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Watermedia Exhibit Opens at PenArt

The challenge of process and the reward of finished watermedia paintings are revealed in the exhibition “Going with the Flow,” May 20 – July 14 at Peninsula School of Art. The works of 11 Wisconsin watermedia artists demonstrate how the personality of each artist contributes to the uniqueness of their art. A gallery talk titled “Expressing Personality through Watermedia” on June 10, 4 – 6 pm, will engage three of the 11 featured artists in support of this theme. The exhibition and talk are free and open to the public.

The term watermedia refers to any painting medium that uses water as a solvent. Within this genre are the mediums of watercolor, gouache and acrylic.

"Bovine Pair," acrylic by Rita Crooks.

“Bovine Pair,” acrylic by Rita Crooks.

Subject matter and styles represented in Going with the Flow range from photorealistic studio landscapes and detailed still-lifes to abstracts and impressionist plein air works.

In addition to the artwork, on display is a three-minute time-lapse video of featured artist Ryan Radke painting a Wisconsin urban landscape. Radke created the painting in an hour in “real time.” Gallery visitors are also invited to try watercolor techniques using substances like mask medium or salt to further understand the variety of methods used to create effects and control paint flow.

Peninsula School of Art, located at 3900 County F in Fish Creek, is open 8 am – 8 pm Monday through Thursday, and Saturday 8 am – 5 pm. For more information, call 920.868.3455 or email inf[email protected].

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