Continuing Studies Art Gallery
21 N. Park Street
When you visit Continuing Studies, be sure to enjoy the artwork in our Art Gallery on the 7th Floor. We established this gallery to provide a resource for artists to display their art in a public education environment. Artists include employees and their family members, instructors, students, and other friends of Continuing Studies.
There are 3 small exhibit areas—one on each end of the main hallway, and one in the Wisconsin Idea conference room. The hallways are open to the public M, W, Th, and F 7:45am-4:30pm and T 7:45am-7pm.
Thank you to all the artists.
The CALL FOR ARTISTS 2016 is now closed.
|Feb–Mar 2016||Laura Barten|
|Apr–May 2016||Ingrid Kallick||Qinyuan Li|
|Apr–July 2016||Mary Diman|
|June–July 2016||Colette Girard|
|Aug–Sept 2016||Nicole Shaver|
|Aug–Nov 2016||Stanley Sallay|
|Oct–Nov 2016||Beverly Gordon|
|Dec 2016–Jan 2017||Sandy Beaupre|
|Dec 2016–Mar 2017||Robert “Bob” Giese|
I have always loved taking photographs. For me, the pieces are less about the finished product and more about taking the opportunity to escape the everyday, travel to new places and see the world in a new light while losing myself for a few hours.
|Sandra K. Beaupre
Dec 2016–Jan 2017
The ocean is as mysterious to me as space and time, and largely unknowable except from its surface. Until only recently, we knew more about the surface of the moon than we knew about the ocean floor.
My subject matter focuses on abstract landscapes and natural mysteries. I try to capture nature's forms — in particular, those I cannot experience directly: outer space, time, and the movement of the surface and depths of the sea. I recently had an extended opportunity to be out on the open ocean and its beauty in form and movement deeply affected me.
Any work of art is an interpretation: I am fascinated by the portrait. Light reveals the human form just as it does the landscape and still life, and, like any painter, the artist comes to understand a subject by studying it. A painter puts something of herself into any painting and interpretation is achieved through a level of observation that often feels intimate. A painted portrait is an amalgam of the observed and the observer.
|Robert “Bob” Giese
Dec 2016–Mar 2017
The inspiration for much of my artwork is owed to the study of Miksang, a form of contemplative photography which seeks to clearly see and to appreciate the vividness of the visual world. My photographs are spontaneous rather than planned. They focus on interesting patterns, brilliant colors, and subtle shifts of light. Many depict everyday objects viewed from a different perspective. Images of nature are printed on canvas to emphasize texture and depth. Abstract images are infused into the surface of metal to enhance the quality of luminescence.
My art is an ongoing adventure and a deep engagement with material and form. Using collage and assemblage techniques, I reconfigure existing forms into new expressions that capture an evanescent quality, a spirit of something we cannot quite define. Much of the work uses the detritus of nature—bones, shells, barks, pods—which is given new life as it is re-imagined and refashioned in this way. The work invites audiences to look repeatedly and carefully, and to experience the pieces on different levels.
Ingrid Kallick is an artist and writer whose work is influenced by literature, folklore, fantasy, science, and nature. It seeks to represent ways of thinking that do not fall into the false dichotomy of either reason or intuition.
I have an innate talent for many aspects of visual art. My father began teaching me tips and tricks for drawing people, in particular. I guess that’s why the vast majority of my pieces are portrait paintings and illustrations. I was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised back and forth between the Windy City, Gary Indiana, and Madison, Wisconsin. I think contantly relocating helped mold the array of styles that I’ve experimented with and refined over the years.
Iowa City, IA
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