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Kenosha, WI – January 20, 2015 – Justseeds Artistsʼ Cooperative presents a large-scale installation of contemporary handmade prints by 30 artists including five collective portfolios: War is Trauma, Migration Now!, Resourced, Liberating Learning and Voices From Outside. The exhibit will run in the Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Wisconsin Parkside, Rita from January 23 – March 21, 2015. On Wednesday, February 19 Milwaukee Justseeds Artists, Nicolas Lampert, Pete Railand and Colin Matthes will present a lecture series starting at 2:30pm in Studio B, Rita, followed by a catered reception from 4:30pm – 7:30pm in the Fine Arts Gallery.
Justseeds Artistsʼ Cooperative
Justseeds Artistsʼ Cooperative is a decentralized network of 30 artists committed to making print and design work that reflects a radical social, environmental, and political stance. With members working from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Justseeds operates both as a unified collaboration of similarly minded printmakers and as a loose collection of creative individuals with unique viewpoints and working methods. We believe in the transformative power of personal expression in concert with collective action. To this end, we produce collective portfolios, contribute graphics to grassroots struggles for justice, work collaboratively both in- and outside the co-op, build large sculptural installations in galleries, and wheat paste on the streets – all while offering each other daily support as allies and friends.
UW-Parkside Galleries At The Rita
The Rita is home to three art galleries; each featuring unique and distinctive exhibitions that showcase the artistic talents of nationally and regionally recognized fine artists as well as emerging new artists. The Fine Arts Gallery is our largest gallery, with nearly 4,000 square feet of exhibition space that showcases diverse works by professional artists throughout the nation. The Emile H. Mathis Gallery is home to exhibits that feature outstanding regional artists from southeastern Wisconsin. The UW-Parkside Foundation Gallery features the new and sometimes provocative work of emerging student and professional artists. UW-Parkside galleries are free and open to the public. Spring gallery hours are Monday – Friday 9a.m. to 4p.m. or by appointment. Galleries are also open 30 minutes prior to the beginning of music and theatre events at The Rita. For an appointment or detailed information, please contact 262-595-2342.
Parking passes are required Monday through Friday until 6:30 p.m. for all non-metered parking spots. A limited number of metered spaces are available in Lots B and C for the cost of twenty-five cents for fifteen minutes. Free parking is provided at all opening reception events.
UW-Parkside Galleries Website
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