“The Journey – Art, Poetry and Short Stories.”
Thelma Sadoff Art Center
51 Sheboygan Street
Fond du Lac, WI
Collaborative Art and Poetry Exhibition
March 1 – April 15th, 2018
Opening reception and Poetry Reading
March 1st, 2018, 6-8 pm
Artist: Christine Alfery
Poets: Christine Alfery, Stephen Anderson, Sylvia Cavanaugh , Chris Daleiden, Barbara Holt, Mara Ptacek, Barb Schmeling, Paula Schulz, Nancy TeWinkel, Phyllis Wax, Mary Wehner, Tori Wellhouse.
Christine Alfery has never been able to color in the lines, she’s not a fan of coloring books and has never made chocolate chip cookies the same way twice. So it makes sense that she has a hard time following the rules when it comes to making art.
Rules have a function. They establish a foundation from which an artist can expand, experiment and explore ideas in the pursuit of creativity, discovery, and art. If creativity and discovery are what art is, and she believes they are, then art needs to fall outside of established foundations, lines, rules and boundaries.
Alfery has no interest in creating something that does not make another think beyond their comfort zone. She has no interest in creating something that does not depart from today’s thinking and imaginings. Alfery believes that art is a journey. It allows us to travel on new pathways and it should be like water: fluid, indeterminate and distinctive. Art should be always changing and always moving.
Christine Alfery earned her Bachelors of Science degree, her Master’s degree in Education, her MFA degree and her Ph.D minor in Contemporary Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Christine is a signature member of numerous art organizations including the International Society of Acrylic Painters, the Western Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Societies of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Missouri and Alabama. She annually has solo exhibitions throughout the United States.
Alfery is presently the curator at Howard Young Art Gallery in Minocqua, Wisconsin. She has received over 55 national awards and her work can be found in over sixty different publications.
Christine’s studio is located in northern Wisconsin.
Thanks for all your wonderful poets and writers. Here is contact information for some of them.