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Join us for our next exhibitions September 18 - November 25:
This exhibition features the print portfolio Social In/Justice, organized by Benjamin D. Rinehart in 2014. The portfolio centers on unfair acts, inequalities, and restrictions to individuals or groups of people. Each artist was asked to react to and personalize challenges to societal norms. Artists Kimberly Paul Arp, Brandon Bauer, Lisa Bigalke, Jim Bryant, Karla Hackenmiller, Nicole Hand, Melissa Harshman, Anita Jung, Brian Kelly, Traci Molloy, Nancy Palmeri, Kristin Powers Nowlin, Benjamin D. Rinehart, Lyle J. Slami, and Melanie Yassi address issues relating to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, economic status and politics. These artists use their prints to promote discourse and bring attention to marginalized groups.
Gallery Talk, Leech Gallery, September 18, 6 p.m.
Benjamin Rinehart, Associate Professor of Art at Lawrence University, and Brandon Bauer, Assistant Professor of Art at St. Norbert College, will speak about organizing and creating prints for the Social In/Justice portfolio.
Beauty and Terror, Compassion and Despair: The Collages of Miriam Beerman
Hoffmaster and Kohler Galleries
Miriam Beerman is a prolific American painter, printmaker, and mixed-media artist whose work reveals her deep emotional responsiveness to the tragedies of the human experience, both historical and modern. The exhibition presents her diverse mixed-media collage production within an aesthetic, art historical, and technical context. Ms. Beerman’s collage work highlights her sympathetic preoccupation with injustice and tragedy through the visual expression of strong emotions, as well as her quick intellect, her erudition, her sense of humor, and, importantly, her intuitive, spontaneous artistic process. Comprised of fragments of her own paintings, new drawings, hand-written quotes, photographs, and other found materials, the gestural energy of the collages mirrors Ms. Beerman’s expressionistic painting technique, but with an even greater emphasis on texture, visual depth, and narrative.
Please join us in thanking our partners and donors!
Lawrence University is pleased to partner with the Appleton Public Library and the Trout Museum of Art to present community programs in conjunction with this exhibition. This project is made possible by generous grants from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and the Bemis Company Foundation.
In addition, the project is funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.
The Wriston Art Galleries staff would like to thank Miriam Beerman's son, William Jaffe, and his family for their time, generosity, and support of this exhibition and programming.