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.
Winter 2018/2019 Exhibition Cycle
TUE, DEC 11, 2018 – SUN, MAR 3, 2019
Gallery I – What We Inherit: Remnants of Light and Space – Angelica Contreras & Ellen Reynolds Hall
Hall and Contreras are both painters who create compositions that embody a moment or feeling. Influenced by imagery from many cultures, Contreras uses paint and rich collaged patterns to create figures and the environments they reside in. Through the medium of oil paint, Hall uses the natural world to explore color, light, form, energy and emotion.
Gallery II – Strata – Hannah Bennett & Gabrielle Cordes
Bennett and Cordes push the boundaries of the materials they use. Bennett is inspired by nature, using paper pulp, textiles, embroidery and found objects as sculptural mediums to express her ideas. Cordes creates intuitively, assembling dynamic sculptures with contrasting colors and materials.
Gallery III – Painted Stones
Curated by Laurel Fletcher
Stone-painting has increased in popularity, driven by social media and the “Kindness Rocks” movement. Adults and children paint stones and leave them in public spaces to be discovered by strangers, with the goal of spreading friendship and a sense of community.
Visitors are invited to leave and find painted stones within Overture Center for the duration of the exhibit.
Painted Stone Exchange – Hide and Find!
Bring your own painted stones to trade in Gallery III during the reception on FRI, JAN 11. Visitors are also invited to leave and find painted stones within Overture Center for the duration of the exhibit. If you find a stone, take a picture and post with the tag #OvertureRocks on Facebook (
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ADDITIONAL EVENT: Stone Painting | SAT, JAN 26, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM | The Bubbler at Madison Public Library
This event is full to capacity and cannot accommodate any more people.
Drop in for a stone painting workshop led by Laurel Fletcher. Workshop is free and open to the public. Stones and paint will be provided while supplies last.
Gallery I, II and III are 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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com / 608.258.4169