Now open: Summer art exhibitions
The art galleries at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside are busy this summer with community and student exhibitions. The photo exhibition "Chalk Talk Kenosha," the multimedia show "There's Power in Unity" as well as experimental graphic designs and the best student work from the 2011-2012 academic year are now on display.
Chalk Talk Kenosha: A Community Art Project
Now through July 28 in the UW-Parkside Fine Arts Gallery, this exhibition shows photographs taken by students at Harborside Academy, Kenosha's Bradford and Tremper high schools, and during workshops at the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha, the university, and the Kenosha Literacy Council. Each photo uses artist Wing Young Huie's "chalk talk" technique in which people are asked to write their answers to open-ended questions using white chalk on black paper.
Messages in these photographs are poetic and philosophical. Sometimes they are funny. What is important about "chalk talk" photographs is the people in the images tell us about themselves. And because they speak to us, we are less likely to create our own--perhaps mistaken--narratives about them.\
Lemon Street Gallery presents: There's Powern in Unity
Now through July 28 in the Emile H. Mathis Gallery, artwork in a broad range of media including paintings, metals, textiles, ceramics, and more is on display, each piece measuring 12-by-12 inches. The title, which is drawn from a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks to the importance of working together with a unified voice.
In the UW-Parkside Foundation Gallery
Now through Saturday, June 16, Graphic Design Professor Carey Watters shows what creative things happen when UW-Parkside students use the gallery as an experimental graphic design laboratory.
And from June 20 through July 28, the exhibition "Emerging Talent: UW-Parkside Student Work" showcases the university's student work from 2011-2012.Summer hours for each of the galleries are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.