MINI Rising Stars 2024

Sauk Prairie MINI Rising Stars  MONDAY, June 3rd, 2023 | 6pm-8pm at Riverwalk Park Amphitheater (490 Water St, Prairie du Sac) by Ruth Culver Community Library An annual concert featuring the very talented Sauk Prairie Middle School students. Free to attend.    

Patti Fowler: Jewelry, Fused Glass

Patti Fowler Artist Statement The process of creating fused glass used in Patti’s jewelry is unlike any other. Glass which is compatible (melts at the same coefficient of expansion) is fused together using a kiln that heats up to 1500 degrees. Frequently pieces are in the kiln multiple times and each firing can take up…

Kurt Eakle: Photography

Kurt Eakle Artist Statement Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved taking photographs. But I often find that what is in the viewfinder is not really the “picture” that I see. For years, this meant taping photos together–which generally ended up on the refrigerator. Looked nice, but kind of crude. In 2001, I decided…

Mary Dickey: mixed media

Mary Dickey Artist Statement The pieces you see here are done in a technique called “bricolage” which is french meaning “something constructed from a diverse range of available things.” As with most of my work, the pieces begin with a found object.  It might be an antique china plate, a piece of lace,  an intriguing…

Homer Daehn: Woodcarvings

Homer Daehn Artist Statement Work on my parent’s farm started early, ended late, and happened seven days a week. This work ethic prepared me for an artist’s life. The hours are similar and both require multiple skills such as versatility, creativity, and the need for innovation. The lines of a square-rigger ship, whimsical colorful circus…

Earings that resemble dragonfly wings.

Georgia Weithe: Jewelry Artist

Georgia Lang Weithe Artist Statement: My jewelry is a language. It speaks of beauty, hope, serenity, tenderness, and other qualities of the heart. I believe if we are drawn to a work of art, it’s because it reflects something we are looking for in our own lives, and that gazing at it can help us…

Edward Wohl: Bird’s Eye Maple Cutting Boards

Ed Wohl Artist Statement Edward’s solid bird’s-eye maple cutting boards are unlike any you’ve seen. Each board is crafted by joining sections from a single piece of specially selected, figured bird’s-eye maple, so the wood tone and figuring are consistent throughout. Each is precision-shaped and beveled for graceful shape and balance. Individually hand-sanded and finished…

Bob Leggett: Photography

Bob Leggett Artist Statement: Outdoor photography, especially capturing the images of the Midwest’s birds, wildlife, and landscapes, gives me the opportunity to spend my time observing nature, much as I did as a young boy growing up in rural Wisconsin.  The difference now is that I have learned to become a keen observer of my…

Judi Werner: Jewelry

Judi Werner Artist Statement: Judi Werner focused her education on Computer Technology rather than the arts. It turns out that corralling all those bites and bytes over the years to make programs that people can use in their business was very creative work, with a lot of logical thinking and problem solving thrown in. It…

Jane Varda: pastels and oils

Jane Varda Artist Statement: I work concurrently as a freelance art director and painter in my office and studio. Trained in a variety of media, I paint primarily in oil and pastels en plein air. During snow season, I work in the studio, either from still life or my own photo references. My subject matter…