UWW Art Gallery Welcoming Dual Exhibit

Roberta’s Art Gallery is welcoming a dual exhibit this July. Enter “Ethereal: The Magical World of Marina Jones and Lila Brochá,” at Roberta’s Art Gallery from July 6 – July 28. The exhibit consists of multiple painted pieces by both artists.

Marina Jones is from Europe but now resides with her husband in Wisconsin, and has been painting since she was 18 years old. She mainly does oil portraits on canvas, but also dabbles in landscapes, ethnic, historical, fantasy, and abstract paintings. She comments on her paintings by saying, “I am fascinated by ethnic motives from around the world, and I often incorporate them in the body of my work to emphasize the unity of all cultural traditions.”

Lila Brochá is a Filipino, from the Green Bay area of Wisconsin, and has been painting as a hobby for many years. She often paints cityscapes and whimsical scenes in nature on large round wood, canvasses, and also paints/decorates purses. Her paintings are very vibrant, detailed, and full of color, saying: “I gave myself a promise that for my paintings, I’d like to express and share stories, memories and feelings in the most colorful way.”

Both artists present their artwork in unique ways, and “Ethereal: The Magical World of Marina Jones and Lila Brochá” features a variety of their pieces. Marina’s detailed canvases and Lila’s vibrant pallets will be at Roberta’s Art Gallery from July 6 – July 28. Guests can attend the virtual panel discussion featuring both artists via the University Center’s Facebook Live page on July 21 at 5 p.m. or visit their magical world at Roberta’s Art Gallery. As Lila Brochá says, “Enjoy the stories that I’m about to tell.”

Roberta’s Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the James R. Connor University Center (UC) at UW-Whitewater. The gallery hosts multiple exhibits and workshops each semester by collaborating with the artists–both locally and regionally. Many of our events will be held virtually and/or in person this summer. Roberta’s Art Gallery’s summer hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Roberta’s Art Gallery is open to the public with all exhibits being free. Whether you’re a student, a Whitewater community member, or someone wanting to support the artist, stop on by! For questions or further information, contact Roberta’s Art Gallery at (262) 472-3193 or ucart@uww.edu or visit our website.

Article Submitted by Molly Thomas
University of Wisconsin- Whitewater
Roberta’s Art Gallery PR Intern
414-405-5389 | ThomasME01@uww.edu

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