Cedarburg Cultural Center
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Patrick Doughman, May Artist-in-Residence at Cedarburg Cultural Center

"There should be an internal relationship between making a piece of art and the artist. It is important however, that the work draws in the viewer to complete this visual process." "Images need to emotionally engage both maker and viewer." -Patrick Doughman

By - Apr 9th, 2019 02:51 pm
Patrick Doughman, Self portrait. Photo courtesy of the CCC.

Patrick Doughman, Self portrait. Photo courtesy of the CCC.

CEDARBURG, WI (April 9, 2019): The Cedarburg Cultural Center proudly welcomes Wisconsin artist and educator, Patrick Doughman, as Artist-in-Residence for the month of May. Life in Wisconsin has given Patrick strong Midwest roots. He was born in Oshkosh and moved to Cedarburg in the early ’60s. Being the son of an artist and educator instilled a passion for the arts at an early age. Patrick received a BA in Art Education from UW-Platteville. He went on to proudly teach high school art for 35 years. While at Platteville in the ’70s he studied the work and lives of Regionalist Artists Grant Wood and Thomas Hart Benton. Their dedication to technique and recording the passion of Midwest life strongly influenced Doughman’s art.

Finding and exploring new and unique ways to express his ideas have always been important to him. His work is constantly evolving. His art emphasizes, not only the relationship of figures in the composition but also painting technique and application of color. His interest in revitalizing the historic techniques of egg tempera now makes up the bulk of his work over recent years. Doughman is a skilled printmaker, focusing on relief cuts. He was privileged to earn his MFA at UW-Madison in the ’80s and trained under the guidance of accomplished Wisconsin printmakers Warrington Colescott, Bill Weege, Fran Myers, and Raymond Gloeckler. The “line making” quality of printmaking carries over into Patrick’s painting technique. Doughman shares, “I paint very much as I would print; separating colors, like plates or blocks, overlaying them, one color at a time, and letting the eye blend them together to create new colors and textures.” Doughman’s work is largely narrative. The figures in his compositions draw in the viewer to ask questions such as “what just happened?” or “will this be resolved?” or possibly “where do they go from here?”

Don’t miss the opportunity to talk with Patrick about the evolution of his work. Watch as he demonstrates his original, well-honed painting techniques at the CCC on May 8 & 9: 10 am – 1 pm; May 11,16, 22, 23 & 26: 11 am – 2 pm and May 29 & 30: Noon – 3 pm. Learn firsthand the ancient art of egg tempera painting from Patrick by attending his upcoming workshop, Egg Tempera Painting – A Modern Twist on an Ancient Technique, being held Saturday, May 18: 9 am-Noon. You will learn a new technique for mixing egg tempera and how to apply it in multiple ways to a surface. There will be a demonstration by the artist and guided practice with each student. Bring a photo of your choice to work from – landscape, portrait or still life. All other supplies will be included.

$45 CCC Members/ $54 Non-Members.Space is limited. To register, please contact the Cedarburg Cultural Center at 262-375-3676 or visit www.CedarburgCulturalCenter.org.

Where Art, Music and History Thrive
Located in the heart of historic downtown Cedarburg, the CCC has been the cultural hub of the community for 33 years. The #CCC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Center for Art, Music and History in Ozaukee County. All classrooms, galleries, and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. The Cedarburg Cultural Center is free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

For more information, please visit:
W62 N546 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg WI 53012
Phone: 262-375-3676

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