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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Jean M. Judd of Cushing, WI

Greetings All,

Textile artist Jean M. Judd of Cushing, Wisconsin has been juried into the Biennial 2012 Fine Art Exhibition to be held at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News, Virginia. Her artwork, Twirling Leaves #2 (below), is one of the artworks selected for the exhibit. The exhibition will feature 87 artworks selected from 681 submissions.

The juror for this exhibition is David Mickenberg, Executive Director and senior curator of the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia. Mr. Mickenberg is an active scholar with expertise in the areas of modern painting and printmaking and 12th century French architecture.

The exhibition opens to the public on July 21, 2012. An artist reception, juror talk, and awards presentation is on Friday, July 20, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The exhibition closes on October 7, 2012. The address of the facility is: Peninsula Fine Arts Center (Pfac), 101 Museum Drive, Newport News, Virginia 23606. Visit the Peninsula Fine Arts Center’s website for more information about the exhibition or call Michael Preble, Curator/Program Director at 757-596-8175.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Weaver’s World                                     
Robots: Drawings and Mixed Media                   
June 8- July 14, 2012                                                                   
Opening Friday, June 8, 6-9:30 PM

Weaver’s World/ Robots: Drawings and Mixed Media

Soft robots comment on hard questions about humans’ use of technology. Papier-mâché interactive robots, bronze robots in embroidered boxes, and larger than life two-dimensional airbrushed cyborgs combine lush fabrics and vivid airbrushed colors.
“Kathy Weaver makes palatable harsh social issues such as war, discrimination, ecology, and technological displacement,”commented Steve Jones, director of the Robert T. Wright Gallery, College of Lake County.

Weaver is interested in robotics and it’s influence on our medical and military communities. She draws prototype robots developed in the Robotics Department at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the patients who are pioneers in using them. Sandro Mussa-Invaldi, director of the lab states, Kathy Weaver came as a quiet guest and acute observer of our research laboratories. (Her) drawings are a positive reminder of the long way that is ahead of us…”.

About the artist:
Kathy Weaver was awarded an Illinois State Artists project grant for Weaver’s World. She has recently exhibited in Crossing Lines, World Financial Center, New York, and Stitched Together, Art and Science, at Fermilab, Batavia, Illinois. Her works are in the collection of The Museum of Art and Design in New York, College of Lake County and private collections. Zia Gallery, Winnetka, Illinois, represents her work.
Kathy Weaver currently lives and maintains a studio in Highland Park, Illinois.

Location: The Art Center                                         Hours: Mon-Sat., 9:00am-4:30pm.
1957 Sheridan Road                                                  p.(847) 432-1888
Highland Park, Illinois                                                  f. (847) 432-9106