Michele Dangelo

A critical component of my work is a basic icon – a house, boat, and dress – infused with vigorous but reserved energy. These complex and contemplative, yet simple and subtle images reflect my choice to concentrate on ordinary objects and invite me to instinctually create a multi-generational storehouse of memory. I try to give my work a sense of direction and eloquence by using geometrical simplification to amplify the feelings of emptiness around each object.

Abstracted images and mark making, in combination with innovative use of color, create the essential elements of my work. My style may be described as a spontaneous but conscious attempt to penetrate the hidden intimacy of ordinary objects. I delight in surprising viewers with paintings that are motionless in time and devoid of any particular narrative, however there is always a different story to tell – leaving unsaid that which the viewer longs to discover.

I work to realize the correct color/shade to convey feeling by pushing conventional stereotypes, at times using orange to trigger a pensive response or red to subdue rather than ignite. Palette knives, rags and other materials add texture and depth creating surfaces that might be described as layers of tonal memories.

My work is collected by many who feel that everyday objects ignite imagination and create a sense of connectivity. Because the forms are more conceptual than real they reflect the ambiguous and evoke ambivalence triggering a longing for pleasure, comfort, security and permanence – while transcending borders, cultures and socio-economic class

I remain challenged by the notions of free expression and a distinct hand to create work that has more to do with the viewer’s perception than my intention my intention.

Bill Reid

“Bill Reid is to sculpture what Dr. Seuss is to children’s books.”
– Stacey Williams-Ng for Milwaukee Home & Fine Living Magazine

Recognized around the world as one of the leading fabulists in a fabulousy world, Bill (Bee) Reid has been making painted steel extravagonzo sculptures for over thirty years.

“I am a pungent in the Anvillage of Rayscene.
A Witinerant wandering the oboreal forest of the Wisconsin Territories- OBO.
A beedoin purveyor of yummee beelusions in a dessert of broken dreams.
Using steel, a torch, and a few hand tools, shepherding the sparks on a grand sofaree.
Making things close up seem far out, weigh out, odd, even, know waiting.
Like a detective, I turn on the heat until the steel talks.
Over the years becoming a master at filling black holes in the twisted Crowmowzone.
Always anticipating the unexpected looniverse.
The lune is doomed.
Soon to go the way of the dodo.
Just ask any flightless astronaught.
Grounded after years of bouncing up and down.
Harassing the heavenly bodies and
in the end realizing it all added up to nothing.
While the Abominabill Mowman,
Spotted in a rare sighting at the Peskimow Picnic
sponsored by the local POW (prisoner of warming) camp
blunderwheres off towards the
Tower of Babblelawn
to tell tall tails
of Mowbee Dick
the great Green Wail.”

 

Julie Shaw

Julie Shaw has been designing and crafting exquisite jewelry for over thirty years. Using sterling silver accented with 14k, 18k and 22k gold, her creations are then magically transformed by a patina that enhances unique agates, jaspers, opals and other precious stones.

Inspiration for Julie’s original designs comes from many sources, including her spiritual connection to nature and travels to ancient and sacred places around the world.

This tantalizing jewelry may be found at galleries and fine stores nationwide.

Bring the beauty and power of this truly wearable art into your life.

 

Photography by: Ryder Gledhill, Juried Art Photography

*Julie Shaw jewelry pieces are one-of-a-kind. Please call the gallery at 920-868-3579 for pricing and availability.

Roberta Sieber

I have always felt the need to create and experiment. For me, painting fills that need. I am constantly inspired by the beauty found in nature and the world around me, and I love to play with color and texture in my paintings. Inspiration can come from anywhere: a whispering shadow on the sidewalk, a luminous backlit flower, a shimmering reflection in a pond.

As an artist, my objective is to take the ordinary and interpret it in a way that makes it extraordinary for the viewer. The subject of each painting is not as important to me as the way in which it is painted. Whether I’m using oils or pastel, I strive to create a sensitivity or mood in my paintings, rather than duplicate exactly what I see.