Are you looking for an absolutely one-of-a-kind gift? Perhaps you love supporting local artists? Then you may want to attend the opening reception of Cedarburg Art Museum’s fourth annual juried show, Iconic Wisconsin, on Saturday, November 11, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the museum.
From 156 submitted entries, 70 pieces for Iconic Wisconsin were chosen by a scoring of three jurors. Each of the exhibiting artists interprets this year’s theme of “iconic Wisconsin” in a different way. A diverse array of subjects, media, and styles make up this celebration of our state. From sculpture to photography to painting and drawing, 56 artists from all over Wisconsin, and several of its neighboring states, will display their unique expressions of what defines Wisconsin.
Frankie Johnson, the Best-of-Show winner of the 2015 Cedarburg Plein Air Event, will be featured in a solo show at the museum, which will run alongside Iconic Wisconsin.
Johnson’s exhibition, Rhythm & Color in Oils, features the artist’s versatility in her favored medium. Figurative works, still life, portraits, and landscapes are all part of this artist’s repertoire. The expressive palette of Frankie Johnson reflects her own approach to life: a playful, energetic, and spirited outlook. For the past 24 years of her 35-year career of creating and teaching art, Frankie Johnson has run her own art school in her hometown of Lake Zurich, Illinois. Johnson will speak about her work at 4:15 p.m. on November 11 at the museum.
Most works in both exhibitions are for sale, making this a great opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind artworks for the home or as gifts, while supporting Wisconsin artists and the museum. Generous support of Port Washington State Bank and Olsen’s Piggly Wiggly helps to provide awards for artists and assist with exhibition expenses at the Cedarburg Art Museum.
Both exhibitions run November 8, 2017 – January 21, 2018 at the Cedarburg Art Museum, located at W63 N675 Washington Avenue. Hours at the museum are Wednesday through Saturday 10 – 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 – 4 p.m. More information about the exhibitions and Museum can be found at www.cedarburgartmuseum.org.
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