Lakeshore Artists Guild members are presenting — for the first time ever — the Manitowoc Art Slam, an event aimed at getting local artists in the outdoors to create art in the downtown area of the city.
The art, in the spirit of En Plein Air, will be created on the spot — with perhaps some planning and pre-set-up of materials.
The guild members are diverse in their media. The members include painters; oil, water and acrylic on all types of medium. There are woodturners — carvers, fabric artists, leather workers, paper and handmade bookmakers. There are photographers and filmmakers. There are printmakers and writers and potters/ceramic workers.
To adequately represent such diversity, the organizers of Art Slam realized they needed to have judges with experience in a variety of media. The three judges decided upon for Art Slam — Kathryn Dreifuerst, Frank Juarez and Berel Lutsky [BS-Art ’73] — were chosen from among teachers, gallery owners, the digital press and working artists.