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 »
Category Archives: Wisconsin Arts
Written on May 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm, by Helen
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.
Written on March 16, 2012 at 2:44 am, by Helen
Written on July 7, 2011 at 1:40 am, by Helen
Written on July 5, 2011 at 4:33 am, by Helen
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.
Written on May 2, 2011 at 2:50 am, by Helen
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
Written on April 9, 2011 at 8:57 pm, by Helen
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.