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Racine Art Museum America's largest contemporary craft collection Current Exhibitions http://ramart.org/current-exhibitions Future Exhibitions http://ramart.org/future-exhibitions Museum Store https://www.ramart.org/visit/museum-store/ Art Classes and Workshops https://www.ramart.org/hands-on-learning/art-classes/ Call for Artists https://www.ramart.org/artist-resources/call-for-artists/ SPARK!
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Cultural Programming for People with Memory Loss and their Caregivers https://www.ramart.org/hands-on-learning/spark/

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SAVOUR 2020Chillin’ and Grillin’ Hang out with BBQ expert Emerson Holliday of Dragon Pit BBQ and photographer extraordin...
08/29/2020

SAVOUR 2020
Chillin’ and Grillin’

Hang out with BBQ expert Emerson Holliday of Dragon Pit BBQ and photographer extraordinaire René Amado, chillin’ at your house… and music with DJ J.C. Hanna!

Emerson will show you how the best BBQ is made and will be on hand to cook a delectable meal for your family or friends meal right before your eyes, and with your assistance. Capture favorite moments and lifetime memories with photographer and 2020 RAM Emerging Artist Fellowship Recipient René Amado. As an added bonus, René will lead you through best practices for using your cell phone camera to its full potential––capturing just the right angle and catching amazing images. Best of all, you and your guests will receive photographs taken at the event to treasure for years to come (one photo per guest). Enjoy curated tunes with DJ J.C. Hanna––your own personal DJ who will set the mood with perfect music. All in all, a great way to chill and celebrate family and friends through art and food!
This is a package for up to eight guests.

Bidding starts Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 9:00 am
and ends Thursday, September 10 at 9:00pm.
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All proceeds benefit RAM’s outreach programs like RAM on the Road and SPARK!

https://www.ramart.org/savour-2020/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1498737293644937/

Register here:
https://m.silentauctionpro.com/createlogin.php?fwd=olbSignUp&groupId=1079

To learn more about Rene Amado, visit:
https://www.reneamado.com

To learn more about Emerson Holliday and Dragon Pit BBQ, visit:
https://dragonpitbbq.com

To listen to music mixes by DJ J.C. Hanna, visit:
https://soundcloud.com/jchanna

To see Emerson on Good Morning America, visit:
https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/food/story/make-chef-victor-aguileras-delicious-home-chicken-avocado-71755150?fbclid=IwAR1-6XXSfZYGkB-o3gF4FqgOPwqRmhc64x5_ronBxdYcx19LRA2rvUbzKnA

SAVOUR 2020Hot Stuff from the Hothouse!Veronica Averkamp, Laura Gillespie, Jaclyn Trimble of Wholesome Harvest Meals, Fo...
08/28/2020

SAVOUR 2020
Hot Stuff from the Hothouse!

Veronica Averkamp, Laura Gillespie, Jaclyn Trimble of Wholesome Harvest Meals, Fox & Fork - all at the Art Barn

Grab eight gal pals––or any group of friends––and travel back in time.

Experience rural Wisconsin in a late 1800s dairy barn and homestead. Savor an amazing meal together: true farm-to-table fare, carefully crafted and curated by Chef Jaclyn Trimble of Wholesome Harvest Meals. Dine on a four-course meal inspired by seasonal produce from the hothouse, with curated wine pairings provided by Fox & Fork for each dish. Artist Veronica Gagliano Averkamp will teach you to create a palette knife painting as a keepsake of this memorable night. Laura Gillespie will guide you around the grounds and buildings, sharing her secrets to creating a flower bouquet, whether real or expertly made of paper. A private showing of additional artwork will be available for sale. There will be plenty of room to stroll among the chickens and ducks, play outside games, and sit by a fire while enjoying the slow life.

The winning bidder receives a painting by Veronica that depicts a barn scene and each guest/couple takes home a bounty of fresh produce, herbs, and a few other surprises from Laura. This creative space is the perfect setting for sharing a unique day in the country that will leave you appreciating the simple pleasures of rural life and good, fresh food!

Bidding starts Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 9:00 am
and ends Thursday, September 10 at 9:00pm.
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All proceeds benefit RAM’s outreach programs like RAM on the Road and SPARK!

https://www.ramart.org/savour-2020/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1498737293644937/

Register here:
https://m.silentauctionpro.com/createlogin.php?fwd=olbSignUp&groupId=1079

To learn more about Veronica Averkamp’s artwork, visit:
https://www.instagram.com/fullmoonfarmvintage/?hl=en

To learn more about Wholesome Harvest Meals, visit:
https://www.facebook.com/WHMWI

To learn more about Fox and Fork, visit:
https://foxandfork.com/

With his print series, “The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky,” Frank Boyden utilizes his skeleta...
08/28/2020

With his print series, “The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky,” Frank Boyden utilizes his skeletal alter ego, Uncle Skulky, to explore the human condition. Particularly, these works depict the struggles of humanity when faced with the concept of inevitable change and individual demise. Boyden follows in an art historical tradition of so-called vanitas and memento mori (an artistic or symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death) images and objects.

This post is an invitation to consider how the language of art can compel contemplation as well as conversation, and asks for reflection about images that remind viewers of their own mortality.

An image of a skeleton may not be a direct invitation to contemplate death in a tragic sense. Historically, it would be used to remind a viewer of life—the cycles of organic life, and the inevitability of decay in organic matter. As with any object or image, viewers will have individualized understandings of the message being conveyed. For some, it might be a reminder that they have things they still want to accomplish still; for others, it might be morbid. How do you feel when you look at work like Boyden’s? Does context make a difference? Even if it is depressing or off-putting to you, do you think images about mortality or death should not be shown in a museum?

Image Credits:
Frank Boyden
Uncle Skulky is Accosted by a Few of His Demons from The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky Suite, 2003
Hand-colored spit-bite drypoint etching, edition of 15
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Family and Friends in Memory of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

SAVOUR 2020: Experience Package DThe Wright Stuff Mark Hertzberg, Wingspread, Racine Art Museum  This is the Wright stuf...
08/26/2020

SAVOUR 2020: Experience Package D

The Wright Stuff
Mark Hertzberg, Wingspread, Racine Art Museum

This is the Wright stuff, indeed!
Experience Frank Lloyd Wright through the lens of photojournalist and author Mark Hertzberg while exploring one of Wright’s residential masterworks, Wingspread, accompanied by the art expertise of the RAM curatorial staff. This once-in-a-lifetime experience for your group of eight takes you into the home created for the Johnson family by the world-famous architect. On your private tour, learn interesting facts and fables that surround this famous structure. Author Mark Hertzberg will share his vast knowledge of Frank Lloyd Wright, developed while producing four books on Wright’s architecture.

Museum staff will present a curated selection of prints by Wisconsin printmaker, and Racine native, Frances Myers, including a 1980 print portfolio depicting six important Wright buildings. All the while, enjoy food and wine while immersed in the grandeur of art, architecture, and history.

This package comes with swag for each of the eight guests. The host will receive an autographed copy of Hertzberg’s book Wright in Racine. You and your guests will receive a selection of Wright-inspired merchandise.

Bidding starts Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 9:00 am
and ends Thursday, September 10 at 9:00pm.
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All proceeds benefit RAM’s outreach programs like RAM on the Road and SPARK!

https://www.ramart.org/savour-2020/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1498737293644937/

Register here:
https://m.silentauctionpro.com/createlogin.php?fwd=olbSignUp&groupId=1079

For more information about Wingspread, visit:
https://www.wingspread.com

To purchase Mark Hertzberg’s books and Frances Myers prints, visit:
https://racineartmuseumstore.org/collections/frank-lloyd-wright

Image Credits:

Frances Myers
Wingspread from The Frank Lloyd Wright Portfolio, 1980
Intaglio and aquatint, 1/50
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photo: Jon Bolton

All other photos taken by Mark Hertzberg

Canadian artist Karen Dahl has become well-known for her ceramic sculptures that confound viewers. Dahl’s works incorpor...
08/26/2020

Canadian artist Karen Dahl has become well-known for her ceramic sculptures that confound viewers. Dahl’s works incorporating “trompe l’oeil,” French for “deceive the eye,” appear to be assorted objects arranged into groupings—sometimes fantastical, always intriguing. In reality, they are life-size interpretations of commonplace objects crafted with hand-built and press-molded clay, which is hand-painted and airbrushed with glazes.

Of her work, she states: “As a child leafing through art books, and later visiting art galleries during my travels, I have always gravitated towards early European still-life depictions—the more realistic, the better. Not surprisingly, the objects surrounding me in everyday life, both natural and man-made, have always inspired me. I am a compulsive collector and I adore the bizarre and unusual. I use faithfully reproduced, familiar objects as visual tools to seduce viewers into my work…The narrative is in the individual objects, whereas the combined allusion is broad and amorphous and may vary according to the experiences of the viewer. My work is trompe l’oeil with layers of mystery, reflection, humour [sic] and occasional menace.”

To the three works by Dahl already in RAM’s collection, ten more were recently added along with 17 works by her husband, James Doran, who exhibits a similar aesthetic but crafts his works of enamel on metal.

Visit RAM and Wustum regularly for the chance to see the work of Dahl—and other artists who “deceive the eye” with their material manipulations—on display in exhibitions that rotate two to three times a year.

Image Credits:
Karen Dahl
Buel to E, 1988
Glazed white earthenware with lustres and paint
6 1/8 x 8 5/8 x 5 7/8 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Dale and Doug Anderson
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

08/25/2020

SAVOUR 2020: Experience Package C

A Taste of ART and ITALY
Hot Shop Glass: Amanda Cosgrove Paffrath and Daniel Sviland, Italian Food, Uncorkt and more!

Ciao, Bella! Take a better-than-virtual trip to Venice through this amazing art, food, and wine experience that will appeal to all your senses.

Learn about Venetian glass and experience the ancient art of glass blowing with our friends at Hot Shop Glass in Racine. Your group of up to eight guests will watch the as the glass blowers at Hot Shop make a unique piece of glass right before your eyes. Sip on Venetian spritzes to cool down during this hot experience. Taste one of Italy’s classic red chiantis and experiment with your palate by trying a wider range of unique Italian wine varietals curated by Uncorkt. Enjoy classic Italian cuisine, including Castelvetrano olives, black truffle carpaccio, and gourmet biscotti. Top if off with everyone’s favorite Italian dish, pizza––hot and fresh from the glass furnace!

This ultimate Italian experience comes with your own party attendants. RAM Board Member Camela Langendorf and Curator of Education Tricia Blasko will be on hand with Hot Shop Glass owners and artists Amanda Cosgrove Paffrath and Daniel Sviland to make your spritzes sparkle and take care of your guests with generosity and friendliness––Italian style!

Bidding starts Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 9:00 am
and ends Thursday, September 10 at 9:00pm.
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All proceeds benefit RAM’s outreach programs like RAM on the Road and SPARK!

https://www.ramart.org/savour-2020/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1498737293644937/

Register here:
https://m.silentauctionpro.com/createlogin.php?fwd=olbSignUp&groupId=1079

For more information about Hot Shop Glass, visit:
https://hotshopglass.com

For more information about Uncorkt, visit:
https://uncorkt.com

“Over the past twenty years the content in my work has been influenced by many elements that are vast, varied, and perso...
08/24/2020

“Over the past twenty years the content in my work has been influenced by many elements that are vast, varied, and personal. I see it as an expression of life's inherent duality and instability. There are contradictions of anxiety and humor, good and evil. The humor and color play an important role in contrast to the sometimes screaming pieces...”
– Tod Pardon

The son of two artists, Tod Pardon was raised in a home that emphasized art and culture. Indeed, the home itself was constructed with the input of his mother, Eunice, a fiber artist and his father, Earl Pardon, an artist internationally known for his experiments with and manipulations of enamel. (RAM owns a distinctive necklace and earring set by Earl from the late 1980s). Tod Pardon apprenticed with his father and learned time-honored enameling techniques. However, Tod most often uses an original inlay process that combines unfired enamel with various materials.

Currently, RAM has eight brooches by Tod Pardon in the collection, most with bases that support the pieces and emphasize their nature as sculpture. Pardon has his BFA in Painting and Drawing from Alfred University, Alfred, New York, and his MFA in Painting from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. His work has been shown internationally and is in numerous collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York; and Newark Museum of Art, Newark, New Jersey, as well as RAM.

Visit RAM and Wustum regularly for the chance to see the work of Tod Pardon—and other artists who explore the possibilities of enamel as a creative medium—on display in exhibitions that rotate two to three times a year.

For more on Pardon, please visit his website at www.todpardon.com.

Image Credits:
Tod Pardon
Intoopoe (Brooch), ca. 1995
Sterling silver, enamel, copper, bone, rosewood, and steel
7 3/8 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Charles Bronfman
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

SAVOUR 2020: Experience Package BInside the Artist’s Studio: Palette & Palate  Cory Sebastian and Phil SaxonTempt your s...
08/23/2020

SAVOUR 2020: Experience Package B

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Palette & Palate
Cory Sebastian and Phil Saxon
Tempt your senses with a one-of-a-kind experience.

Explore the sensations on your tongue while you are visually engrossed in a live painting. Where does the experience of colors on canvas cross over with the flavors of wine? Find out with wine expert Cory Sebastian and artist Phil Saxon. This unbelievable pairing will take place in the cool, industrial chic studio of Phil Saxon. Get a personalized tour of Phil’s workspace and a behind-the-scenes look at his painting method and process. You will delight in his wit, humor, and knowledge. Light bites will be served for your party of eight, along with a private shopping opportunity to purchase Phil’s art.

Bidding starts Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 9:00 am
and ends Thursday, September 10 at 9:00pm.
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All proceeds benefit RAM’s outreach programs like RAM on the Road and SPARK!

https://www.ramart.org/savour-2020/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1498737293644937/

Register here:
https://m.silentauctionpro.com/createlogin.php?fwd=olbSignUp&groupId=1079

For more information about Phil Saxon, visit:
https://philsaxon.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SifBqNmbN2E&feature=youtu.be

For more information about Sebastian’s Fine Dining, visit:
https://www.sebastiansracine.com

08/23/2020

SAVOUR 2020: Experience Package B

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Palette & Palate
Cory Sebastian & Phil Saxon

Tempt your senses in a true one of a kind experience like no other. Explore the sensations on your tongue while you are visually engrossed in a live painting. Where does colors on canvas cross over with the color and flavors of wine? Find out with wine expert Cory Sebastian and artist Phil Saxon. This unbelievable pairing will take place in the cool, industrial chic studio of Phil Saxon. Get a personalized tour of Phil’s studio and a behind the scenes look at his method and process—and you will be delighted with his wit, humor and knowledge. Light bites will be served for your party of eight, along with a private shopping opportunity to purchase art.

Bidding starts Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 9:00:00AM and ends Thursday, September 10 at 9:00pm.
Item # A2 - Section 2

https://www.ramart.org/savour-2020/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1498737293644937/

Register here:
https://m.silentauctionpro.com/createlogin.php?fwd=olbSignUp&groupId=1079

More information about Phil Saxon:
https://philsaxon.com
https://philsaxon.com/about-me/

More information about Sebastian’s:
https://www.sebastiansracine.com

Wustum Chas A Museum of Fine Arts
08/21/2020

Wustum Chas A Museum of Fine Arts

RAM's Wustum Museum is reopening!

RAM recently reopened its downtown Racine campus to the public after nearly five months of closure, and now, Wustum is reopening the Northwestern Avenue museum on Wednesday, September 2.

Wustum will resume operation with limited hours, open Wednesday through Saturday, Noon to 4:00 pm.

To learn more about established safety procedures and what to expect when visiting the museum, please visit https://www.ramart.org/visit/what-to-expect-when-visiting/.

This Thoughtful Thursday post is an invitation to visually analyze a contemporary sculpture constructed out of wood with...
08/20/2020

This Thoughtful Thursday post is an invitation to visually analyze a contemporary sculpture constructed out of wood without offering explanation from the artist regarding content or intention.

Does the construction of the work—two shovels placed back to back and balanced—compel you to look closer? Do you wonder if it is steady or difficult to keep upright?

The work is entitled, “Devices for Measuring Obscenity.” Between the two shovels are the words “Greed” and “Control” as well as images of dollar signs, leaves, and the phrase “you me” turned into patterns. What do shovels have to do with greed, control, and obscenity?

The text and images are burnt into the wood, a technique known as pyrography. Do you think that—based on the content of the imagery—the process has metaphorical, as well as practical, intent? Does burning something into wood—as opposed to painting the surface—seem more aggressive? Why might the artist use different fonts for different words?

This work was created in 1990. What was going on socially and culturally in the late 1980s that might have influenced the artist to create this work? Is there a cultural reason the artist might have linked money and power to obscenity?

Are there other things that you see that help you to create a narrative about the work?

Image Credits:
Jan Brooks Loyd
Devices for Measuring Obscenity, 1990
Stained maple
33 1/2 x 22 x 10 1/2 inches
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photography: Jon Bolton, Racine

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441 Main St
Racine, WI
53403

General information

Racine Art Museum (RAM) is an environmentally sound and visually striking, modern reuse of two nineteenth-century structures. Award winning Chicago-based architects Brininstool+Lynch reinvented the space in 2003 to create a 40,000 square foot art museum to house and display RAM’s permanent collection. The largest collection of its kind in the US, the museum’s craft holdings include over 5,000 pieces in art jewelry, ceramics, fibers, glass, metals, polymer, and wood, as well as over 5,000 works on paper and sculptures. The building itself is a work of art, featuring an inventive exterior façade made of translucent acrylic panels that are illuminated at night, making the museum glow like a Japanese lantern.

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Wednesday 12:00 - 16:00
Thursday 12:00 - 16:00
Friday 12:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

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The Racine Art Museum holds the largest and most significant contemporary craft collection in North America, with nearly 10,000 objects from nationally and internationally recognized artists. The mission of the Racine Art Museum is to exhibit, collect, preserve, and educate in the contemporary visual arts. It is the museum's goal to elevate the stature of craft to fine arts by presenting ceramics, fibers, glass, metals, polymer, and wood alongside paintings and sculptures.

The museum plays a vital role in arts education through RAM's Wustum Museum, where it offers community outreach programs, studio art classes and workshops taught by regionally and nationally known artists working in craft media.

Current Exhibitions: http://ramart.org/current-exhibitions Future Exhibitions: http://ramart.org/future-exhibitions Shop Online: https://racineartmuseumstore.org/ Art Classes and Workshops: https://www.ramart.org/hands-on-learning/art-classes/ Free Hands-On Art Programs: https://www.ramart.org/hands-on-learning/free-art-experiences/


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