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 THE ART OF TABLESETTINGSSchubring Tablesetting
October 9th through November 6, 2016
This annual exhibit has transformed into a display far
beyond 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
of fine 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 table, and
settings such as a frontier wagon, a jail cell, or a sandy beach.

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.


The Art of Preservation                                                            Oil by Kathleen Eaton
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.

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