| THE ART OF TABLESETTINGS
October 9th through November 6, 2016
This annual exhibit has transformed into a display far
anything Ruth West could have imaged when
she introduced the first
Tablesetting Exhibit at the
Rahr-West Art Museum more than 30 years ago.
Originally, this exhibit featured traditional tablesettings
china and crystal, but over the years it has taken
on a life of its own.
It’s not unusual to find tin plates or coconut shells in place of
china and crystal, the bench
of a canoe or a picnic blanket used as the
settings such as a frontier wagon, a jail cell, or a sandy
Please visit us at the Rahr-West Art Museum and enjoy this annual event.
Each year brings new and intriguing designs, and we are sure this year
will be no exception.
WATERS EDGE ARTISTS
The Art of Preservation
October 2 through October 30, 2016
The Water’s Edge Artists will once again be presenting a
plein air artists exhibition at the Rahr-West Art Museum.
These beautiful paintings are for sale, with proceeds benefiting
the Rahr-West Art Museum and local environmental and historic
preservation stewardship organizations.
Water’s Edge Artists – Painters for Preservation – is an alliance
of plein air artists dedicated to artistically recording historic,
endangered or threatened places.
The Water’s Edge Artists meet monthly to creatively capture both
celebrated and humble environmental or historically significant
treasures. The group engages with one another and the public, both as
individuals and as a whole, through collaboration with and financial
support of local environmental and historic preservation stewardship
organizations. Through these joint efforts, WEA endeavors to stimulate
awareness of the need to protect and celebrate our unique, precious and
essential natural resources and historic places.
We humbly thank the Rahr-West Museum and its staff for presenting this
exhibit. And a special thank you to our distinguished juror, Molly
Bowman Johnson, owner and director of The Academy of Fine Art, an Art
Renewal Center approved academy located in Denmark, WI.