Nicolet Art Gallery

Nicolet College, Lakeside Center 2nd Floor Commons, Rhinelander
Instructor: Jenny Bonardelli
Free admission – Advanced registration required at nicoletce.tix.com

Take a trip down memory lane in the post-war era when architecture and interior design became inspired by clean, simple lines and honest use of materials. From its humble beginnings in 1945 and the atomic age through 1969, we will explore the visual and cultural evolution of what is now the ubiquitous design movement – Mid-Century Modern. We will also discuss the 1968 design of the structures that make up the Nicolet College campus and how they are arguably prime examples of this beloved style.

Raised in a mid-century home near Tomahawk, Jenny Bonardelli has always been passionate about design and architecture of the era. Holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Interior Design from UW-Stout and 15 years of architectural work in Los Angeles on MCM structures, Jenny was immersed in the nuance and language of the movement. Life in southern California allowed for many opportunities to explore her MCM passion, from attending numerous conferences and visiting iconic furniture manufacturers to kicking the tires on notable structures by Richard Neutra, Pierre Koenig, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Charles and Ray Eames. Her current work at Nicolet College in the Facilities Department offers unique insight on how MCM and its players influenced the campus design.