Racine Art Museum
Press Release

RAM Features Community Artists in Creature-Themed Exhibition

Creatures features pets and other animals created by area families and art students on view side-by-side with well-known regional artists who teach or work at the museums.

By - Jun 15th, 2018 08:00 am

Racine, WI  June 15, 2018

The lives of animals and humans are interwoven in many ways. The natural world, in all its variety, has long been a favorite topic for artists who can marvel at its complexity, diversity, and beauty. Open until August 11, 2018, RAM Community Art Show: Creatures at RAM’s Wustum Museum of Fine Arts features works of art that show the viewer which beasts, pets, and animals evoke the artist’s true self. This community exhibition showcases innovative artwork by RAM’s students, active volunteers, teachers, and staff, in addition to Racine Unified School District teachers and Racine Art Guild members.

Creatures features pets and other animals created by area families and art students on view side-by-side with well-known regional artists who teach or work at the museums. The exhibition of 131 pieces by 126 artists includes a wide range of media that reflects the stunning variety of different workshops and classes taught at RAM’s Wustum Museum.

RAM Congratulates Curator’s Choice Award Winners:
Ron Dunnett, Thor the Thunder Beast
Amy McGuire, Zenith
Ruth Quirke, Royal Portrait

Visitors to RAM’s Wustum Museum are also encouraged to vote for their favorite artwork. The audience award will be announced after the close of the show.

Artists Included in the Exhibition
Bayside: Amy MarksBurlington: Sandra NowickiCaledonia: Veronica J. Gagliano, Nancy NeiderFranksville: David Gaura, Debra LaMeerKansasville: Judy HibbardKenosha: Ian Garland, Candace Hoffman, Amy Lynn Ross, Paula Touhey, Greg Uttech, Chelsea Van AkenLake Bluff, IL: Julia Magnus, Ivy NilesLake Geneva: Sarah McConnellMilwaukee: Kiefer Ledell, Amy McGuire, Ron McGuire, Valerie PawlakMount Pleasant: Eileen Black, Sue Buhler-Maki, Susan Chiodo, Ron Dunnett, Cindy Flitsch, Samira Gdisis, Patricia Guttenberg, Karen Mathis, Luella Pias, Cherry Wardrip, Jim Wardrip, Nancy WolfPort Washington: Tessa LocklairRacine: Marie Abbott, Jerrold Belland, Jack Blasko, Tricia Blasko, Jon Bolton, Karen Brittain, Karen Broman, Susan Buhler, Jill Castillo, Dominic Cibrario, Tom Coe, Deedee Dumont, Dorothy Dwyer, Mary Dwyer, Lisa Englander, John Falk, Patti Fallon, Wes Fallon, Elaine Gearheart, Pat Gilbert, Megan Goers, Nancy Greenebaum, Alexander Greiveldinger, Sharon Guest, Ann Henkes, Charlotte Horton, Peggy Juras, Suzanne Kadamian, Mary Koors, Mercedes Lopez, Tatianna Lopez, Alex Mandli, Rebecca McGowan, Penny McGuire, Sharon Mellberg, Jayne Miner, Janet Mrazek, Sr. Jaye Nelson, Bruce W. Pepich, Kate Peterson, Steven Pfeiffer, Mairead Quill, Ruth Quirke, Stephen Quirke, Lance Raichert, Linda Reeves, Bill Reid, Patty Roberson, Suzanne Schakelman, Barbara Schoeffel, Richard Smith, Doug Sorenson, Susan M. Sorenson, Arabella Steberl, Jean Sullivan, Allegra Sze, Ardath Trebra, Maggie White, Kelly Witte, Jan Wolff, Marc Wollman, Jennifer Zygmunt; Sturevant: Adrienne ShimadaUnion Grove: Margaret Lininger, Olivia VogeWaterford: Laura Gillespie; Wind Point: Gabriela Zieser, Lilian Zieser

RAM Community Show: Creatures is made possible by: Platinum Sponsor – Friends of Fiber Art International, Windgate Charitable Foundation; Diamond Sponsors – Tom and Irene Creecy, Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation; Gold Sponsors – David Flegel, Herzfeld Foundation, Johnson Bank, Diane and Richard Ruffo, W.T. Walker Group, Inc.; Silver Sponsors – Andis Foundation, Evinrude Outboard Motors, Lucy Feller, Racine Community Foundation, Racine County, Real Racine, Runzheimer International Ltd., Twin Disc, Bill and Mary Walker, Wisconsin Arts Board; Bronze Sponsors – Burlington Graphic Systems, Inc., CNH Industrial, John Cram and Matt Chambers, David and Ellen Easley, Educators Credit Union, Fredrick and Deborah Ganaway, William Guenther, Knight Barry Title, Inc., Dorothy MacVicar, The Norbell Foundation, Janna and Dr. Edward Waldeck, Walmart; Media Sponsor – 88NINE Radio Milwaukee

Together, the two campuses of the Racine Art Museum, RAM in downtown Racine at 441 Main Street and the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts at 2519 Northwestern Avenue, seek to elevate the stature of contemporary crafts to that of fine art by exhibiting significant works in craft media with painting, sculpture, and photography, while providing outstanding educational art programming.

Docent-led contemporary craft and architectural tours of the museums are available. Both campuses of the Racine Art Museum, are open Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and are closed Mondays, Federal holidays and Easter. RAM is open Sunday Noon – 5:00 pm, while Wustum is closed Sundays. An admission fee of $7 for adults, with reduced fees for students and seniors, applies at RAM. Admission to Wustum is free. Members are always admitted without charge to either campus.

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