Galleries offer three exhibitions starting Sept. 5
Prior to the arrival of the AIDS Memorial Quilt Oct. 22-Nov. 5, the art galleries at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside present three new exhibitions. Held in the galleries of the university's new Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities, each show begins Wednesday, Sept. 5, with special opening receptions Saturday, Sept. 8.
In the Fine Arts Gallery of The Rita, the Wisconsin Visual Arts Juried Exhibition brings some of the state's best artwork to campus for a juried show. Wisconsin Visual Arts is the state's oldest and largest artist's associations. The opening reception is Sept. 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. with the awards announcement at 3 p.m. The exhibition runs through Oct. 13.
In the UW-Parkside Foundation Gallery, Minneapolis artist Michael Kareken presents "Salvaged Views." After taking thousands of photographs in busy outdoor recycling centers, Kareken created drawings and paintings in muted earth tones that offer views of the urban landscape that typically remain hidden. Running Sept. 5 through Nov 17, the opening reception for "Salvaged Views" is Sept. 8 from 2 to 5 p.m.
In the E.H. Mathis Gallery, patrons can enjoy "Steal Like an Artist," which is newspaper blackout poetry inspired by Austin Kleon. Taking its name from Kleon's New York Times bestselling book, the exhibition features poems by youths and adults in Kenosha and Racine. At workshops conducted by the Kenosha Art Association, the poets used permanent markers to blackout words on the pages of local newspapers, creating "do-it-yourself" verse. "Steal Like an Artist" runs through Nov. 3 with the opening reception Sept. 8 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Admission to each exhibition is free. Gallery hours are Mondays noon to 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays noon to 6 p.m., Thursdays noon to 8 p.m., and Saturdays noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment. The galleries are closed Fridays and Sundays.
For more information, call the UW-Parkside Fine Arts Office at 262-595-2457. Visit www.parksidegallerynews.com to find programs and installation views of artworks in the galleries.