Threshold Exhibits Client Art at UW-WC
Display Open for upcoming spring musical
UW-Washington County (UW-WC) is now showcasing artwork created by clients of the Threshold, Inc. of West Bend in the campus art gallery. The colorful exhibition fills the gallery with a variety of projects created during the past few months. Much of the art was created with recycled materials, including a large colorful wreath made of plastic soda bottles. The empty bottles were cut, painted in a kaleidoscope of colors and assembled. The finished product has a look similar to Dale Chihuly’s blown glass art. Another clever use of recycled materials is a picture created using clear plastic spoons, cut, glued and assembled on a colorful teal background to create a flower design.
The display includes several acrylic paintings, including a large three-panel picture of budding tree branches on an attractive blue background. Several paintings incorporate hearts in the design, including a four-panel piece with the stenciled message, “Hug Me, Kiss Me, Squeeze Me, and Love Me.” Some of the projects were created as a team project, while others are individual works. The artwork was created under the supervision of talented staff members. Haley Madsen, Special Services Team Leader at the Threshold, coordinated the display.
The Threshold exhibit will be open to coincide with UW-WC’s spring musical, Don’t Hug Me!, with performances on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28-March 1 and March 7-8 (7:30pm). Threshold staff will be selling refreshments during the opening performance on Friday, February 28, with all proceeds to benefit the Art and Activities Fund at the Threshold.
The exhibit will also be open Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm and during the performance of Dervish on Friday, March 14 (7:30pm). There is no charge to view the artwork.