Archive for the ‘Art Exhibit’ Category

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Silver Lake College Presents Living with Franciscan Ideals Art Exhibit

September 24, 2010

Silver Lake College invites the public to attend the annual reflective Franciscan art exhibit. This year the focus is Living with Franciscan Ideals. The exhibit will be in the art hall of Silver Lake College, 2406 S. Alverno Road, from Saturday, Sept. 22, through October 9.

This exhibit will feature some significant influences in the life of Francis and his total conversion and imitation of God most high. The San Damiano Crucifix with its Trinitarian and Paschal Mystery theme is at the heart of Franciscan spirituality. A five foot San Damiano Crucifix will be on display.

The exhibit will feature a number of paintings and other art media by several of the Franciscan Sisters as well as several unique sculpture pieces of Francis.
The Exhibit is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday: from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Besides the exhibit the Franciscan Fest activities for Saturday, Oct. 2 will include a plant sale, horse drawn wagon rides, brat and bake sale, bingo, games, and Java Jam.

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Silver Lake College to Host an Exhibition of Paintings by Wisconsin Artist, Jane Barnard

March 15, 2010

Silver Lake College, 2406 South Alverno Road, Manitowoc, invites the public to attend a guest art exhibit featuring the paintings of Wisconsin artist, Jane Barnard.  The exhibit is located in the Silver Lake College art department and runs from March 26, 2010 through April 19.  Ms. Barnard will present a watercolor demonstration at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 8 followed by a reception from 3:00- 5:00 p.m.  Both events are free and open to the public.

Ms. Barnard is a Stevens Point resident, landscape painter and teacher, a member of the Wisconsin Watercolor Society, Wisconsin Visual Artists, and the Door County Art League. 

She holds an M.A. in English Literature from Marquette University.  She says, “her love of art accelerated in Paris at age 20, when she began her life-long journey through museums, art books, classes, and the joy of mixing with other creative and kindred souls.”

Since then, she has exhibited in juried and non-juried shows both locally and nationally.  In Door County she is a member of the Art League and is represented by the Paint Box Gallery in Ephraim, WI and Earth Art Studio in Sister Bay, WI.  Elsewhere in Wisconsin she is allied with multiple arts organizations and is active in promoting the arts in the community.  She has taught at the Center for Visual Arts in Wausau, and exhibits regularly through the Arts Alliance of Portage County. 

Ms. Barnard’s paintings present a loose, fresh, expressionistic style. Her predominantly plein air landscape paintings use a wet-in-wet, alla prima technique, in the long tradition of “pure” transparent watercolor.  She uses strong color and brushwork, and a somewhat simplified design. Her work is becoming intentionally more abstract; her goal: “less is more.”

Spontaneity is evident in her paintings which are simultaneously bold and reflective. She approaches the natural world with a meditative attitude, reacting at an emotional level to color and shape. Her sketchbooks are filled with drawings and notes and evidence of “practicing her scales,” as it were. She would, “rather dare to push a bold landscape and have it fail than present a technically perfect but timid painting.”

More information about Ms. Barnard’s work can be found at barnardstudio.com.  The exhibit is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday: from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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Tara Wachowski: Senior Exhibition

February 9, 2010

Silver Lake College, 2406 South Alverno Road, invites the public to attend the art exhibit, Tara Wachowski: Senior Exhibition. The exhibit, which features artworks Ms. Wachowski completed as a studio art major at Silver Lake College, will appear in the art hallway from February 19 – March 22, 2010.   A free public reception will be held on Monday, February 22, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Ms. Wachowski says of her art, “One of my favorite childhood memories is playing the line game with my dad.  The line game was a collaborative art project which began with my dad drawing a simple line on a blank piece of paper.  I followed with a line, then dad, them me, until snarling three-headed creatures, cityscapes and voluptuous flower petals magically appeared on the page, molded together and transformed into something else.”  Her current art remains inspired by this process, “evolving organically, in layers and in great outbursts of energy.”  Her work also explores the complexities of the human experience and the relationship between man and the natural world.

During her time at the College, Ms. Wachowski was awarded the Merle Picket Endowed Art Scholarship and nominated for Who’s Who Among American College Students.  She is currently completing an internship at the Rahr West Art Museum and has created murals for a number of community businesses and residents.

Also on exhibit from February 19-March 22 is the Franciscan Values Exhibit which features student work investigating Franciscan values: reverence for creation, peacemaking, compassion and community. 

Both exhibits are open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday: from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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SLC Art Exhibit: Animal Buffet: a Progression of Abstract-Representationalism

December 31, 2009

Crayon Drawing entitled: "Lil' Zeuss"

Silver Lake College, 2406 South Alverno Road, invites the public to attend the guest art exhibit, Animal Buffet: a Progression of Abstract-Representationalism. The exhibit, which features the paintings of Ernest Beutel, will appear in the art hallway from January 15 – February 15, 2010.

Mr. Beutel earned his B.F.A. from Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois in 2001 and is currently completing his certification for Art Education at Silver Lake College.  His work has been exhibited at The Flying Pig Gallery in Algoma, WI, The Francis Hardy Gallery in Ephraim, WI, Charlene’s Gallery Ten in Gill’s Rock, WI, The Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay, WI and the Guenzel Gallery at The Peninsula Art School in Fish Creek, WI.  In 2007 Mr. Beutel was selected for the Emerging Artist Program of the Peninsula Art School.  His work is currently represented by The Paint Box Gallery in Ephraim, WI, The Mill Road Gallery in Sister Bay, WI and Helanders in Lake Forest, IL. 

Mr. Beutel’s work reveals elements of both abstraction and representation.  He employs a variety of mediums, including crayon.  Regarding this process, he states, “I have gone from using acrylic paint to drawing with crayon.  It was a form of progression/re-visitation.  Crayon, being one of the fundamental tools of a child, is often overlooked as a form of valid expression in later years.”  Animal Buffet presents images of animals and heavy machinery, such as trucks and farm equipment.  Mr. Beutel describes the machines as, “seemingly prehistoric beasts of iron and steel.”  He defines his art process as a never-ending journey and is, “just happy to be along for the ride.” 

The Exhibit is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday: from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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Silver Lake College Exhibits Susan Murtaugh: Exploring the New Digital

October 30, 2009

 

Peony

Susan Murtaugh’s “Peony”. A free handed drawing/painting created in digital medium.

Silver Lake College, 2406 South Alverno Road, invites the public to attend the guest art exhibit of Susan Murtaugh: Exploring the New Digital; beginning November 13th and continuing through December 14th, 2009.

Ms. Murtaugh has a degree in Illustration and Graphic Design from the Chicago Academy of Fine Art and has 35 years of experience in the field of advertising and graphic design, including owning and creatively directing her own firm for fourteen years. 

Regarding her art, Ms. Murtaugh states, “Pictures have always been in my head. My earliest memories are of attempts at expressing them. I suppose my first medium was crayon, but I’d use anything at hand—pencils, ball point pens; on any surface or material…”  Her love of drawing has remained with her throughout her life, “At heart…I’m a draftsman. I always return to drawing as the basis for all my work.  Since early this year my preferred medium has dramatically changed. And it’s being used by a growing number of artists in all genres. It’s digital.” 

Ms. Murtaugh now uses her drawing skills on an iPod touch to create exquisitely rendered, detailed works of art.  Utilizing Brushes and Sketchbook Mobile applications, she replicates traditional oil and pastel mediums. Recently, she has taken her passion for digital art to its source and begun working with Steve Sprang, the developer of Brushes, and the creators of Autodesk, to develop software that enhances the experience of painting on a small screen.

The Exhibit is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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Silver Lake College Presents Senior Art Exhibit of Amanda Kouba

October 12, 2009

Railway TrestleSilver Lake College, 2406 South Alverno Road invites the public to attend the senior exhibit of Amanda Kouba, beginning Oct. 16th and continuing through Nov. 9, 2009.  There will be an artists reception from 4:00—6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 22nd. All are welcome

 The exhibit will include primarily watercolor paintings, charcoal drawings, and photography. 

 The Exhibit is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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Silver Lake College Presents Living With Franciscan Ideals Art Exhibit

September 11, 2009
Saint Francis

St. Francis

Silver Lake College, 2406 South Alverno Road, invites the public to attend the annual reflective Franciscan art exhibit.  This year the focus is Living with Franciscan Ideals.  The exhibit will appear in the art hallway from September 23rd through October 10th.

This exhibit will feature some significant influences in the life of Francis and his total conversion and imitation of the most high God.  The San Damiano Crucifix with its Trinitarian and Paschal Mystery theme is at the heart of Franciscan spirituality and a five foot San Damiano Crucifix will be on display. Booklets will also be available for meditative reflection. 

The exhibit will feature a number of paintings and other art media by several of the Franciscan Sisters as well as several unique sculpture pieces of Francis. 

The Exhibit is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday: from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

As part of the Franciscan Fest activities, the exhibit will be open late on Friday, Oct. 2 for the fish fry beginning at 4 p.m.