Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: As the artistic muse drives Peter Poplaski of Green Bay, Part 2
GREEN BAY, WIS. (WFRV) – When talking about a topic, visual artist Peter Poplaski speaks in panoramic landscapes.Sometimes he’s dabbling at an edge, sometimes in the sky and sometimes in a crevice.An abstract picture is there somewhere.Your brain has to put together the images and thoughts that ride on ripples of the speaker’s humor.For me, it’s nice to know that Peter Poplaski hasn’t changed in the 50 years since I first interviewed and wrote about him. This is how that article starts:“He once wanted to film ‘Hamlet’ but ran into a problem. ‘We couldn’t find an Elsinor Castle in Green Bay. But we found a junk yard, so we made a science fiction movie’.”At the time, Peter Poplaski was an 18-year-old freshman art student at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.