Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Gallery closing during winter break

The gallery will be closed until January 2nd. We will keep you posted through here and our Facebook page.

Happy holidays from the gallery staff!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

"Through The Window"

"Through the Window" opens tomorrow and the reception will take place at 4:00 pm. Come and see some art while having some hors d'oeuvre. This is a great opportunity to meet the artists and new interesting people, don't forget to say hi to us, the gallery staff! 

Tell your friends and family members! 

Jonathan McFadden. “Capital Turns Lively for Lunar New Year”; Screen print and chine col; 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

"Loose Strife" exhibition final days at the gallery

If you haven't stopped by the gallery yet, do it in the next couple of days. "Loose Strife" is up until Monday afternoon. 

We're getting ready for our next exhibition "Through the Window." More info is coming up soon to give you a preview of what is coming!

Monday, December 3, 2012

AIDS Memorial Quilt

  Observed annually on World AIDS Day, always the first of December, DAY WITH(OUT) ART has evolved since its inception in 1989 by members of the art activist collective VISUAL AIDS to become a day with art, a collaborative project by over 6,000 arts communities around the world which demonstrates the power of art to raise awareness of the ongoing AIDS pandemic.

  In a war against a disease that has no cure, The AIDS Memorial Quilt has evolved as our most potent tool in the effort to educate against the lethal threat of AIDS. By revealing the humanity behind the statistics, The AIDS Memorial Quilt helps teach compassion, triumphs over taboo, stigma and phobia; and inspires individuals to take direct responsibility for their own well- being and that of their family, friends and community. 

Stop by The Stream today and see these magnificent quilts!

Monday, November 19, 2012

"Loose Strife" reception photos

The reception was a success and we thank everyone who came, the artists and OPEN for their contribution.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

"Loose Strife" Exhibition Reception

Sponsored in part by OPEN Madison, the reception is scheduled for 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Thursday, November 15, at the Edgewood College Gallery. 
This event is presented as part of the Year of the Arts at Edgewood College, a celebration of music, theatre and art for 2012-2013. Supporters of our Year of the Arts programming include the Kohler Foundation, BMO Harris Bank, the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board, DANE Arts with additional funds from the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation, Native Capital Investment, and the Ahrens-Washburn Community Fellows Program.

Meet the Artists of "Loose Strife"

Born in Saigon and raised on Boston’s north shore, Quan Barry is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she recently directed the MFA Program in Creative Writing. The author of three books published by the University of Pittsburgh Press (Asylum, Controvertibles, and Water Puppets), her work has appeared in such journals as the Georgia Review, the Kenyon Review, Ms., and the New Yorker, and among her awards are an NEA Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. She is currently at work on a novel.
Michael Velliquette is a mixed media artist known for his dimensionally complex paper sculptures, installations, and drawings. Velliquette’s work is represented by DCKT Contemporary, New York and David Shelton Gallery, Houston. Velliquette was recently picked to be the Dane County artist representative for EUARCA+2012, an artist residency in Kassel, Germany. His museum exhibitions include Slash: Paper Under the Knife at the Museum of Art and Design New York and Psychedelic at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Velliquette is currently a Faculty Associate in the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Lecturer at Madison College. 

Detailed Information About Our Next Exhibition "Loose Strife"

The first exhibition in the BMO Harris Gallery Series, Loose Strife presents a series of works created through collaboration by the poet Quan Barry and the visual artist Michael Velliquette. In classical terms, the title of the exhibition stems from a translation of the Greek name Lysimachus, the name describing one who makes war, who literally “looses battle” on the world. In this context the works in the exhibition are inspired by the brutality of Aeschylus’ ancient Greek tragedy The Oresteia, an archetypal narrative of internecine conflict.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Art 107 Discussion:
Discussion Questions for Art 209

Question from Group A to Group B:

How is death visually represented in this show?  How do Holly and Martha represent death in their own ways and how they connect with one another?

Question from Group B to Group A:

The triptych Collinson's Rapture is depicting literature, science, and history. How are each of these elements being portrayed as a single image to the viewer?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A great interview with the organizing artist of our collaborative art making experience in the Atrium Gallery of The Stream.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What Edgewood Art Alums Are Up To...

Great info about Edgewood's former art students.

Gallery Hours

Monday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Tuesday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm,  2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Wednesday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Thursday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

And by appointment

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Here's a link to a short documentary filmed by Tom Moss for Ernest Hüpeden: Beyond the Forest.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Installing Ernest Hüpeden Exhibition

Ernest Hüpeden Exhibition

   Our inaugural exhibition in the new gallery is built on our extensive collection of Outsider Art: a collection unique among American higher education institutions. The exhibition focuses on the art work of a wandering artist, Ernest Hüpeden, who completed work in 1899 on a mural that covered every inch of a fraternal meeting lodge in then-bustling Valton, Wisconsin. Hüpeden died not long after finishing the mural. What he left behind was a rich, but scattered, trove of paintings on canvas, bottles, cabinets, and everything else he could find, which he frequently exchanged for lodging and food. Since his death, Hüpeden’s work has been celebrated as exemplary work from an Outsider Artist who created beyond the structure of the art world. Thanks to the beneficence of the Kohler Foundation, Edgewood College has been the steward of the lodge, now called The Painted Forest, since 2004. Concurrent with this exhibition, which will travel to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in fall 2013, the gallery will offer a series of lectures from leading scholars on Outsider Art and Hüpeden himself, as well as a short film about the artist.