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Uprooted: Plants in a Changing Climate

Helen Klebesadel
April 26, 2019 to June 23, 2019
James Watrous Gallery • Madison


Cynthia Brinich-Langlois grew up in Bethel, Alaska. She completed undergraduate studies at Kenyon College in studio art and environmental biology, and received an MFA at the University of New Mexico in printmaking, where she also participated in Land Arts of the American West and the Tamarind Institute’s Collaborative Lithography program.

Terri Hom is a member of Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO) Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, and lives on the reservation in northern Wisconsin. Born in Minneapolis, she was raised in Wisconsin. Currently, she is doing an apprenticeship in birchbark and quillwork art with Pat Kruse, a 2018 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Mentor Fellow.

Helen Klebesadel maintains an art studio in Madison and exhibits her artwork nationally and internationally. Her work is represented in many public and private collections. She is best known for her large-scale, richly detailed watercolors addressing environmental and women-centered subject matter.

Marian Miner of Tomah, Wisconsin, is one of very few Ho-Chunk basketmakers still practicing this traditional art form. She has work at the Smithsonian Institution, and during the Obama era Michelle Obama displayed one of Marian's baskets in the living quarters of the White House. At age 84, Marian continues to make baskets in her spare time.

Bethann Moran-Handzlik received a BA in Graphic Design and Philosophy from St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.  Working from direct observation, her work reflects the beauty and wonder of the natural world.

Katie Musolff lives and works on the backwaters of the Mississippi River in Vernon County, Wisconsin. "I grew up outside of Milwaukee and graduated with a BFA in painting from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2004. After making a living in the city for a while, I met a man, fell in love and followed him to my current home.

When Lynne Railsback began painting, she didn't paint roses, orchids, or iris. The plants that grew in the woods and prairies in the Midwest were her favorite subjects. She particularly enjoyed the plants in fall and winter with their interesting shapes, colors, and textures.

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