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 winter:


Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople


Blossom, by Andrea Stilwell Where: University Hospital C5/2 Surgical Waiting Area and Display Cases

600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: Feb. 4-March 1


Image: Blossom, by Andrea Stilwell


Formed in 1980, the Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople is a statewide organization consisting of approximately 230 fine artists and craftspeople. WAAC organizes two major art events in Madison every year: Art Fair Off the Square (on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., July 13-14, 2019) and Winter Art Fair Off the Square (at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, Nov. 8-9, 2019).






3D Paintings in Wool by Tamara Tsurkan

Where is Milky Way?, by Tamara Tsurkan 

Where: University Hospital E5/2 Hospital Entrance

600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: Feb. 2-28


Image: Where is Milky Way?, by Tamara Tsurkan





















Jesse Pfammatter: The Allure of Mountains


The Allure of Mountains, by Jesse PfammatterWhere: University Hospital, 1st Floor, J5/1 Corridor

600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: Feb. 1-25


Image: The Allure of Mountains, by Jesse Pfammatter


"I fell in love with Madison when I moved here for grad school almost 12 years ago. Thankfully, I have managed to stick around and make this great city my home. But .. despite Madison having almost everything to offer, the allure of mountains is not lost on me. I find myself traveling to high places as often as possible and in dreaming about them in the between times. My paintings are an expression of my love for mountainous places, an attempt to carry the mountains with me and share what I see with the world. Find me on Instagram ( or at for more paintings, photos and adventures." - Jesse Pfammatter






Paula Pulvermacher, Paintings


Summer Reflections, by Paula PulvermacherWhere: University Hospital, 2nd Floor, D Elevator Lobby
600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: Jan. 3-March 26.


Image: Summer Reflections, by Paula Pulvermacher


"I have been painting for most of my life. My choice of medium is acrylic, although I have also been painting with watercolors in the last few years. I am mostly inspired by nature and country landscapes. I have painted on several different surfaces besides canvas, including rocks, sawblades, trowels, chairs and murals on the shed in my yard. I am excited to share my work." - Paula Pulvermacher






Scott Kirkpatrick: Loving Life Lessons


Gifted Heart, by Scott KirkpatrickWhere: University Hospital, 1st Floor, G5/1 Corridor

600 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53792

When: Feb. 2-26

Image: Gifted Heart, by Scott Kirkpatrick


Scott Kirkpatrick's artwork gives a patient-centered view of the emotional struggle of the journey from broken to whole again. Through his work, he expressed what it feels like to have a massive heart attack, to be in a car crash, wait for a heart transplant and how to express gratitude for a new heart. Many of Scott's drawings were done as an inpatient at the University Hospital while recovering from a setback, waiting for a procedure or going through surgery. Sadly, Scott died on Aug. 29, 2018, in a drowning accident. His work remains an inspiration and testament to his resilience, thoughtfulness and often humor through difficult times.






Sun Prairie High School Student Art Showcase


Denim Dreams, by Niki AlghrimWhere: UW Health at the American Center, 2nd Floor, American Bistro

4602 Eastpark Blvd.

Madison, WI 53718

When: Feb. 1-April 25

Image: Denim Dreams, by Niki Alghrim


The selected works of some of the Art students at Sun Prairie High School have the honor of being displayed at UW Health at the American Center. The two-dimensional work represents a wide selection of media, concepts and subject matter. We are so excited to be able to highlight just a sample of the incredible artwork being created by the talented 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students at Sun Prairie High School.














Noël Ash: A Child-Based Life


Gabriela and Jorge, by Noël Ash Where: Signe Skott Cooper School of Nursing, Enroth Hall
701 Highland Ave.

Madison, WI 53705

When: Jan. 30-April 24


Image: Gabriela and Jorge, by Noël Ash


"From the inception of my Motherhood, I was bitten by the bug of perfection. Sure that I could find the right way to do everything, I read books and researched various publications, eventually turning to online forums in my desire to winnow the infinite ways to raise a perfectly balanced, emotionally secure, and physically healthy child. Little did I know the wormhole I had entered. Online forums, as it turns out, are not the safest place to share your fears and imperfections. Yet in an age where relationships are maintained electronically, reaching out for support can be difficult. More and more, the only aspects of our child-filled lives that we feel safe sharing are those that reflect our successes. But a photo that for one parent is a celebration of success can be received by another parent as an indictment of their own insufficiencies. I believe it is more important than ever to connect with actual, flawed people. These people are not found on the internet but in the real spaces of our neighborhoods and our homes. I am fortunate to live in a community of parents who, like me, are also graduate students. Our common desperation to meet the needs of our families while excelling at school helps us to be open about things like finding half-eaten apples in all corners of the house, yelling more than we'd like, and turning on the Television Babysitter a bit too often. These relationships help me to navigate the guilt." - Noël Ash

Date Published: 01/30/2019

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