Beloit Art Center welcomes Waukesha Artist Group and Beloit Artist Connie Fry
The Beloit Art Center will reveal one of its most diverse shows, featuring 12 artists in August.
The exhibit opens Friday, Aug. 2 with a reception from 5-8 p.m. at the BAC. The event is open to the public and some of the artists will be available to talk about their work about 6 p.m.
Eleven artists who are members of the Waukesha Creative Arts League will exhibit in the Main Gallery and one local artist will show her work in the smaller Bell Gallery.
Below is a glimpse of what the artists had to say about their work. In the Main Gallery they are:
Nancy Peterson - “I decided to leave commercial art for other work and for the last 15 years have devoted my creative time to fine art, painting in pastels and watercolors and playing a bit with photography.”
Margaret Schumann - “Upon retirement, my goal was to get back into watercolor. Today, the joy I receive from painting is in the use of color, glazing and shape. The texture of the paper and the flow of the paint aid me in bringing depth into the work.”
Jan Wood - “My subjects are usually birds but occasionally I paint portraits of humans and pets. My references come from family or friends’ photos and I often combine parts of several photos to tell the art story I envision.” Her media includes alcohol inks, egg tempera, acrylics, oil, watercolor and torn paper.”
Jean Pascek - “I try to communicate the essence of the colors, patterns and shapes of the images that capture my attention and excite me. Most often the images are landscapes or animals. I like to have several paintings in process at the same time.”
Holly Paulsen - “I grew up in western North Dakota, which probably explains the many landscapes, barns and nature paintings. Recently, I have been experimenting with acrylics using just a palette knife to create landscapes.”
Jayne Cappelletti - “After I retired, I started taking formal classes in watercolor and acrylic painting until I felt accomplished enough to exhibit my work. I am currently taking classes in both Wauwatosa and Apache Junction, AZ. I come from a very creative family since both my parents painted and my sister and brother paint and exhibit their art.”
Kathleen Hosch - “My floral subjects are inspired by the delight I receive when relaxing in my daughter’s gardens. I am also fascinated by the history of the lighthouses around the Great Lakes, and I have created a series of these lighthouses.”
John Klug - “I choose to create my artwork using acrylic paint. I generally prefer to express my vision by presenting images in a realistic style. My subjects are mostly based on scenes and objects that appealed personally to me and inspired me to reproduce them as lasting artwork.”
Janet Knapp - “Mostly, I use photographs as a source of my paintings, although occasionally I enjoy the experience of directly painting what I see outdoors. Mostly, I work with pastels or wax pastels, although I sometimes work in oils or acrylics.”
Emma E Macari - As a registered Architect, she practiced Architecture in the states of Florida, Wisconsin and New York. Back in Wisconsin since 2007, she has enjoyed painting with watercolors. Favorite subjects include atmospheric scenes, flowers and the human figure.
Vince Picciolo - Vince Picciolo has spent his career as an artist and designer in the advertising industry. When he’s not in his studio painting, he is playing drums for the Dixieland band. He enjoys travelling and seeking new inspiration for his paintings.
Bell Gallery to feature local artist Connie Fry
Connie Frye is a local artist who has for years participated in the Beloit Art Center’s Thursday night open artist group, as well as the Wisconsin Regional artist program, winning placement at the state show level. She is also active in the Beloit plein air artist group.