Family Friendly Events in Wisconsin
Sunday, March 15, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Sauk City Public Library Hosts Kids Art Afternoon
Monday, March 23, 2020
1 PM – 4 PM
Sheboygan Visual Arts Hosts WAKE UP to Arts
Friday, March 27, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Alice Weber, born by the name Aliska, was raised on a farm run entirely by women. Her Bohemian-American working family made up of herself, her seven sisters, and her mother handled a farm in Spruce Village in Oconto County. Weber learned to do farm work, cooking, cleaning, and embroidery. Eventually she began to take up a further interest in art, from pencil to chalk drawings in school. At one point, Weber even did all the blackboard drawings and figure sketches for her teacher. This interest grew into an investment when she and a friend bought paint brushes, paint, and a palette with their own money.
When she grew older, she married Andrew Weber, started a family, and lived off the land of her garden. In 1922 the Webers moved to Green Bay. It was here she began taking art lessons, and discovered her passion and talent in art. Her experience changed when she met John Steuart Curry in 1941, and was overcome with a new sense of motivation. Here Weber was able to understand her own take on the world, as the natural elements of the farm in her pieces told a unique story.
We are grateful to have Alice Weber’s oil painting, Head of Swine, in our permanent collection here at WRAP. Over her lifetime, she had some incredible accomplishments. Weber even received the John Steuart Curry Memorial Medal for Rural Art. A photo of her exact Curry Medal is shown to the right.(photo from Barb Robinson).
Wisconsin Regional Art Program: Unwrapping 80 Years
Online entry and payment due: March 13, 2020
Make check payable to: Monroe Arts Center
Artwork due date: Friday or Saturday, March 20, 21, 2020, 10 a.m-5 p.m. (2 piece limit)
Workshop date: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Reception: Friday, March 27, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Workshop location: Monroe Arts Center 1315 11th Street Monroe, WI 53566
PO Box 472 Monroe, WI 53566
Online entry and payment due: March 17, 2020
Make check payable to: Mark Yanny
Artwork due date: Saturday April 4, 2020,
9a.m-10:30a.m. (2 piece limit)
Workshop date: Saturday April 25, 2020, 9:30a.m.-3:30p.m
Workshop location: Norway Municipal Building, 6419 Heg Park Road, Wind Lake, WI 53185
Mark Yanny, 414-399-3009, email@example.com
Online entry and payment due: April 13, 2020
Make check payable to: Jill Jensen
Artwork due date: Saturday, May 2, 2020, 9a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (2 piece limit; artists bring their own floor or table top easels)
Workshop date: Saturday, May 2, 2020, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Workshop location: Lake Ripley Country Club W9575 US-12 Cambridge, WI 53523
W8849 Deer Run Trail Cambridge, WI 53523
Online entry and payment due: March 28, 2020
Make check payable to: WCAL. Mail to coordinator or bring to art drop off.
Artwork due date: Saturday April 11, 2020, 10-11a.m. (3 piece limit)
Workshop date: Saturday May 23, 2020, 9a.m.-3p.m.
Workshop location: Oconomowoc Art Center, 641 E. Forest St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
S63 W14860 Garden Terrace, Muskego, WI 53150