Kortman, are located in a historic Barloga building at 107 North Main Street in Downtown Rockford, Illinois USA. The store, located on the first floor, presents intriguing objects from around the world with an emphasis on great design. Alessi of Italy is one of the featured lines, along with art glass, jewelry, toys, folk art...and other fascinating home and personal accessories. The second floor is the Kortman Gallery with fine art exhibitions that change every 6 to 8 weeks presenting the works of local, regional, and even international artists. The gallery also hosts a small book & wine department with books on art, design and popular culture