Beautiful Messiness and Possibilities in Oil Paints

Shan Bryan-Hanson’s oil paintings will be on display at the Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) Lobby Art Gallery from June 30 to July 23.

Bryan-Hanson is an artist and curator of the galleries at St. Norbert College, where she also teaches painting. She holds an M.F.A. from the University of Montana and her paintings have been funded by the Percent for Art Program of the state of Montana, Direct Purchase Program of the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Peninsula Arts Association. Her curatorial and museum work has been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Creation and Presentation Program of the Wisconsin Arts Board, and the American Alliance of Museums.

Bryan-Hanson’s art is in both private and public collections and has been exhibited in regional and national exhibitions. She is represented by Cappaert Contemporary Gallery in Egg Harbor. Find her at

Bryan-Hanson said of her work, “The beautiful messiness and possibilities of oil paint are the foundation of my painting process. I love working against the boundaries of a frame and watching a two-dimensional space transform.”

TAP Lobby Art Gallery, located 239 North Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, is open 5-9:30 pm Wednesday to Friday; 12-9:30 pm Saturday; and 12-4:30 pm Sunday. An additional showing will be held July 19, 5-9:30 pm. For more information, call 920.743.1760 or visit

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