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James Watrous Gallery

Join us for a reception celebrating the opening of Gerit Grimm and Gina Litherland's side by side exhibitions in the James Watrous Gallery. Artist talks begin at 6:30 pm. Free and open to the public. 

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Side by side shows from two Wisconsin artists working with pen.

Gerit Grimm, Gardener, 2012. Stoneware (reduction cone 6), 39 x 23 x 25 inches

Side by side shows by two artists who draw on myth and folk tales. 

James Schwalbach, the driving force behind the “Let’s Draw” program from 1936 to 1970.

Making marks—scratching in the sand, carving into a branch, or marking stone with a charred stick—is a primal human activity.

Katie Ries, original illustration for The Land Scouts' Guide Book, 2014. Ink on paper.

Can visual art be taught through radio? The producers of WHA’s “Let’s Draw” program thought so.

The collaboration behind Leslie Iwai's Daughter Cells: Inheritance, Separation & Survival.

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Oneida artist Karen Ann Hoffman shares her knowledge of Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) raised beadwork with a group of apprentices and friends.

Beaders (l to r) Sandra Gauthier, Judith Jourdan, and Betty Willems at an Oneida Nation Arts Program workshop in 2013. Learn more about Oneida raised beadwork. Photo by Anne Pryor.

Raised beadwork has powerful cultural and historic meanings for the Oneida Nation.

Rachel Bruya at work in the studio
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Rachel Bruya departs as exhibitions coordinator of James Watrous Gallery and welcomes Angela Johnson to the team.

Leslie Iwai, from the installation "Daughter Cells," 2016.

Leslie Iwai’s installation for the James Watrous Gallery, Daughter Cells: Inheritance, Separation and Survival, is an investigation of family relationships at both the cellular and emotional level: what we inherit, how we separate, and what we choose to retain and pass on. 

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1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
Phone: 608-263-1692

James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-265-2500