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Honoring Veteran’s Day: A Reflection on the Role of Art in the lives of a Veteran. 
 
“When I think about my time in the war and the pain that comes with those memories begin to flood back, I turn to your grandmother’s sketchbook and flip through the pages. As I do this, it feels like I have learned how to breathe again, and my mind slowly finds its way to a peaceful equilibrium.”  - Jerome Scray, Korean War Veteran  ...

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Posted: 11/12/2019 8:42:00 AM by Emma Hitzman | with 0 comments

Beauty Surplus, an installation by artist Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, begs the question: what is beauty? Located within the John Michael Kohler home, Bothwell Fels transforms the space into a paradise of biomorphic architectural mutations using a variety of sculptural media. Upon entering the space, many of the standard ceiling tiles have begun to droop, hanging down and imposing into the space. In contrast, the entrance into the main space is adorned with a striking  ...

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Posted: 10/28/2019 9:43:37 AM by Emma Hitzman | with 0 comments

From August 22nd through November 10th, The Neville Public Museum hosts Women Who Run with Scissors: MATERIALIZED, an exhibition featuring work from members of the Northeast Wisconsin fiber and textile arts group. Through methods such as quilting, embroidery, felting and the use of innovative and unexpected media, the fourteen members create an outstanding array of artworks which challenge and exceed the typical aesthetic of traditional quilt making and sewing. With content ranging  ...

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Posted: 9/23/2019 8:56:27 AM by Emma Hitzman | with 0 comments

Interview – Sauter April 2019
 
Mark Sauter received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and his M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.  
 
What sparked your initial interest / joy for art?
My mother had a darkroom and was doing photography workshops and I tagged along and met C.J. Elfont who was a dentist and a serious black and white photographer.  It was looking at his  ...

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Posted: 4/22/2019 8:22:11 AM by Emma Hitzman | with 0 comments

Sarah Detweiler is the professor of Photography here at UW-Green Bay. Detweiler earned her B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and her M.F.A. from the University of Florida, Gainsville. Detweiler's work was in the Lawton Gallery’s most recent exhibition, the 2019 Faculty Exhibition. 



What sparked your initial interest/joy for art?

I can't say specifically. My great grandmother  ...

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Posted: 3/3/2019 1:51:25 PM by Emma Hitzman | with 0 comments

Sam Watson is the art history professor at UWGB. He earned his BA in art history at Virginia Commonwealth University, his MA in Native American Art History at the University of New Mexico and his Ph.D. in American Art History at the University of Kansas.
 
Last week I sat down and talked with him about his experiences and thoughts on art galleries. He told me about some of his favorite gallery experiences and not so favorite, but still memorable ones. I asked him  ...

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Posted: 11/26/2018 11:16:51 AM by Emma Hitzman | with 0 comments

The Last Pink Week
http://www.pinkweek.org/about.htm
 
How did this Happen?
Pink week was created by Gioia Fonda in 1993 while attending the California College of Arts and Crafts. She decided she was going to have a “pink week” where she only wore pink clothes all week to express herself and her love of the color. Her now husband, Eric Wood, printed posters and advertised the event  ...

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Posted: 11/12/2018 8:16:48 AM by Emma Hitzman | with 0 comments

Gisela Moyer was born in 1943 in the former German Province of Selesia (Schlesien now part of Poland).  In 1945 her and her farming family fled to Bavaria when the Russians pushed them out. There were years of near starvation for her and her family, but even amid the hardships, Gisela’s mother reserved a space in their gardens for flowers. Gisela told her mother that they could grow more vegetables without the flowers and her mother replied, “The soul will have to  ...

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Posted: 10/12/2018 11:35:11 AM by Emma Hitzman | with 0 comments




In Fall, many people are gearing up for the spooky antics that come with Halloween. Phantom Power is the current show on display at the Lawton Gallery and it is a great show to see while welcoming the ghostly season. Crafted by the artist Barbara Diener, she describes Phantom  ...

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Posted: 9/29/2018 4:51:39 PM by Emma Hitzman | with 0 comments


(Image: "HOPE" poster design by artist Shepard Fairey)

For decades, art has been used as a carrier for sociopolitical movements that address the systemic inequities and oppressive hierarchies imposed by those who hold the power. Art activism and protest art create products that act as a form of political or social currency, rather  ...

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Posted: 4/23/2018 10:00:00 AM by Kate Mothes | with 0 comments
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