WRAP will develop and coordinate quarterly exhibitions representing WRAA and WRAP participating non professional artists from across the state of Wisconsin. (WRAP defines 'non-professional' as those artists who do not make the majority of their income from their art.
Mixing It Up
Art from WRAA and WRAP State Leadership
November 19th 2013- February 1, 2014.
Closing Reception: February 1, 2014: 1:00-3:00
Sherry Ackerman, Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
Beverly Balakhovsky, Madison, Wisconsin
Bruce Braun, Fitchburg, Wisconsin
Cheryl Breunig, Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Rebecca Herb, Madison, Wisconsin
Mary Ann Inman, Clinton, Wisconsin
Marilyn Knipfer, Deerfield, Wisconsin
Jean Lang, Middleton, Wisconsin
Gail McCoy, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Marcia Nelson, Middleton, Wisconsin
Sharon Stauffer, Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Vina Yang, Verona, Wisconsin
And WRAP Director Helen Klebesadel, Madison, WI
These artists are committed to their own art making and to creating opportunities for other creative artists in Wisconsin to come together, share their artworks, and grow from the experience.
Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) exhibits/workshops began in 1940 to encourage the creative growth of Wisconsin non-professional artists from rural areas. WRAP is developed and administered by the UW-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies and has since expanded to include urban areas. WRAP exhibit/workshops are held throughout the year in over twenty locations around the Wisconsin. Regional exhibits include a workshop day for participating artists and the public in which a guest artist gives a lecture or demonstration followed by an educational critique of the exhibited artwork lead by the exhibit judge. State Award works are eligible to exhibit at the Annual State Art Exhibition and Conference held in September each year. In 2014 the State Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Center for Visual Arts in Wausau. In 2015 the State Conference and Exhibition will be back in Madison.
Their public programs include:
~the James Watrous Gallery in Overture Center for the Arts, a gallery by and for Wisconsin artists;
~Wisconsin People & Ideas, their quarterly magazine about Wisconsin thought and culture;
~Academy Evenings, a statewide series of public forums; and
~Wisconsin Initiatives, a program to explore major issues and solutions—currently including Waters of Wisconsin and Wisconsin’s Climate and Energy Future.