Apr 11, 2014 to Jun 1, 2014
The Artisan Gallery announces
Three new exhibits
PAOLI, WI – 3/24/ 2014 –April11th – June 1st
We present Karen Halt, Sandra Peterson, and Tom Sargeant, Food and Craft, and In the Cooler: ReStore
Opening Reception Friday, April 11th, 2014 from 5pm-9pm Open to the public.
Karen Halt, Sandra Peterson, and Tom Sargeant,
We are pleased to introduce three highly talented Wisconsin artists to Artisan Gallery. On a continuum from magical realism to non representation each painter brings a unique vision to this show. Tom Sargeant is a Madison area artist who paints in a muted pallet to create texture and layers that reflect the weathered, cracked, and seemingly crumbling surfaces of our impermanent world. Karen Halt paints in a realistically sophisticated fashion that takes us to places where animals transcend into contemporary human space and become a natural, yet obscure, part of our lives. Halt works in both acrylic on panel and also delicate textile sculptures that express the quality of her painting technique. Sandra Peterson, from Mineral Point, pulls together the two ideas of abstraction and nature, combining them in an image that is soft and aggressive, colorful and loud. Each of her paintings depicts abstract representations of perceived space or animals.
Food and Craft
This show will touch on many aspects of this rich topic and will include fine craft used in the everyday dining ritual as well as non functional works ranging from still life to explorations of the politics of our food, where it comes from and how it changes us. Supporting local artisans intersects perfectly with the ideas of farm to table dining supporting the local food economy and so during this exhibit the Artisan Gallery and Creamery Cafe will be partnering with many of our wonderful local food and beverage purveyors and artists for a special event on May 29th. More information will follow.
In the Cooler: ReStore
Artists throughout the community have donated one of a kind artworks created from recycled materials for this annual event. The sale of all artworks will directly benefit the ReStore in it’s mission to support Habitat for Humanity of Dane County’s home building program as well as it’s efforts to keep valuable materials out of local area landfills, while providing the community with a source of low cost building materials.
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