The opening reception is Friday, Feb 27 from 6 - 8 pm.
Kristin Gjerdset, who heads the college's Art Department, was the curator. Here is her statement describing the show:
Wisconsin artists present their perspective on place, whether a geographical location or in the mind. Travanti’s paintings reflect his travels to Asia, inspired by “the rhythms, patterns and colors of exotically decorated people, animals and architecture.” Smessaert’s wood constructions connect with early recollections of tree and forest and “the free play of childhood that still lives within him.” Whitmore’s series of “felted wool landscapes detail her exploration through unfamiliar landscapes of Eastern Europe and South America.” Daniel’s photographs “explore the intersection of nature and humanity.” Together the artists are represented in various art collections locally, nationally and internationally, and have years of experience in exhibitions and artist residencies.
Wisconsin Lutheran College's Schlueter Art Gallery is located at 8815 W. Wisconsin Avenue in Wauwatosa. The gallery is free and open to the public. Hours: Mon-Sat 9-9, Sun 1-9.
If you've never been to this gallery, it is beautiful and is inside the dramatic Center for Arts & Performance. I hope you'll join me for the opening.
Here are samples of each of the artists' work. Except for my own, these are details of larger works and, in my opinion, don't do them justice. When I delivered my work today I saw the others' pieces for the first time. It's a great show! I'm glad to be part of it.
|Elizabeth Carr Whitmore|