A Celebration of All Things Cultural, Artistic, and Entertaining in Madison
Nov 17, 2010
10:02 AM

Lush Life

Lush Life

This is an exciting time of year for fans of local art: It’s when the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission releases its new art calendar. The theme for 2011 is Flora & Fauna, and it’s a superb collection paying homage to the plants, animals, imagery and slices of life that make our region interesting and beautiful year-round.

On the cover of this calendar, the twelfth from the Cultural Affairs Commission, is a watercolor by Helen Klebesadel, and the title page features a color etching by Larry Welo.


Let’s take a peek at the rest of the artwork we’ll enjoy in the months to come:

January: Pamela Andros offers a tender scene of a boy and a dog enjoying a sunny winter day.

February: The textures and hues of Audrey Lundquist Paesel's oil painting hint at still lifes of the past.

March: This oil painting by Jonathan Wilde reminds us of the wild beauty of late winter.

April: The precision of this etching by Jayne Reid Jackson is breathtaking.

May: Sarah Aslakson abstracts the forms and colors of sheep in this watercolor.

June: Kristine Martineau Gellerman's still life pastel is stunningly realistic and graceful.

July: Berries become poetic in Linda Gerard Dzik's watercolor.

August: Leslie DeMuth depicts a sweeping landscape in oils.

September: Randall Berndt electrifies farm life in this acrylic work.

October: S.V. Medaris's hand-relief print is graphic and compelling.

November: One can practically hear the silence in this scene by Katherine Steichen Rosing.

December: Brian McCormick's watercolor embodies the term "winter wonderland."

The calendars are $7.58 and available at the Cultural Affairs Commission Office (room 421 of the City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.), at culturalaffairscommission.com, and municipal halls and other retail locations (listed here).

Photos courtesy of the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission.

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As managing editor at Madison Magazine, I'm also an unabashed arts enthusiast. Paintings, plays, music, movies—I'm intrigued by all forms of creative expression. I enjoy talking with artists and sharing their insights, challenges, inspirations and latest endeavors. Check in regularly for details on events, previews and reviews, artist interviews and more! 

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