Creative Communities Art Canvas Project

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than [one] seeks.”
Canvases are still available for your artistic interpretation…

La Crosse Compassion Project

The Creative Communities Art Canvas Project is an art project involving 350 artists of all ages and talents from area communities.

Participants receive a 6-inch-by-6-inch art canvas to artistically interpret the following nature quote.

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than [one] seeks.”

John Muir

Canvases have been distributed to area schools.
The general public can be picked up canvases at the following locations:

Kickapoo Valley Reserve Visitor Center
Cashton Memorial Library
Gays Mills Public Library
Hillsboro Public Library
La Farge Lawton Memorial Library
Norwalk Public Library
Ontario Public Library
Readstown Public Library
Soldiers Grove Pubic Library
Viola Public Library
Viroqua Chamber Main Street
Westby Bekkum Memorial Library
Wilton Public Library

Canvases must be registered online and returned to the Kickapoo Valley Reserve (KVR) Visitor Center by March 3rd. The canvases will be exhibited at the KVR Visitor Center March 7-28.

The grand opening be will in conjunction with the Creative Communities Art Demo & Sale at the KVR Visitor Center on Saturday, March 7th from 10 am – 4 pm.

The canvas exhibit is a fundraiser for the KVR Education & Events Program. The canvases will ultimately be sold through an online silent auction, which has nice searchable and zoom features. Artists have first right to purchase their canvas for a fee of $10.00 or can allow their canvas to be auctioned with all proceeds going to the KVR Education & Events Program.

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Creative Communities Art Event
Saturday, March 7th

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The public is invited to attend a day of viewing and discussing art with a wide range of talented area artists. Ask questions, see work in progress and purchase a gift of artwork for a friend or something special and unique for yourself. The following artists will be in attendance. More artists will be added to the list.

Buzz Balzer, Cashton – Oil Paint
Christine Bengston, De Soto – Mosaics

Gary Bengtson, De Soto – Stained Glass
Daniel Gilbertson, Viroqua – Leather Work
Hans Gill, Seneca – Metal Sculpture
Jack Hill, La Farge – Photography
Barbara Kettner, Viola – Watercolor Paint
Daryl Skrupky, Viroqua – Colored Pencil
Jennifer Terpstra
, La Crosse – Watercolor Paint

Image from Prairie Glass Studio, All Rights Reserved

Image from Daniel Gilbertson – Leatherwork, All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Terpstra, All Rights Reserved

 

Image from Barbara Kettner Watercolor Art, All Rights Reserved

Image from Jack Hill Photography and Design, All Rights Reserved

 

UPDATED 3/6/15 – A note from Sadie Urban at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve:

The exhibit is set-up and looks amazing!
The canvases will be exhibited at the KVR Reserve Visitor Center March 7-28, 2015.
The canvases will ultimately be sold through an online silent auction, which has nice searchable and zoom features.
Artists have first right to purchase their canvas for a fee of $10.00 or can allow their canvas to be auctioned with all proceeds going to the KVR Education & Events Program.
Purchased canvases can be picked-up at the KVR Visitor Center after March 28th. Canvases that are not purchased can also be picked-up at the KVR Visitor Center after March 28th.
Thanks again for participating and for producing some amazing art!

UPDATED May 2015:  
The Canvas Project helped raise over $1700 for the KVR Education & Events Program. 

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