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Category Archives: Wisconsin Arts

The ‘Wright’ place to learn the art of watercolor


Written on July 6, 2012 at 3:05 am, by

Study of Jamie's Dahlia, 8x11, watercolor, ©2012 Helen Klebesadel

I am just back from an enjoyable weekend teaching my workshop, Watercolor: a Fresh Start, at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed  Wyoming Valley School Cultural Art Center to a wonderful group of  Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, art and technology, Biographical, Creative Play, Fablous Artists, Teaching Art and Creativity, Watercolor, Wisconsin Arts, Workshops and Classes

The Art Of Resistance: The Exquisite Uterus


Written on May 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm, by

Uterus Flag Project

The more I have looked the more I have found systematic outrage across the country at the efforts to regulate women’s reproductive lives by imposing particular moral and religious perspectives. ..Many individuals, including artists, are fighting back in our own ways.

Categories: Activist Art, art and technology, art collaboration, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Political Art, Social networking, Uncategorized, Wisconsin Arts

New paintings by Mary Kay Neumann, 'Art Still Has Truth, Take Refuge There'


Written on March 16, 2012 at 2:44 am, by

In her new exhibition Mary Kay Neumann’s wet-into-wet watercolor florals are alive with emotions of joy, conflict, and and the intrinsic beauty of life.

Categories: Ability, Art Techniques, donating art, Fabulous Artists, Feminist art, Inspiration, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Wisconsin Arts

Day Nine -Two Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days


Written on July 13, 2011 at 3:34 am, by

Day nine in the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel.

Categories: A Painting A day, Fabulous Artists, Watercolor, Wisconsin Arts

Day Three-Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days


Written on July 7, 2011 at 1:40 am, by

Welcome to day three in the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel.

Categories: A Painting A day, art collaboration, Inspiration, Teaching Art and Creativity, Watercolor, Wisconsin Arts

Two Artists Share A Painting A Day for 33 Days: One of 33


Written on July 5, 2011 at 4:33 am, by

Introducing the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project that Fairbanks artists Nikki Kinne and Helen Klebesadel agreed to undertake with an eye toward sharing simple playful paintings across the distance between Wisconsin and Alaska.

Categories: A Painting A day, Ability, art collaboration, Beauty, Fablous Artists, Teaching Art and Creativity, Watercolor, Wisconsin Arts, Women Artists, Workshops and Classes

Activist Art: Art That Works


Written on May 2, 2011 at 2:50 am, by

Activist art is, by definition, historically specific. It aims to address particular cultural, political and social concerns with a view to producing concrete social change. It is interesting to me as an artist and an educator how seldom we find an analysis of what makes effective activist art a part of what we teach and learn, especially since we need it now more than ever.

Categories: Activist Art, Artist Resources, Diversity, Fablous Artists, Feminist art, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Inspiration, Political Art, Teaching Art and Creativity, This and That, Wisconsin Arts, Women Artists

Your Don’t Always Know What You Got ‘Til Its Gone so don’t let the Wisconsin Arts Board go!


Written on April 9, 2011 at 8:57 pm, by

It will be easier to save the Wisconsin Arts Boards than get it back once its has been dissolved, so lets advocate to save the agency now so we have something to rebuild when our economy improves. Lets not regret in the future what we can work to save today.

Categories: Activist Art, Uncategorized, Wisconsin Arts