MADISON, Wis. — A new art show in Madison features works from artists of color.
For Margaret LeMay, it started on State Street. She and her team had gone downtown to look at the artwork on the boarded-up storefronts.
“I was really moved by the messages and the artwork I saw,” LeMay said. “That was the inspiration for the show.”
She owns Gallery Marzen on Madison’s east side. She decided to find a way to lend space to Black voices.
“The concept of the show is a celebration of Black lives and Black artists,” she said.
She collaborated with Tony Catteruccia, a Madison artist who has a few murals on State Street. He became the co-curator on the gallery show, titled “From Here On Out”.
“[The pieces are] not necessarily all to do with the protests,” LeMay said. “[There are] pieces that were created by the artists to create something beautiful and put it out in the world.”
The works are from artists who are Black, people of color, or allies. There are all kinds of media: prints, paintings, even dyed and sewn dollar bills.
“The goal of putting this exhibition together was to engage more artists of color and more Black artists,” LeMay said. “We have an opportunity to share these artists’ work with clients that are building projects all over the country.”