Molly Gwitt has been awarded Outstanding Senior Show Award

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.

Artist Statement

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 Lutsky’s color intaglio print entitled ‘Magic Lake’ has been accepted to the 27th Parkside National Print Exhibition.

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.

The virtual gallery will be available for viewing after May 4, 2021.


Psychology and Stuff: Art, Ecology, and Psychology – A Celebration of Earth Week (w/Kristy Deetz)

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.

Next Lawton Small Talks event is April 20

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

Meeting ID: 860 9255 7403 Passcode: 399982

Photo of two art pieces at the 2021 Senior Show exhibit. One piece is of a white porcelain bald head with green leaves and red wine flowers attached to the left side of the head and the other is a beautiful wood table with wood table settings. Text overlay on the photo, "2021 Senior Show Exhibit Lawton Gallery UW-Green Bay."

Video: UW-Green Bay 2021 Senior Show Exhibit

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.

UWGB Art Student Finds Inspiration Through Ongoing Pandemic | Spectrum News 1

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!”

Source: UWGB Art Student Finds Inspiration Through Ongoing Pandemic | Spectrum News 1

Want a selfie with Aaron Rodgers? Now there’s a mural for that | Marshfield News-Herald

Beau Thomas, a 2016 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, fell in love with graffiti at 14, he told the Green Bay Press-Gazette in a 2020 interview. He has completed more than 170 murals and has said his “big dream” is to paint at Lambeau Field.

Source: Want a selfie with Aaron Rodgers? Now there’s a mural for that | Marshfield News-Herald

Art student Kieran Krueger’s work selected for Wisconsin Gender and Women’s Studies Conference

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.

Video: Prof. Tom Uebelherr’s work on display at Lawton Gallery through March 25

Updated: See the work of Prof. Emeritus Tom Uebelherr on display at the Lawton Gallery, through March 25. Uebelherr was a faculty member at the Sheboygan Campus.

Watch the video:

Artist Talk: Tom Uebelherr

Thursday, March 18, 2021
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Virtually on Zoom
Topic: Artist Talk: Tom Uebelherr

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 828 3027 1816
Passcode: 552098

Featured photo: Getting ready for the Senior Art Exhibition, Spring 2021

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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