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Let's Draw

Katie Ries, original illustration for The Land Scouts' Guide Book, 2014. Ink on paper.
February 10, 2017 to April 9, 2017
James Watrous Gallery 201 State Street Madison
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February 18, 2017

Can visual art be taught through radio? The producers of WHA’s “Let’s Draw” radio program thought so. Through pioneering on-air lessons, “Let’s Draw” brought art education to schoolchildren throughout Wisconsin from 1936 to 1970.

Contributors

Emily Belknap is an interdisciplinary artist working in a broad range of media and techniques. She received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013 and her BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2007. In her work, Belknap examines boundaries in landscape, constructed and natural, tangible and immaterial.

Tony Conrad’s pattern-centric paintings and drawings are the result of an ongoing interest in various cultural and historical movements including Persian textiles, Tibetan Buddhism, psychedelic rock culture, and meditative states.

Nina Ghanbarzadeh was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Pune University, India in 1989. She immigrated to the United States in 2001 and received her BFA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a focus in fine art and graphic design in 2013.

Zach Mory comes from the small rural town of Cottage Grove just outside of Madison. Initially trained in life drawing, his work slowly turned towards the abstract and non-objective possibilities of drawing as his undergraduate schooling continued at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Lee Mothes studied art at California State University at Long Beach, at California College of the Arts in Oakland, and then architecture for a while at California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo.

Katie Ries is a graduate of the University of Tennessee (MFA) and Colorado College (BA). Ries lives and works in Northeastern Wisconsin where she is an assistant professor of Art at St. Norbert College. Ries is the founder of the Land Scouts, a modern troop promoting ideas and practices of urban land stewardship for all people.

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