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 2018 Exhibition Cycle
TUE, MAR 13 – SUN, JUN 3
Reception: FRI, MAY 4, 6 PM – 8 PM | Promenade Lounge
Artist talk and community conversation begins at 6:15 PM
Gallery I – Water is Life
Water. It sustains us, cleanses us and quenches our thirst. In the not-too-distant past, clean water was considered an endless resource. Recent developments from the Flint water crisis to pipeline protests are raising concerns about access to and quality of water, for current and future generations.
Co-curators: Anne M. Connor & Carolyn S. Knorr
Artists: Jennifer Bucheit, Anne Connor, Tim Connor, Marcia Getto, Mary Gordon, Matt Hayner, Carolyn Knorr, Diane Kravetz, Becky McKenzie, Rebecca Power, Howard Schwartz, Lisa Seidman, Don Sylvester, Paul Thoresen, Mariah Wooster-Lehman & John Wright
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 – Redefining Narratives – Erika Herrera, Dakota Mace & David Dexheimer
This exhibition explores cultural dualities and divides through a contemporary lens. Herrera’s ethereal black and white photographs express her duality as a Mexican American. The intricate weavings of Mace re-contextualize traditional Diné (Navajo) practices, while creating a dialogue on cultural appropriation. Dexheimer’s expressive paintings chronicle recent conflicts between police & the public.
Cultural Dualities Through a Contemporary Lens
WED, APR 4, 6 PM | Promenade Hall | FREE
Artists’ talk and community conversation with Erika Herrera, Dakota Mace and David Dexheimer.
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 – Season of Shadows – Alaura Borealis and Community Participants
In this social project, Borealis interviews trans and nonbinary peers about gender and creates performances, installations and events around pressing themes. The exhibited collection of transcripts, photographs and other artifacts represents collaborating artists’ metaphors for being queer today.
Artmaking with Borealis
SAT, MAY 12, 12-4 PM | Wisconsin Studio | FREE
Join Alaura Borealis & friends in an open studio for an afternoon of art making! We’ll be building metaphors and cultivating feelings with shadows and talk gender, play with light and make messes in this drop-in studio open to all ages.
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 – Cool Science Images
SAT, MAR 31 – SUN, APR 29, 2018
This Cool Science Images exhibition accompanies the Forward Theater performance of Marjorie Prime.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s annual Cool Science Image Contest celebrates the beautiful and informative images captured by the university’s faculty, staff and students during their research. The Cool Science Images Contest features science-themed pictures created using powerful and exotic equipment — such as microscopes that can see inside living cells and satellites observing Earth from 20,000 miles away — and homemade tools as simple as a pinhole camera.
The images in this exhibit are drawn from winners chosen during the contest’s first seven years, in which hundreds of researchers submitted images of animals, minerals, vegetables, clouds and stars that reveal at scales enormous and miniscule surprising patterns and features that help us better understand the world around us.
The Cool Science Images project is Sponsored by Fitchburg-based Promega Corp., with additional support from DoIT Digital Publishing and Printing Services and the UW–Madison Arts Institute.
Overture Playhouse Gallery is sponsored by Norman Berven & Barbara Mittelstaedt Berven, The Arts Access Fund, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation, Webcrafters-Frautschi 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