WRAP show offers great local art
Want to warm up and see great art at the same time this month? The Wisconsin Regional Art Program is a free show at the Whitewater Arts Alliance's Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street. The show is open Friday through Sunday until Jan. 26.
Nearly 50 artist--from Beloit, Burlington, Clinton, Cottage Grove, Delafield, Delavan, Edgerton, Elkhorn, Fort Atkinson, Janesville, Jefferson, Lake Geneva, Madison, Monona, Muskego, Palmyra, Rockton, Walworth, Whitewater, and Williams Bay--are displaying a range of art including photography, colored-pencil art, sketches, 3D, wood-fired pottery, acrylics, oils, watercolors and more.
WRAP was established to encourage Wisconsin citizens with a serious interest in art - people who make art purely for the love of it, rather than for fame and fortune. The program offers artist workshop and exhibits statewide throughout the year.
The first Rural Art Exhibit was held at the Memorial Union during Farm and Home Week in 1940. Under the guidance of John Stuart Curry, the exhibit grew rapidly, expanding from 30 nonprofessional artists in 1940 to over 100 by 1947.
WRAP is developed and administered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Liberal Studies and the Arts. WRAP exhibits and workshops began in 1940 to encourage the creative growth of non-professional artists from rural areas.
All of the artists are invited to attend a workshop on Saturday, Jan. 26 (the last day of the show) at the CAC from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone else interested in attending may do so for a $5 fee. To register, please contact the chair of the WRAP exhibit at the CAC, Joyce Follis, at 262-473-2360.