Sonic Disruptions features Derrick Buisch and Laurie Hogin who use color, imagery, narrative and symbols to stimulate our senses and challenge our perceptions. Buisch is an art professor at the University of Wisconsin while Hogin is Associate Director and Director of Graduate Studies at the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and both are represented in the Rockford Art Museum Permanent Collection. Also featured in this 15-week major exhibition is a custom-designed playlist and reading list of the artists’ favorite music and books, and related educational programming. 

Organized by Carrie Johnson, Sonic Disruptions: Buisch and Hogin is on view February 7 through May 25, 2020. The exhibition and its related programming are supported by grant awards from Smith Charitable Foundation; the Donald V. and Britta A. Peterson Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’ Community Grants Program and Rockford Area Arts Council; and partially supported by a Partners in Excellence grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

About Smith Charitable Foundation: Rooted in Rockford, Illinois, Smith Charitable Foundation supports projects by environmental, educational, and arts and cultural organizations that help make our community better for all of us. Learn more at smithcharitable.org

About the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois: The mission of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is to serve as a catalyst for giving in order to attract, preserve, and grow an endowment for current and future needs of Northern Illinois. Since its founding in 1953 CFNIL has granted more than $73 million for charitable purposes. Learn more about CFNIL’s grantmaking and commitment to endowment at cfnil.org

About the Rockford Area Arts Council: The Rockford Area Arts Council supports artists, promotes arts and cultural organizations and develops the awareness of the importance of the arts for everyone in the Northern Illinois region. RAAC receives support from the City of Rockford, the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and its members. Learn more at artsforeveryone.com.

About Rockford Art Museum: Founded in 1913, Rockford Art Museum exists to enrich the quality of life in the Rockford region through a permanent art collection, frequent art exhibitions, and lifelong art education. RAM is located inside the Riverfront Museum Park building at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. Connect with us on Facebook @rockfordartmuseum and Instagram @rockfordart #rockfordartmuseum, and go behind the scenes with us on our free mobile app. Learn more at rockfordartmuseum.org