Tuesday night marks the opening of the Northern National Art Competition at Nicolet College.
The exhibition features 86 works from around the country. Visual artist James Pace selected the pieces. At the opening reception Pace will speak about why he chose the works he did, and announce the winning recipients of $8500 in total prize money. Pace says the selections in the show represent a wide variety of media, styles and subjects.
It’s almost the time of year for School of the Arts Rhinelander. That’s when the University of Wisconsin Madison Continuing Studies sets up a five-day art school for adults in a Rhinelander middle school.
Director Lynn Tarnoff says she and staff are getting ready to haul at least one van full of supplies from Madison.
“Actually make that two vans. And one of them’s been upgraded to a pick up truck with a car top carrier.”
ArtStart kicks off a new summer exhibit today in Rhinelander. It’s the first show to go up in the gallery after a series of renovations.
The work on display in the "Art of Hunting and Fishing" ranges from woodcuts and drawings of duck hunters, to a collection of antique decoys and a birchbark canoe. ArtStart Board President Ken Juon says he hopes the outdoorsy topic will appeal even to those who might not typically find themselves in a gallery.