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Winter Art Galleries feature Bone Folders’ Guild, tintypes and more

For immediate release: Monday, December 19, 2016
Contact: Sarah Knab, 608.258.4438 / sknab@overture.org

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Winter Exhibitions Now Open in Overture Galleries I, II, III

Featuring special events and exhibitions including Bone Folders’ Guild, layered screen prints, tintypes and cyanotypes

Madison, Wis. – The Overture Galleries continue Overture Center’s commitment to fostering outstanding local visual arts with new Winter cycle galleries featured from December 13, 2016 – March 5, 2017, with a free and public reception for all three on Friday, January 13, 2017.

Gallery I – “15” Bone Folders’ Guild

This exhibition examines the 15 years the Bone Folders’ Guild has existed. A variety of materials, methods, and concepts reveal the possibilities of the book as a form of artistic expression.

The Bone Folders’ Guild will host “Make & Take a Book”

Overture’s Wisconsin Studio (3rd floor) | Saturday, January 14, 2017 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Join the Bone Folders’ Guild to make and take your own artist book. Learn some simple book structures and bookmaking terminology. This event connects with the exhibition “15”.

Gallery II, Whereupon Memory: Carol Chase Bjerke & Sarah O’Farrell

Bjerke and O’Farrell explore nuances of communication through evidence and memory. Bjerke’s innovative photographic works address the human impulse to place one stone on another. O’Farrell contemplates the relationship between place and nostalgia in her layered screen prints.

Gallery III, Alternative Photographies: Eric Baillies & Anders Zanichowsky

This exhibition reveals hidden realities through alternative photographic methods. Baillies re-contextualizes portraits, cities, and nature through tintypes and salt and albumen prints made from glass negatives. Zanichowsky presents sights of the Arctic through cyanotypes printed in the archipelago of Svalbard.

Eric Baillies: 19th Century Photography Here and Now

Overture’s Wisconsin Studio (3rd floor) | Saturday, January 28, 2017 4-5 p.m.

  • The artist will discuss the process of creating photographs using early modern methods, including the use of collodion to produce tintypes (positives) and glass negatives to produce salt and albumen prints.

Anders Zanichowsky

Overture’s Wisconsin Studio (3rd floor) | Saturday, January 28, 2017 5-6 p.m.

  • The artist will discuss the process of printing cyanotypes and making work in the Arctic wilderness, with photos and videos from his expedition in Svalbard.

Reception for Overture Galleries I, II, III:

Overture Promenade Terrace | Friday, January 13 from 6-8 p.m.

  • Refreshments will be served in the and artist talks will be held in the galleries.

Gallery I sponsored by the Webcrafters-Frautschi Foundation, the Arts Access Fund, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation, and by contributions to Overture Center for the Arts.

Gallery 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.

Gallery receptions are sponsored by Overture Center, will have served refreshments and are free and open to the public.

Located in Overture Center for the Arts at 201 State Street, the Overture Galleries radiate off the Rotunda Lobby on three levels. Overture Galleries are free and open to the public Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For more information about these exhibits, please contact Beth Racette at 608.258.4169, bracette@overture.org or visit our website overture.org/galleries

OVERTURE CENTER FOR THE ARTS in Madison, Wisconsin features seven state-of-the-art performance spaces and five galleries where national and international touring artists, ten resident companies and hundreds of local artists engage people in over half a million educational and artistic experiences each year. Overture.org  

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