Fall and Winter Art Exhibits at UW Health

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Mandy Kron

Art Coordinator


A number of UW Health patient care locations feature rotating art exhibits that contribute to the healing environment we want to provide for our patients and their friends and families.


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The following exhibits are on display throughout the fall and winter:


Paintings by C. Kung


Birch by County MWhere: University Hospital, 2nd Floor, Hospital Entrance

600 Highland Avenue

Madison, WI 53792

When: October 28-December 2

Website: N/A


C. Kung is the Vilas Professor of Genetics and Molecular Biology, Emeritus, of UW-Madison and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. With some 40 years of learning and practice, his oil paintings have been in private collections and exhibited locally at several venues in one-person or group shows.


He is interested in Western painting techniques in combination with Chinese art sensibility. He is also interested in the visual physiology and psychology behind representational art.


His work has won several awards including the 2012 Ada Biddick Award and 2014 Joseph E. Burk Award of the Wisconsin Regional Art Program's State Exhibit. It was selected and exhibited for the 2013 Museum of Wisconsin Art Member show. Proceeds from sale in this exhibit will go to James F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution and the James F. Crow Professorship, administered through the Genetics Department, UW-Madison.


Artful Women


Artful WomenWhere: University Hospital, 2nd Floor, Surgical Waiting Area and Surgical Waiting Area Display Cases

600 Highland Avenue

Madison, WI 53792

When: October 28-December 2

Website: www.wiwomensnetwork.org


Started in 1987 and hosted by the University Hospital since 2002, Artful Women celebrates female artists in Wisconsin. The gallery show and sale serves as a fundraiser for the Wisconsin Women's Network and continues to be a venue for new and experienced women artists to come together to create an interesting and diverse exhibition.


The Wisconsin Women’s Network is an organization that promotes the advancement of women and girls in Wisconsin through communication, education, advocacy, and connections. From their programs to their events, they work hard to ensure that women have the tools and resources that they need to succeed in their lives.


A "Meet the Artists" reception will be on Sunday, November 19 from 1-3pm at University Hospital in the Clinics Lobby (G5/2). All are welcome to attend the event. 



Paintings by Mark Elrich


Starry Night with Dragons and UnicornWhere: University Hospital, 1st Floor, Carbone Cancer Center Waiting Room

600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: September 27- January 4

Website: www.etsy.com/shop/brandsonart


"This exhibit is all about what can be created through color, simplicity, and composition. My style is 'primitive' – I like to say my painting is like that of Grandma Moses, but with unicorns and dragons, instead of children and maple syrup. I believe the simplicity of the art cuts to the essential, and I hope that the intensity of the colors conjures up feelings beyond the mundane. And perhaps you will find some humor too, to lift the spirit just a little higher than it was before." – Mark Elrich



SiRealism: Paintings and Pathways - Photography by Silas Richie 


SiRealismWhere: Health Sciences Learning Center, 1st Floor Atrium

750 Highland Avenue

Madison, WI 53705

University Hospital, 1st Floor, G5/2 Corridor

600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: November 1- November 30

Website: www.silasbe.com


Silas Ritchie is a Milwaukee native who has found his home in Madison since receiving a double lung transplant from UW Health 4 years ago. From larger than life animals depicted within an exaggerated reality, to a close up introspection of the world and its contours through the photographic lens, it is clear that Silas sees the world in a different way. His works portray somewhat comically foreboding visions of familiar places and symbols weaved between the real and the unreal.


The world of SiRealism weaves itself between the real and the imagined. The landscapes are alien yet somehow familiar. Human civilization is present, but humanity is not. The animals are real but out of place.


Traveling through life we oscillate between different pathways, the direction in which we point our physical bodies and the neural pathways of the brain, connecting a memory to a smell, an idiom to a twitch, or a state of mind to a vibe. Each of us is a culmination of our choices and a discrete set of connections.



Beauty Beyond the Diagnosis: A Photography Exhibition hosted by the Madison Area Down Syndrome Society


Madison Area Down Syndrome Society photoWhere: Signe Skott Cooper School of Nursing, Enroth Hall

When: October 31- January 26

Website: www.madss.org


The Madison Area Down Syndrome Society hosted a "Gallery 21" event on March 21, 2017, featuring a photography gallery that included 30 photos of people of all ages who have Down syndrome.


Nine local photographers donated their time and talent to take these photos that represent the beauty beyond the diagnosis. The photo gallery is now traveling to various locations throughout the Madison area to raise awareness of the potential of individuals with Down syndrome.



Chinese Fine Art Association


Under the CloudsWhere: UW Health at the American Center, 2nd Floor, American Bistro

4602 Eastpark Blvd.

Madison, WI

When: November 2- February 1

Website: www.cfaamadison.com

Image: Under the Clouds by Vina Yang


Chinese brush painting is the art of using the simple strokes of a brush to capture an object or scenery. Elaborate and spontaneous styles have been developed since 4000 B.C. The Chinese Fine Art Association is a non-profit organization in Madison. Members share resources and exhibit their art annually at local galleries.


Date Published: 11/07/2017

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