“On the Road Again,” an exhibition of works by Shelby Keefe, a Whitewater native and nationally-known artist who was the third (2011) artist-in-residence at Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel®, will run from Fri Feb 10-Sun Mar 19 in the Whitewater Cultural Arts Alliance’s Cultural Arts Center at 402 West Main Street. It’s open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from noon-5pm. You can read more about Shelby and see some of her work in the CAA’s Winter 2017 newsletter or at Keefe’s website. An article about Keefe, “Painting to a different beat” (Southwest Art, 2015) can be read online at the publication’s website.
Entrance to the gallery in the Center is free, although donations are welcome.
I’ve always wanted to be able to make paintings like Shelby Keefe’s. Thick, heavy paint. Excellent color. Great composition. Carries you to a moment in time. Her work is like an optimistic Edward Hopper.
I’m adding Shelby Keefe to my list of artists who inspired me in 2017.