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We are a group of creative and inspiring artists from northcentral Wisconsin exhibiting work in all visual media including fiber arts, painting, photography, sculpture and more.
This Week at the Woodson Monday, November 21 - Sunday, November 27
Two New Exhibitions - All About Boxes On View Through January 22, 2012 Boxes and Their Makers: Contemporary Woodworkers Craftspeople from around the world take the functionality of a wooden box in new directions. Their contemporary designs are sleek, surprisingly clever, and uniquely inventive. The wooden box, claiming a lineage that extends throughout ancient civilization, has evolved from basic usefulness into a vessel of creative expression. These fanciful and distinctive designs demand technical expertise and skilled craftsmanship. Think Inside the Box Central Wisconsin artisans - woodturners and woodworkers - combine skill and imagination to create containers that hold items of interest or surprise. Through these hand-crafted containers, artists explore the concept of what we deem meaningful and how we both celebrate and safeguard things held dear. Organized with assistance of Wisconsin Valley Woodturners, a chapter of American Association of Woodturners, this exhibition complements Boxes and Their Makers, which features contemporary woodworkers from around the world.
As the Wood Turns: Lathe Demonstrations Members of the Wisconsin Valley Woodturners who created artwork for Think Inside the Box display their skills and reveal techniques that help them transform wood into beautiful art objects. Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, November 25-27, 1-3 pm
Three Exhibitions from Woodson Art Museum Collection Now on View: A Collective Journey features about 50 stunning works collected by the Museum throughout the last 10 years by well-known and influential artists such as John James Audubon, three generations of Wyeth artists (N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth), Andy Warhol, and Roger Tory Peterson and George Sutton. (Located in the South Gallery)
Small by Design features small-scale sculptures, many of which were gifts from Birds in Art artists. (Located in the Decorative Arts Gallery)
Drawn from the Collection features sketches and watercolors from 2011 Birds in Art artists. (Located in the Visitor Services Gallery)
View Repurposed Paper Sculpture Sculptor-in-residence Steven Siegel has named his Woodson Art Museum sculpture "Let's fan out." In mid-May Siegel directed the creation of a gently curing wall made of repurposed paper that will grace the sculpture garden for several years to come, weathering to resemble an exposed hillside comprising layers of ancient rock. This acclaimed artist is interested in how his biodegradable sculptures visually impact their surroundings and how they change over time. A corps of volunteers and Museum staff helped Siegel create the sculpture from more than 24,000 tons of donated paper. Drop by during regular Museum hours (Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Saturday & Sunday, Noon-5pm) to see the finished product.
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
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Tuesday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm First Thursday each month 9 am - 7:30pm Saturday - Sunday Noon - 5 pm Closed Monday and holidays
Whimsical In the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery November 11 - December 31, 2011
GALA: November 18, 2011, 5-7pm Meet the artists at 6pm
Unusual, eccentric, creative. Whimsical brings you into the minds of seven artists toying with juxtapostion, iconic imagery, and play on words utilizing a wide variety of mediums. The exhibit radiates humor with pieces both intimate and grand wrought with eclectic styles and tastes.
FEATURING Kristy Goggio, Kieth Kaziak, Simon Levin, Robert Petersen, Janet Roberts, Michael Santini, Michael Waraksa Join Our Mailing List! Center for the Visual Arts 427 N 4th St. Wausau, Wisconsin 54403 715-842-4545 www.cvawausau.org
The Art of Giving Holiday Shop Center for the Visual Arts DATE: November 12 - December 31, 2011 TIME: Tuesday - Friday: 10am-5pm Saturday - Sunday: 10am-4pm Closed Mondays & Holidays
Find the perfect and thoughtful gift for the Holidays. The CVA Holiday Shop has a slew of gift ideas all individually made by a local or regional artist. In the Holiday Shop you can find nativity scenes, cards, original paintings and drawings, prints, scarves, mittens, hats, ornaments, picture frames, baby bibs and shoes, glass work, jewelery of all styles, cook ware and serve ware, and soaps and fragrances (just to name a few)!
Your friends and family are sure to love the unique and artist made gift and will also appreciate your shop local attitude! We sure do!
As our thanks to you for choosing to shop at the CVA Art of Giving Holiday Shop, you get to enjoy complementary cookies and hot cider while you shop and 10% off your purchase of $50 or more!
Hi Sharon I'm wondering if you would send a mass email to our members regarding the Rib Mountain School Fall Bazaar. I have a child who attends school here so the space fees go to the PTO. They have 10 spaces that need to be filled yet for the bazaar which takes place on Nov. 19, 2011 from 8 am to 3:30 pm. It is a craft show; however, anyone who has anything to sell is invited. The spaces are 10 x 10 or a bit larger and are $25 each. They charge $5 extra if you need a table and $5 extra for electricity. They do sell hot dogs and/or Arby's roast beef sandwiches, chips, soda and cookies for lunch and also have homemade bake sale items for sale.
If you know of anyone interested, please contact Sheila McCarthy at home 715-359-8099 or work 715-261-1370.