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Please stop in and visit me on October 7,8 and 9th  (open from 10 am-5 pm) during the 2016 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR.  My studio is #14 on the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR MAP.   To learn more about the 2016 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR go the following link   www.northwoodsarttour.com

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My artwork reflects a blend of my Chicago attitude, energy  and perspective, sprinkled with a touch of the north woods flavor.

My artistic abilities range from Intaglio printmaking, charcoal drawing, paper sculptures, assemblages, photography, collage, textile design and lamp-working.

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This composition is one of 10 new collages created to address autism.  The series is titled “Leap of Faith”  Each original collage is comprised from fragments of artwork that were created as paintings and original prints. Through cutting, punching, burning and/or tearing processes, I’ve altered former pieces of artwork into a new composition.

“Leap of Faith” is also offered in the following formats: notebooks, deck of playing cards, greeting cards and coasters.

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My latest Kodiak bear photographs are sold as 5 x 7 and  8 x 10 prints, greeting cards, deck of playing cards,notebooks and coasters.

To learn more about the 2016 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR go the following link   www.northwoodsarttour.com

I’ve been preparing for the upcoming 2016 NORTHWOODS ART  TOUR which will be held on July 29th,30th and 31st.  The art studio will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each of those days.  At this time I will not be able to take credit cards due to some technical difficulties.

iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio is listed as #14 on the self guided tour map.  My artwork is very diverse in medium and the subject matter always represents a mixture of the spirited girl from Chicago with a sprinkling of the Wisconsin North Woods life style.

During the art tour I will be demonstrating printmaking on my Intaglio Printing Press  and I look forward to answering any of your questions in regards to my original prints as well as the background stories behind the creations of my charcoal drawings, collages, assemblages and photography.

I hope you’ll stop in and explore the unique artwork at iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio located five miles north of Woodruff  and 1.2 miles north of Lakeland Airport ,  just off of North Farming Road, first driveway on Bayer Lake Road.

To learn more about the 2016 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR go this link northwoodsarttour.com

My latest series “Survivors” is dedicated to the orphaned Kodiak bear cubs that were rescued in May of 2015 and relocated to the Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield, WI.  If you search through some of my earlier posts listed under (Kodiak bear cubs)  you’ll find links to news articles and video segments offering information  on the rescue efforts and relocation of the cubs and learn about why I’ve been inspired by the orphaned Kodiak bear cubs.
Many of the original prints I’ve created are also offered as reproduction prints in the format of greeting cards.

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I’d like to invite everyone to come explore the north woods and  tour  32 of the finest north woods art studio’s this Summer and Fall.  The 2016 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR is held on July 29th, 30th, 31st and October 7th,8th and 9th.   The “iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio and is located at 1843 Bayer Lake Road, Arbor Vitae, WI.  Traveling  on Hwy 51, it’s five miles north of  Woodruff, turn west on Airport Road.  The studio is 1.2 miles north of Lakeland Airport,  just off of North Farming Road, it’s the first driveway on Bayer Lake Road.

To obtain a map and  learn more about all the art studio’s participating in the 2016 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR go to the following link.  northwoodsarttour.com

Here’s a little preview  of what to expect when you visit my art studio.

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of instructing a visual arts track at Upham Woods to about 60 4-H members that are in grades 3rd-5th grade.  In honor of the 75th Anniversary of Upham Woods and the Upham Sisters that donated the 315 acres of land to the UW Extension to preserve the land as an educational format  so future generations of children  so they could experience nature and learn through the Wisconsin State and County 4-H programs.   The visual art track offered information about Elizabeth and Caroline Upham and explained why the metal sculptures related to Elizabeth Uphams artistic talents creating with metals and the stone slabs that the campers used as a base is connected with Caroline Upham because of her and her fathers expertise in geology.  The photographs I’m posting today depict a fraction of the activities, experiences and artwork created by our guest campers attending the 2016 4-H Art Beat 4-H Camp Program  this past  weekend.

Thank you to the parents and campers that had taken the time to write a thank you letter to the Upham family members for their donation of property and their continued support to Upham Woods.  If you would like to write a thank you letter please contact me.  There is still time to write a thank you letter to the Upham family members.

This coming weekend I’ll have the great pleasure of teaching a visual arts workshop at Upham Woods Educational Center located in Wisconsin Dells.  So here are some photographs of the sample pieces I’ve created for my young artists this weekend.

These sample pieces of artwork are a visual reminder to all the  2016 Wisconsin 4-H Art Beat participants as to how I had arranged my bent silverware. I also want to remind the participants that when creating focal points I suggest that you use an odd number and place the focal points in a triangle, so the viewers eye will travel throughout the composition.  It’s important not to place your creation in the middle of the base.  If the sculpture is placed off center and/or if focal points or parts of a sculpture hang over the side of a base, it will catch the viewers eye.  To create tension in my sculptures I have marbles  that appear to be falling off the spoons and onto another spoon or I have to pieces of silverware almost touching !  I created a spoon that appears to be much longer in length than it’s actual size and forks that appear to be interacting with each other as they move or balance a long orange rod.

I used ceramic tiles, glass and metal as my materials because these materials visually compliment each other.  They are inexpensive materials, yet these materials have richness and polished quality when  they are used together in a composition.

I like to have the base of my compositions lifted off the table surface because it gives the artwork a stronger sense of presence. If you look at the photograph of each sculpture I will give more specific information listed explaining it’s design.

The reason for using the metal silverware as a main material is because of the Upham Sisters (Elizabeth and Caroline  Upham ) that donated the 315 acres of land that makes up Upham Woods. Elizabeth Upham  created artwork using metals. Her metalwork was on exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum and jewelry created from metal was on exhibit at the Chicago Art Institution, Chicago Ill. 

So to honor the Upham Sisters on the 75th Anniversary of Upham Woods,  I’ve  chosen metal as a main  material for the 4-H Art Beat Campers to create with this weekend.

 

 

I’ve altered a few of my colored photographs into black and white.  This will help me better distinguish the shadows, highlights and gradation throughout the drawings.  At this point I plan on drawing the Kodiak Bear Cubs using charcoal but I might use some cont’e chalk.

 

The Art Discipline at UW- Marshfield Campus embraces the many possible forms and functions of art. The images on this video represent the Introduction to Drawing Course offered at the UW Marshfield / Wood County Campus during the first semester of course study in the Fall of 2013.

The art program strives to create an environment that encourages students to take risks and experiment with subject matter, concept, process and creative outcome.

The Art Discipline at UW- Marshfield Campus embraces the many possible forms and functions of art. The images on this video represent a small sample of the 154 pieces of artwork created by the students attending the Introduction to Drawing Course, 2-D to
3-D Course and Introduction to Printmaking Courses offered at the UW Marshfield / Wood County Campus during the 2013-14 academic year.

The art program strives to create an environment that encourages students to take risks and experiment with subject matter, concept, process and creative outcome.