Shadows on Display at Woodwalk Gallery

“Shadow Play” by Kristi Roenning.

Tom Linden and Kristi Roenning paint shadows – the way they look and feel. Shadows can hide or reveal. Shadows can be menacing or comforting, sought out or avoided.

Woodwalk Gallery presents the work of these two artists for its second show of the season, opening with a reception July 7, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Music by Jason Palmer and artist commentary begins at 6 pm. The show will be open daily through mid-August.

Linden is primarily a plein air landscape painter. He has been featured in national and regional exhibits, represented in several national publications and has taught at Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek. Linden says, “ I capture the sights which most people pass without a second thought. The clouds rolling across the rural sky, the movement of their shadows across the fields captures my imagination.”

Painting for Roenning is an act of faith. She strives for “a-ha” moments when the clouds part revealing her goals of clarity, content and conviction.

Also, on July 7 from 3 – 4 pm, woodcarver and storyteller D.S. Sully will read from his new book Bum Wing: A Tale of Otherwise. Sully writes, “Sometimes I feel like a full-fledged misfit. Perhaps, I really am just that.” He then proceeds to introduce a variety of misfit critters, including some of the two-legged variety.

Woodwalk Gallery, open 10 am – 5 pm daily, is located at 6746 County Road G, just 2 miles north of Carlsville, a half-mile off of Highway 42 at Schartner’s Farm Market. For more information, call 920.868.2912 or visit