Summer and Fall 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 summer and fall:


Wisconsin Visual Artists


Garden Dreams, by Linda MarkwardtWhere: University Hospital, C5/2 Surgical Waiting Area, E5/2 Main Entrance, Display Cases 
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792

When: Sept. 1-29.


Image: Garden Dreams, by Linda Markwardt


This exhibit represents artwork created by members of the South Central Chapter of Wisconsin Visual Artists. The group is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization of 2D and 3D visual artists working in a wide variety of media. The South Central Chapter is based in the Madison area and is one of three chapters in the state. Previously known as Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors, WVA was founded in 1900 and is the oldest juried member art organization in Wisconsin. To learn more about WVA, visit their website.












Haunted by Waters: Photography by Tim Mulcahy


Sol Duc Creek, by Tim Mulcahy

Where: University Hospital, 1st Floor, J5/1 Cafeteria Corridor
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792

When: Aug. 30-Sept. 28.

Image: Sol Duc Creek, by Tim Mulcahy


"Like Norman Maclean, author of 'A River Runs Through It,' I am haunted by waters. I am not haunted in the sense of ghosts or evil spirits, but rather haunted in the sense of a mysterious, yet undeniable 'inter-connectedness' that manifests itself through one of life's most vital substances: Water. This sense of 'haunting' is perhaps most akin to one of the tenets of the Unitarian Universalists' living tradition; a 'direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life.' For me, water evokes just such a peaceful sense of connection to all peoples, places and things. This exhibit features my humble attempts to capture and share the transcendent mystery, the wonder, the spirit-renewing and the healing power of water. I am haunted by waters and these are some of my favorite 'haunts.' " – Tim Mulcahy 





Quilt Collages by Cathy Stevens


Dolly Madison's Star, by Cathy StevensWhere: University Hospital, 1st Floor, G5/1 Corridor
600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: Aug. 29-Sept. 28.

Image: Dolly Madison's Star, by Cathy Stevens


"As an artist and art teacher, I have my collection of art supplies, just in case I come up with a 'great' idea. I have attempted numerous times over the years the art of quilting. The sewing aspect needed some inspiration and accuracy that I struggled with. Quilting is an art that has often intrigued me. I love the colors and patterns. Since I had difficulty creating those balanced squares with a machine, I came up with the idea of setting up the designs on 12"x12" paper. I had a book from my art library called 'On to Square Two.' Now, I have found an enjoyable way to make the quilt patterns out of re-purposed materials that I have collected. I have always found symmetry, balance and order a concept in art that speaks to me of those times in my life when I need it in my circumstances. I set up the square and design with pencil and ruler. I use templates to cut and paste all the pieces together. I have incorporated paper, cloth, ribbon, beads, printmaking, etc. to create some whimsical, fanciful and colorful pieces. I use plant life from my yard for printmaking." – Cathy Stevens 






Teabag Collage Artwork by Siraj Hull


Teabag Collage, by Siraj HullWhere: University Hospital, 1st Floor, J3/1 Carbone Cancer Center Waiting Room
600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: June 28-Sept. 27.

Image: Teabag Collage, by Siraj Hull


Siraj Hull's early childhood and teenage years were influenced by the colorful surroundings of her native Malaysia. Having lived in a multi-cultural environment, varied images, sights, sounds and beautiful landscape undeniably has dominated her artwork.


A decade ago, while living in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, she met and worked with a local artist who used recycled tapa cloth to make 3D artwork. Using some of the same techniques, Siraj has used teabags in a variety of ways to form her 3D artwork.












Madison Watercolor Society Showcase


Saturday Morning on the Square, by Jan BoelteWhere: UW Health at the American Center, 2nd Floor, American Bistro
4602 Eastpark Blvd.
Madison, WI

When: Aug. 1-Oct. 30.

Image: Saturday Morning on the Square, by Jan Boelte


Madison Watercolor Society is committed to advancing the recognition of watercolor as a unique and important form of artistic expression. It is committed to the use of transparent and opaque watercolor with minimal use of other water-soluble mediums as embellishments. It is an active society offering its members education, networking, information sharing and other opportunities through monthly critiques, workshops led by nationally recognized water media artists, group shows and guest artists. Madison Watercolor society is an unincorporated non-profit association with an Executive board of volunteers. Meetings occur once a month for organization business and a critique of members' work.













Paintings by Steve Brock


Cobblestone Bridge, by Steve BrockWhere: Signe Skott Cooper School of Nursing, Enroth Hall

When: Aug. 2-Oct. 31.


Image: Cobblestone Bridge, by Steve Brock


Steven Brock is a 1987 graduate of Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan., and also studied painting and drawing at the UW-Madison Graduate School of Fine Arts. He has been producing photo-realistic paintings and drawings for more than 35 years, while incorporating design elements influenced by modern abstract and non-objective painting. Steven's current subject matter consists mostly of hazy landscapes of rural Wisconsin scenery, with bold under-paintings illuminated by transparent glazes of warm high lights and cool shades.







Fire Performance Photography by Bryan Czerwinski


Untitled, Bryan CzerwinskiWhere: University Hospital, 2nd Floor, Atrium

600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792

When: On display now.

Image: Untitled, Bryan Czerwinski

Date Published: 08/31/2018

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