Summer art filling UW-Parkside galleries & library
Spring and summer are the seasons for art at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. All three galleries in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities are currently featuring exhibitions--two with prints, one with photographs--with graphic arts waiting in the wings. The galleries are open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
National Small Print Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, through July 19
More than 100 prints from locally and nationally known artists are now on display. Held in the nearly 2,000-square-foot Fine Arts Gallery, the exhibition features local artists Dennis Bayuzick and Lisa Bigalke of Kenosha and Richard Berns of Racine with prints of all but one of the pieces available for purchase. The university keeps 20 percent of the sale price for scholarships and programing for students.
"Life on Lake Michigan: Photographs from the Early 1900s," Mathis Gallery, through Oct. 3
Step back into another era with large format photos printed from antique plate glass negatives housed in the UW-Parkside Archives. Images include the schooner "Blackhawk" under full sail in Kenosha harbor circa 1900; the "Grisham" at harbor in Milwaukee in 1897; the Canadian yacht "Invader" racing against the "Vencedor " in 1901; and others. Dry plate glass negatives, like the one on display, date to the late 1800s and early 1900s. This exhibition was featured in the Kenosha News "Get Out" section Friday, June 7.
"4/3 Print Exchange," UW-Parkside Foundation Gallery, through June 28
Organized by UW-Parkside printmaking instructor, Alicia Ulm, the 4/3 Print Exchange exhibition includes small prints created by students from the collegiate printmaking programs at UW-Parkside, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Illinois State University, and Kendall College of Art and Design.
In waiting: "Student Graphic Design Highlights," Foundation Gallery, July 8-Aug. 2
Graphic Design professor Carey Watters selected excellent graphic design assignments from classes for this informal exhibition.
Art in the UW-Parkside Library: WPA posters
The UW-Parkside Library is showing Work Progress Administration (WPA) posters. These images were taken from the Library of Congress' digital collection of boldly colored and graphically diverse original posters produced from 1936 to 1943 as part of Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal." The posters publicized exhibits, community activities, theatrical productions, and health and educational programs in 17 states and the District of Columbia.Admission to all UW-Parkside art galleries and the library is free.