SLC opens faculty art exhibit on Sept. 11

Posted On September 07, 2017

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MANITOWOC, Wis. — “Faculty Works,” which showcases art by Silver Lake College art faculty, will be shown from Sept. 11 through Oct. 13 in the Donald P. Taylor Gallery on campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road.

The exhibit of drawings, paintings and printmaking pieces features works by artists Dr. Dionne Landgraf, Erin LaBonte, David Carpenter and Stephanie Carpenter.

“We have an excellent art faculty dedicated to educating our students and continuing their own creative work,” said LaBonte, associate professor of art and art department co-chair.

The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is free and open to the public.

Erin LaBonte earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

LaBonte has participated in artistic residencies and exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. She practices many artistic mediums in her own studio work, specializing in photography, painting, installation and sculpture. LaBonte is an advocate for bringing art to public spaces and community engagement. Through the many technical and conceptual facets that art has to offer, she is dedicated to inspiring and educating young artists in their personal explorations. To learn more about LaBonte, visit: erinlabonte.com.

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Dr. Dionne Landgraf is associate professor of art and art department co-chair. She earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master of Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey.

Dr. Landgraf is an accomplished artist and art instructor, with extensive teaching and exhibition experience. She is committed to teaching future art educators as director of art education at Silver Lake College. Dr. Landgraf is actively engaged in studio processes. In her work, she hopes to touch the experiences of others. In her teaching, she hopes to assist others to express themselves artistically.

Stephanie Carpenter is an adjunct art faculty member. She received a Master of Fine Arts in graphic design from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, and a Bachelor of Arts in communication arts and graphic design from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Carpenter is a graphic designer, letterpress printer and book artist. She is the assistant director at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Carpenter regularly teaches graphic design, letterpress printing and book arts classes to students of many skill levels. She is committed to the craft and the intellectual analysis of design. 

David Carpenter  is an adjunct art faculty member. He earned his Master of Fine Arts, with a concentration in painting, from the New York Academy of Art. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in studio art, with a concentration in painting and drawing, from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

He taught as a guest lecturer at the University of Saint Francis for three years. While he focuses primarily on works done with oil paint on panel, he also enjoys working with linoleum cuts and wood engraving, as well as most drawing media. 

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“Traveling Soul,” acrylic painting by (TOP) Erin LaBonte/Photo submitted by the artist

 “Young Dancer,” etching (CENTER) by Dr. Dionne Landgraf/Photo submitted by the artist