Neville exhibit highlights ‘Artist as Teacher’

Neville Museum exhibitUW-Green Bay Professor of Art and Design, Kristy Deetz, said she is eager to exhibit her artwork with that of other faculty.

The Neville Public Museum is showcasing the artwork of UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College faculty in an exhibit that opened Saturday, January 26, 2013.

“The Art and Design faculty appreciate the Neville Public Museum for creating this opportunity for us to exhibit our work. This will provide possibilities for new exchanges between faculty, students and communities of both UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert,” said Deetz.

Neville Public Museum marketing assistant, Jenny Seim, said “The Artist as Teacher Part 1: The Fine Arts” features artwork from faculty of UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College art departments. All artists have exhibition records both locally and beyond state borders. Some have been nationally recognized for their work. Participating artists can exhibit up to four pieces of their original artwork.

UW-Green Bay faculty members who are contributing artwork to the exhibit include Carol Emmons, Stephen Perkins, Toni Damkoehler, Kristy Deetz, Addie Sorbo, Christine Style, Alison Gates, Alison Stehlik, Jennifer Mokren, Mindy Wittock, Barbara Gossen, Sarah Detweiler and Minkyu Lee.

Seim said artwork featured includes paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, sculpture, photography and mixed media. Subject material varies from traditional representation of objects to conceptual.

Deetz’s artwork is titled “Summation’s Unveiling,” which she said is the last painting in her drapery series. She said her exhibit uses fabric that had a history in her work and alludes to art history. She used the fabric as bed sheets “embedded” with a new set of wrinkles, which became “props” for another set of paintings.

“Their entangled history physically and metaphorically binds self with other,” she explained.

Her artwork is made up of panels, 33-by-40-by-2 inches in size, which use various colors to both reveal and mask the visual and content makeup of the exhibit.

“Between the first and last panel is a full range of value,” she explained, “black/white, yin/yang, beginning/end. Between the two end panels is a panel of wood grain. The center panel reveals the substrate and represents an empty field full of endless possibilities, yet as one looks more closely, the painted panel discloses another trompe l’oeil.”

Deetz’s artwork, along with artwork from other UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College participants, went on display on Saturday, January 26, at 9 a.m. The exhibit will be available for viewing during normal museum hours: Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the museum is $5 for everyone ages 16 and older, and $3 for children ages 6 through 15. Museum members and children 5 and under have free admission. The exhibit is free with paid museum admission.

— Story by Michael Duenkel, editorial intern, Marketing and University Communication

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