Sunday, November 27, 2011

New workshops added in May embrace Madeline Island's historical craft tradition - MISA - Madeline Island School of the ArtsMISA - Madeline Island School of the Arts - MISA - Madeline Island School of the - MISA - Madeline Island School of the Arts
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New workshops added
in May embrace
 Madeline Island's historical 
craft tradition. 

Ojibwe Woodland Flute,
and Beading

Registration information is available on our website. - MISA - Madeline Island School of the ArtsMISA - Madeline Island School of the Arts
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011


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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Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Always Free Admission!

Tuesday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm
First Thursday each month 9 am - 7:30pm
Saturday - Sunday Noon - 5 pm
Closed Monday and holidays

Monday, November 14, 2011

2011 Winter Show Entry Form


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cancer Fundraiser pictures

Sharon Dowis Accepts her  Best Of Show Award
for "My Kids"

Sharon Feathers with her 1st Place Award for "Lost Hopes and Dreams"

Patrick Plunkett with Honorable Mention "Christ on the Cross"

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

CVA "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.

Kristy Goggio, Kieth Kaziak, Simon Levin,
Robert Petersen, Janet Roberts, Michael Santini, Michael Waraksa
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The Art of Giving

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!

Returning Members

Some former members who requested to stay on the email list are interested in being a part of The Winter Show.

Those who re-up now can be part of it.

Dues are still $30 a year; dues paid now will be for 2012 membership.

We'd love to have you back; to see you and your ART again!


Friday, November 4, 2011

Rib Mounain School Fall Bazaar

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.

Thank you for your consideration.
Pam Clark

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