Traveling exhibition opens in UWS gallery“Creative Power: VSA Wisconsin’s Traveling Exhibition” opens at the Kruk Gallery in the Holden Fine Arts Center at the University of Wisconsin-Superior on Monday and runs through March 28.
“Creative Power: VSA Wisconsin’s Traveling Exhibition” opens at the Kruk Gallery in the Holden Fine Arts Center at the University of Wisconsin-Superior on Monday and runs through March 28. The exhibition features 30 award-winning works of art by children and adults with disabilities from Wisconsin. Work in a variety of media, including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and mixed media will be on view.
Three Superior area artists are represented in this exhibition. A quilt titled “For Cienna” created by Cindy Glazman of Superior is one of the works featured. The vibrant batik fabrics and careful composition make this an energetic, stunning work of art. Cindy talks about the role of art in her life, saying, “Art means everything to me. With art in my life, I am able to survive in what for me can be a dark world. I discovered that creating hand stitched quilts with vibrant textiles fills my heart with hope.”
Also on view is “Bottle,” a pastel drawing by Carter Haderly of Mellen. The work commands attention from across a very large room. The striking blue and orange colors the artist has chosen make this piece stunning in its simplicity.
“Bird on a Stick” by Brittany Vernoski of Mellen is both exotic and dramatic. Brittany’s sophisticated use of color, with the single bright red spot of feathers, immediately draws the viewer right to this work.
The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, except March 18-22.
Support for this exhibition provided, in part, by the Xcel Energy Foundation, Department of Public Instruction through a federal discretionary grant, the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and National Endowment for the Arts, and Herbert H. Kohl Charities Inc.