Everyday Matters: Works by Local Artists–Ric Berns, Don Hinrichs, Ken Swanson
When: November 8, 2011 – March 10, 2012
Where: Regional Center Gallery
Opening Reception: November 17, 5-7:00 pm
Retired commercial artist Don Hinrichs devotes much of his time to painting views of Kenosha County. He photographs clusters of trees, lakeshore views, and patches of brush that catch his eye and later paints landscapes from these in his home studio.
UW-Parkside graduate, Ric Berns is a printmaker and painter. His favorite model is his teenage daughter Christina. Berns’ technique melds drawing, painting and printmaking. He uses watercolor pencils to draw on smooth latex-painted ground and then blends the colors with water applied with fine-tipped brushes. Using etching tools, Berns creates the final highlights by scraping delicate line patterns into the painted surface, revealing the white ground beneath.
Ken Swanson is a Racine-based artist, His designs are autobiographical and often based on scenes from his home and studio. He represents banal moments from everyday life—a sink full of dirty dishes, an air conditioner hanging out a window, a cluttered refrigerator door—as delightful designs with luminous color.
Gallery Hours (metered parking)
Friday, Saturday, 12-4:00 pm
Sunday, Monday, by appointment
Tuesday, Wednesday, 12-6:00 pm
Thursday, 12-8:00 pm
(262) 595 -2521
Contact: email@example.com, 262 595-2345
The Regional Center Gallery is located in the Rita Tallent Picken Center for Arts and Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Road, PO Box 2000, Kenosha, WI 53141-2000, 262-595-2345