Gerds: Fall theater season and Lawton Exhibit

Critic at large Warren Gerds highlights the arts scene this week including theatre performance and a preview: “In Green Bay, ‘Museum of Natural Inspiration: Artists Explore the Richter Collection’ will open Thursday, Sept. 5, in University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery. In collaboration with the Richter Museum of Natural History at UWGB’s Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, the exhibition features artists who have created artwork inspired from the Richter’s collection of specimens. These specimens will be displayed alongside the artwork they have inspired in a true partnership of art and science. The opening reception is Thursday, Sept. 5, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Lawton Gallery Theatre Hall, (Room 230), and at a satellite location, Artless Bastard Gallery in De Pere, Wis. from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit is part of a year-long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Center for Biodiversity. The exhibition will run from to Oct. 3. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All Lawton Gallery events are free and open to the public. The Lawton Gallery also announced the loan of the Andy Warhol screenprints to the River Arts Center, located on the Wisconsin River in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin. Nine screenprints by Warhol, donated to UWGB in 2008 by the Andy Warhol Foundation, are on display to Nov. 22.” See more via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Week ahead: After a little lull, the fall theater season will heat up.