Looking at Local in a New Light
Overture Center’s four galleries create a forum for diverse artistic expression that fosters the growth of local artists, curators and arts organizations. Three galleries radiate off Rotunda Lobby and the Playhouse Gallery serves as lobby for The Playhouse Theater. Overture Galleries are free and open to the public.
Summer 2017 Exhibition Cycle
TUE, JUN 13 – SUN, SEP 3, 2017
Reception: FRI, JUL 14, 2017 | Promenade Lounge, 6 – 8 PM
Gallery I – Impressions and Expressions: Juan Dehoyos & Barry Shuchter
Impressions reflect a method for creating woodcuts, as well as the feelings evoked while viewing art. Expressions refer to a particular style of painting, as well as to reactions elicited in the viewer.
Barry Shuchter Website: shuchter.com
Gallery I sponsored by the Arts Access Fund, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation, Webcrafters-Frautschi Foundation and by contributions to Overture Center for the Arts.
Gallery II – Constant – Caroline Knickmeier & Captured – Amber Sowards
Constant explores change as represented by the ever evolving sky. Each piece is treated as a single window pane, placed into a group to form a larger window representing the evolution of changes over time and the choices they allot us. The project began with nephology and continues with different aspects of the hydrologic cycle, representing change and interconnection of all life on the planet.
Captured is a series of images taken of youth inside the Dane County Juvenile Detention Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Captured hopes to expose the general community to what life is like for incarcerated youth, while at the same time creating a visual narrative that documents and puts a face to what racial disparity looks like in present-day Dane County. Captured is made possible by GSAFE, and is funded in part by grants from Dane Arts and the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board. Special thanks to Megan’s Custom Framing for donating artwork framing.
Captured: 13th Movie Screening | WED, JUL 19, 6:30 PM
Captured: Panel Discussion | WED, JUL 26, 6:30 PM
Gallery II sponsored by the Arts Access Fund, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation and by contributions to Overture Center for the Arts.
Gallery III – Nominal Landscapes – Kenneth Oppriecht, Paul Yurkovich & Chris Norris
Three local photographers explore natural and constructed landscapes of Wisconsin, from the Madison isthmus to the state’s rural outskirts. Each artist has a unique style, yet their work shares a common visual preoccupation with quiet, elemental compositions.
Gallery III sponsored by the Arts Access Fund, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation and by contributions to Overture Center for the Arts.
Playhouse Gallery – Faces of Incarceration: Changing the Narrative
JUL 13 – AUG 27, 2017
These portraits honor and humanize the people impacted by Wisconsin’s flawed criminal justice system. Artists of the Atwood Atelier and project creator Pat Dillon collaborate in these stories and portraits painted from life. Faces of Incarceration aims to contribute to current conversations about race, justice, and inequity.
Join us for a reception with the artists and models SAT, JUL 22, 6 PM – 9 PM. At 8 PM on the Rotunda Stage, join a panel discussion with formerly incarcerated participants and criminal justice reform experts, and listen to poetry from prison. Presenters include: Judge Everett Mitchell (Circuit Court Judge), Jerome Dillard (EXPO), Caliph Muab’el (Focused Interruption Coalition), James Morgan (MOSES), Carmella Glenn (Just Bakery), Melissa Ludin (EXPO) and Rudy Bankston (MMSD/Edgewood College) and Adrian Molitor (poet).
Join us for a screening of the documentary Milwaukee 53206 on THU, AUG 24, 6 PM
Playhouse Gallery is sponsored by Madison Community Foundation and by contributions to Overture Center for the Arts.
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday, 9 AM – 9 PM
Saturday, 10:30 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, 12 PM – 5 PM
For more information about these exhibits, please contact our Community and Education Program Manager, Beth Racette at email@example.com / 608.258.4169