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Milwaukee’s Kenn Kwint featured in Wriston Art Center Galleries’ summer exhibition

The work of Milwaukee artist Kenn Kwint will be featured in Lawrence University’s fourth annual summer exhibition series at the Wriston Art Center Galleries. The exhibition opens July 14 and runs through Aug 18.

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“STU,” by Kenn Kwint, acrylic painting

The galleries’ summer series is designed to engage the Fox Valley community in conversation about Midwest artists and artworks.

In conjunction with Appleton Downtown Inc.’s “Art on the Town” events this summer, the Wriston galleries will have extended hours Friday, July 21 and Friday, August 18, reopening from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. both days.

The gallery also will host two “Art@Noon” events, a 20-minute lunchtime tour of the exhibition, on Thursday, July 20 and Thursday, August 10. The tours are free.

“Kwint’s work is energetic, quirky and vibrant,” said Beth Zinsli, director and curator of the Wriston Art Center Galleries. “Kenn moves easily between figuration and abstraction and there’s a sense of pulsing rhythm in the exhibition, due in large part to his concurrent interests in art, poetry and jazz.”

During a successful career that has spanned more than 50 years, Kwint has amassed an impressive body of work, including over-sized abstract canvases, prints, paintings of abstract figures, portraits and more. This exhibition will showcase works in Lawrence’s permanent art collection, which were donated by Wisconsin’s Kohler Foundation, Inc.

Kenn Kwint artwork "Signature"
“Signature,” Kenn Kwint, sugar-lift print

Kwint studied at Milwaukee’s Layton School of Art and has worked with such artists as Plato Prokopis and Robert Van Neumann. His work has been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Milwaukee Art Museum, among others.

The Wriston Art Center galleries are free and open to the public Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.; closed Mondays. For more information, call 920-832-6890.

About Lawrence University
Founded in 1847, Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college of liberal arts and sciences with a nationally recognized conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. It was selected for inclusion in the book “Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College.”  Engaged learning, the development of multiple interests and community outreach are central to the Lawrence experience. Lawrence draws its 1,500 students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries.

Miriam Beerman collages, print portfolio focused on social injustice featured in new Wriston Galleries exhibition

The work of prolific American artist Miriam Beerman highlights the new Wriston Art Center Galleries exhibition, which opens Friday, Sept. 18 with a reception at 6 p.m. and runs through Nov 25.

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Miriam Beerman’s “Untitled,” n.d., fabric, ink, oil, paper, sequins, mounted on a board. From the artist’s collection.

“Beauty and Terror, Compassion and Despair: The Collages of Miriam Beerman” is featured in the Hoffmaster and Kohler galleries. Her work explores deep emotional responses to the historical and modern tragedies of the human experience. The collage work highlights her sympathetic preoccupation with injustice and tragedy while also revealing her intellect, erudition, sense of humor and most importantly, her intuitive, spontaneous artistic process.

In conjunction with the exhibition, two screenings of the film “Miriam Beerman: Expressing the Chaos, will be shown: Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. in Lawrence’s Warch Campus Center cinema and Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Appleton Public Library. A discussion with the film’s director, Jonathan Gruber, follows both screenings, which are free and open to the public. Dr. Susan and John McFadden of the Fox Valley Memory Project also will participate in the library screening discussion.

The Leech Gallery will host “Social In/Justice,” a print portfolio examining unfair acts, inequalities and restrictions to individuals or groups of people. Organized by Benjamin Rinehart, associate professor of art, the exhibition features works of 15 artists, each of whom was asked to react to and personalize challenges to societal norms through a variety of print techniques.

Rinehart and Brandon Bauer, assistant professor of art at St. Norbert College and one of the exhibition’s contributing artists, discuss organizing and creating the prints for the “Social In/Justice” portfolio at the opening reception.

The Beerman exhibition and film screenings are supported by grants from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, the Bemis Company Foundation and the Wisconsin Humanities Council.

Wriston Art Center hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.,; Saturday-Sunday noon – 4 p.m.; closed Mondays. For more information, 920-832-6621.

About Lawrence University
Founded in 1847, Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college of liberal arts and sciences with a nationally recognized conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. It was selected for inclusion in the book “Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College” and Fiske’s Guide to Colleges 2016. Engaged learning, the development of multiple interests and community outreach are central to the Lawrence experience. Lawrence draws its 1,500 students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries.