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Overture Galleries' Winter Exhibits Display A Range Of Human Identity and History, Explore Roots

A new exhibit opens in Playhouse Gallery on Tuesday, Dec. 13 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 26.

Overture Galleries' Winter Exhibits Display A Range Of Human Identity and History, Explore Roots

Overture Galleries' winter 2022 exhibitions are now on display in Galleries I, II and III through Sunday, March 5. Plus, a new exhibit opens in Playhouse Gallery on Tuesday, Dec. 13 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 26. The exhibits feature 32 local and regional artists.

Exhibits in Galleries I, II and III display a range of human identity and history, from Ho-Chunk traditional lifeways and the African American civil rights movement to sibling relationships, gender expression and artist portraits. Visit Playhouse Gallery to explore a multitude of roots, from biological to cultural and symbolic, through works by Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists. To connect and learn more, join us for artist talks at the reception on Friday, Jan. 20 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the galleries.

Overture Galleries are always free and open to the public, and most artworks are for sale by regional artists.

GALLERY I

Healing Journeys: Heritage and Resistance | The Artist & Christopher Sweet

The Artist uses his life experiences to inform civil rights portraits and events to bring liberation movements to the forefront of our attention. Inspired by traditional regalia, storytelling and spiritual connectedness, Christopher Sweet's paintings capture traditional native ways of life, both past and present, setting intentions of healing and unity.

GALLERY II

FICTIVE ARTIFACTS AND INTIMATE KINSHIP | Barbara Justice & Chris Chanson

Artist Barbara Justice and photographer Chris Chanson expose intimate moments of humanity and reflection. Justice's handmade artist books reference memory and personal history through artifacts of the past, found photographs and fictive narratives. Through his black and white photographs, Chanson captures his sons' present growing up together as a personal reflection of his lonely childhood without siblings.

GALLERY III

SEE ME - EXPRESSIONS OF IDENTITY | James Barnard & Chele Ramos

James Barnard and Chele Ramos' expressive portraits convey the unique and personal identities of their subjects. Barnard's compelling photographs portray the rich tapestry of individual gender expression. Ramos' illuminating watercolor portraits depict artists and artisans in their element, doing what they love.

PLAYHOUSE GALLERY

ROOTS, OUR FOUNDATION | Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists

Roots provide nourishment and support for plants. As people, we are also nourished and supported by our roots. Our families of origin, our culture, the people who have taught and inspired us, and nature are all parts of our foundation as people and as artists. Members of the Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists will display new works that explore and celebrate our own roots.

Fiber Arts Community Workshop - FREE

Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Wisconsin Studio

You can be a fiber artist. Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists (MCFA) will supply all you'll need to create a butterfly or other garden creature, using a variety of techniques: embroidery, appliqué, embellishment, weaving, coloring. Art created in the workshop will be hung with the MCFA exhibit in Playhouse Gallery. All ages are invited. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Overture Galleries are sponsored by The Arts Access Fund, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation, Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison, and by contributions to Overture Center for the Arts. Overture is grateful for this community support that helps make these experiences possible.



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