Our May featured artist is Madison illustrator and screen printer, Lesley Anne Numbers of Patchwork Printshop. Hatch will be showcasing her latest project; “Solstice Sketches”. Starting with the summer solstice and going through the winter solstice, Lesley made a drawing of a local plant almost every day. The drawings are pen and marker on recycled tea bags mounted on recycled 5″ x 7″ card stock. Lesley wanted to challenge herself and was inspired by the flowers in her own backyard to start this project. Hatch will also be showing her screen prints. “I find inspiration in children’s artwork, vintage textiles and illustrations, and all of the beautiful forms, colors, and patterns found in nature.”
The artist reception will be coinciding with the MMoCA Gallery Night, Friday, May 1st from 5-9 pm and the show will run May 1st through the 31st. More here.
Here is a piece about Lesley’s show in the Capital Times by Lindsay Christians.
The April featured artist is Madison painter and illustrator, Rebekah Simensen, aka “Ninjagrl”. Rebekah tells the story of Ninjagrl and her pet turtle through her paintings. Ninjagrl is based on the real-life story of Rebekah and her cat named Turtle. Turtle proved to be a loyal companion and unending source of inspiration, in addition, her time spent as a volunteer at the Seattle Aquarium opened her eyes to the wonders of the ocean world. She hopes to emulate the aquarium’s mission in her own, small way – to inspire conservation of our marine environment by providing glimpses of the amazing creatures that live there in her unique ninja style.
Rebekah’s artist reception will be held Friday, April 10th from 6-9pm. The show will run for the month of April.
Vicki creates work that is vibrant, relatable, and most of all, brings beauty to the subject matter. She uses a vivid color palette, while pushing the work with a simplicity that allows each piece to stand alone, and adding just a bit of untraditional visual interest with design elements throughout.
Vicki states, “Most of my recent work has been saturated in the natural world, of which I’ve always been completely entranced. Whether its a killer whale, or frog legged beetle, I see beauty in all creatures. I try to capture that with a non traditional color palette, adding hints of geometric pattern, or metallic embellishments, to invite the viewer further into each piece.”
Vicki Liu’s paintings will be showcased for the month of March with an artist reception Friday, March 13th from 6-9pm.
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The EcoSquared Art Show artist reception was last night; it was so wonderful to see all the artists and their fans! Thanks for braving the frigid weather:) The show is up all month long so stop in to see the creative upcycled art in person. Thanks to all who participated, it’s so great to see what you come up with!
During the month of December, Hatch Art House will be celebrating their 4th anniversary by showcasing all 50 Hatch artists with gift giving art for $50 or less. As always, Hatch represents Wisconsin based artists with the majority from the Madison area. Hatch also has an emphasis on upcycled and recycled material both in artwork and in the shop itself. The artist reception will be Friday, December 12th from 6-9pm. Many local artists will be in attendance to talk about their work. We’ll have sweet treats and festive drinks on hand.
This holiday season, remember to shop small businesses and stay local. Hatch features Wisconsin artists, 90% of which are from the Madison area. When you buy from Hatch you know you are buying local.
The Hatch Art House featured artist for November is Laura Walgenbach of Pointelle Design. Laura studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She graduated in 2012 with a BFA in Fashion Design with a Knitwear Specialization. As a knitwear student she learned how to knit on industrial and “home” knitting machines. Laura tends toward the classic lines and chunky knits, perfect for Wisconsin winters while using only beautiful, colorful yarns.
Laura will be showcasing her knitwear for the month of November with an artist reception Friday, November 14th 6-9pm. Refreshments will be served.