Art of Conversation

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The Art of Conversation speaker series is designed to engage and enlighten attendees. Engage with a variety of artists who will inspire new ways of thinking about art. All programs are scheduled to take place at the Rahr-West Art Museum. Open to all.


Kathy Svec - Shadowbox Art

Thursday, April 19, 2018   1:00p

Kathy will bring us into another world, showcasing her shadowbox art as she combines collage and book binding, giving us a peek into the layers of textures and patterns used in her work. With two art degrees and a career of teaching and managing art-related programs at Iowa State University, Kathy has worked in a variety of medium and has been showcasing her work since 1978.

Graeme Reid - Museum of Wisconsin Art

Thursday, May 10, 2018  1:00p

Graeme talk with us about six women who made a tremendous impact on Wisconsin art.

Cy20th Century Mastersnthia Noble - Art Institute of Chicago

Sunday, June 10, 2018  1:00p

Cynthia will discuss our Modern Masters:20th Century Prints exhibit, which will be on display at the Rahr-West from June 10-August 12, 2018.

Stephanie Carpenter - Hamilton Wood Type Museum

Thursday, July 26, 2018  1:00p 

Stephanie will demonstrate art printing techniques

Patrick Burke - Florence trained wood carver

Thursday, October 11, 2018  1:00p

Patrick will demonstrate his seasonal talent as a pumpkin carver.