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.
Fall 2018 Exhibition Cycle
TUE, SEP 11 – SUN, DEC 2
Gallery I – 10th Biennial PhotoMidwest Juried Exhibition
The 10th biennial PhotoMidwest exhibition is part of this year’s PhotoMidwest festival celebrating its 20th anniversary. Photographers from Wisconsin and 12 midwestern states exhibit in this show juried by Alex Garcia and Alfred Rasho.
PhotoMidwest Curators’ Talk
FRI, OCT 5 | Promenade Terrace
5-6 PM Curators will talk on their own work and careers
7:30 PM Curators will talk on the PhotoMidwest exhibition
Alex Garcia is a Chicago commercial photographer and photojournalist, a recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, a World Press Photo award and is currently on the board of the National Press Photographers Association.
Alfred Rasho has spent 30+ years as a teacher and filmmaker, receiving 2 Emmys, 17 Telly Awards and a Gold Award from The Chicago Film Festival for cinematography.
Gallery II – Studies in Stone, Ice and Memory – Peter Blanchard, Terri Messinides & Steven Ralser
This exhibition considers memories, both static and fluid. Ralser’s photographs show us the beauty and abstraction in ice. Messinides explores the fragility of memory through collage using natural materials. Blanchard exposes patterns in strata of stone.
GALLERY III – Two Selves: Explorations of Personal Experience – Jacob Newman & Ryan J. Robinson
Robinson and Newman both deal with the confusion of everyday life. Robinson’s portraits contemplate the lack of perceived reason behind existence through his rough handling of the figure on the canvas. Newman imagines current social issues in the context of the fictional worlds he creates with his drawings on paper.
Gallery I, II and 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 – Veteran Print Project: The Transience of Narrative
SAT, NOV 3, 2018-THU, JAN 10, 2019
Join us for a Playhouse Gallery Reception MON, NOV 12, from 5:30 PM – 7 PM!
The Veteran Print Project matches veterans with printmakers who artistically interpret their experiences and perspectives. The exhibit seeks to encourage reconnection between veteran and civilian and to grow a more honest understanding of the shared human experience.
Immediately following the reception:
Ajax by Carthage College Theatre | MON, NOV 12, 7:30 PM | Promenade Hall
This new translation of Sophocles’ timeless tragedy follows the story of Ajax, hero warrior of the Trojan War. Join Director Martin McClendon and the cast for a post-performance discussion.
The Veteran Print Project: Transience of Narrative and Ajax are featured programs of In Good Company, a month-long exposition of emerging veteran artists and civilian collaborations.
Overture Playhouse Gallery is sponsored by Norman Berven & Barbara Mittelstaedt Berven, The Arts Access Fund, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation and by contributions to Overture Center for the Arts.
The Ajax performance is part of Overture’s Prelude program.
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