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.
Spring 2017 Exhibition Cycle
TUE, MAR 14, 2017 – SUN, JUN 4, 2017
Reception: FRI, MAY 5, 2017 | Promenade Lounge, 6 – 8 PM
Gallery I – Relevant Shapes: Justin Eccles & Lauren Harlowe
Justin Eccles and Lauren Harlowe interpret the residue of everyday imagery hidden in our unconscious memory. Eccles’ mixed media works entangle illustrations and abstract shapes. Harlowe’s paintings stretch, turn and shift simple designs into complex patterns.
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 – Animalia Anne and Tim Connor & Rebecca Kautz
Anne and Tim Connor & Rebecca Kautz explore aspects of rural life through representations of domesticated animals. The Connors’ photographic series reveals the beauty and humor of farm life. Kautz’ whimsical paintings draw on regional folklore to illustrate the human condition.
Rebecca Kautz Website: rebeccakautz.com
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 – Growing Pains: Alyssa Ackerman & Human Condition/Artist Sanity: DarRen Morris
Alyssa Ackerman and DarRen Morris use portraiture to reveal the countless emotions of humanity. Ackerman utilizes nontraditional and craft materials to examine human vulnerability and isolation. As a former gang member, Morris paints from the wounds of his life in hopes of inspiring young people to better versions of themselves. Art is his sanity during incarceration.
Join guest speakers Judy Adrian and Neil Heinen with students from Edgewood College in a discussion about this exhibit, TUE APR 4, 2:30-3:00 PM.
Listen to Gilman Halstad interview DarRen Morris
Alyssa Ackerman Website: alyssaackermanart.wordpress.com
DarRen Morris Website: darrenmorrisart.com
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 – “Who You Lookin’ At?” – Portraits by Generation Potential
SAT, APR 15 – SUN, MAY 28
Join us for the Playhouse Gallery Reception on THU, MAY 4 in the Playhouse Gallery:
12 PM – 1 PM: Youth Reception
5 PM – 7 PM: Public Reception
Dane Arts Mural Arts (DAMA), a county-wide program, uses the transformational power of art to beautify communities and positively impact the lives of our young people. In this exhibit, DAMA partnered with Madison West High’s SAIL program (Student Achievement through Individualized Learning) and Sun Prairie / Prairie Phoenix Academy’s SOAR program (School of Alternative Resources) to offer a glimpse into the triumphs & challenges of today’s marginalized youth.
Brought to you by the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org / 608.258.4169