The work of several faculty members with UW-Madison's Art Department
will be featured in upcoming art exhibits at Edgewood College from Jan. 26 through Feb 26.
The upcoming exhibitions are called:
• "Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay"
• "The Art of Ho-Chunk Basket Making"
• And John Hitchcock's "Protectors"
In "Re-Riding History," Emily Arthur and John Hitchcock from UW-Madison's Art Department, and Marwin Begaye from the University of Oklahoma, created a curatorial project that "metaphorically retraces the history of 72 American Indian peoples who were forcibly taken from their homes in Salt Fork, Okla., and transported by train to St. Augustine, Fla."
This project features the contributions of 72 different artists, including several from UW-Madison: Faisal Abdu’Allah, Jennifer Angus, Derrick Buisch, Laurie Beth Clark, Michael Connors, Tom Jones, Meg Mitchell and Fred Stonehouse.
"The Art of Ho-Chunk Basket Making" celebrates the long history of the art of black ash basket making in Ho-Chunk communities. The exhibition will present a range of historic and contemporary Ho-Chunk baskets from several collections, including the Art Department's Tom Jones.
Lastly, printmaker John Hitchcock's "Protectors" uses screenprint images of bison skulls mounted on a background of Naugahyde pelts to explore "humans’ relationship with nature, the trauma of war, and the fragility of life."
There is an opening reception scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Edgewood College Gallery, located in The Stream, 1000 Edgewood College Dr., Madison, 53711.