September 18 through November 9Reception: September 20, 5-7 PM
Walking Together is an invitational exhibition of artwork by 15 Chinese contemporary oil painting masters and is an exchange event between Chinese and American cultures and arts.
Artist: Gordon Zeng
Gordon Zeng has been practicing the art of Chinese calligraphy for more than 45 years. His work promotes cultural exchange and understanding in the community.
November 13 through January 4Reception: November 15, 2019 5-7 PM
Mark My Words 2019
This juried exhibit presented in partnership with the La Crosse Public Library showcases visual art and poetry written in response to the art. The exhibition features 15 artists and 15 poets.
Willow 101: Portraits in Charcoal
Artist: Catherine Williams
Charcoal portraits by Catherine Williams express whether it be a gesture or the way light is falling, every portrait has a story and every life makes a mark on the world.
January 8 through February 22Reception: January 10, 5-7 PM
Artist: Aldis Strazdins
We all have tales of “small memories” – forgotten places, discarded possessions, collected objects. Connections to their original owners long gone, the memories are remnants of what made a person or place unique. The artist captures and, in some cases, “reconstructs” his subjects using the 19th century wet plate photographic process. With chemicals unpredictably scarring every image, the process itself becomes a haunting part of the finished work.
Artist: Lynne Burgess
Vessels is a series of layered monotype prints representing people in the artist’s life. She has learned that, as in life, layers, additions, and unexpected accidents can make something stronger, and sometimes even beautiful.
Artist: Chad & Kiesha Dykstra
The artists’ unique naked pottery expresses warmth and depth that is not achievable with glazed pottery. They create each piece and prepare them for firing at which point they allow natural influences to take over and finish the decoration of the piece.
The Land Where We Live
Artist: Alberta Marana
In this collection of pastels the artsit reflects the wonder of nature and invites the observer to experience the initial sense of awe inspired by a magnificent scene.
February 26 through April 11Reception: February 28, 5-7 PM
Impressions of the Driftless
Artist: Kate Kerrigan
Impressions of the Driftless is a collection of astract mosaics that captures the textures, colors and feelings of the unique terrain Kate still considers home.
It Might Be You
Artist: Pat Morse Gund
This series of paintings connect to the artist’s experiences as an art teacher at North Woods International school in La Crosse. Perhaps former students might recognize themselves in the silhouettes featured.
Ways of Seeing: Bog Tapestries
Artist: Elizabeth M. Blair
Ways of Seeing , Blair’s photographic series, features the reflective surfaces of pools in the tamarack bogs of northern Itasca County. By means of water and light, nature creates images that are beautiful, colorful, strange, and mystical by turn.
Light and Form
Artist: Art Ciccotti
Glass blowing is this artist’s passion. His emphasis centers around form and color, utilizing color to tie the design together. He incorporates roll ups and cane work as well as several “Venetian” techniques.
May 20 through July 18Reception: May 29, 5-7 PM
Artifacts of Memory
Artist: Colleen Cosgrove
Drawing on random, vivid memories from her life, Colleen creates vibrant largescale oil paintings using psychologically-compelling narratives that are slices of twentieth century life with a surreal, “film noir” quality.
The Beauty of Art in Familiar Forms
Artist: Karen Dunn
Karen Dunn is an artist who primarily paints scenes from her travels as well as local sites. Most of her paintings include a water element in it such as a river, stream or ocean.
Artist: Steve Johnson
Black and white images of the American Southwest, from sand dunes to mountains and mesas are included in this photography exhibition.
July 22 through September 12Reception: July 26, 5-7 PM
Artist: Grace Hughes
This collection of paintings and drawings are based on the artist’s theory that experiences and memories based on experiences are the key to one’s happiness.
Artist: Luke Achterberg
These metal sculptures explore relationships between fine art and the subcultural ideals of Americana found in hot-rodding, style writing, and street art.
Big Dogs : Large Stories
Artist: Jennifer Fischer Jones
Front & Balcony Galleries
Big Dogs: Large Stories is an evolving collection of large format colorful oils on canvas representing a unique collaboration between dogs and their human companions.
Between Here and Now
Artist: Jean Lukens
Between Here and Now features transparent watercolor, pen and ink paintings using floral still life and abstract subject matter.