Meet Art Professor Leslee Nelson February 3 at the UW Faculty Exhibit

Meet Continuing Studies Prof. Leslee Nelson at the opening reception of the 2012 UW-Madison Art Faculty Exhibition Friday, Feb 3, from 5:30-7 pm at Chazen Museum of Art on campus. The exhibit “Compendium 2012” runs through April 1.

The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. At the Friday reception, a cash bar will be available and music will be provided by Green Means Go.

Nelson’s piece is entitled “What Brings Me Joy,” an embroidery on her grandmother’s table cloth, and appears in the Garfield Gallery. A textile artist, Nelson will give a free 40-minute talk about her work on Feb 14 at 12:30 pm starting in the museum lobby.

About every four years, the museum hosts an exhibition of current work by UW-Madison art department faculty, affiliates, and emeriti. “Compendium 2012” represents the breadth and scope of contemporary art today and highlights the diversity of the faculty. Work by 34 current faculty, staff, and affiliates, as well as 12 emeritus faculty members, showcases the vibrant talent and history of the department.

Nelson is the director of Continuing Studies visual art programs and the director of the Wisconsin Regional Art Program State Exhibit held on campus each September. She also has been instrumental in establishing the noncredit Business of Art programs for community artists.