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.
Special Exhibition in Rotunda Lobby
Immigration is nothing new. In fact, it has historically been a fundamental part of the human experience. Yet, today much of immigration is the unrecognized harvest of past colonialism, ongoing wars, as well as current demands and lure of modernity. The artists presenting works in Immigration X explore some of the contemporary Latinx experience of displacement, diaspora, nomadism and dehumanization in the United States.
Synapses is a group of Latinx artists collaborating on projects focused on social justice to impact the community.
Members: Richie Morales l Juan de Hoyos l Andy Villanueva l Evelyn Galindo
This Exhibition is part of the Latino Art Fair
SAT, OCT 6, 5-9 PM | Promenade Terrace
Celebrate the rich roots of Latino art in culture at the fifth annual Latino Art Fair, organized and sponsored by the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County in partnership with Overture Center.
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 – Sanctuary: Environmental Land Art at the Farley Center
FRI, SEP 7 – SUN, OCT 28, 2018
Join us for a Playhouse Gallery Reception FRI, SEP 28 from 6 PM – 8 PM!
Hosted by the Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability, sixteen local artists use natural and organic materials to celebrate our connection with the Earth. Sanctuary is a photographic tour of art installations created on their wooded land near Verona, WI in Fall 2017.
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.
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