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 2019 Exhibition Cycle
TUE, MAR 12, – SUN, JUN 2, 2019
Gallery I – Folks – Jerry Butler & Shelby Kahr
Butler and Kahr make portraits of people who have shaped their lives. Butler focuses on the resilience of the human spirit that resolves toward personal peace and happiness. Kahr uses figurative painting to explore her cultural heritage in the Midwest.
ADDITIONAL EVENT: Creative Play Collage Workshop | SAT, APR 27, 2 – 4 PM | Wisconsin Studio
Bring interesting images, graphics, fabrics and papers for a unique collage workshop with Jerry Butler. Some materials will be provided. Ages teens and up.
Gallery II – Into the Light – Maryam Ladoni & Kayla Story
Personal narratives resonate with universal themes in Ladoni and Story’s images. Story explores the long-lasting impacts of fatherlessness through photographs based on personal interviews. Ladoni travels back to her hometown of Iran, documenting her journey towards understanding her identity through memory.
ADDITIONAL EVENT: Talk. Write. Listen. | FRI, MAY 3, 6 – 8 PM | Promenade Lounge
Kayla Story invites visitors to exchange stories about the presence or absence of father figures in their lives through written or oral recordings during the Spring Cycle Reception.
Gallery III – FUTURE HISTORY NOW: A Retrospeculative – Simone and Max
Visionary fauxklore and impassioned objects combine in a fluid, fragmented chronology of our once and future now.
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. Additional funding for Gallery II provided by the Madison Arts Commission.
Playhouse Gallery – The Wonder of Learning
THU, JAN 24 – WED, MAY 1, 2019
The exhibtion continues in the Youth Services Room, Madison Public Library, Central Location
The Wonder of Learning exhibit from the world-renowned schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, will inspire parents, educators and other advocates for children to better understand the powerful learning that occurs in the early childhood years. Visitors will be immersed in the world of the much-admired Reggio Emilia philosophy of early childhood education and understand how children, from birth, use many “languages,” such as art, music, play, drama and literacy, to learn about and make meaning of the world.
A series of professional development workshops and conferences will take place in Madison during the four months the exhibit is available.
For more exhibit information, please visit wonderoflearningwisconsin.org.
“The Wonder of Learning” project is presented by Preschool of the Arts with additional support from Madison Public Library, Madison Public Library Foundation, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison Children’s Museum, Wisconsin Early Childhood Association, Reach Dane Head Start, Community Coordinated Child Care, Little Explorers Preschool, UW Madison Office of Child Care and Family Resources, The Finlay Group, Summit Credit Union and CG Schmidt.
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