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UWGB senior artwork now on display at Lawton Gallery

top-senior-showIt’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.

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Photos by Sam Zingsheim, photo intern, Marketing and University Communication

‘The Bed Show’ makes itself comfortable at Lawton Gallery

“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.”

Lawton Gallery exhibit, The Bed ShowThe 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 perkinss@uwgb.edu, or visit the Lawton Gallery website, www.uwgb.edu/lawton. You can also find “Lawton Gallery” on Facebook.

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WC Gallery art show: San Fran bands

A new exhibit titled “Band Posters from San Francisco: 1983-1989,” opens this Saturday, Feb. 7th from 7:30 p.m. onward with a curator’s talk at 8:30 p.m. This selection of posters is from a larger collection created by Stephen Perkins (Lawton Gallery’s Curator of Art) when he lived in San Francisco during the 1980s. The WC Gallery (often billed as the Midwest’s smallest gallery) is located at 908 Talbot Ave., De Pere, and the exhibit is free and open to the public — bring something to share! For sneak preview of the show go to: http://www.thewcgallery.blogspot.com.
 

Art display notes Black History Month

Black History Month exhibit

A small exhibit celebrating Black History Month has been installed in the display case in the concourse-level corridor linking the Cofrin Library’s Garden Café area and the Instructional Services Building. The display case, courtesy of the Office of the Curator of Art, features examples of African and African-American art along with poster art celebrating the contributions of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.

 

Lawton to present exhibit featuring faculty works

UW-Green Bay Art faculty will show their stuff beginning next week, as the new “Under Construction: Seven Views” exhibit opens in the Lawton Gallery. The show will feature works in a variety of media by Carol Emmons, Toni Damkoehler, Kristy Deetz, Barbara Gossen, Jason Houge, Stephen Perkins and Christine Style. The exhibit will kick off with an opening reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, with artists’ talks beginning at 5 p.m. The show runs through Feb. 26 at the gallery in Theatre Hall. As always, all Lawton events are free and open to the public.

UW-Green Bay Lawton Gallery to present faculty exhibit Feb. 5-26

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery will present “Under Construction: Seven Views,” an exhibit of works by UW-Green Bay Art faculty, Feb. 5-26 at the gallery in Theatre Hall on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. An opening reception will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, with artists’ talks beginning at 5 p.m.

The show will feature works in a variety of media by Art faculty members Carol Emmons, Toni Damkoehler, Kristy Deetz, Barbara Gossen, Jason Houge, Stephen Perkins and Christine Style. The exhibit includes two installations (Emmons, Perkins), prints by Style, paintings by Deetz, photographs by Houge and digital prints and drawings by Damkoehler.

Located in Room 230 of Theatre Hall, the Lawton Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday during fall and spring semesters. All gallery events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Curator of Art Stephen Perkins at (920) 465-2916 or via email at perkinss@uwgb.edu or visit the Lawton Gallery website, www.uwgb.edu/lawton. You can also find “Lawton Gallery” on Facebook.

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Intertribal Student Council arranges return of ‘Bittersweet Winds’ exhibit 

Intertribal Student Council once again brings to campus the exclusive collection, “Bittersweet Winds.” Come see a national touring educational exhibit that challenges the history of ‘Indian’ representations in mass media and popular objects. Check out the assemblage and take the opportunity to chat with creator/curator, Richie Plass (Menominee/Stockbridge-Munsee). The exhibit will be on display Monday through Thursday next week (Nov. 17-20), open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in Alumni Rooms A and B of the University Union.

Faculty note: Style solo show in Madison

Solo exhibitions by painter Randall Berndt of Madison and printmaker Christine Style, professor of Art and Design at UW-Green Bay, will be on exhibit Nov. 11 through Dec. 23 at the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters’ James Watrous Gallery, located on the third floor of the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison. The opening reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with an artists’ talk at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14. Style will be exhibiting work from her Stories of the Heart woodcut series and from a new series which evolved through experiments with fast-growing mold (yes, mold, which must have a geometric or organic beauty if you look close enough) on screenprints. Read more.
 

UW-Green Bay Lawton Gallery to present ‘Figuring It Out’ exhibit Oct. 9-30

UW-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery will present its next exhibit, “Figuring It Out: David Lenz, Gina Litherland, Nancy Mladenoff, Charles Munch and Fred Stonehouse,” from Thursday, Oct. 9 through Thursday, Oct. 30 at the gallery in Theatre Hall on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

The exhibit will kick off with an opening reception in the gallery from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, which will include brief talks from artists Charles Munch and Fred Stonehouse. Prior to the reception, Stonehouse will give a lecture about his work from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Studio Arts Building, Room 350.

“Figuring It Out” features the works of five Wisconsin artists who use the figure in a variety of different ways. The exhibit considers this element of their works and examines the place and role of the human figure in the artists’ wide-ranging practices.

Located in Room 230 of Theatre Hall, the Lawton Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday during fall and spring semesters. All gallery events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Curator of Art Stephen Perkins at (920) 465-2916 or via email at perkinss@uwgb.edu or visit the Lawton Gallery website, www.uwgb.edu/lawton. You can also find “Lawton Gallery” on Facebook.

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