The Whitewater Arts Alliance is featuring a “Making Magic with Mixed Media” show at the Cultural Arts Center, 402 West Main Street, during the month of August 2018. “Making Magic with Mixed Media” will run from Thursday, August 2 to Sunday, August 26 and is free. The CAC will be open from Noon to 5 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during that time. The closing reception will be held at the CAC on Sunday, August 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.
As of July 17, artists have pledged more than 80 pieces in 2-D or 3-D. In this first-of-its-kind show at the Whitewater CAC, mixed media is broadly defined to include the creation of pieces of art using more than one medium — acrylics, oil, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink, pencil, etc. — to acrylic with collage, oil and cold wax, assemblage, etc. The options can be as narrow or broad as one’s imagination. The Whitewater Arts Alliance is excited to provide a showcase where this magical art will be featured and celebrated.
The goal of this exhibit is to stimulate interest in mixed media among artists from around the state. Artwork must be completed within the last two years and not previously exhibited at the Cultural Arts Center.
There will also be three demonstrations using different materials and techniques in mixed media. All will be held at the Cultural Arts Center (402 W. Main Street) from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. They include:
“Getting Acquainted With Alcohol Ink and Pen” by Kathy Gibbs, Thursday, August 9
“Watercolor and Mixed Media” by Karolyn Alexander, Friday, August 17
“From Pop Can to Pop Art” by Dawn Hunter, Thursday, August 23
These demos are free, and no reservation is required. However, for planning purposes, the instructors would appreciate people letting them know if they plan to attend. Interested parties should please email Linda Long (Lcubed12@gmail.com) or call 262-473-5538 with the demo(s) of interest to them.
More information can be found on http://www.whitewaterarts.org/mixed-media-exhibit.html
Whitewater’s Cultural Arts Center is located on 402 West Main Street in the historic White building near the Birge Fountain. Parking is behind the building, with an elevator available from the parking lot entrance.