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Just announced: Featured artists named for Starving Artists’ Show

The artists’ specialties range from pottery to fiber art, glasswork, jewelry, painting and more.

By - Jul 31st, 2019 03:26 pm
Phyllis Bankier, featured artist for the 50th Starving Artists’ Show on Sept. 8, highlights the unique details in flowers through her stunning photography.

Phyllis Bankier, featured artist for the 50th Starving Artists’ Show on Sept. 8, highlights the unique details in flowers through her stunning photography.

MILWAUKEE (July 31, 2019) – The seven featured artists for the 2019 Starving Artists’ Show demonstrate the scope of artistry at this event, held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 on the grounds of Mount Mary University.

The artists’ specialties range from pottery to fiber art, glasswork, jewelry, painting and more. This year is the 50th annual show and features over 200 local and national artists. All artwork is original and priced for $100 or less.

This year’s featured artists include:

  • Jackie Guttuso: Inspired by nature, art and children’s books, she creates colorful, textured collages with acrylic paint on watercolor paper or canvas.
  • Mary Boettcher: Animals, birds and art history inspire Boettcher to paint colorful, whimsical pieces using watercolor, gouache, ink, acrylic and graphic design.
  • Phyllis Bankier: Capturing the essence of beauty of a moment in time, this photographer showcases the intricacies of flowers and food she finds in woodlands, prairies and gardens.
  • Jean Wells: Her functional pottery is embellished with hand-drawn and carved graphics that include butterflies, sewing machines, flowers and the skyline of Milwaukee.
  • Ilze Heider: Inspired by her customers’ love of her work, Heider creates leather handbags in different colors and sizes with a variety of ornaments and decorations.
  • Robinson Scott: Capturing reflectivity, blending colors and projecting movement, Scott layers clear and colored glass to create vessels and sculptures.
  • Kim Wilson: Inspired by textures in nature and geometric shapes, she designs jewelry that she calls “small, wearable sculptures” using silver, gold, and semi-precious stones.

The Starving Artists’ Show is sponsored by the Mount Mary Alumnae Association. Admission is $10, which is used to help support student scholarships. For more information, visit www.mtmary.edu/sas.

Mount Mary University is an urban Catholic university committed to social justice and the development of the whole person. Founded in 1913 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, it is the first four-year, degree-granting Catholic institution for women in Wisconsin. Today it serves a minority-majority population and offers more than 30 undergraduate majors for women and nine graduate programs for women and men in four schools: Arts & Design; Humanities, Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies; Natural & Health Sciences and Education; and Business. Mount Mary creates bold women who transform the world. #HerestotheBold

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