Walworth County Arts Council

Advancing the importance and growth of the arts and cultural activities throughout Walworth County

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Walworth County Arts Council - Advancing the importance and growth of the arts and cultural activities throughout Walworth County

March Artist of the Month

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AGNES HANDWERK is the featured artist at the Walworth County Arts Council exhibit in the Government Building for the month of March.  Agnes started her career in the Netherlands. While residing in Europe she traveled extensively in the art center of Italy, Poland, France and Germany.  Upon returning to the US Agnes joined the Art Association in Lake Geneva which contributed to her enthusiasm and enjoyment of art.  Her colored pencil sketch of the Eiffel Tower won her a state award.  Agnes continues to work in Acrylics and watercolors as well .  Visit the Government Building in Elkhorn and enjoy Agnes’ display.

 

February 2014 Artist at Government Center

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February Artist of the Month for the Walworth County Art Council showcase at the Government Building in Elkhorn is Sybil Klug.  Her paintings on display were birthed while Sybil was visiting Monet’s garden in France.  Klug is a member of the Lakes Art Association and has displayed her art at their Lake Geneva Gallery.  She has painted/decorated numerous public art sculptures in Racine and Walworth Counties.  Sybil participates in juried shows in Madison, Racine, Kenosha and Harvard IL.   A retired art teacher and board member of WCAC, Klug has participated in their Visiting Artist Program in elementary schools.

Elementary Arts Program

Elementary Art Student Recognition Program

sponsored by the Walworth County Arts Council

 

TO:    All Elementary & Middle School Art Teachers.

 

What:  Recognition of elementary and middle school art students from Walworth County.

 

Who:  The art teacher from each school may submit up to ten pieces of art for the exhibit.  Please send the names and grades of selected students to Walworth County Arts Council,  “jatkinson619@charter.net”, so certificates of participation may be prepared.

The art teacher is responsible for displaying the various student projects. On the day of the exhibit, April 6, each school art teacher sets up their display table prior to the beginning of the program.   Teachers may bring easels to use in addition to the table that is provided.

 

What: At the program the art teacher is introduced and the teacher introduces each student who then shares their work with the audience. Immediately following this presentation, a school group picture is taken.

A copy of the picture is sent to the school for any publicity the school may wish to pursue.

This event is an excellent opportunity to highlight some of the outstanding

artwork of your students.

 

When:  Sunday, April 6, 2014

Time: Program begins at 1:00 PM.  Set up for artwork will be 12:15 until the                                                                                 program.

 

Where:          Elkhorn Middle School

 

Contact:        Sybil Klug,  sbkrtist@yahoo.com

Joyce Atkinson,  jatkinson619@charter.net

September Artist of the Month

Nancy Mancuso, Walworth County Arts Council's September's Artist of the MonthImpressionist painter Nancy Mancuso of Lake Geneva is WCAC’s featured artist for September. Her exhibit is on display in the lobby of the Government Center located on the square in Elkhorn.

“Growing up and working near the Art Institute in Chicago,” said Mancuso, “I spent hours looking at art. Art, paintings—it was my passion!”

When the artist moved to Lake Geneva, she began taking lessons in painting in oils.

It is not necessary to be a member of the Arts Council to have art work presented in the display case. Walworth County artists interested in having their work presented should contact Arts Council volunteers Al Gruling at (262)642-5281 or Dale Hagan at (414)837-4363.

August Artist of the Month

Alyssa Skindingsrude Alyssa (Ally) Skindingsrurde, a recent graduate of Whitewater High School, is the featured artist for the month of August sponsored by the Walworth County Arts Council. The display is located in the lobby of the Government Center on the square in Elkhorn.

Skindingsrude was the 2013 recipient of a $1000 art scholarship from the Arts Council. Her work was judged “highly creative and original” and “demonstrates a confidence in using various materials and techniques.” In the fall Skindingsrude will continue her education at UW-Milwaukee as an art major. Her interests are in graphic design, interior design, and fashion. The artist attributes her high school success in art to her art instructor Debbie Brigham-Schmuhl.

It is not necessary to be a member of the Arts Council to have art work presented in the display case. Walworth County artists interested in having their work presented should contact Arts Council volunteers Al Gruling at (262) 642-5281 or Dale Hagan at (4140 837-4363.     

Congratulations to our “Winning Words” Winners

WCAC Winning Words

Congratulations to all our “Winning Words” winners! First Place went to Danielle Braun from Elkhorn Area High School (Prose) and Michael Wicks from Big Foot High School (Poetry).

The Walworth County Arts Council recently awarded cash prizes to the winners of their 2013 Winning Words writing competition. Pictured, left to right, are Melonie Wright, Delavan-Darien High School, second place, prose; Raphael Dawis, Williams Bay High School, second place, poetry; Jessica Gagliardo, Williams Bay High School, third place, prose; and Danielle Braun, Elkhorn Area High School, first place, prose.  Not pictured, the first place poetry winner, Michael Wicks, Big Foot High School and the third place poetry winner, Rebecca Ochoa, Big Foot High School.  The Arts Council received 123 entries this year from Walworth county high school students.   By sponsoring the Winning Words competition, the Arts Council seeks to encourage young writers and promote writing excellence.

To find out more about WCAC’s “Winning Words” competition, go here >>

 

Awards Dinner
Showcasing Our Scholarship & Award Recipients

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Registration: 6 PM
Dinner: 6:30 PM

Join the Walworth County Arts Council in encouraging and supporting the arts for young people. At this annual recognition dinner, the outstanding work of our county’s talented high school students will be showcased as we award scholarships in music and visual art, as well as the awards for exceptional writers in prose and poetry.

RESERVATION DEADLINE:  June 3, 2013
Print and Return the Reservation Form, along with your check, to
Walworth County Arts Council
PO Box 446
Delavan, WI 53115

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Ravinia’s Tchaikovsky Spectacular

Sunday, August 4, 2013, from 2:15 PM-9 PM

Gil ShahamTravel with WCAC to Ravinia for their all-Tchaikovsky evening featuring the “1812” Overture with live cannons. Adding firepower to the event is Gil Shaham (long considered one of the violin masters of his generation).

A great show—we will depart from the Elkhorn Park & Ride at 2:15 PM on Sunday, August 4, returning at about 9 PM.  Seating will be at the Pavilion.

RESERVATION DEADLINE:  July 24, 2013
Print the Reservation Form, along with your check, and mail to:
Walworth County Arts Council, PO Box 446, Delavan, WI 53115

Additional Information >>

Photo Courtesy of Ravinia

June’s Artist of the Month

Artist of the Month June 2013Whitewater photographer Mark L. McPhail is the featured artist in the display case sponsored by The Walworth County Arts Council at the Government Center on the square in Elkhorn. The artist has titled his exhibit “Snapshots”.

Mark was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he became interested in photography as a teenager. As an undergraduate he studied photography at Emerson College, in Boston, Massachusetts, where two of his photographs were published in the Emerson Review. During graduate school he worked part time as a photojournalist for the Campus Connection in Amherst, Massachusetts, and later as a photographer and editorial consultant for Digital Equipment Corporation. His photography has been featured in the academic journal Critical Studies in Mass Communication, and his work has been exhibited at the Mac Worthington Gallery in Columbus, Ohio; the Blue Heron Gallery in Liberty, Indiana: in Dallas Texas at the Cerulean Gallery, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary Gallery, Café Izmir, and the African American Museum: and in Whitewater, Wisconsin, at the Crossman Gallery, the Sweet Spot, the Wisconsin Arts Alliance Cultural Arts Center, First Citizen’s Bank, the Whitewater University Innovation Center, and Roberta’s Gallery.

The images presented in the Elkhorn Display Case are selections from four different collections of his work. The large image at the top of the display case, titled “Feeling-Thought,” was first featured in my inaugural exhibition at the Cerulean Gallery in Dallas, Texas. The image at the bottom left, titled “Omowale,” was exhibited at the African American Museum in Dallas, Texas, and at the Crossman Gallery in Whitewater, Wisconsin. The image at the bottom center is part of the “Prints on Prince” exhibit recently held at the Crossman Gallery, and the image at the bottom right is from an exhibit recently under development that explores the artistic qualities of clouds called “Both Sides Now”.

It is not necessary to be a member of the Arts Council to have art work presented in the display case. Walworth County artists interested in having their work presented, contact Arts Council volunteers Al Gruling at 262-642-5281 or Dale Hagan at 414-837-4363.

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