Plymouth Art Exhibit 3 WI artists
- Three Artists Exhibit “Different Strokes”
The original and diverse artwork of three Wisconsin artists is featured in
the new exhibit opening in Gallery 110 North on March 10th. Nathan Barnes and C
huck Weber are oil painters whose work is displayed with that of pastel
artist, Judith Reidy.
Nathan Barnes makes his home in Sheboygan. A large portion of the work in
this exhibition can be directly attributed to the overwhelming influence of
Nathan’s son, Maximillian in his life. “Many of the objects I have chosen as
subject matter serve simply as light-hearted reminders of the great joy I find
in being his father.” The works displayed are patiently observed,
representational, oil on panel and canvas paintings. They tend to be painted in a natural
realist style, which is to say that the artist is careful not to
intentionally edit or change any observed features of the subject matter. Barnes has
shared his talent with emerging artists teaching drawing classes in nearby
communities. For the past five years his work has been exhibited in many fine art
shows in Wisconsin, Utah and California.
Judith Reidy is a graduate of the UWM School of Fine Arts with a major in
painting and drawing. She has studied with such noted artists as Lawrence
Rathsack, Adolph Rosenblatt and Tom Uttech and is currently a member of the League
of Milwaukee Artists. This exhibit showcases many of Reidy’s “landscapes of
light” paintings in pastel. She loves to lose her viewer to vast fields,
distant mountains or lonely shores. The work is a promise to a faraway place…that
reveals the forgotten beauty in creation. Judith loves color and the
vibrations of light the colors make next to each other. Her work is found in many
private collections in Wisconsin, Michigan and California and in several public
collections. The artist lives in Hales Corners, WI and has been an art
instructor at Elmbrook Center for the Arts and Boerner Botanical Gardens.
A lifelong resident of Wisconsin, Chuck Weber lives and works in Waukesha.
Earlier Weber had a successful career in advertising as a Creative Director
and Principal of a multi-media agency. He now devotes a significant amount of
his time to his one true passion, fine art. As a nationally recognized
portrait artist, Weber has been commissioned to create portraits of Al McGuire, Lance
Armstrong, Brett & Deanna Favre and Arnold Palmer in his dramatic, ‘moment in
time’ freeze-frame style. In this exhibit the viewer is treated to a series
of paintings that the artist has dubbed, his “Chase Web” series. Inspired by
Modigliani and the early Cubists, they are painted in a classic style;
backwards, from dark to light on sanded panels. Per Chuck, these paintings are, “
Pure fun. Pure fantasy….my goals are simple.” Weber’s work is displayed in
many private and corporate collections across the country and has won over two
dozen national awards.
\The public is invited to meet the artists at an opening reception, Friday,
March 10th from 5 to 8 PM in Gallery 110 North of the Plymouth Arts Center.
Live musical entertainment will be presented by Drea Wagner. This exhibit is
graciously underwritten by Margaret Wittkopp/ Veritas Financial Services, LLC
and Terry & Mary Kay Evans / Sun Graphics. Gallery 110 North is located
within the Plymouth Arts Center at the corner of North and Mill Streets in
historic downtown Plymouth. The exhibit will be open to the public from March 10
through April 23rd. Gallery hours are Noon to 4 PM Tuesday-Saturday, and 1 to 4
PM Sundays. Closed Mondays and holidays. Admission is always free. Call
920-892-8409, email paf@... or visit the website:
http://www.plymoutharts.org/ for more information.
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