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.
Winter 2017/18 Exhibition Cycle
TUE, DEC 12 – SUN, MAR 4, 2018
Gallery I – Études – Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists
Étude is French for a study. In music, an etude is a composition that emphasizes a certain technique. It compels a musician to focus on and become skilled in this technique. Over time, étude work provides the musician with intense technical practice—and in time, mastery—in selected areas, opening themselves up to the possibilities of full creativity with their chosen instrument.
Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists (MCFA) members created fiber art that visually expresses their use of études—studies—significant to them. Their studies are the basis for this intriguing exhibit. The artists pushed the envelope of their technical expertise and expanded the possibilities for their creative endeavors.
While the art is personal in nature, you will be engaged by the unexpected work that resulted from these études. The resulting images and themes impacted the artists’ lives while at the same time improved the fiber artists’ virtuosity in their chosen mediums.
FIBER ARTS COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
SAT, JAN 13, 2018 10 AM to 1 PM | Promenade Hall
Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists (MCFA) will supply all you’ll need to create an original leaf for a community tree, using a variety of techniques—quilting, embroidery, felting, weaving, collage. All ages are invited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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 – PLACES – Gideon Abbott, Chuck Bauer & Tom Cubr
These artists reveal the tension and tranquility within our environment. Abbott depicts city scenes through a pixilated lens, hinting at tension between technology & humanity. Bauer engages the viewers with expressive compositions inspired by light, color and the builder’s craft. Cubr’s compositions suggest potential harmonies where humans and nature interact.
Abbott: Acrylic paint
Cubr: Mixed Media
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 – Prisms of Memory – Greg Gregson & Christian Strait
Through different media these artists each explore memory and interpretation.
Gregson uses gestural line and dynamic compositions to interpret everyday objects and imagery. Strait layers photographs of iconic Madison sites to visually illustrate how our minds build memories of physical space.
Gregson: Oil, mixed media on canvas.
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 – From Dinosaurs to Space Ships: A Father and Daughter Journey – Nancy and George H. Hutson
SAT, JAN 20 – SUN, MAR 18, 2018
George H. Hutson and Nancy Hutson artworks exemplify the father and daughter’s playful explorations. Mr. Hutson brings child-like exuberance to his paintings of fanciful dinosaur adventures. Ms. Hutson expands the boundaries of crochet with her tapestries of landscapes, skies and spaceships.
Join us for a Playhouse Gallery Reception SAT, MAR 10, 10 AM – 1 PM in the Playhouse Gallery. The reception will include art activities, scavenger hunt and a meet and greet with artist Nancy Hutson.
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