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Continuing Studies “Art in the Hallway” Gallery Submissions

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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
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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