Wisconsin Visual Artists interpret 'Transitions' in new show
Close to 40 members of the Southeast Chapter of the Wisconsin Visual Artists group answered the call to interpret the theme of "Transitions" through a work of art in a new exhibit opening Sept. 12 at the Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha.
"Transitions are a part of life, some are good and some are, well, they are not good. It is all how you react to them," said Steven Bauer, chair of the Wisconsin Visual Artists -- Southeast Chapter.
"We are honored and excited to be presenting this exhibition at The Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha."
The artists, who came from as far away as Waunakee and Madison, employed a range of diverse mediums in the creation of their work, including oil, acrylics, pastels, colored pencil, watercolors, photography, collage and bronze.
The Wisconsin Visual Artists is the longest continuously running arts organization supporting artists in the state.
The following artists are featured in this exhibition: Angie Cope, Ann Baer, Anne M Raskopf, Barbara Rae Schaefer, Bonita Bruch, Bruce A. Niemi, Charles F Wickler, Christine Buth Furness, Cindy Hansen, Denise Presnell, Frank Korb, Gail M. Willert, Jean D. Sobon, Jeanne Cole Panka, John Steines, Judy Sebranek, Katheryn Corbin, Kathleen Leahy Pulz, Kathy A Kerner, Ken Vonderberg, Kristine Hinrichs, Lee Grantham, Maggie Smith, Marcia Hero, Mark Weller, Mauree Childress, Michele St. Amour, Patrick M. Doughman, Patti A, Belbin, Phyllis Bankier, Rosie Hartman, Roxane Mayeur, Ruth Vonderberg, Stephanie Wessels, Steven Bauer, Susan E. Boehm, Terry A. Fischer, Timothy Rozwadowski, and Valerie J. Christell.
In its upper galleries, the Arts Center is showcasing the work of five Chicago printmakers from the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative group.
These artists create artwork using etching, relief, lithography, monotype, letterpress, screen printing and book arts. The pieces range in theme from abstract and fragmented to Chicago landmarks to western Americana.
In the 3-D gallery, local mixed media artist and photographer Colleen Steenhagen presents "Mystery and Knowing," featuring found objects blended with fabric, ink and wax, collage, assemblage, or mobile forms, as well as her photographs.
Her "Little Spirits," "Story Stones," "Wands" and abstract compositions are made from the rocks, rust, feathers, bones, beach wood and glass, and anything torn, tattered, and weathered she finds on the lakeshores.
Area artist Don Hinrichs will feature his landscapes and lakescapes, painted mostly of Kenosha.
Gallery hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The show runs Sunday, Sept. 12, through Sunday, Oct. 17. Admission is always free.