Installation view with the fraction of the work by Roy Staab, three pieces by Paula Schulze (two drawings and a mezzotint), and encaustics by Keith Nelson.
At our Volunteer Appreciation bash, artist Roy Staab arranged im promptu artists' talk/critique. It was a lot of fun, since most of the wonderful artists who helped us out knew little about one another.
Roy Staab questions COPA's William Zuback about his photographs.
COPA member and Alverno professor Jill Moore explains her interest in the portrayals of horses as historically and symbolically powerful subjects.
Paula Schulze and Jean Sobon exchange remarks about their works. Good, sharp questions bring out the laughs...
Paula is withstanding Roy's scrutiny...
Emiliano Lake-Herrera and his tradition-inspired pieces. Roy talks about his process and materials with Jose Alfredo Chavez.
Installation views of the exhibition. South wall: mixed-media untitled miniatures by Heather Wiedeman, threee groupings of the "Core" series by Amanda Gerken and Josie Osborne's assemblage installations further in the back. Heather's mixed-media print collages complete the exhibition on the rear wall.
Spring and the early summer have been incredibly exciting time at WPCA and have kept us extremely busy. If you have visited, you know we are tremendously excited about our new space and thrilled to see the excitement it generates. We are currently on the exhibition number two at our new gallery and the education program upstairs is in the midst of Summer Art Camp 2010.
Following a successful opening of the new gallery on Spring Gallery Night with In the Balance featuring the work of Amanda Gerken,Josie Osborne and Heather Wiedeman as well as a small group show featuring the work of our amazing volunteers, we are continuing the season with Sailing the Barbarous Coast, a two-person show by Colin Matthes and Anthony Smith, Jr.
For your enjoyment, in the following posts, we are sharing with you a number of pictures photo-documenting our recent activities.
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).