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Allen Caucutt, Debbie Sommer unveil new work at Cedarburg Cultural Center

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Dec. 2, 2009
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With apologies to Woody Allen, there are those who can both do and teach.

One fine example is Allen Caucutt, an accomplished sculptor who’s been teaching the importance of art in childhood education for more than 50 years. A retired art director of local area grade schools, Caucutt was recently recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award from UW-Milwaukee, where he lectures on art education and childhood development to aspiring teachers.

Much like an actor, Caucutt draws his inspiration from watching people in motion, and his sculptures have a kinetic sense about them. Mythical creatures and objects are a common theme, often intertwined with subjects from nature. He repeatedly employs “the jester” to couch tongue-in-cheek political and social commentary. Caucutt’s playfulness and sense of humor are hammered into his steel and bronze sculptures, which will be featured from Dec. 13-Jan. 24, 2010 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center (CCC).

His “New Work” exhibit will also include the first major showing of contemporary floral paintings by Debbie Sommer, a fellow member of the Cedarburg Artists Guild, who uses glazes and transparent watercolors to achieve her unique results.

Both Caucutt and Sommer will be on hand for the opening reception Sunday, Dec. 13 from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Also on display at the CCC is “Blizzard of Art,” a mixed-media group showing by members of the Cedarburg Artists Guild, Dec. 4-Jan. 3, 2010.

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