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Rafael Francisco Salas at James Watrous Gallery

Wasted Days and Wasted Nights features several large-scale drawings and two larger-than-life mixed media sculptures that evoke objects of devotion from the Ghent Altarpiece but also allegorically portray Mexican-American culture in Wisconsin.

Working in brilliantly glazed ceramic, Craig Clifford casts found objects and combines them into tableaux in which natural imagery collides with pure kitsch.

Marsha MacDonald at James Watrous Gallery

Waterways features three Wisconsin artists--Sarah FitzSimons (Madison), Marsha McDonald (Milwaukee), and John Miller (Madison)--whose work investigates the essential nature of water.

Randall Berndt, The Taming of Nature, 2014. Acrylic on board, 18 x 19 in.

Artist and Wisconsin Academy veteran Randall Berndt retired from the James Watrous Gallery last month.

The James Watrous Gallery's Randall Berndt and Martha Glowacki.

There was no way of knowing what a great success the James Watrous Gallery in Overture Center for the Arts would be when its doors opened on Sunday, September 19, in 2004.

Photographer Lewis Koch pays tribute to his friend and mentor Paul Vanderbilt in the fall 2014 cover story of Wisconsin People & Ideas mag

Learn more about Paul Vanderbilt from independent scholar and photographer James Rhem, who knew Vanderbilt well. In Rhem's words, "Vanderbilt was many things.

Join us on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00-4:00 pm to celebrate the opening of The Archive as a River: Paul Vanderbilt and Photography.

Thomas Gaudynski at James Watrous Gallery

Thomas Gaudynski's drawings riff off the still-life tradition. Brandon Norsted takes architectural woodwork and domestic objects as the raw material for his sculpture and installations.

Paul Vanderbilt. Courtesy of Wisconsin Historical Society.

This exhibition celebrates the work of Paul Vanderbilt, an archivist, photographer, and visionary who sought new ways to understand the world through visual images. Developed in collaboration with the Wisconsin Historical Society's Archives Division.

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