The Hatch Art House featured artist for April is paper mache sculpture, Steve Wirtz. Titled: “TAXidermy” in honor of the dreaded tax due date, April 15th, Steve has created trophy like, paper mache animal sculptures using old tax forms. In Steve’s words: “Finishing my taxes for the year is like landing a big fish, or bagging a big game trophy. It’s an accomplishment. They say nothing is certain except death and taxes. Well, I say all I know is life and taxes, because no animals were harmed in the making of this exhibit. I hope you enjoy it, and many happy returns.”
The artist reception will be Friday, April 11th 6-9pm and the exhibit will run from April 1st to April 30th.
Check out the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1396832730592168/?source=1
Madison ceramics artists; Lisa Hepburn, Jenny Blasen and Jackie Matelski will be exhibiting their favorite recent clay works in honor of NCECA for the month of March. Artist reception will be Friday, March 14th from 6-9pm. Refreshments and fun times will be served;) To learn more about the 2014 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts check out their website: http://www.nceca.net And check out the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1841999265939037/
Jenny Blasen Pottery
Toast Ceramics (Jackie Matelski)
EcoSquared Art Show 2014!
EcoSquared is a SMALL WORKS art show, with an upcycling theme along with affordable pricing. Every piece is under $200 and all artwork is sized between 6″sq. to 12″sq. and of course, incorporates upcycled materials. Thus, EcoSquared. The show will run for the month of January.
As always, Hatch only represents Wisconsin based artists with the majority being from the Madison area.
The artist reception will be Friday, January 10th from 6-9pm. Most artists will be in attendance to talk about their work and refreshments will be served.
All pieces are available for purchase but we do appreciate pick-up near the end of the show.
Check out the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/235807799927380/
Thanks to Brava Magazine for including EcoSquared in January’s Art Preview!
The October featured artist is Ceramics artist Lisa Hepburn. Lisa’s current work is informed by both a decades love pre-Colombian Mexican Pottery and a more recent obsession with all things mid-century modern. (A friend puts her design aesthetic this way: Mixtec meets Mad Men). Most of her work is built by hand with slab and coil methods. Most recently she has been experimenting with sculptural vase forms with unexpected negative space. While much of her current work is functional, she strives to create a sculptural sensibility in each piece. Above all, her work is meant to be touched.
Lisa will have her work showcased at Hatch Art House from October 1st-31st with an artist reception Friday, October 4th from 5-9pm coinciding with the city-wide MMoCA Gallery Night. Refreshments will be served along with an outside performance by singer/songwriter Karen Wheelock.
Check out the event page here on Facebook.
And Karen Wheelock’s Facebook page here for a chance to listen to her music!
Pick up Gallery Night maps at Hatch or on MMoCA’s website.
The August featured artist is photographer, Bethany Helzer. Bethany grew up in the Detroit area, finding herself intrigued by the beautiful architecture of a city in neglect, and wanted to document this “urban decay” before it disappeared. Now living in Madison, her focus has shifted to our city’s new and old architecture as well as the nature that surrounds us.
Bethany will have her work showcased at Hatch Art House from August 1st-31st with an artist reception Friday, August 9th from 6-9pm. Refreshments and good times will be served. Facebook Event Page
This month at Hatch we are showcasing (our first ever) EcoSculpt Art Show for the entire month of July.
EcoSculpt is a small sculptures art show, with an upcycling theme along with affordable pricing. Every piece is under $200 and all artwork incorporates upcycled materials.
As always, Hatch only represents Wisconsin based artists with the majority from the Madison area.
The artist reception will be Friday, July 12th from 6-9pm. Most artists will be in attendance to talk about their work and refreshments will be served.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for photos of the artwork in the show!
I’m also honored to be the judge for the Art Fair Off the Square this year! It is put on by the Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople (WAAC). All the artists involved must live in Wisconsin…just like HATCH! This is happening July 13th and 14th. I’ll be there on Saturday with my clipboard in hand; please say hello if you see me:)
The June featured artist is Mark Evans, gelatin (monotype) print artist. Most recently, Mark has been exploring relief printing. His latest body of work is executed using a gelatin plate, creating abstract and mildly representational monoprints. Gelatin printing is a form of monoprinting in which a gelatin slab is used as a printing `plate’ in conjunction with standard water soluble printing inks to create images. Very little pressure is required to make monoprints using this technique – no presses required.
Mark will have his work showcased at Hatch Art House from June 1st-30th with an artist reception Friday, June 14th from 6-9pm. Refreshments and good times will be served.
Check out the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/149570545229272/
Also, on Friday June 21st, the summer solstice, Hatch will be host to 6 different musicians during Make Music Madison, a city-wide event! To see who’s playing and at which time search for Hatch under Venue on their website. June 21st also happens to be the deadline for entry for the EcoSculpt Art Show! That gives you 2 weeks to make a sculpture! (or 3). I put together a Pinterest page of ideas and here is the EcoSculpt info. The show will run for the month of July.
It’s warming up out there… That’s a great reason to celebrate! The MMoCA Gallery Night is May 3rd; a wonderful night to showcase the artists who’ve donated their work to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore Salvage Art Show. Spring-themed cocktails and snacks will be served as well:) 5-9pm.
Check out the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/120700991459337/