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Continuing Studies “Art in the Hallway” Gallery Submissions

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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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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Art Connection:
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Art Affiliation:
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Art Statement:
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Art Timeframe:
April-May 2018
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
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