Water’s Edge Artists exhibit opens April 3

Posted On March 17, 2017

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MANITOWOC, Wis. — A “Reverence for Creation” exhibit of works by the Water’s Edge Artists will run April 3 through May 8 in the Donald P. Taylor and Du Charme Erdmann galleries at Silver Lake College, 2406 S. Alverno Road. It is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

The exhibit highlights the Franciscan values that make up Silver Lake College’s foundational principles of compassion, peacemaking and reverence for creation.

Water’s Edge Artists-Painters for Preservation is an alliance of plein air artists dedicated to artistically recording historic, endangered or threatened places. Plein air refers to painting outdoors under natural light conditions.

Members of the group engage each other and the public through collaboration with local environmental and historic preservation stewardship organizations. Through these joint efforts, the Water’s Edge Artists group seeks to stimulate awareness of the need to protect and celebrate natural resources, as well as historic places and treasures. Reverence 2.jpg

“Water’s Edge Artists joined my painting students this fall in a campus-wide ‘Paint out,’” said Erin LaBonte, associate professor of art at Silver Lake College. “Artist Pamela Clausen briefed us on how to approach a plein air painting during class time. It was a great collaboration and I am looking forward to having the Water’s Edge Artists back on campus. Their mission aligns closely with Silver Lake College’s, and it is always inspiring when artists join together and paint for a purpose.”

The exhibit will include works by the following artists: Mary Anderson, Sally Berner, Marina Beyer, Phyllis Brillowski, Bonnita Budsyz, Marty Carney, Pam Clausen, Cynthia Dirtzu, Amy Eliason, Evie Grasse, Erika Greiser-Heuel, Kitty Lynne Klich, Rose Kunesh, Ken Marsden, Ruth Meyer, Judy Parins, Jay Parsons, Michael Reif, Dan Rizzi, Joan Schwabe, Russell Schwindt, Madonna Siles, Robert Theaker, Cynthia Tumpach and Jeffry Young.

 A free Artists Reception will be given from 5 to 7 p.m. on April 20. Student music performances will be by: Will Elliott on trumpet, Ben Johnston on saxophone, Ben Karnitz on trombone, Hanna Stolper on piano, Andrew Bins on bass and Michael Stearns on percussion.

PHOTOS: “Three Springs” oil by Jeffry Young (top)/submitted

                    “Enjoying a Walk” oil by Cynthia Tumpach bottom)/submitted