While the downstairs spaces have been buzzing with electric sanders, squeaking with paint rollers and smelling of polyurethene and latex, our gorgeous classroom spaces welcomed the sunny spring with the first installment of AFTERNOONS WITH ART.
Nearly 30 young people descended on WPCA to explore color and its expressive impact through visual art and movement exercises. We are sharing here some records of their joyful presence in our space. Look for more soon, as our friend, member and amazing volunteer, Jose Alfredo Chavez is currently assembling a video documentation of this fun project.
If you know any young people, keep your eye for our Drop-in after School sessions that will be resuming very shortly! And, remember that the Summer Art Camp starts June 22 - it is not too early to save your spot, for just one week, or all seven of them. More fun times to come!
I am a visual artist (specializing in print-media and print-making), writer, educator and curator. I was born in Warsaw, Poland, graduated from Warsaw Fine Arts Academy and left my lovely, chaotic country for the Rust Belt of the U.S. of A. in 2002.
I have had a number of teaching stints, including Warsaw Academy, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where I taught printmaking classes for over 5 years. Once I wrote regularly for the local arts magazine "Susceptible to Images," before it dissipated into the virtual ether. Currently, I share my time between Milwaukee, WI and Chicago, IL. Having worked in the arts and the academia for nearly 10 years, I was possessed by an idea of returning to school to pursue yet another degree: dual Masters in Art History, Theory and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy at SAIC (the School of the Art Institute of Chicago).