Spring 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 May:




Helen Hawley


To Dream of Currents, by Helen Hawley Where: University Hospital, 1st Floor, J3/1 Carbone Center Waiting Room

600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: March 28-June 25

Website: www.helenhawley.com

Image: To Dream of Currents, by Helen Hawley


The work in this exhibition includes cut paper paintings from an unpublished children's book and paintings on canvas. Helen Hawley is a multimedia artist. Her work was included in the 2016 Wisconsin Triennial at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and the Endless and Mobile Beautiful exhibition at Flux Factory in Queens. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Madison.










Uplifting Art by Peyton and Mia Vander Steeg


Artwork by Peyton and Mia Vander Steeg Where: University Hospital, 2nd Floor, Atrium Way near Atrium Elevators

600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: Through May 30

Image: Artwork by Peyton and Mia Vander Steeg


My name is Peyton Vander Steeg. I live in Sun Prairie. I am 11 years old and in 5th grade. I like to play sports such as basketball, football and soccer. I also like to go for bike rides and help my dad in the yard and garden. I love Disney World and the beach. We spend a lot of time outside, and the beach makes me so happy, that is why I chose to have a lake or ocean in my artwork. I hope these pictures bring some happiness to others.


My name is Mia Vander Steeg. I am from Sun Prairie and I am in 3rd grade. I am soon going to be 9. I made these pictures because I like spring, summer and beaches. In the spring and summer, my family likes to spend time outside at the beach. I hope these pictures make kids and adults feel happy when they see them. I also love to do art.






Paul Briskey, Watercolors


Wisconsin and Bucky Over Madison, by Paul Briskey Where: University Hospital C5/2 Surgical Waiting Area

600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: May 5-31

Image: Wisconsin and Bucky Over Madison, by Paul Briskey


I make whimsical, impressionistic, and spontaneous watercolors of Madison, where I have lived for the past 16 years. I was born in Madison but grew up in New Jersey and the state of Oregon. I have a BS in Fine Art from UW Madison, 1988. I generally try to make fun pieces of scenes I love. I always say, "Paint what you love. I paint Madison."










Jewelry by Lisa Newberry


Jewelry, by Lisa Newberry 

Where: University Hospital Display Cases

600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: May 4-31

Image: Jewelry, by Lisa Newberry


In this exhibit, Lisa Newberry wraps natural beauty with copper and wire to make wearable works of art. Through enhancing these stones and shells, I hope to invite the wearers to both enjoy the beauty of the piece, as well as to notice the natural beauty that is all around them every day.


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Madison Bead Society


Earrings, by Madison Bead Society Member M.J. SchiavoniWhere: University Hospital Gift Shop display cases

600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: May 3-31

Website: www.MadisonBeadSociety.org

Image: Earrings, by Madison Bead Society Member M.J. Schiavoni


The Madison Bead Society was formed in 1992 and was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 2001. Its mission is to provide a forum for the enjoyment and study of beads and related topics. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month (except in winter), alternating between eastside and westside locations. The meeting program usually consists of an instructor teaching a technique or discussing a bead-related topic, or members just share projects.














Photography by Stephen Lang


Wildlife Photography, by Stephen LangWhere: University Hospital, 2nd Floor, E5/2 Hospital Entrance
600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: May 5-31

Image: Wildlife Photography, by Stephen Lang


"I've been taking photos of Wisconsin wildlife for over 40 years. Our home is adjacent to the Cherokee golf course and marsh on the north side of Madison. Many of my photos are now taken in my back yard including fox, coyotes, deer, raccoons, opossums, skunks, woodchucks, squirrels, and numerous birds at my feeders." - Stephen Lang










Karen Faller


Winter Berries, by Karen FallerWhere: University Hospital, 1st Floor, G5/1 Corridor and J5/1 Corridor

600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: April 30-May 29

Website: wanderingwaters.net

Image: Winter Berries, by Karen Faller


Painter, printmaker and encaustic artist from Canada, currently living in Madison. Karen's art uses images from, or inspired by nature and past travels, to explore the themes of change and impermanence.











Cherie St. Cyr: Out of the UFO Box


Cherie St. Cyr, with one of her art quiltsWhere: UW Health at the American Center, 2nd Floor, American Bistro

4602 Eastpark Blvd.

Madison, WI 53718

When: April 27-July 29

Image: Cherie St. Cyr, with one of her art quilts


As a textile designer and art quilter, I am frequently working on multiple projects and processes. I move fluidly from the dye room to the sewing room to my sit-down quilting machine. Things catch my fancy and I pursue them for a while and sometimes abandon them for months or years. I put them on hold into a box I call the UFO (Unfinished Objects) box. This body of work emerged joyously from these realms out of necessity. I generally have 50 quilts waiting for new homes however I have another show where they are all on display. I did a beeline to the UFO box and brought these beauties forth. They were all pulled from some forgotten past and completed between March 20 and April 22, 2019. They are hand dyed using Procion fiber reactive dyes. The layers of texture are derived from an assortment of resists including regular flour, sugar from Potatoes, clamps and a second and third application of dyes. The University of Wisconsin Hospital has purchased over 130 of my quilts.










The Five Painters


Homestead on Pflaum Road, by Donna Miller Where: Signe Skott Cooper School of Nursing, Enroth Hall
701 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53705

When: April 25-July 30

Image: Homestead on Pflaum Road, by Donna Miller


The Five Painters group was formed over 20 years ago. Although membership has changed slightly since its inception, the group continues to exhibit together in Madison and other Wisconsin locations. In addition to painting, the group is passionate about encouraging the love of art in others by supporting children and youth programs such as Bridging Generations and STAMP (Statewide Teen Art Mentor Program), endowing awards at the Wisconsin Regional Artists Program State Show and coordinating regional exhibits for the Wisconsin Regional Art Association.

Date Published: 05/01/2019

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