Located in the Fine Arts Center (Southview), the Fine Arts Gallery hosts a variety of exhibits from community and student artists.
Fine Art Exhibit
BOUND AND RELEASED: LIFE’S SUBSTANCE RE-IMAGINED
Artists Molly Groshek and Ruth Seider bring together intuitive mixed media works, embracing ways we are “bound and released” from life’s experiences. This collection reflects the artists’ personal development and inner wisdom. Lessons of the past, struggles of the present, and reframing of the future are explored and expressed in their work. These mixed media pieces are an amalgamation of fiber techniques, drawing, painting and/or sculpture.
Ruth Seider is an artist and art therapist. Her educational background includes a BFA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a MA in Art Therapy from Mount Mary University. She is a board certified, registered Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. Her artwork has shown in local galleries and appeared in Fiberarts Design Book Seven. As an art therapist, she has worked with cancer patients and special needs elementary school children. Ruth is also involved in doing art presentations and workshops at major hospitals in the Milwaukee area as well as in other venues. Along with Michalene Groshek, she was the cofounder or The Work of Our Hands. Through their art enrichment and wellness workshops, they have presented at the state conference of the Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter, retreats at Sinsinawa Mound, and local faith based communities. Ruth has recently retired and is pursuing her career as a full time artist.
MICHALENE (MOLLY) GROSHEK
Molly is a mixed media artist and master art teacher. She is an artist exhibiting in local, national and international juried and invitational shows. Her mixed media works were featured in Fiberarts Design Book Four, Five and Six and Making and Decorating Stylish Screens. Molly’s educational background includes a MA in Fibers from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a MFA from the University of Kansas, Lawrence. She also holds a certification as a Dementia Care Specialist. Molly has taught art since 1975; including kindergarten through college students, adult enrichment classes and to elderly artists in residential and day care settings. She was a guest artist in residence in the ArtCare Program at Luther Manor Day Center, Milwaukee. Recently she has facilitated Open Studio classes for adults at North Lake School and the Schauer Arts and Activities Center in Hartford. Molly also presents Mandala Design Art classes, Surface Design and Creativity workshops for schools, wellness centers and organizations.
Monday & Wednesday: 11:00 - 1:00
Tuesday & Thursday: 12:00 - 1:00