Located in the Fine Arts Center (Southview), the Fine Arts Gallery hosts a variety of exhibits from community and student artists.
Fine Art Exhibit
New Art Exhibit Features Artist Stephanie Copoulos-Selle:
"Migration of the "Seapirs" from Florida to Cuba"
September 1st - October 17th
Ancient man created hybrid creatures. They used the best attributes of various animals to create a super creature. For example, the sphinx was an eagle, human, and lion. Stephanie Copoulos-Selle has combined the sea turtle and tapir to create a fantasy underwater creature called the “seapir”. This installation depicts the creatures on an imaginary migration from Florida to the Cuba. During their migration they travel through the “starfish narrows”, a “fishy spring”, and the “seamen straights” (combination seahorse and man). They continue through “narth alley” (combination Narwall and moth) and finally reach “lady crab reef” (ladybug and crab).
Installation materials: twelve panels of relief prints, and acrylic paint on nylon, two panels of screenprints on cotton, relief print on rice paper, and shells.
About the Artist
Stephanie Copoulos-Selle is an Emeritus Professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. She received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. It is included in collections of: Library of Congress, Yale University, Otis College of Art and Design, University of Washington, School of the Chicago Art Institute, Indiana University, Mills College, Quad Graphics and others. In 2008 she was awarded a Women’s Studio Workshop Grant and Artist’s Book Residency. She works in three mediums, artist’s books, prints, and paintings. Her work, “Time Wall”, is currently on display in a permanent installation on the north wall of the Waukesha Public Library.
Stephanie Copoulos-Selle’s installation is on exhibition at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha’s Fine Arts Gallery. It is entitled, “Migration of the “Seapirs” from Florida to Cuba”. She has combined the sea turtle and tapir to create a fantasy underwater creature called the “seapir”. The underwater environment is created through twelve eight foot fabric panels printed with woodblocks. Viewers are encouraged to walk inside the installation and view the “seapir’s” progress on its journey.