2019 - 2020
This specially curated exhibit features artists who were born and raised in the Northwoods, left the area, and have returned. It’s a celebration of the creative talent called home by the beauty and inspiration they find living in this region. The exhibition will include a variety of mediums and approaches highlighting the interesting array of artists who choose to live in the Northwoods.
Family, Genus, Species
Julie Reneé Benda is an interdisciplinary artist with a practice in print, illustration, sculpture, and public art. Inspired by a vocabulary of the landscape, she uses narrative and audience participation to highlight the shifting boundaries of land, water, people, and plants. In her exhibition, “Family, Genus, Species,” she will ask, “Who will rule the Nicolet Forest in the next 100 years?” With the help of gallery attendees, Brenda will determine which will survive and which may become obsolete.
Nicolet Student Show
Nicolet students exhibit their drawings, paintings, ceramics, and photography. The work is the result of a variety of exercises assigned by their instructors. The students are working with foundational principals of art such as composition, contrast, design, color, line, shape, and value. In life drawing classes, students gain a better understanding of anatomy in order to draw and paint portraits and figures.
Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP)
Anyone 14 years or older is invited to submit art for this exhibit, which is sponsored by the Wisconsin Regional Artist Association (WRAA) and Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP) of the University of Wisconsin. The exhibit culminates in a day-long workshop including a lecture or demonstration and educational critique. Meritorious work selected from the numerous WRAP exhibits around the state will be displayed at the annual state WRAP exhibit.