Art Gallery

Throughout the academic year and during the summer months, a variety of art exhibits are rotated through this gallery. All students, faculty, staff and the public are welcome and encouraged to visit the gallery and experience the artworks on display. Check this page for updates on upcoming art exhibits. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please contact Lisa Wicka, Assistant Professor of Art at lisa.wicka@uwc.edu or 715-735-4300 ext. 4322 for more information about the UW-Marinette Fine Arts Gallery.

CURRENT EXHIBIT:

Entangled 

May 16th - June 10th, 2016

This exhibit, Entangled, features the multi media prints of Ina Kaur.  Kaur uses a variety of printmaking methods in addition to paper making to explore her own complex identity with consideration to "binary oppositions such as past/present, East/West, local/global, ancient/modern, oriental/occidental, and how they coexist”.  She explores these themes through the use of abstracted organic forms, often circular. Kaur says "Abstraction for me also acts as a point of nothingness, which also encompasses everything I come in contact with. With the help of simple forms and using the print medium I am drawing, engraving and revealing all the mysteries within my mind."

This exhibition features a portfolio of 16 unique prints with a hand made paper installation.

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Art + Words 2016

April 18th – May 11th, 2016
 
This exhibit features UW-Marinette student at coupled with creative writing.  The writing is in response to the art; writers are asked to pick a piece of art from the gallery and use it as inspiration for their creative writing.  This exhibition showcases the many ways we at UW-Marinette embrace and encourage creativity and its collaborative power. 
 
Reception and Awards: May 11th, 2016 at noon in the Art Gallery. Refreshments will be served.
 Latoya Hobbs
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Latoya Hobbs Art Exhibit

March 28th through April 15
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 

Latoya Hobbs uses mixed media printmaking and the female figure “to challenge past notions of identity concerning the black female body, deconstruct them and resurrect an ideology grounded in positivity,” explained Hobbs.

On display is a selection of large-scale relief prints and an installation that comments on the “The Brown Paper Bag Test,” a form of discrimination in the 1900s-1950s among intra-racial social organizations. Hobbs said her work is meant “to cut away negative ideologies imposed by others to expose or embrace their true selves.”

A native of North Little Rock, Ark., Hobbs received her undergraduate degree in studio art with an emphasis in painting from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She earned her master’s in fine art in printmaking from Purdue University. Her work has been displayed at several national and international exhibitions, including the Tulipamwe International Artists’ Exhibition at the National Art Gallery of Namibia, Africa, Prizm Art Fair, Art Basel Miami and the Black Creativity Exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

 

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Vacation Nation Exhibit: 
by David Wischer
February 2 - March 18, 2016
Wischer's works, which use printmaking and new media, are heavily influenced by his personal observations of The Absurd. From current events to overheard conversations, Wischer finds the world around him to be a constant source of inspiration.
 
Reception and Artist Talk on March 17 at 12:15 p.m. in the Art Gallery. 

Digital Art Workshop will be held on March 15 and 17 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. in Room T-139.

Vacation Nation exhibit 

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Make An Impression Exhibit: 
December 7, 2015 - January 29, 2016
This exhibit featured a selection of national and international print exchanges including a print exchange by UW-Marinette's ART 100 students.
 

Make An Impression 

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Nikki Painter Exhibit: 

October 26 - November 26, 2015
Painter's works portray scenes from a world in flux and feature image fragments from architecture, demolition sites, and the natural world, which are remixed to create terrains that seem both alient and familiar. An artist's reception was held on Friday, Nov. 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
 

Nikki Painter

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UW-Marinette 50th Anniversary Exhibit: 

September  - October, 2015
This exhibit featured memorabilia celebrating the rich history of the UW-Marinette campus. 
 
50 Anniversary