MADISON, WI USA (August 10, 2017)
Art Showcase presents
‘ African Connections
present their unique work in painting and sculpture, showing
how their use of the same elements produces varied, intriguing results.
Artists will tell the stories of their creative process and the inspiration behind their work during a
symposium on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 3:30
4:30 pm, followed by a reception from
6:30 pm at the Promega BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, 5445 E Cheryl
Fitchburg. Both events are open to the public.
Joyce Owens is a
versatile artist who started as a painter, though she has worked in a wide range
free standing sculptural works
as well as paintings
canvas, wood and paper.
MFA in painting
from Yale University and
painting from Howard University.
Owens has taught studio painting and drawing classes at
Chicago State University since 1996 while also
actively exhibiting and curating. However,
her associate professor position in 2015
to pursue art full-time.
As a child,
Charly Palmer remembers being fascinated by illustrations in Ezra Jack Keats’ “The
imagery in the book
planted a seed in
realize that what appealed to him most were the random geometric shapes, the simplicity of the
layered textures and patterns,
the mix of bold colors.
Palmer studied art and design at
American Academy of Art and the School of the Art Institute, both in Chicago, and has taught
design and illustration
at the college level. His work is in private and public collections
which include McDonald’s Corporation, Miller Brewing Company, the Coca Cola Company and
Jake Webster is a sculptor, mixed-media artist, and spoken-word performer. His work speaks about his community and the environment in which he lives. He uses the tradition of direct carving in wood and stone and applies a contemporary attitude by creating art with whatever
is at hand to
tell his story.
Webster always begins the sculpting process
by first writing poetry.
poetry is the fastest way for
to get an idea from
head to paper.
paper, the sculpting begins.
Art Showcase runs from Tuesday,
19, 2017 through
January 5, 2018. The exhibit is
open Monday through Friday from 8:00
This exhibit is made possible through support from
and produced by Daniel Swadener.
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Promega Corporation has sponsored the Art Showcase since 1996 as part of the company's commitment to creativity and innovation in the arts, culture and sciences. The Biopharmaceutical Technology Center, located on 5445 East Cheryl Parkway two miles south of Highway 12/18 (Beltline) off Fish Hatchery Road, was developed in part to provide Promega employees and community members a place to pursue these objectives.
acrylic on wood
acrylic on canvas
Mother and Child
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