Continuing to focus on her whimsical birds, Oconomowoc artist Kristy Goggio’s new work highlights natural textures and elements, such as glass and burlap, with colors moving in a more earthy direction. Her themes center around the irony of life, fun, gesturing and wordplay where the titles are integral to the painted scene. Kristy’s bird series paintings, have evolved from simply elegant to witty elegance with a touch of naiveté.
Milwaukee-based artist Jill Verbick continues to reflect upon life and grow through her vibrant, detailed paintings. Finding symbolism to be an endless and inspiring tool, she creates heroines, protectors and survivors, taking them from her heart to the canvas where each becomes real. Naturally drawn to the human face and figure, portraiture is her passion, however, she paints a variety of subjects. Her primary mediums are acrylic and oil, but she also works with pastels and charcoal.
Often whimsical and humorous, Green Bay artist Melvin McGee’s paintings are inspired by his own life experiences, and most importantly, his freedom of expression. A self-taught artist, McGee acquired his free-style talent while admiring artists such as M.C. Escher, Salvador Dali, Dr. Seuss and H.R. Giger. After growing up on his family’s dairy farm, it took a lack of freedom while serving in the Marines for him to discover his true passion for his unique and colorful, surrealistic art.
The Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace is located at N6975 Hwy 42, two miles south of Algoma. Beginning November 1, the gallery will be open 10 am – 5 pm Friday through Monday. For more information, call 920.487.9902 or visit http://www.theflyingpig.biz.