A new exhibit is on display at Studio 84 from April 3 through May 21. Studio 84 is located in Whitewater, WI. As a non-profit art studio and gallery that specializes in the creative development of people with disabilities, Studio 84 has many connections with other organizations in the state and around the country that do similar programming in the arts and VSA Wisconsin, located in Madison, is one of them.
Creative Power is a traveling exhibit and a collection of 30 award-winning works by Wisconsin artists with disabilities. Each year, VSA issues a statewide Call for Art and a panel of art professionals reviews the submissions. They look for creativity, originality, and craftsmanship and select ten pieces to be added to the exhibition. Creative Power travels the state and is enjoyed by more than 135,000 people annually. It is supported in part by Xcel Energy Corporation, the L.E. Phillips Family Foundation, The Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction through a federal discretionary grant and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the state of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.
One artist in the exhibit, Romano Johnson of Madison, has exhibited at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan and is represented by the Portrait Society in Milwaukee. Johnson paints at the studios of ArtWorking in Madison.
A free public reception at Studio 84 will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 2-4 pm. Enjoy refreshments and a chance to meet a few of the artists in the exhibit, plus see the works of the artists of Studio 84 and tour their studio space. Studio 84 is located at 121 W. Center St. Whitewater, WI.
The exhibit can be viewed during normal studio hours on Tuesdays 10 am – 5 pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 10 am -2 pm.