Featuring local art in local businesses around the Madison Area
Monona Public Library June - August 2016
Featuring watercolors by Helen Klebesadel, Susan Young, Ann Schaffer, Danny Torres and Patricia Erickson. Join us for an artist reception on Tuesday, August 2nd from 5p-7p at the Monona Public Library. Meet the artists, view the exhibit and enjoy light refreshments.
Dane Arts Mural Arts (DAMA) and SAIL West Students In 2013, SAIL West students began a mural project with the guidance of local artists Sharon Kilfoy. Sharon’s relationship with many of the students had already been forged at Centro Hispano, where SAIL West transition class had been volunteering time painting murals. The idea for SAIL West students to create a mural to be displayed at West High was born of this relationship, and gave students an opportunity to showcase their talents and give back to their school. This mural was dedicated in May of 2014.
During the 2014-2015 school year SAIL West students worked with DAMA (Dane Arts Mural Arts) artists Alicia Rheal and Emida Roller to create a mural to be displayed on the outside of their school building, Hoyt School. This mural was dedicated in December of 2015.
Both of these mural projects provided opportunities for the students to participate in the creative process and collaborate with one another and the artists.
The Art of SAIL collection is the extension of and bourn form these collaborations. Made possible by Dane Arts Mural Arts, Alicia and Emida continue the creative process with the students, and SAIL West students continue to benefit and enjoy making art. The students have brought their own visions of the world, and overall enthusiasm, to this project and helped to create and design these pieces.
SAIL West (Student Achievement thru Individualized Learning) is a West and East High special education alternative program whose mission is to expand the instructional opportunities for students who would befit from a non-traditional academic setting.
A native of the Czech Republic, Sobiskova came to the United States in 1986 seeking a life of greater artistic freedom than was possible in Communist- ruled Czechoslovakia. Earning a BFA degree from the University of Wisconsin, Sobiskova returned to the Czech Republic to participate in that country’s renaissance, working in the Civic Forum Foundation there for one year. She later returned to the US, operated a private gallery in Chicago while doing commission work in painting and her artwork. She later settled in Madison, Wisconsin with her family, where the rural setting and rolling hills are the inspiration of her work.
Sketching with flowers, painting with earth, tracing the May wind and the color of storm. Nature gives her the inspiration she need to express herself. The colors, the feel of the elements, all these are part of the equation in the creating process. Jarka’s work is floral based, rooted in a subtle exploration of humanity’s complex relationship with nature. In the long Wisconsin winter, she traces from my memory the rich colors of spring and summer. This is how this Garden Series came about.
@1403 and UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic June - August 2016
Featured artists include: Doug Hoffman, Jesy Grose, The Moxie League, Dane Arts Mural Arts & SAIL West Students, Monica Urbanic and Magda Bowen. We will have a jewelry trunk show featuring Phrannie Lyons