The exhibit “Bittersweet Winds,” documenting the too-often stereotypical and negative representation of the American Indian in mass media and popular culture, continues through Wednesday (Nov. 18) in Alumni Rooms A and B. Educator and activist Richie Plass (Menominee/Stockbridge-Munsee), the show’s creator and curator, will be on site for much of the exhibit’s run. For details, see the news release.
The Intertribal Student Council once again brings the education-focused collection “Bittersweet Winds” to UW-Green Bay. The nationally touring exhibit challenges the history of ‘Indian’ representations in mass media and popular culture. The exhibit will be on display from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 16-18, in Alumni Rooms A and B on the main level of the University Union, on campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Educator and activist Richie Plass (Menominee/Stockbridge-Munsee) is creator and curator. For details, see the news release.
The Intertribal Student Council once again brings the education-focused collection “Bittersweet Winds” to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The nationally touring exhibit challenges the history of ‘Indian’ representations in mass media and popular culture.
The Bittersweet Winds exhibit will be on display from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, November 16-18, in Alumni Rooms A and B on the main level of the University Union, on campus. Admission is free and open to the public.
Scheduled at various times during the exhibit’s stay at UW-Green Bay are opportunities for guided tours, video presentations, a faculty panel, and student and teacher discussion sessions. Attendees are also able to take in the exhibit on their own to see the historical and present-day representation of Native American populations.
Educator and activist Richie Plass, has been a prominent spokesperson over the last decade as Wisconsin policymakers and others have taken up the issue of American Indian cultural history and the use of race-based mascots. Creator and curator of the traveling exhibit, Plass (Menominee/Stockbridge-Munsee) says the project started as his way to inform the public about mascots and logos which depict Native Americans in erroneous ways.
The Bittersweet Winds exhibit includes both historic and present-day examples of outright stereotyping displayed alongside more accurate portrayals of Native American people and culture.
For more information, contact Crystal Lepscier, an adviser in UW-Green Bay’s American Intercultural Center.
“Contemporary Views,” a new Lawton Gallery exhibition featuring the selected artworks of visual artists in Wisconsin, opens Thursday (Oct. 8) with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Theatre Hall Lobby. Guest Juror Molly Sampson will offer a short talk at 5 followed by the awards. The 41 artworks selected (from among 169 entries) include pieces by UWGB art alumni and students Cristian Anderson, Bonnie De Arteaga, Nadia Juhnke, Marjorie Mau, Daniel Moore, Kayla Schroeder and Johanna Winters. The exhibit was sponsored and organized by Wisconsin Visual Artists
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Guest curator will also present, pre-show — Molly Sampson, the Philadelphia-based guest curator of the “Contemporary Views” exhibit opening at the Lawton, will also give a digital presentation about the show and about being an independent curator from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. in Studio Arts Room 411 this Thursday (Oct. 8).
The Hamilton Wood Type show that opened Thursday at the Lawton Gallery was over a year and a half in the making, guest curator Jim Moran says. The story of how Hamilton Manufacturing Co. of Two Rivers became the nation’s premier wood type manufacturer is older by a century.
The Lawton Gallery in Theatre Hall opens the exhibit “Hamilton Wood Type” today (Thursday, Sept. 10) with a gallery reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. including the guest curator’s talk at 5 p.m. The curator, Jim Moran, is director of the Two Rivers museum, famous among graphic designers and certain art-lovers for its great variety of handmade fonts both practical and fanciful.
The Lawton Gallery in Theatre Hall is welcoming the exhibit “Hamilton Wood Type” on Thursday (Sept. 10) with a gallery reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. including the guest curator’s talk at 5 p.m. The curator, Jim Moran, is director of the Two Rivers museum, famous among graphic designers and certain art-lovers for its great variety of handmade fonts both practical and fanciful. The Lawton exhibition runs through Oct. 1 and features a collection of wood type alongside various letterpress printed posters created by Hamilton Manufacturing. Additionally, Moran will be giving a brief slideshow presentation before the opening, discussing the history of wood type and the museum in Studio Arts Room 411 at 3:30 p.m. that day. All Lawton Gallery events are free and open to the public. For details, visit the Lawton website, or contact Interim Curator Laura Schley at (920) 465-2916.
Crystal Tourtillott Lepscier, an adviser in the American Intercultural Center, had artwork exhibited at the Athens Cultural Center in Athens, N.Y., in the Hudson River Valley this past summer. It was part of the exhibit “Taking Root: Caniskek and the Meeting of Two Worlds” (Caniskek being the name of the Mohican village before European settlement). Lepscier’s work — ceremonial beadwork of traditional style, along with accompanying sketches — was exhibited alongside that of contemporary local and national Mohican artists.
It’s that time of year again — we’re getting ready to bid farewell to another group of graduating seniors, and many of those students are showing their tremendous talent before they leave us next month. In that vein, the Lawton Gallery in Theatre Hall is featuring the works of five graduating Art and Graphic Design majors through April 23. They are Holly Free: installation with ceramics and sand, Brandon Langer: light installation titled “Live Nude GIFs”, Laura Schley: oil painting portraits, Gena Selby: prints, and Phil Putzer: metal work. It is the first of two senior exhibitions, the second scheduled from May 3 to 14. We’ve captured some of the work in this photo gallery, but encourage you to stop by the Lawton in person. All Lawton Gallery events are free and open to the public. The Gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“The Bed Show” — an original exhibition related to the place of the bed in art, culture and daily life — opens at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery this Thursday (March 5).
The opening reception takes place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the gallery located in Room 230 of Theatre Hall. The exhibit’s curator, Stephen Perkins, will offer remarks about the show at 5 p.m.
“We are born in beds and most of us will die in beds, and, of course, there’s a lot that happens in between,” says Perkins, a Ph.D. and art educator who serves as UW-Green Bay’s curator of art. “Each of us will spend at least a third of our lives in bed, and it’s rare that we seriously think about this place where we spend so much time.”
The exhibit runs through April 2. (The gallery will be closed during UW-Green Bay’s spring break week, March 16-21.) The Lawton Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday during fall and spring semesters. All gallery events are free and open to the public.
Perkins says “The Bed Show” will pay particular attention to how artists have used the image of the bed in their work. Made up of a series of different components, the exhibit will include work by members of the local art community and art students at UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College as well as Seymour High School. Also displayed will be 70 pieces of mail art (postcards and similar small-scale work), sent in by artists in 18 different countries who responded to a call for submissions addressing the theme.
Perkins says the show will offer interactive elements, as well, with visitors invited to use a do-it-yourself collage studio to create their own artwork around the theme. It’s even possible, he suggests, that a one-night “sleepover” might break out during the show’s run.
The exhibit is book-ended by references to two historically important works that included beds, both of which provoked controversy when first exhibited. Edouard Manet’s painting Olympia (1863) outraged the Parisian audience for many reasons, one of them the presence of a model that viewers read as being a prostitute. The second artwork is a much more recent work by the English artist Tracey Emin and is simply titled My Bed (1998). Emin exhibited her bed, accompanied with all the assorted items that had gathered around it after an extended stay. Critics questioned the installation’s value as art, especially after it received serious consideration for a major prize.
For more information, contact Curator of Art Stephen Perkins at (920) 465-2916 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Lawton Gallery website, www.uwgb.edu/lawton. You can also find “Lawton Gallery” on Facebook.