Continuing Studies “Art in the Hallway” Gallery Submissions

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Ann Geocaris

Ann Geocaris

Art Connection:
I work here!
Art Affiliation:
Employee
Art Statement:
Drawing, coloring, painting and cartooning have always been one of my favorite activities. Looking at bright colors helps make feel happier, and the process of laying paint on various surfaces just feels good and fascinates me. I hope that my art helps viewers pause for a moment and enjoy a scene that transports them out of their current reality and helps them enjoy another time and place.
Art Timeframe:
Oct-Nov 2019, Dec 2019-Jan 2020, Feb-March 2020
Bernie Tennis

Bernie Tennis

Art Connection:
I paint regularly at open studio sessions at Phil Salamone's studio. I also worked 10 years for the UW (School of Medicine and Public Health - Dept of Population Sciences) before leaving a few years ago to become a full time artist.
Art Affiliation:
Instructor
Art Statement:
Bernie Tennis www.bernietennis.com bt@bernietennis.com (608) 669-4601 Like many people I loved to draw and paint early in life but, also like many people, I dropped this activity sometime in my teen years when other interests arose. After taking a degree in an unrelated field I found I had a passion for art, and so as an adult I set about (re)discovering myself as an artist. Though I will draw anything, and love to paint landscapes, my favorite subject has always been people. For the last 25 years I have worked at art fairs and events of all types, drawing patrons and guests. I’ve attended studio painting sessions at the UW and for a time worked a half time position at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Now I am a full time artist. My most serious work is done in watercolor. I enjoy the immediacy and vibrancy (and unpredictability) of the medium and the way colors can interact without compromising their individuality. And there are almost as many styles of watercolor painting as there are watercolor painters, so the possibilities are without bound. But watercolor can also be quite unforgiving if you lose your way in the course of a painting. I compare the process of painting a watercolor to owning a cat: you can control it to a certain degree but you’re mostly better off letting it do whatever it wants.
Art Timeframe:
April-May 2019, Oct-Nov 2019, Dec 2019-Jan 2020, Feb-March 2020
Beth Inglis

Beth Inglis

Art Connection:
My experience with Continuing Studies is a long one. Although I haven't taken any courses in the last five years, I remain in touch with one of my instructors from a previous UW-extension art studio class and continue to paint at his Atelier studio in Madison. The courses which I was enrolled in included art studio courses like oil painting and figure drawing in addition to a few classes in French language and culture.
Art Affiliation:
Other
Art Statement:
While drawing is the foundation of representational art, I resist its possibilities to make art more directly, for myself, anyway, by going to the practice of oil painting. The challenge of using color to model a part of the face is as rewarding as tonal portrait drawings. Using creative avenues to meander through difficult passages creates a fun process when the pursuit of classically rendered portraits becomes too tedious or difficult. The depth and breadth of painting are a wonderful means of making art.
Art Timeframe:
April-May 2018, June-July 2018, Aug-Sept 2018, Dec 2018-Jan 2019, Feb-March 2019
Bil Nitzke

Bil Nitzke

Art Connection:
spouse of Prof Susan A. Nitzke
Art Affiliation:
Other
Art Statement:
I have always the natural beauty in it's purest forms and I try to capture this in my photography with little or very little post processing. If I can convey to the viewer the simple beauty nature affords in form, shape and color then I will have accomplished my goal. I have been a photographer for 30 years but only as an amateur and my "continuing study" will never end. My wife, Susan, was a professor in Nutritional Sciences and a water color artist and also exhibited and was an instructor in Continuing Studies and we both enjoyed the opportunity to be a part of Gallery Exhibition.
Art Timeframe:
Any/all dates
Carolyn Knorr

Carolyn Knorr

Art Connection:
Past student in Photography Classes, Grant Writing and Business (Art) classes; past exhibitor and member of with Wisconsin Regional Art Association and WRAP. Recent gallery award recipient at the conference in Wausau.
Art Affiliation:
Student
Art Statement:
This project is a love letter to Key West. Entitled "Postcards from Key West". It includes iconic island images as well as a number of images from the beach. I am in love with the vibrancy and energy of the island and have tried to capture that vibrancy with this imagery. I hope this project makes you smile and warms your heart. I am a fine art photographer located in Middleton, Wisconsin. My work has been in galleries in the US and I have had work on exhibit in Berlin and most recently Barcelona. I wish to thank the jurors who have honored me with their selections of including several images in this submission
Art Timeframe:
April-May 2018, Oct-Nov 2018, Feb-March 2019
Colette Girard

Colette Girard

Art Connection:
I've taken many non-credit classes over the years. My favorite was Irish Step Dance.
Art Affiliation:
Student
Art Statement:
My artwork is influenced by Miksang, a form of contemplative photography which seeks to clearly see and to appreciate the vividness of the visual world. Images in this exhibit depict everyday objects viewed from a unique perspective, with an emphasis on bright colors and subtle shifts of light. All are actual photographs and are not digitally generated. To enhance luminescence, each photo is infused into metal and mounted on an aluminum shadowbox frame. I would like to think that my artwork represents the efforts of all those who discover artistic expression later in life and who continue, as older adults, to learn, to create and to flourish. I am a member of the Madison Art Guild, Wisconsin Visual Artists and the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association. I have exhibited my work in several Wisconsin venues including the Overture Center, UW Memorial Union Gallery, Pyle Center and Art Fair on the Square. I have taken many non credit classes through Continuing Studies. I have also been a previous participant in the CS Art Gallery. View my photographs at ColetteGirardPhotography.com. My email contact is ColetteGirardPhotography@gmail.com.
Art Timeframe:
Oct-Nov 2018, Dec 2018-Jan 2019, Feb-March 2019
David Giroux

David Giroux

Art Connection:
I serve as Director of Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) for UW-Madison Continuing Studies.
Art Affiliation:
Employee
Art Statement:
True Colors in Black-and-White: Portraits by Dave Giroux From June through October 2017, I created a series of more than 30 black-and-white portraits, all of which employ the “invisible backdrop” technique. Using this method, a photo shoot staged in broad daylight produces images that look like they were created in a darkened studio. The process begins by intentionally underexposing the image, to the extent that the camera’s LCD screen appears black. Then, one or more off-camera flash units illuminate the subject, while the background remains dark. I first tried this technique with my daughter Sophie. Sitting on the back lawn, she strummed her new ukulele while I clicked, and we managed to create some shadowy, interesting photographs. I was intrigued by how the absence of any background detail focused one's attention on the subject and her prop, eliminating any distractions. Converting the image to black and white emphasized this isolation. I looked for ways to use this technique with others who had interesting hobbies or jobs that might be depicted with a prop or pose. My friend Paula sang for me. Neighbor Stephen demonstrated yoga poses. Joe rode his bicycle. I shared my early results with Dean (who would later pose for his own portrait), explaining how I hoped to reveal each subject’s pastime, profession, or personality. He noted the irony of using black-and-white images to reveal one’s true colors. Thus, my project had a name.
Art Timeframe:
Any/all dates
Dominique Taquet

Dominique Taquet

Art Connection:
I took many evening drawing and sunday painting classes in the past.
Art Other Cat:
intaglio printmaking
Art Affiliation:
Other
Art Statement:
I was born in Normandie, studied drawing at the French Beaux Arts school in Rouen , studied Sumi-E painting for 3 years while leaving in a temple in Japan and finally studied engraving and etching in Montparnasse atelier in Paris. Working in black and white allows me to express my love of dramatic light contrasts. Intricate line work allows for the creation of movement and direction. My medium of choice is printmaking, the love of non sterile environments, trees, colorful people provide the ingredients for the main subjects in my work. I have been living for the last 20 years in Madison.
Art Timeframe:
Feb-March 2019
Elizabeth Sawyer Kelly

Elizabeth Sawyer Kelly

Art Connection:
I take classes with UW-Madison Continuing Studies frequently. i also participate in the WRAP: for the past two years I have gotten my work accepted to the state WRAP and this year I got an award for my painting. I also participate with WRAA, the fund raising arm for WRAP.
Art Affiliation:
Student
Art Statement:
I paint with watercolors. I enjoy exploring patterns and color and what my subconscious wants me to express. I hope that viewers see something new in my paintings each time they look at them. Painting has allowed me to integrate the many and diverse interests I have and then express those ideas.
Art Timeframe:
June-July 2018, Oct-Nov 2018, Dec 2018-Jan 2019, Feb-March 2019
george johnson

george johnson

Art Connection:
I have taken drawing and painting classes this last four years.
Art Affiliation:
Student
Art Statement:
As I travel down different streets from Milwaukee to Tokyo I look for ordinary sites that background human movement that seems to sum up a particular characteristic of the environment. It usually happens quickly and in another time and with another photographer might be called a decisive moment.
Art Timeframe:
Any/all dates
Heather Eiden

Heather Eiden

Art Connection:
I took at class in Rinlander at School of the Arts.
Art Other Cat:
ceramic tiles
Art Affiliation:
Student
Art Statement:
Story Tiles are story starters and a tool to focus the mind. The tiles move the creative part of the mind and give insight into the thinking process. Using the tiles in a group setting will give insight into the key functions of the group. My tiles are made of stoneware clay for Paoli, Wisconsin. I use pressing, carving and stamping techniques to create surface designs.
Art Timeframe:
Any/all dates
Issis Macias

Issis Macias

Art Connection:
I'm looking to enroll in the "Painting With Acrylics: What I Wish I Knew at the Beginning" class (pending my supervisor's approval). I work full-time as a Watershed Engagement Manager for Clean Lakes Alliance and I've been wanting to take an art class at UW-Madison Continuing Studies since I first moved here from Los Angeles back in October 2016. My husband is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at UW-Madison, so I'm well aware of the university's research status and tremendous support of the arts.
Art Affiliation:
Other
Art Statement:
Issis Macias is a self-taught artist, born and raised in Southern California. In 2012, while exploring Los Angeles’ eclectic art scene, an encounter with a community of accomplished painters, musicians, and photographers ignited an exploration of “self” and a curiosity for artistic expression. Today, her paintings are varied in style, reflecting an intuitive process and approach. She primarily works with acrylic and spray paints on canvas and enjoys the meditative process of using mixed media. Her textures, forms, and shapes are derived from her freestyle methods of spreading paint with canvas keys, wooden rulers, and bare hands. The result is a distinctive body of abstract artwork that is vibrant and emotive. Joy, exuberance, melancholy, and rage – are all transmuted in her paintings. Currently residing in Madison, Wisconsin, she finds inspiration in the simplicity of life, soul connections, music, and travels. For commissions or inquiries: issismac@gmail.com + IG @issis.unstrung
Art Timeframe:
April-May 2019, Aug-Sept 2019
Jan Richardson

Jan Richardson

Art Connection:
Retired UW-Madison employee and have taken numerous UW-Madison Continuing Studies art classes.
Art Affiliation:
Student, Friend of employee, Other
Art Statement:
I grew up in Columbus, Ohio, moved to Indiana, and subsequently located in Madison Wisconsin where I've lived since 1976. Although I graduated with a degree in art education many years ago, I took another career path resulting in graduating from UW-Madison with a degree in public policy and administration. I worked in the public sector for 35 years and retired five years ago. It was then I decided to return to my artwork. I've focused on improving my drawing and painting skills by taking courses and workshops through the UW-Division of Continuing Studies, Madison College, Atwood Atelier, and individual artists. My current focus has been learning the classical approach to drawing and painting which was not part of my earlier training. Most of my paintings are of live local models which introduces a level of complexity that has required constant concentration and practice. Drawing and painting have provided exciting and challenging opportunities for me on many levels. I have also been fortunate to find groups of fellow artists, family, and friends that have been very supportive. Contact: jlricha2@charter.net.
Art Timeframe:
Aug-Sept 2018, Oct-Nov 2018, Dec 2018-Jan 2019
Jan Richardson

Jan Richardson

Art Connection:
Worked for the University for 24 years and exhibited work in the gallery August and September 2018.
Art Affiliation:
Employee, Other
Art Statement:
Jan Richardson grew up in Columbus, Ohio where she received her degree from The Ohio State University in Art Education. After college she relocated to Indiana for a few years, and then in 1976, moved on to Madison, Wisconsin, where she now resides with her husband. Like so many others, the art student's dreams were met with the realities of supporting a home and family, so she received her Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked for the state and subsequently for the University for 24 years. Since she retired seven years ago, she has devoted her time to creating and improving her artwork. She takes a classical approach to drawing and painting which was not part of her earlier training and has proven to be both challenging and rewarding. Although she has done some still lifes and landscapes, her primary interest lies in portraiture. The oil paintings shown here are of individuals including local musicians, shopkeepers, relatives, and friends who modeled at the Atwood Atelier for anywhere from 3 to 12 hours. Working with live models has allowed her to learn more about the individual and his/her story. In so doing, it has helped her capture a better likeness and portrayal of the individual’s personality and interests. See more of her work at www.janrichardsonart.com.
Art Timeframe:
June-July 2019, Aug-Sept 2019, Oct-Nov 2019
Jan Richardson

Jan Richardson

Art Connection:
Former UW-Madison employee and exhibitor August-September 2018
Art Affiliation:
Other
Art Statement:
Jan Richardson grew up in Columbus, Ohio where she received her degree from The Ohio State University in Art Education. After college she relocated to Indiana for a few years, and then in 1976, moved on to Madison, Wisconsin, where she now resides with her husband. Like so many others, the art student's dreams were met with the realities of supporting a home and family, so she received her Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked for the state and subsequently for the University for 24 years. Since she retired seven years ago, she has devoted her time to creating and improving her artwork. She takes a classical approach to drawing and painting which was not part of her earlier training and has proven to be both challenging and rewarding. Although she has done some still lifes and landscapes, her primary interest lies in portraiture. The oil paintings shown here are of individuals including local musicians, shopkeepers, relatives, and friends who modeled at the Atwood Atelier for anywhere from 3 to 12 hours. Working with live models has allowed her to learn more about the individual and his/her story. In so doing, it has helped her capture a better likeness and portrayal of the individual’s personality and interests. See more of her work at www.janrichardsonart.com.
Art Timeframe:
June-July 2019, Aug-Sept 2019, Oct-Nov 2019
Jenie Gao

Jenie Gao

Art Connection:
I've been long-term friends with several faculty members and students. The faculty I'm friends with include John Hitchcock, whom I've known for several years, ever since we first participated in a steamroller block printing event together in Milwaukee. I've shown with Emily Arthur at Var Gallery, as well as Barry Carlsen as a part of the Vox Populi Print Collective, and I know Faisal Abdu'Allah through Arts + Literature Laboratory, the Madison Arts Commission, and various events around the city. I've been friends with a number of alumni for years, including Tyanna Buie and Doug Bosley, and work with current grad students Simone and Max as curators at Arts + Literature Laboratory. I have many overlaps with the UW-Madison network and the artists and arts professionals at the university have been a big part of my arts community since I've lived in Wisconsin.
Art Affiliation:
Friend of employee
Art Statement:
My artwork is a teaching tool. It challenges existing perspectives and encourages new conversations. In a world saturated with advertisements that cause us to tune out, art gives us the power to create what we consume and to see with new eyes and insights. My artwork is allegorical and illustrative, like a modern day Aesop. I tell stories of modern dilemmas, and the health of our human relationships, economies, and cultures by paralleling them with nature-made ecosystems. Animals and natural environments become the actors and stage for understanding moral qualms. Hybrid “gundogs” with guns for heads fight for relevance and pedigree. Angels and harpies that are only distinguishable by name engage in civil war. My drawings emphasize exactness, detail, and high contrast. The world is black and white, then selectively colored, regardless of the nuances of the characters and environments they play within. Something about the permanence of ink feels decisive and immutable, though ink is fluid and the images morphing and merging. The weight of the artwork transforms the spaces that it becomes a part of. This is not artwork designed to match the couch and fade in with the other decorations. This is artwork that demands to have a presence in the room, to be recognized and included in the conversation. The purpose of this work is to get us to think more critically of how we judge the world around us, by making us aware of the ways in which we successfully coexist with or conflict with others. There is something old and retold about the stories in my work, yet made new and different. There are feelings and problems that every generation understands deeply. And so, with each generation, there are also opportunities for familiar players and characters to meet again and create new stories together.
Art Timeframe:
Oct-Nov 2018, Dec 2018-Jan 2019, Feb-March 2019
Jo Morgan

Jo Morgan

Art Connection:
In 1991 I completed a reading teacher certificate program at the UW, several years after receiving my BS in education from OSU.
Art Affiliation:
Student
Art Statement:
Jo Morgan Madison WI 2017 From early childhood, I have been fascinated with forms in nature, human faces and the human form. When I was ten I began to draw people and I couldn’t stop. Every chance to doodle I spent drawing faces. I drew them in my school notebooks, and on scraps of paper often when I was in the middle of doing something else. Through middle school and high school, I enrolled in every art class available and savored the experiences. In early adulthood during intensive full-time parenting I fell in love with watercolor, drawn to the myriad of color possibilities and the versatility the medium offered. I took classes with talented Madison watercolorist, Lee Dulin, to whom I am forever grateful. I dabbled my way through young adulthood, every once in a while producing what I could call a painting. Then later in the midst of a personal growth spurt (read “mid-life crisis”) I picked up the brush in earnest and began to produce paintings regularly. I absolutely love working with vivid saturated color forms and black line. I work intuitively, beginning with a main idea or a rough sketch and then allowing the process of putting paint on paper to guide me. I am often inspired by old unfinished paintings I find lying around and delight in turning them into something completely different from their original imaginings. In other words, painting is a wonderful form of play for me and I hope the joy contained in the doing seeps into the final piece. Fluorescent Foliage 16x19.75 Magnolia II 22.5x21 Ginko Rainbow 23.5x23.5 Tall Tulips 19.75x18
Art Timeframe:
June-July 2018, Aug-Sept 2018, Oct-Nov 2018, Dec 2018-Jan 2019, Feb-March 2019
Kate Margelofsky-Sorensen

Kate Margelofsky-Sorensen

Art Connection:
Moira Kelley is a dear friend of mine. She, and your office, were also instrumental in my late in life educational endeavors that started with a class at UW-Madison.
Art Affiliation:
Friend of employee
Art Statement:
I'm not at all a fan of winter or of the cold but regardless of the weather if we've been blessed to have the infrequent occurrence of hoar or rime frost I'm out trudging through the snow and cold trying to capture the beauty of the crystal formations in the brief amount of time they can be witnessed. Hoar frost is created when water vapor freezes, causing the vapor to go from a gaseous state to a solid state. Rime frost is created when super-cooled water droplets freeze on contact with cold surfaces. Both forms are most often seen first thing in the morning when conditions are optimal for the crystals to have formed and be seen Neither are easy to capture cause as soon as the sun hits the crystals they can melt. Likewise, to get close enough to see the delicate crystal structure even breathing on them can cause them to melt. Either way, the effect is almost instantaneous and they disappear. They're well worth the time and effort but present a great challenge none the less in attempting to photograph the tiny crystalline formations. I hope you enjoy these images and the beauty of this infrequent phenomenon and the next time you see the shimmering and sparkling landscape they create I urge you get close and see the exquisite beauty for yourself.
Art Timeframe:
Dec 2018-Jan 2019, Feb-March 2019
Kathryn Akbik

Kathryn Akbik

Art Connection:
I have taken a number of art courses through UW Extension, including bookmaking, papermaking, art journaling, and various printmaking classes. The instruction is always exceptional, and the facilities are excellent. It is also nice to be able to form a community with others who are interested in exploring new artistic avenues.
Art Other Cat:
Relief Printmaking
Art Affiliation:
Student
Art Statement:
The natural world has always fascinated me, and as a subject for artistic exploration, it provides endless inspiration, from the textures of fur and feathers, to the play of light on shapes and volumes, and the quirks of personality and expression. In relief printmaking, I can add to these considerations the textures provided by the chosen matrix: wood or pvc or linoleum, and the size and quality of line. The carving of the block can be a somewhat physical, but at the same time, a meditative process that allows me to further immerse myself in the creation of the finished work.
Art Timeframe:
April-May 2019, June-July 2019, Aug-Sept 2019, Oct-Nov 2019
Kathryn Wedge

Kathryn Wedge

Art Connection:
I originally became aware of the Continuing Studies exhibit opportunity through the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Arts Board and previously exhibited in 2013.
Art Affiliation:
Other
Art Statement:
My exhibition is inspired by water—the ever changing and precious nature of this life-giving resource. I like to explore the abstract forms that water can create. This exhibition includes watercolor and acrylic paintings inspired my travels throughout Wisconsin, the United States and abroad. I have worked as a fine art painter and a graphic designer since graduating college with a bachelor of fine arts degree. My work is collected by individuals and corporations throughout the United States and is on display at several Fox Valley galleries and online at kathrynwedge.com and portalwisconsin.org. I am a signature member of the Wisconsin Watercolor Society and Northwest Watercolor Society and a professional member of the Wisconsin Visual Artists. I originally became aware of the Continuing Studies exhibit opportunity through the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Arts Board and previously exhibited at Continuing Studies in 2013. I enjoy making art. I am always energized and amazed at what can be created from a blank piece of paper or canvas. The process, the transformation from idea to art, that's what I love. Although I use a variety of art media, I concentrate on water media, specifically watercolor, acrylic and casein. My work explores the themes of nature, architecture and the human form. I enjoy using paint to express the abstract forms found in representational images. My subject matter becomes the framework within which she plays with value, shape and color.
Art Timeframe:
April-May 2018, June-July 2018, Oct-Nov 2018, Feb-March 2019
Katie Swanson

Katie Swanson

Art Connection:
my friend is from my watercolor class with Barbara Matthews.....her name is Colleen Hayes and she teaches biochemistry at Madison...i also know barbara Matthews who teaches watercolor classes with the continuing education department....i also have a friend also who graduated with an art degree at madison and is now an art teacher.
Art Affiliation:
Instructor, Other
Art Statement:
I am interested in exploring many mediums and styles. In this collection, the "Iris Series," i took one image and repeated it in a series. Each picture is the same subject so they are related. The only difference is the material used to make it. For example i have done some in watercolor but also in oil pastel, relief print, charcoal, pen and ink, colored pencil, graphite, collage, and intaglio printing. I have more of the series that aren't entered also with photos and acrylic versions. I like to experiment with different textures and color schemes within each piece so that there is variety in the series. I normally do portraits but i also like flowers and animals. i have many prints for sale so please check out my website http://www.behance.net/swansonka30 and contact me at swanson_katie@yahoo.com if you are interested in purchasing a print. I took watercolor classes with Barb Matthews who teaches at Madison and also met a friend who works in the biochemistry department at Madison named Colleen Hayes. I try to include art in my life as much as i can, doing printing and pottery and watercolor and drawing in my spare time. Even for my job I work as a drawing and painting instructor at Michael's Arts and Crafts store in Janesville. I graduated from Whitewater University with a BFA in drawing and also studied art education.
Art Timeframe:
April-May 2019, Aug-Sept 2019, Oct-Nov 2019, Dec 2019-Jan 2020, Feb-March 2020
Kristin Shafel

Kristin Shafel

Art Connection:
I'm an employee of the University in the Mead Witter School of Music. I work in collaboration with some Continuing Studies faculty and staff on certain music-related programs, such as Winds of Wisconsin, Summer Music Clinic, and the enrollment of community members in our choirs.
Art Affiliation:
Employee, Other
Art Statement:
My photorealistic graphite pencil drawings of the human figure focus closely on an expressive physical gesture or a particularly significant facial expression. Through the intimacy and delicacy of black-and-white portraiture I strive for connection between viewer, subject, and myself. Family and friends are central to my work, and music profoundly inspires me as well. As a conservatory-trained musician, capturing on paper the musicians I admire satisfies and motivates me to continue to express myself through portraiture and music making. In my position at the UW–Madison Mead Witter School of Music, I work in collaboration with some Continuing Studies faculty and staff on certain music-related programs, such as Winds of Wisconsin, Summer Music Clinic, and the enrollment of community members in our choirs.
Art Timeframe:
April-May 2019, Aug-Sept 2019, Oct-Nov 2019, Dec 2019-Jan 2020
Liz Chilsen

Liz Chilsen

Art Connection:
I took the fantastic online class "Professional Certificate for Online Education - PCOE" last year with Janet Staker Woerner..
Art Affiliation:
Student
Art Statement:
Liz Chilsen | View From My Family Home Two concerns permeate my work; the role of the individual within a broad social, political and historical sweep, and the interactions between place and people. In View From My Family Home, I look at landscapes around the homes of four generations of my Wisconsin family: a microcosmic view of a bold alteration in American culture, and the migration from rural to urban. The idea was borne from reports that in my parents’ generation, between one-half and one-third of Americans lived on farms while in my own, less than 2% do. My personal view of this intersection of nature and culture is the project’s root. These pictures consider both interior and exterior landscapes, public and private. My hope is that we resist the urge to turn away from complexities of the outside world and instead move to engage them. BIO info I’m from northern Wisconsin, and though I’ve lived in Chicagoland for more than 20 years, Wisconsin is still home. I am an educator and an artist. Wisconsin is my muse. As an educator, I’m continually seeking ways to update my teaching, and I enrolled in the fantastic online “Professional Certificate in Online Education (PCOE)” class with Janet Staker Woerner at the helm. Offered through UW-Madison Continuing Studies, it was a great way to explore new methodologies I can use in the classroom both online and off. Most of my teaching could be described as ‘blended’. My students benefit from the community online tools can offer. Technology is a tool for expression. I make photographs, films, and books, and I write a blog called “Neighborland” on ChicagoNow. There, I frequently write about my home state. You can read it at ChicagoNow.com/Neighborland.
Art Timeframe:
Oct-Nov 2018
Marissa Recker

Marissa Recker

Art Connection:
Amanda Hammatt is a personal friend of mine and gave me information about this opportunity.
Art Affiliation:
Friend of employee
Art Statement:
My name is Marissa Recker and I am an abstract fluid artist. I paint with various liquid media to create vibrant pieces inspired by my day-to-day life. I hope that my work elicits outward joy with a hidden call to contemplation. I found fluid art after completing my undergraduate degree in Chicago. My connection with UW Madison is through friends and the community. marissa@reckerfamily.com
Art Timeframe:
Any/all dates
Mary Kay Ruder

Mary Kay Ruder

Art Connection:
I started taking an oil painting class two years ago through UW extension. I just finished my fourth class with Kathleen hanging. I love the quality of the teachers and the quality of students to take the class.
Art Affiliation:
Student
Art Statement:
I have been a watercolor rest for the last 20 years when I moved to Madison 2 1/2 years ago I decided to give oils a try. I am mediately fell in love with them and found them so much more forgiving. Also a Portrait’s have been a lot of mine since I was young. Included are two portraits done and Kathleen Heinen’s classes. “Nasuuna-14x18. and”Woman-on-Willy-Street-16x20.
Art Timeframe:
April-May 2019, June-July 2019
Mary Tilton

Mary Tilton

Art Connection:
Courses I have taken through UW-Madison Continuing Studies include watercolor, drawing and composing art. All of the courses and instructors have helped me develop technical skills and served as a foundation for my continued development as an artist.
Art Affiliation:
Student
Art Statement:
I have explored art for years in a wide variety of mediums and in the past few years I’ve focused on the brilliance of mosaic and the quiet of watercolor. My education in chemistry led to a career that included both research and operations management and that technical experience involved many aspects which now inform my art: material flow, color, close observation and experimentation. I studied watercolor and drawing in classes at Madison College and UW-Madison Continuing Studies programs, and participated in several portrait and landscape watercolor workshops. I’m a proud Wisconsin native, and I’m grateful for the inspiration of our beautiful state. As an artist, I try to tell a story using shapes. How pieces fit together to create a whole is a foundation for all my artistic endeavors, just as words are used to relate a story. My attention will be caught by the sweep of a tree limb, the gentle curve of a hillside, a posture that conveys attitude, or some other evocative pattern, and that will be the beginning of a painting. I add information to the central idea to create the entire composition, arranging pieces as necessary to achieve balance and meaning. I try to use both the emotion and the shapes of a scene to impart an essential feeling of place, time, or memory. I find the flowing and lively characteristics of watercolor to be the perfect medium to tell a story.
Art Timeframe:
June-July 2018, Aug-Sept 2018, Oct-Nov 2018, Dec 2018-Jan 2019
parul Trivedi

parul Trivedi

Art Connection:
retired as a employee of UW-Madison. My son is a UW-Madison student and my friend works at UW-Madison.
Art Other Cat:
Fabrics, fiber art quilts
Art Affiliation:
Student, Friend of employee
Art Statement:
I learned to sew and embroider from my mother, but I am primarily a self-taught artist. I design my own quilt patterns and enjoy making one-of-a-kind quilts. I enjoy creating mixed media collages with a strong foundation in textiles. By using a combination of bold colors and widely varied techniques, I can create a strong feeling of movement and energy in my art. Each piece is a story told through movement and color. I am inspired by everything around me: travels, garden, and my family. EXHIBITION Quilts by Parul Trivedi Fall 2005 University Hospital Juried Art/Craft Show, UW Hospital, Madison, WI (November 11, 2005) Art Quilts by Parul Trivedi UW Hospital Gallery, Madison, WI (July 9, 2005-August 8, 2005) Quilts by Parul Trivedi Art Exhibit at Alicia Ashman Branch Library, Madison, WI (May 5 -June 24, 2005) “Quilt Garden” from Madison Modern Quilt Guild at the Monona Library, Madison, WI (February – April 2018) “Colorful India” Namaste India Library Project at South Central Library, Madison, WI (March 2017) “Twilight Tulips” Prairie Heritage Quilt Show and Competition, Sun Prairie, WI (March 2017) “Touch of O’Keeffe” Fibrations, Quilters Heritage Celebration, Lancaster, PA (March 6-April 21, 2007) “Masks, Storm and Black, White and bits of Red” Diaspora Trans-cultural exhibit at UW Hospital Gallery, Madison, WI (October 2006) “Masks” Beaver Dam Arts Center, Beaver Dam WI (April 2006)
Art Timeframe:
April-May 2019, Oct-Nov 2019
Peter Hewson

Peter Hewson

Art Connection:
Jessica Courtier, Liberal Arts and Applied Studies, is my daughter-in-law. She told me about this call.
Art Affiliation:
Friend of employee
Art Statement:
Peter Hewson Artist Statement Stairs I became a photographer when I decided to narrow my focus, squeeze into the confines of my viewfinder, and look for texture and shape. No more merely recording events, people, and places. The narrowing and the squeezing, paradoxically, did not confine me. Rather it opened up a whole new world. When I frame an image, two things happen. What I see comes from the world around me; what I look for comes from within. They don’t always tell the same story or fit comfortably together, and that can be quite dispiriting. Trying to resolve the impasse is hard work, and sometimes one or the other takes over, and that’s OK; it’s part of the journey. But when they do mesh, it releases a powerful flow, I’m in the zone, and time is irrelevant. I’m making photographs. The images I find pleasing often display organic geometries that find expression in symmetry, in pattern, in shape, and in structure. Nevertheless, more often than not, these geometries overflow the confines of mathematical precision through the irregularities of a natural world that is unbounded, complex and fluid. On occasion, they reach the edge of comfort, they push beyond the known, and they open a door to uncertainty and promise. A good image for me produces contentment and intrigue, an upwelling of delight, a time to exhale, a feeling of serenity, an occasion for meditation and reflection. I am happy. (608) 284-8433 pwhewson@yahoo.com
Art Timeframe:
Any/all dates
Randy Gunter

Randy Gunter

Art Connection:
I've taken a couple different classes, including life drawing and silk screen printing.
Art Affiliation:
Student
Art Statement:
Randy Gunter is a visual artist that crosses over from drawing and painting to photography and printmaking. His college training is for illustration, and he's been shooting photography since he was about ten years old. The figure is a common theme in his work, as represented in this collection. Randy believes in always learning and has taken classes at UW in figure drawing and silk screening.
Art Timeframe:
Any/all dates
Rick Santovec

Rick Santovec

Art Connection:
I am a friend of Instructor Jerry Apps. I am a Wisconsin State Employee. And my wife & I have taken many of your wonderful classes.
Art Affiliation:
Other
Art Statement:
Hello, my name is Rick Santovec. I am a mixed media artist who creates contemporary art with a message. The themes in my work reflect a passion for social justice and for a political system that works for the people not just the politicians. As an "Outsider Artist", one who has no formal training in art, I see myself as a lone voice in the wilderness struggling to be heard. With my art I am hoping to start a discussion about issues that matter to people. Let's have a discussion...
Art Timeframe:
June-July 2019, Dec 2019-Jan 2020
Skot Weidemann

Skot Weidemann

Art Connection:
I, and almost all my immediate family has attended the U.W. I graduated with a BS and worked at jobs in Medical Photography and WHA Television for several years. My wife is director of the Master of Genetic Counselor Studies. Regarding my photography, I have had several solo shows at the UW including a current show at the Fluno Center. Skot Weidemann
Art Affiliation:
Employee, Student, Family of employee
Art Statement:
I am a graduate of UW Madison, a former employee and most of my family has attended the UW as well. Photography for others has been my full time work for many years. What I have chosen to show at my current photography exhibits (several recent shows at other UW facilities) is a series of captured views of things I have seen in my travels about my longtime neighborhood, mostly in Southern WIsconsin. Another fascination is in aerial viewpoints, precipitated by a lifetime interest in flying in small aircraft. Being from a rural background, you will probably notice a rural look in some of my wok. I hope you enjoy.
Art Timeframe:
Any/all dates
Susan Hering

Susan Hering

Art Connection:
I am now a member of the academic staff at UW-Madison, in the Department of Economics. Here, I have been involved with DCS as a key person in our development of online summer courses. Long ago, I began my undergraduate work as a student in DCS, when I could not afford to enroll in UW-Madison proper. I have, periodically, taken other courses from DCS, most recently some introductory Spanish.
Art Affiliation:
Employee, Other
Art Statement:
I don't get to paint often now, while I'm working full-time in the Department of Economics here at UW-Madison, but when I do, I paint with oils on fair-sized canvasses. My paintings grow from current events. "Cargo" is, most immediately, a painting representing soldiers in the hold of a military plane on their way to Afghanistan. To me, it carries undertones of the human cargo of the slaveships as well as the train cars transporting Jews to concentration camps. "Haiti" was painted in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that levelled much of Haiti in January 2010, killing over 200,000 people. And "Aish," pronounced "Aye-eesh," is the colloquial Egyptian for their flatbread, along with being the word for "life." "Bread, life, and social justice" was one of the rallying cries of the Egyptian revolution that toppled Mubarak from power in 2011. I was there that summer.
Art Timeframe:
April-May 2019, June-July 2019
Susan Wulff

Susan Wulff

Art Connection:
Student in UW-Madison Continuing Studies. UW Madison graduate in 1977 B.S. Art Education
Art Affiliation:
Student
Art Statement:
I graduated from UW Madison in 1977 with a B.S. in Art Education and I continue to grow in my love for the arts by taking classes in photography, Photoshop and watercolor through UW Madison Continuing Studies and other community programs. I am an avid traveler and enjoy capturing the uniqueness of each place I visit. I am currently starting a new journey to paint my pictures in watercolor. Madison is such a rich community for exposure to, involvement in and enjoyment of the arts.
Art Timeframe:
Any/all dates
Teddy Kaul

Teddy Kaul

Art Connection:
I work as the undergraduate advisor and graduate program coordinator for the Dept. of Art History. I have been assisting a robust population of Senior Guest Auditors with registrations efforts every semester for the past 8 years. I work closely with Continuing Studies to ensure our auditors successfully enroll in our Art History courses and have a quality experience in our department.
Art Affiliation:
Employee
Art Statement:
My name is Teddy Kaul and I have been working at the University of Wisonsin-Madison since 2009. Since August of 2011 I have been the Undergraduate Program Advisor and Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Art History. We have a truly incredible population of Senior Guest Auditors interested in our courses and I work very closely with the auditors, and with the Division of Continuing Studies, to help ensure that our auditing population enjoys a quality enrollment and classroom experience. This collection of photographs is just a sampling of some of the interesting, the beautiful, and the unique that I've had the privilege of capturing on camera in the natural settings I've visited over the years.
Art Timeframe:
Any/all dates
Vanessa Greenwald

Vanessa Greenwald

Art Connection:
My name is Gera Bodley and I work at Office of Human Resources on the 5th Floor of 21 N Park Street. I have a friend who works in Continuing Studies. My daughter, Vanessa Greenwald, is the artist who I'm submitting art work for your Art in the Hallway gallery. She is out of the country at this time, but I have her art work at my desk on the 5th floor. I apologize that with the art work in a different location from where I am sending this application, I don't have the titles and sizes with each image. However, each work is framed and approximately 15inx20in, and has it's own title.
Art Affiliation:
Friend of employee, Other
Art Statement:
Vanessa Greenwald My reason for creating this work is for understanding, to comprehend the beauty of interaction, by combining two seemingly unrelated images. I am a film photographer and I focus primarily on collage. I combine photographs, that in my mind share a common element or that I find aesthetically pleasing. I try to make sure that the photographs together enhance their opposite without taking away from the single print. Nature, objects, people, and how they interact with each other are all source of curiosity and inspiration. Inquiries and to purchase: vygreenwald@gmail.com
Art Timeframe:
April-May 2019, Aug-Sept 2019, Oct-Nov 2019
Varla Bishop

Varla Bishop

Art Connection:
Eric Wise works for university Hospital in the EEG Department.
Art Affiliation:
Family of employee
Art Statement:
I find myself painting the images that make me smile. I like to have my paintings touch others in some way. It may capture a memory of another time or maybe how you feel right now. My painting topics are broad. I love to paint people, but then I also love to paint animals. To just paint one thing seems too boring to me. I try to catch the personality of my subjects. I like to embrace diversity. I like to have fun. I love to paint; it's my release. Painting is my fun.
Art Timeframe:
April-May 2018, Dec 2018-Jan 2019, Feb-March 2019
Wendy Crone

Wendy Crone

Art Connection:
I am a faculty member in the College of Engineering at UW-Madison. I am currently working with staff in the Division of Continuing Studies to create a new summer course for non-engineering majors based on the class I taught while in Italy: Principles of Engineering from the Renaissance to Modern Times.
Art Affiliation:
Other
Art Statement:
Capturing a place and time in a painting is a special way to remember where you have been, what you were doing, and who you were with at the time. This collection of pastel paintings is a small travel log exhibit of our four-month stay in Italy. I was able to do many of the paintings while in Italy, either in our apartment or on location. It was great fun to carry my easel and painting supplies through Florence and find locations to paint! Other pieces in the exhibit were painted from photo references upon returning home, allowing me to savor those experiences once again. While in Italy with my family, I was a faculty co-lead for the UW-Madison Study Abroad program in Florence and enjoyed interacting the 32 students who came with us on the trip. Although much of our time in Italy was spent working (on both teaching and research), we had the opportunity to take a number of weekend trips to visit a variety of places within Italy. In addition to Florence, these paintings represent locations in Val D'Orcia, Marina di Pisa, and Siusi which we visited. I am working with the Division of Continuing Studies at UW-Madison to create a new summer course for non-engineering majors based on the class I taught while in Italy: Principles of Engineering from the Renaissance to Modern Times.
Art Timeframe:
April-May 2019, Aug-Sept 2019, Oct-Nov 2019, Dec 2019-Jan 2020, Feb-March 2020