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Local artists take on the challenge to
'Paint the Bridge'
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 11:00 AM
A four panel untitled work from Amy Fischmer (above), and Bob Saueressig’s “Building Bridges” (below), hang in the Art on Main gallery as part of the “Paint the Bridge” project. (Staff photos by Ken Ritchieemail@example.com)
You can see the new Madison-Milton Bridge in the making from several vantage points in downtown Madison. And now one of those spots is located inside the gallery of Art on Main.
As part of its "Paint the Bridge" exhibit, the gallery is featuring several artworks depicting the new and old bridge. The works will be on display for the entire month of July in celebration of the new bridge opening scheduled later this summer.
The gallery has had submissions from about 30 different contributors. Some contributors have multiple pieces on display. Students from area schools also have artwork on display in the window front and in other downtown shops.
The submissions include drawings, paintings and photographic works. The pieces will not be judged, but most are for sale. Kevin and Margo Watkins also will submit their aluminum bridge model, which is about eight-feet long and more than two feet tall.
The pieces are located in the front portion of the store, which is run entirely by volunteers of the Madison Art Club and located at 309 W. Main St.
The gallery will host a reception for the "Paint the Bridge" project on July 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. It is closed on Wednesday. For more information visit www.madisonartclub.com or call (812) 265-2923.
Artists with works on display include: Tom Anderson, Stan Attenberger, Bill Borden, Joyce Sweet Bryant, Drew Burkhardt, Zack Burkhardt, Kevin Carlson, Debbie Crawford, Linda Etherton, Ann Farnsley, Amy Fischmer, Mark Gish, Jani Kleopfer, Cynthia Moore Lebre, Belva Lowry, Meredith Luhrs, Eric Phagan, Larry Plummer, Michael Roberts, Larry Rudolech, Bob Saueressig, Dottie Shepherd, Elle Smith, Gigi Straub, Theresa Strohl, Amy Vaughn, Teresa Waller, Don Ward, Judith Ward, Lillie Wingham, Linda Wood and Jenny Straub Youngblood.
PHOTOS: PAINT THE BRIDGE
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