Modern art highlighted at the Dodge County Center for the Arts | daily citizen

Modern works in a number of art genres draw viewers to the Dodge County Center for the Arts’ latest exhibit.

Five local artists are currently exhibiting their work at the DCCA, 130 W. Maple Ave., Beaver Dam. They include: Laura Kruchten, Chris Galaviz, Melissa Webb-Standlee, Danielle Weston and Elyse Rennhack.

DCCA Gallery coordinator Kayla Ramirez said the group show goes beyond the confines of the centre’s traditional exhibition content.

“There’s this quote that I love (attributed to Dr. Cesar Cruz) that says, ‘Art should comfort the disturbed and upset the comfortable,'” she said. help us feel things even if those things aren’t always the most pleasant.”

The modern art showcase features various pandemic-influenced artworks, such as two of Kruchten’s pieces that incorporate toilet paper into the creative process.

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Modern art throws a wide umbrella over this spectacle. There are different materials and techniques used by each of the artists,” Ramirez said.

For example, Galaviz uses clockwork mechanisms, lights, and layers of cut paper to give his art a 3D effect.

Ramirez said all artists have a unique perspective and she encourages the public to attend the free exhibition before it ends August 15.

DCCA Gallery hours are 4-7pm Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-3pm Saturdays, and 12pm-3pm Sundays. In addition to the open gallery, a free community art night is held on Thursdays.

For more information, visit dodgecountyarts.org.

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