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.
Playhouse Gallery – Phoenix from the Ashes
SUN, AUG 25 – SUN, OCT 27
Join us for the Phoenix from the Ashes Playhouse Gallery Reception FRI, SEP 6 from 6 PM – 8 PM.
The Phoenix from the Ashes exhibit highlights creative projects made from Madison ash trees decimated by the emerald ash borer infestation.
Eric Adjetey Anang – Gene Delcourt – Thomas Ferrella – Ryan Frank – Aaron Granat – Roald Gunderson – Richard Judd – Aaron Laux – Tom Loeser – Paul Morrison – Andrea Oleniczak & Taylor Kurrie – William Rice – Sylvie Rosenthal – Katherine Steichen Rosing
Fall 2019 Exhibition Cycle
TUE, SEP 10 – SUN, DEC 1
GALLERY I – Swept Away – Aaron Laux & Katherine Steichen Rosing
Join us for an Environmental Community Circle THU, OCT 17 from 6 PM – 7:30 PM in Wisconsin Studio. Regional climate change advocates join Swept Away artists, Aaron Laux and Katherine Steichen Rosing, and community members to explore personal micro-solutions to global environmental issues.
Using the circle as a symbol of earth and eternity, Swept Away weaves a narrative of climate change. A rich tapestry of natural materials and impressions of ephemeral objects explore the effects of human disruptions to the equilibrium of the biosphere.
GALLERY II – Multiplicity of Being – Anwar Floyd-Pruitt & Xiaoyue Pu
Join us for a Hip Hop Puppet Party as part of Kids in the Rotunda on SAT, OCT 26 at 10:15 AM & 11:45 AM on the Rotunda Stage! Make music, sing and laugh in a participatory show with Anwar Floyd-Pruitt and his collection of colorful musical instruments, puppets, and props.
Floyd-Pruitt and Pu explore themes of identity, society, and culture through portraiture. Floyd-Pruitt’s energetic mixed media self-portraits reflect on his past, present and future. Pu is a photographer whose images challenge elitism within the fashion industry and explore the multifaceted identity as Chinese through her use of the color red.
GALLERY III – Unstill Lifes – Yeonhee Cheong & Jayne Reid Jackson
Join us for Mezzotint: A Global Report WED, NOV 6 from 7 PM – 8 PM in Wisconsin Studio! Master printmaker Jayne Reid Jackson will report back from the 5th International Mezzotint Festival, a Biennial held in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Jackson will demonstrate techniques and tools of this rare and resurging print form.
Yeonhee Cheong and Jayne Reid Jackson are artists who use their technical skill to transform everyday scenes into rich metaphors. Using watercolor and pastel, Cheong grapples with her identity in botanical self-portraits. Jackson’s mezzotints and etchings are literally and figuratively reflective, speaking to the fragility of life.
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