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Art Bites: Gaylord Schanilec

February 16, 2019 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
James Watrous Gallery • Overture Center for the Arts, 3rd Floor • Madison
Coursed conversation immersed in art
Saturday, February 16, 2019 -
10:30am to 12:00pm


James Watrous Gallery
201 State Street Overture Center for the Arts, 3rd Floor
53703 Madison , WI

Join experts and artists at the table for brunch and conversation inside the James Watrous Gallery. Second in a series of intimate, ticketed events that bring the culinary and visual arts together, Art Bites: Gaylord Schanilec offers an exclusive opportunity to interact with experts in the art of the book. Join exhibiting artist Gaylord Schanilec, type designer Russell Maret, rare book dealer Robert Rulon-Milller, special collections librarians Max Yela and Lyn Korenic, and gallery director, Jody Clowes to discuss A Natural History while enjoying a tasty brunch.


  • Breakfast Salad: Mixed greens, bacon, egg, citrus vinaigrette (veg and vegan option available)
  • Assorted Bagels: Cream cheese, smoked fish
  • Mini Croissants, Fresh Fruit: Nutella drizzle

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Registration is $20 for the general public and $15 for Academy members. Seating is limited. Advanced registration required. If you have any questions regarding your Academy membership status, please contact Matt Rezin, 608-263-1692 ext 10.

Thanks to Wisconsin Academy donors, members, and the following James Watrous Gallery sponsors for their support of this exhibition:

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Jody Clowes is the director of the Wisconsin Academy's James Watrous Gallery. With years of experience developing and curating exhibitions, running gallery programs, and writing about art, her background includes senior positions at Milwaukee Art Museum, Detroit's Pewabic Pottery, and the UW-Madison's Design Gallery.

Lyn Korenic is the director of the Kohler Art Library at the UW-Madison. In support of its notable Artist’s Book Collection, she curates exhibitions, acquires new material, and provides instruction to campus and community users. In 2014, Gaylord Schanilec gave the 2nd Annual Bernstein Books Arts Lecture, hosted by the library.

Best known for his color wood engravings, Gaylord Schanilec has set the standard for contemporary artist’s books over the last forty years. His widely collected and unique fine press books explore his interests and experiences as well as his hometown landscape and community.

Max Yela has been Head of the Special Collections Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries since 1994. Prior to this, he was the public services librarian for Special Collections at the University of Delaware, 1985-1994.

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Wisconsin Academy Administrative Offices and Steenbock Gallery
1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
Phone: 608-263-1692

James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-265-2500