Sites and Scenes done Wisconsin style

Beautiful artwork and pictures such as these can be seen in the Sites and Scenes of City Landscapes until May 10.

People can visit the beautiful artworks and pictures of local Wisconsin cities from April 29 to May 10 at the Roberta A. Fiskum Art Gallery on UW-Whitewater campus. The exhibit includes pictures of famous architecture from Madison, Milwaukee, and Whitewater itself. The frames around every picture are made out of reclaimed materials.

The art gallery collaborates with students and staff on campus, fellow sponsors and provides workshops and several art related events to the community at UW-Whitewater. The gallery’s current exhibit is brought by artist Lance Thomas located in Madison.

Exhibit leader Avery Jenks says that after meeting Thomas at the Madison’s Art Fair, he agreed to let the university put it on display for the last two weeks. The artist has past industrial training and was willing to showcase his different works of art.

“We haven’t done anything that is exactly like this in the past,” Jenks said. “But we have had a few photographers display their work of city landscapes in the gallery before.”

One thing she loves about this art gallery display are the reclaimed material frames. “I think that this really added to the character of each piece,” she said. “The frames usually relate to the photo somehow, and it makes the frame a part of the artwork, which I like.” Workshop leader Sam Sommerville, who has only been with the gallery for two years, couldn’t agree more.

“They draw attention to photography and architecture,” she said.

The pictures in the gallery include different restaurants, historical landmarks, and other landforms found in each city. Each photo showcases the beauty and distinct features each city has to offer.

“It showcases unique locations and architecture within our local and nearby community,” Sommerville said. She recommends that everyone and anyone who can should visit the exhibit.

The next exhibit is called Raw Energy made by the Wisconsin Pastel Artists from the 15 to June 14. A reception for it will be held on June 3 from 4-7 p.m.

The art gallery is open Monday-Thursday from 10-6 p.m. and Friday from 10-3 p.m. People can learn more about the art gallery and upcoming exhibits on their UW-Whitewater website or Facebook page. They also have a snapchat students can connect with for future advertisements.

For more information, people can email Jenks at or call at (262) 472-3193.

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