Panel Discussion on the Contemporary Visual Art of Wisconsin

Orchid in Sphere, Doug E. L. Haynes, watercolor 69" x 51"
Artists participating in the Fall cycle of exhibits in Overture Center for the Arts in Madison will be participating in a panel discussion on contemporary visual art in Wisconsin. The event will take place Friday Nov. 13 at 7 pm in the Wisconsin Studio on the 3rd floor of Overture Center for the Arts The discussion will be moderated by Gary John Gresl, former president of Wisconsin Visual artists, Founder of the Wisconsin Visual Art Liifetime Achievement Awards and noted artist. Paricipating artists include: Aaron Wilbers, Rene Graeff, Doug E. L. Haynes, Miriam Hall and Justin Nolan. The panelists will be discussing questions such as:
- What do you see as current trends in Wisconsin visual art?
- How important is community for our profession?
- How would you define the art of our region?
- What do you see for the future of artmaking in Wisconsin?

The work of panelists will be on view in the Overture Galleries and in the Watrous Gallery. The Fall Cycle of Exhibits includes the following shows in Overture’s community galleries: Miriam Hall & Justin Nolan, The Known and the Unknown; Aaron Wilbers & Doug Haynes, Oil & Water Mixed and Dave Beck & Piper Vollmer, Interior Plot. Those shows have a a reception on Saturday December 5, 6-8pm and will be on view until January 3, 2010. The Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration will be in the Watrous gallery until December 6th.

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