RAM's Wustum Museum Shows Off Local Talent in Fourth Annual Exhibition
David Gaura, Franksville, Attack, 2010
Stainless steel, Photography: Jessica Zalewski
For the fourth year, the Racine Art Museum, together with its
education campus, RAM's Wustum Museum of Fine Arts showcases the talents of its
students, teachers and staff. Creepie Crawlie, open June 5 through
August 19, 2010, features innovative artwork with creatures that CREEP or CRAWL or FLY inspired by
RAM's downtown exhibitions.
"Insects inspire! The natural world has a way of motivating us.
This multi-media exhibition is filled with thoughtful responses to those
creatures that buzz and crawl and fly and hover," says RAM Curator of
Exhibitions Lena Vigna. "We are so pleased to showcase the talent and
creativity of our local community."
Creepie Crawlie coincides with RAM's current lineup of
exhibitions in downtown Racine - All the Buzz: Insects Invade RAM now
through September 2010. All the Buzz is
an exciting collection of exhibitions and programs featuring an artistic focus
on insects. These shows highlight nationally recognized artists Catherine Chalmers, Jennifer Angus and JoAnna Poehlmann. For more information about these
exhibitions, events and classes, visit www.ramart.org.
Creepie Crawlie showcases works created by area families and art students on view
side-by-side with well-known regional artists who teach or work at the museums.
The exhibition includes a wide range of media that reflects the stunning
variety of different workshops and classes taught at RAM's Wustum Museum.
Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite artworks in the
following categories: Most Popular, Most Creative and Most Creepie Crawlie.
Awards will be announced on Thursday, August 19, 2010 during the Audience
Awards Ceremony and Reception from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Wustum.
RAM's Wustum Museum is located at 2519 Northwestern Avenue, just a
few miles from RAM's downtown location. Parking and admission is always free at
Wustum. Offering studio art classes since 1941, the museum is a nurturing and
inspiring environment for novices, emerging artists and professional artists to
experiment, practice and learn. Summer art classes start June 7. Class
information is available either online at www.ramart.org/ram/education or by
of this exhibition at the Racine Art Museum was made possible by: Presenting
Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, RAM Society Members, S.C.
Johnson & Son, Inc., The Hearst Foundation, Inc. and Windgate Charitable
Foundation; Gold Sponsors - Racine United Arts Fund, The Richard and Ethel
Herzfeld Foundation, and Wisconsin Arts Board; Silver Sponsors - Osborne and
Scekic Family Foundation and Real Racine; Bronze Sponsors - E. C. Styberg
Foundation, Inc., In Sink Erator, Midwest Contemporary Glass Art Group, and
Together, the two campuses of the Racine Art Museum, RAM in downtown Racine at 441 Main Street and the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts at 2519 Northwestern Avenue, seek to elevate the stature of contemporary crafts to that of fine art by exhibiting significant works in craft media with painting, sculpture and photography, while providing outstanding educational art programming.
Docent led contemporary craft and architectural tours of the museums are available. Both campuses of the Racine Art Museum, are open to the public Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, and are closed Mondays, Federal holidays and Easter. RAM is open Sunday Noon - 5:00 pm, while Wustum is closed Sundays. An admission fee of $5 for adults, with reduced fees for students and seniors, applies at RAM. Admission to Wustum is free. Members are always admitted without charge to either campus.
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