Racine Art Museum Explores Animal Connection
Beginning June 10, “Animal Nature” features 17 artists presenting more than 60 objects that will delight and surprise through works of drawing, cut paper, embroidery, glass and sculpture. The prestigious artists in this exhibition boast impressive careers.
Korean artist Eunmi Chun stitches sculptures from animal parts; Teresa Faris crafts rings from wood chewed by birds; Miel-Margarita Paredes welds metal into imaginative sculptures; and Racine favorite Betsy Youngquist jewels elaborate creatures with human eyes. UW-Madison art professor Michael Velliquette cuts brilliantly colored, intricate paper that skews the line between drawings and small installations.
Each artist displays unique vision and ability in these uncommon, handcrafted objects. This exhibition will upend expectations of animals in art, expanding on the RAM's seasonal programming theme of “Museum Menagerie.”
The museum's permanent holdings are featured in the exhibition “Animal Magnetism: Sculpture from RAM's Collection,” opening June 24. The exhibit focuses on the human-animal connection through three-dimensional artworks created from ceramics, polymer, precious or non-precious metals and reclaimed materials.
Educational classes and special events related to these exhibitions will take place this summer. For more information, visit www.ramart.org.
“Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition”
Cardinal Stritch University
6801 N. Yates Road
The Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery features seven Wisconsin artists, including Nathan Hatch, Bruce Niemi and Richard Taylor, who have contributed work to the university's outdoor sculpture garden. Meet the sculptors and walk through the garden at the opening reception, 5-8 p.m. June 8.
Marshall Arts Group Event
207 E. Buffalo St.
The Marshall Building's quarterly event presents more than 25 galleries and venues throughout five floors for an evening of art, music and refreshments. The event runs 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 8, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 9.