The Art Discipline is pleased to announce that Molly Gwitt has been awarded the Outstanding Senior Show Award. The exhibition is located in the Lawton Gallery Room 230 runs until May 13. See the virtual version.
I am a multimedia artist designing and creating functional forms. The intention behind my work is to recreate the captured moment of my experience with nature through utilitarian handmade forms. Using my multimedia approaches, I’ve created an interior space that is inspired by the natural world. Here, the items that are a reflection of my experiences become a part of our living environment.
My work is in homage to the traditional Japanese garden. Japanese gardens are a space intended to capture the essence and natural beauties of nature. These gardens enhance our quality of life by bringing serenity and nature into our crowded lives. Just like the Japanese, I am attempting to guide nature into the home to create a beautiful yet tranquil environment through my art.
Growing up in Wisconsin, I have explored many forests, caves and swamps. I find when I am immersed within nature I feel the most at peace. Hiking and mushroom hunting are what helps me recharge and find inspiration for my art. I wanted to bring the peaceful feeling that nature brings me into the home. Thus, creating this space.
Professor Berel Lutsky’s color intaglio print entitled “Magic Lake” has been accepted to the 27th Parkside National Print Exhibition—the most competitive Parkside National Print Exhibition on record, with 946 entries total. The Fine Arts Gallery, is located at UW-Parkside Galleries, Rita Tallent Center, 900 Wood Rd. Kenosha, Wis.
The exhibition opens May 4, 2021 with a reception and announcement of best in show award, Sept 23., 4-6 p.m. The exhibition closes Oct 2, 2021. It marks the 27th presentation of the Parkside National Print Exhibition and over 30 years since the first show opened at UW-Parkside. For three decades, the PNPE has shown some of the finest examples of original prints from artists nationwide, and it is one of the longest-running competitive print exhibitions in the Midwest.
In this episode, we talk with artist and UW-Green Bay faculty member Kristy Deetz about art, ecology, and psychology as we celebrate Earth Week. We delve into this year’s Earth Day theme “Restore Our Earth” to uncover how art can help motivate us to be more ecologically-minded, and how art might just be able to heal us and our planet. We were inspired by some of Kristy’s amazing eco-art including her series titled, Earth Texts. See her website for more of her work.
Have you had a moment to check out 2021 Senior Show at the Lawton Gallery yet? The show is available in person during gallery hours, otherwise you can check it out online. You also have one more opportunity to support the artists behind the 2021 Senior Show by attending the Lawton Small Talks happening online Tuesday, April 20.
Lawton Small Talks: 2021 Senior Show Tuesday, April 20, 2021 12:30 p.m.-1p.m. via Zoom Call
The 2021 Senior Show Exhibit is on display from April 3-May 13, 2021 at the Lawton Gallery on the Green Bay Campus. Exhibition of work by senior students Carissa Crawford, Molly Gwitt, Kieran Krueger, Elyse Lemke, Brittney Meyer, Samantha Olson, and Amanda Shepard. The Lawton Gallery is located in the Theatre Hall building (Room 230). The Gallery is open during the spring semester, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. https://www.uwgb.edu/lawton-gallery
At 23-years-old, Molly Gwitt is studying for her last year of undergrad as a ceramic major at UW-Green Bay. When classes went fully virtual last March, it took some time to figure out how to go beyond a screen to get art done.
“It was a huge adjustment!,” says Molly Gwitt, “It’s very hands-on, and it’s hard if you don’t have a studio at home, I was working from the kitchen, my mom was mad because I was taking over her kitchen!”
Art student Kieran Krueger was selected to present at the Wisconsin Gender and Women’s Studies Conference, “Resistance and Reimagination: Gender, Change, and The Arts,” April 8-10, 2021.
In this video presentation, Krueger discusses his artwork “Queer Monsters.” The work considers identity, especially transgender and gender non-conforming identities, and draws influence from queer theory. “Queer Monsters” is a work in progress textile project that includes both a sweatshirt and stuffed monsters/animals.
You can see Krueger’s work at the 2021 Senior Show at the Lawton Gallery, April 3-May 13.
Senior Molly Gwitt was preparing for the 2021 Senior Art Exhibition and was elbow-deep, mixing clay for ceramics class, when Lindsay Heuhns took this image and posted on Instagram. Gwitt is a double major in Arts Management and Fine Arts with an emphasis in ceramics. The Green Bay native will graduate in May 2021.
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