Cedarburg Cultural Center
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Mixed Media Artist Kathy Lanser featured as January Artist in Residence at the CCC

Kathy will focus on expressive heart art in a variety of colors and sparkle.

By - Jan 5th, 2016 03:31 pm
Kathy Lanser. Photo courtesy of the CCC.

Kathy Lanser. Photo courtesy of the CCC.

CEDARBURG, WI: The Cedarburg Cultural Center is proud to announce it will be hosting mixed media artist Kathy Lanser for the month of January as its Artist in Residence.

Lanser is an eco-artist with a focus on reinventing quirky objects and ephemera. Her ‘Re-Love-Me’ pieces are lovingly created from vintage materials such as postcards, love letters, heart shaped chocolate boxes and a wide array of intriguing objects combined with oil paint, cold wax and in many cases – glitter.

According to Kathy, “People mysteriously leave random items at my studio door and now it has become a bit of a game to find a new life for these ‘treasures.’ The biggest challenge is when a loved one brings me a tender collection of memorabilia and gives me complete freedom to honor those sacred items.  I find great pleasure in being a small part of a never ending sentimental journey.”

While at the CCC for her January Artist in Residency, Kathy will focus on expressive heart art in a variety of colors and sparkle. She will exhibit a mix and match collection perfect for the upcoming Valentine Season.

The artist will be at the Center demonstrating her mixed media painting and collage techniques from 12-5pm on Fridays: January 8, 15 & 22, and Saturday, January 9. There is no charge to stop in, visit with the artist, see her artwork in person, and be inspired by her creative process.

In addition, Lanser will be teaching a special workshop for adults on Tuesday, January 26 from 6-8 pm entitled “Journey to the Heart: Mixed Media Collage.”  Lanser will lead students in creating personalized, one-of-a-kind pieces designed to speak to our hearts, minds and souls.  Using journaling and sketching to create intriguing patterns, alongside painting and collage techniques, Kathy helps students connect to their intuitive sides and “pour their hearts” into the enchanting works. Supplies are included, but students are encouraged to bring their own special elements to be incorporated into the resulting piece. Cost of the workshop is $30 for CCC Members and $38 for Non-Members.

Details about the artist and her workshop and how to register may be found on the Center’s website at: cedarburgculturalcenter.org/artistinresidence.html or by calling 262-375-3676.

The Center’s Artist in Residence program is graciously sponsored by the Townsend Foundation and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund.

The galleries, classrooms, and restrooms of Cedarburg Cultural Center are wheelchair accessible. ,The mission of the non-profit Cedarburg Cultural Center is to provide a gathering place to celebrate community, the arts and local heritage. The Center is free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10 am -5 pm, and Sunday 12 – 4pm.  The Center is closed on Monday.

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