July Art Show: Polka! Press Printmaking Collective

For the month of July, Hatch Art House is featuring the artists of Polka! Press, a local printmaking collective currently comprised of thirteen artists. 

Their shared studio space is equipped with screen-printing and letterpress equipment, and members’ art making practices include bookmaking, textile design, and other print methods. The cooperative was founded in 2011 with the goal of promoting a vibrant local printmaking culture by offering access to printmaking facilities, and providing educational opportunities to the Madison community.
 
The show will run for the month of July with an artist reception Friday, July 10th from 6-9pm. Refreshments will be served.

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June Featured Artist: Erin Bowe

The June featured artist is Madison jewelry designer and metalsmith, Erin Bowe. Erin will be highlighting her new “Men’s Line” just in time for Father’s day. Money clips, tie clips, cuff links, keychains, rings and even ‘manly earrings’ are included in this new line. We will, of course, have her women’s jewelry line available as always. Erin is using a new technique for the money clips; “roller printing” is the process of embossing metal using a rolling mill and a die of some sort, like paper. Annealed (softened) metal is run through the rolling mill with the die to imprint the design on the metal.
The artist reception will be Friday, June 12th from 6-9pm with the show running for the month of June. 

Check out the Facebook event page here.

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May Featured Artist; Lesley Numbers And MMoCA Gallery Night!

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.

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April Featured Artist; Rebekah Simensen

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.

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March Featured Artist; Vicki Liu

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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February Featured Artist; Jewelry designer Sarah DeAngelo

The Hatch Art House featured artist for February is jewelry designer, Sarah DeAngelo.
Sarah describes her work as “unique yet uncomplicated. It’s delicate and feminine jewelry featuring beautiful gemstones, pearls and fine metals. Exquisite wire work and metalsmithing combine for one of a kind jewelry that is luxurious yet unpretentious.” Sarah’s developed special techniques combining metal smithing, bead stringing, knotting and wirework to create unique jewelry with an understated flair.
Sarah will be showcasing her jewelry for the month of February with an artist reception Friday, February 13th from 6-9pm. Refreshments will be served.

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EcoSquared Art Show 2015

 

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!eco 2015 poster

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