KENOSHA — "The Art of the Eye" is the first visual art exhibition at the new home of Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St. It will be on display through May 1.

"This juried exhibit showcases the unique way with which we all see things — and how our visions of the world take on shape and form, color and texture and, ultimately, meaning,” said Francisco Loyla, Kenosha Creative Space executive director.

David Jones, a master printmaker and co-owner of the Center for Collaborative Research, one of Kenosha Creative Space’s resident members, served as the point of contact for participating artists from across the United States.

The accepted submissions will be judged by two local art professors: Carthage College’s Diane Levesque and Kristen Bartel of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

“This exhibit is the work of a broad, diverse coalition, which we feel reflects the mission of the Kenosha Creative Space,” Loyola said. “We’re proud to celebrate our new facility’s debut with these great community partners and impressive works of art.”

A nonprofit organization, Kenosha Creative Space is establishing itself as the hub to grow the local creative economy, supporting artists and other entrepreneurs to leverage a community of learning and collaboration. After organizing events and arts programming at locations throughout the community, KCS purchased its first permanent home in December.

The building includes a performance and exhibition space, where “The Art of the Eye” will be staged, as well as office spaces for other nonprofit organizations and a co-working area intended to create economic and artistic opportunities for local artists, creatives and entrepreneurs.

The exhibit will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and by appointment. There is no admission fee. Call Loyola at 262-945-9411 or email francisco@kenoshacreativespace.com.

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