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 June:




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The work in this exhibition includes cut paper paintings from an unpublished children's book and paintings on canvas.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.










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.









Madison Art Guild Summer Salon


Joy, by Aileen Musa Where: University Hospital, C5/2 Surgical Waiting Area, E5/2 Hospital Entrance, Display Cases

600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: June 2-Aug. 2

Website: www.madisonartguild.com

Image: Joy, by Aileen Musa


The Madison Art Guild (MAG) was founded in 1914. Since then, MAG's mission has been to contribute to and advance the appreciation of art in Madison. MAG provides local members the opportunity to interact with fellow artists, to receive and provide artistic encouragement, and to exhibit and sell their artwork. MAG is open to fine artists in Madison and the surrounding areas. New members are accepted on a jury basis twice per year.











Siraj Hull


Along the Lagoon, by Siraj Hull Where: University Hospital 1st Floor, J5/1 Corridor

600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: June 1-26

Website: sirajhull.com

Image: Along the Lagoon, by Siraj Hull


Siraj Hull grew up in Malaysia and uses much of what she remembers, growing up in an environment with lush vegetation, beaches, mountains, colorful people, flora and fauna in her artwork. She also spent a decade in the South Pacific, strengthening her visual images of Malaysia which is often depicted in her art.


Though Siraj majored in psychology and worked as a school psychologist, art has been close to her heart. She has lived, breathed and delved in art for as long as she can remember. She is a self-taught artist. Trying new ideas and experimenting with different modes of artwork has been a wonderful and lifelong quest. Siraj worked with pottery and basket weaving before venturing into painting.


In this body of work, Siraj exposes a variety of new styles using the elegant writer pen and watercolor. Using this technique, she not only shows snippets of Malaysian and South Pacific scenes, but also a multitude of styles to produce beautiful art.





Art In Play


Romano Johnson during his first day of leading Art In Play 

Where: University Hospital 1st Floor, G5/1 Corridor

600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: June 4-26

Website: https://www.artworking.org/

Image: Romano Johnson during his first day of leading "Art In Play"


"Art In Play" is an artist residency project that took place at Mendota Elementary in Spring 2019. It was led by Romano Johnson, an esteemed painter and part of the ArtWorking Studio, and Jill Jaworski, an Inclusion Specialist currently teaching at Woodland Montessori. This exhibit is based on the artist residency and highlights the interaction, philosophy and process of the project. "Art In Play" is made possible by the generous support of the Madison Arts Commission.









RCS Empowers and VSA Wisconsin


Pink Flower, by Samantha DumezWhere: University Hospital 2nd Floor, Atrium Way near Atrium elevators

600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: June 4-27

Websites: https://www.rcsempowers.com/ and http://www.vsawis.org/

Image: Pink Flower, by Samantha Dumez


VSA Wisconsin expands the capabilities, confidence and quality of life for people of all ages with disabilities by helping them explore, express and communicate through the arts. VSA Wisconsin offers statewide programming in dance, drama, music, visual arts and creative writing. RCS Empowers assists individuals with disabilities and special needs so that they may work, live, and function with dignity and respect.

Date Published: 06/03/2019

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