Tag Archive: Visual Arts


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Please take a few minutes to view some of the new pages that I added to my blog today.  At the top of my website, I’ve added pages that showcase the following three themes: Munsey and Boda Merchandise – Artwork Gallery and Photography.

 

 

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The artwork showcased at the iMAGiNETHAT Art Studio ranges from abstract paper sculptures, charcoal drawings and original prints and collages to more realistic compositions of feathers, leaves and dragonflies.

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There are original prints and mixed media that represent the more tech savvy personality. These compositions are created from segments of computer hardware and have titles that captures the essence of  the materials and/or process of which they are created from, for example; Netscape and Etched In Time.DSC_0106

If you love bears, I have some wonderful greeting cards, coasters, photographs and photographic books of  Kodiak bear cubs.

 

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To learn more about the 2017 Northwoods Art Tour and view the tour map to find my studio (#12 on the tour map) , go to the following link:  www.northwoodsarttour.com

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There is no question that I enjoy experimenting with new materials when creating my artwork, the image above is just one small sample of the result from my adventures through experimentation.

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My ability to experiment in a creative fashion is demonstrated in how I’ve chosen to display some of my artwork.  I discovered that this fishnet reflects my nautical themed studio setting , as well as serving a fun and functional way to display my smaller original prints.

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A few new items this year include sun catchers created from handmade lampworked beads, funky stick fish with names like Sushi  Sue and Wall-eye Sam.  There are also some functional fishy’s titled Shell-Shocked (which will reflect your inner beauty) when gazed into while hanging on your wall.

To learn more about the 2017 Northwoods Art Tour  and/or find the guided map tour go to the following link: http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

 

 

 

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My wonderful daughter has been a line therapist working with autistic children for the past six years.  In honor of her work and those families and friends touched by autism, I’ve created a new series titled ” Leap Of Faith” which is inspired by my daughters dedication and love for children with autism. These images are as framed collages and  greeting cards at the iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio (#12 on the brochure tour map) during the 2017 Northwoods Art Tour on July 28th,29th and 30th. The gallery /studio hours are 10:00am- 5:00 pm.  Go to the following link to learn more about all the wonderful artist participating in the tour this year.  www.northwoodsarttour.com

 

I’m posting a few photographs of the artwork that will be showcased during the 2017 Northwoods Art Tour.   iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio is located in Arbor Vitae ,about 1 mile north of the Lakeland Airport. My studio is #12 on the brochures guide map.

To learn more about all the wonderful northwoods artists on the tour and view the guide map, go to the following link  www.northwoodsarttour.com

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The WALKABOUT series is inspired by the two rescued Kodiak bear cubs that I’ve been documenting since September  of 2015.  This collage was created from a variety of  original prints that have been cut, torn and/ or paper punched into a wide selection of formations.  The bear is created from paper toweling that has been water-colored and cut into a bear shape.  The background of this composition is created from an original Intglio Print that was water-colored to create more contrast, enhance the prints textures to  entice the viewers visual interest.

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During your visit to my art studio you will have the opportunity to learn how a collagraph plate is created and watch how an original Intaglio print is inked, the special printmaking paper (Rives BFK) is soaked, blotted and pulled through the Intaglio Printing Press to create a one of kind original print.

 

 

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The two images above depicts the creation of the collagraph print of the elephant composition that I’m working on at this time.  The collagraph plate of the elephant was inked and printed after I had inked and printed the background plate.  Tiny seed beads were added after the I had added watercolor to the composition.

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The image above depicts the background collagraph print (which is the same print as used for the elephant’s background.  The bear is made from paper toweling that is colored with water color.  I sprayed the paper toweling with a fixative, so I could utilize the paper toweling to be used in my collages.  The fixative seals the water colors into the paper and will not allow the color to bleed out onto the collagraph print.

If your interested in learning more about printmaking and or would like to see how to make prints or take a workshop in printmaking feel free to contact me.  Go to the following link to learn more about the Northwoods Art Tour  www.northwoodsarttour.com

17635158_10154970834421071_7360387466208150472_oBelow is a link to when I was interviewed by WSAW Channel 7 news station.  The wonderful camera man came to my home and we chatted about the bears for at least an hour and then went to the zoo and spent another another hour or more talking about the rescued Kodiak bear cubs, Munsey and Boda!

Thank you Channel 7 News Station for the great coverage on Wildwood Zoo and Marshfield, Wisconsin.

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If you’d like to purchase any of the photographic Kodiak bear books or other merchandise dedicated to Munsey and Boda, please stop in at “iMAGiNETHAT!” Art Studio on July 28,29 and 30th or October 6,7 and 8th.  My art studio is #12 on the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR MAP.     http://www.northwoodsarttour.com.

 

I can’t believe that it’s going to be my second year as a member of the NORTHWOODS Art Studio Organization!  The art studio has come a long way over the past few years!  It’s transformed from a dim and ugly space into a warm, inviting and vibrant studio for printmaking, offering art workshops and an ideal area to showcase my artwork!

It’s time to frame and hang new artwork and reorganize the studio for the 2017 NORTHWOODS Art Studio Tour.  Please stop in see what’s new!  To learn more about the NORTHWOODS ART TOUR go to the following link:   http://www.northwoodsarttour.com

My studio is #12 on the map this year!

The art studio couldn’t exist without help and support of my family! Especially my husband! Thanks for getting the lighting up to bright the space!

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Thank you to my friends and family that helped with the sales department duties during the 2016 July and October Art Tour events!  You guys made my studio guests feel like family!  It was especially wonderful to meet and greet so many people from my home town of Chicago Ill.!  I can’t wait to meet and visit with all of you!

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I’m always excited about answering questions a guest might have while visiting the studio!  There’s a story to share behind almost every piece of artwork I’ve created in the studio!

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I’ll be instructing a metal sculpture workshop ” Bent Out of Shape” on June 10th, 2017 starting at 9:30 am -12:00 noon.  The class is limited to 15 students! The registration fee is $45.00

Metal Sculpture Workshop  will be held at the Campanile Center  located at 131 Milwaukee St., Minocqua, WI.

 

This should be a fun class, I’ve instructed this workshop at the Wisconsin State 4-H Art Beat Camp (3rd-5th graders) and Wisconsin State 4-H Art Camp (6th-8th graders) at Upham Woods and at a Teachers Conference all  located in Wisconsin Dells.  I’ve also offered this workshop to my art students (3rd-8th graders) at Immanuel Lutheran School in Marshfield, WI. and to the members of the Manito Art League, located in Manitowish Waters, WI.

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Everyone’s  encouraged to create through exploration of the materials, such as bending metal silverware (for example) into acrobatic performers or objects that appear to defy gravity, while creating focal points through the use of glue, ceramics, stones,  glass and metal objects, to represent the artistic style of each artist.

We’ll investigate the importance of “The Creative Process” and be guided by the Principles and Elements of Art.  Utilizing this knowledge will take participants down unexpected artistically inspired roads.  Roads that embrace the development of an artist’s journey in discovering their own creative style!

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I’m a native of Chicago, Illinois, my Intaglio prints, charcoal drawings, collage and assemblages often reflect a blend of that Chicago attitude, energy and perspective, sprinkled with a touch of the Wisconsin north woods flavor.

I’m also a former art instructor for Immanuel Lutheran School.  Since 2004  I’ve instructed workshops on Intaglio Printmaking, Collage, Charcoal Drawing, Altered Books, Metal Sculpture and Assemblages, while mentoring and instructing a multitude of art programs for the UW Extension, State 4-H Arts Camps (personally servicing over 4,000 4-H youth).

Presently I’m the director of Art Gallery 450 located at the UW Marshfield Wood County Campus.  I’ve been a member of Manito Art League since 2004 and in 2016 joined the NORTHWOODS ART TOURS organization   http://www.northwoodsarttour.com . I offer  workshops in the area of printmaking and collage, and sell artwork at the “iMAGiNETHAT!  Art Studio on Bayer Lake Road (one mile north of Lakeland Airport off of North Farming Road.  My art studio is listed as #12 on the art tour map this year.

To register for this workshop http://www.campanilecenter.org/circle-the-center Phone: 715-356-9700

 

 

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I’ve been working with this material for many years but it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I discovered it had the potential to be used as a piece of artwork and not just a collagraph plate.  As a collagraph plate the cork board is wonderful because it conforms under the pressure of the printing presses polished steal rollers.  So I’m excited to see what new discoveries I’ll make utilizing this material in the future.

If your interested in seeing the finished artwork, stop in at “iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio on July 28,29 and 30th and October 6, 7 and 8th! Go to the following link to learn more about the 2017 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR    www.northwoodsarttour.com

iMAGiNETHAT! Art Studio is listed as  #12 on the 2017 NORTHWOODS ART TOUR brochure.

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