Rhinelander’s ArtStart gallery is open with its first exhibit of the year.
Entitled “WisconsinCity” the show features the work of contemporary artists from Milwaukee, Madison and the Fox Valley.
ArtStart President Ken Juon says it came out of a curiosity to see what emerging Wisconsin artists were up to.
“We were interested in it just to see who was doing what. We wanted to put together a survey – that’s what we like to do here, is put together group shows, surveys to give a broad range of art experiences to the viewer that comes in.”
The work varies widely in style and medium. Pieces include paintings, prints and 3-dimensional pieces. Juon says gallery visitors tend to find something to appreciate, even among unusual pieces.
“We think that we’re showing cutting edge and that it’s going to be, you know difficult. But we find that people are very interested in the work that’s being shown here, and some of the more challenging work turns out to be favorites.”
The exhibit will run through late May. Three more exhibitions are planned for this year.
ArtStart is open Thursday through Saturday in downtown Rhinelander.