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.
|Apr–May 2015||Ashley Gordon|
|Apr–June 2015||Merikay Payne|
|June–July 2015||Stella Dobbins & students||Barbara Vater|
|Aug–Sept 2015||Sally Bilder|
|Aug–Nov 2015||Helen Klebesadel|
|Oct–Nov 2015||Laura Kahl|
|Dec 2015–Jan 2016||Shelley Smith|
|Dec 2015–Mar 2016||Lynn Tarnoff|
From ancient times, we have made connections between our homes and the world of nature that surrounds us – in art, furniture, vases of flowers and plants, food, and clothing. I see these images as a way of bringing the public outside world of nature into the enclosed private space of our homes.
I grew up in a very small town, and have happy memories of warm days exploring fields and forests, or winters skating on the ice-covered streams that ran through my grandfather's woods. These experiences have given me a love of our natural world and an awareness that allows me to find tranquility and peace as well as a revitalizing energy in nature.
|Stella Dobbins and students
Etegami "picture art" is an accessible art form for everyone. The Japanese folk art makes communicating with family and friends fun and creative. The Etegami art reflects the unique style and sentiments of the everyday artist.
The first UW Continuing Education Etegami class was held in 2013 with instructor Stella Dobbins. This year's display includes works of art from Stella and a selection of her students. Artist list: Linda Foster, Jackie Halverson, Susan Hessen, Holly McEntee, Renee Ostrowski, Amitabh-Deepa Pal, Jean Pieper, Michael Ricker, Jessica Taft, Joe Van Berkel, Bernice Wahle, and Laura Zimmerman.
715-570-2292, email@example.com ashgordon.wix.com/encaustic
I work intuitively, and my work reflects my internal dialog and interests. My Mind is always going, always thinking, always finding inspiration in the way people move; the way two colors play off of each other, the moment in time when music moved me to feel a certain way, the way light effects colors, and the patina of objects.
I love natural textures and colors. I adore when a painting speaks to me, or the way I can go back to it and pick up where I left off and recall my entire process with it.
Laura works with the writing program at UW-Madison's Continuing Studies. She loves to capture the beauty of the world around her with her trusty iPhone.
During the winter months, it's not unusual to see her rush downstairs with her phone as soon as it starts snowing. On dewy mornings, she's often on her hands and knees in the grass in her pajamas - and is always glad nobody is taking her picture.
Some people think nature and society follow rules. I follow nature and society, but I know that chance rules. By applying ink to plexiglass and pressing paper to the image, my monoprints are born. Just as children come with their own briefcase of ideas, my mixed media art is full of negotiation.
Dec 2015–Jan 2016
I knew my colors before I could talk and have been creating artwork as long as I can remember. I love capturing views from our everyday world – the same places people see on a daily basis, but don’t truly see – what I call “Sights Often Seen, Rarely Noticed.”
I am attracted to subjects for their history, irony, isolation and/or beauty, all reminding me of who we are, where we have been, and where we may be going. My paintings are created with careful complimentary color selection, and an emphasis on sunlight and shadows, and vibrant colors and shapes.
Dec 2015–Mar 2016
I am convinced that creative expression and creative problem solving help us appreciate and improve our surroundings by creating visually, thought provoking images that inspire the viewer to take part in the journey.
Using glowing watercolor glazes, it is my intent to respond to my own inner voice and to that of the world around me. I challenge you to enter my world of flora, fauna and fantasy.
I make art because I enjoy the process of working with paint and seeing the images that result. The natural world—both my flower garden in Middleton and the places I am fortunate enough to see as I hike and travel—is my typical source of inspiration. My subjects vary widely but the compositions often begin with an idea from one of my photographs.
Vibrant colors and unusual angles are present in many of my paintings. It is deeply satisfying to produce images that share my joy and wonder of our world.
View artwork from previous years here»