David Timberlake: Metal Sculpture

David Timberlake Artist Statement: David Timberlake is a Georgia boy but has spent his adult life in Wi. Where he has worked as a timberwright, furniture maker and carpenter. His inspirations to crafting metal are Tom Every, Ellis and Tom Nelson and his son Kaleb. He now upcycles scrap metal components harvested from machinery into…

John Pahlas: Metal Sculpture

John Pahlas Artist Statement Art has had an influence on my life since birth. Having been brought up in a family whose artistic innovations go back 5 generations, I’ve learned that the creative act is far more than a hobby or a past time. It is a passionate awakening, a conduit through which identity and…

Artist Feature: Ann Campoll and Chuck Bauer

Feature Dates: October 8 – December 21, 2019 Reception: Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 5:30-7:30pm |  River Arts on Water Gallery (590 Water St, Prairie du Sac, WI). Save 10% on art purchases made during the reception on October 17 from 5:30-7:30pm! River Arts is pleased to feature one of our most long-standing artists, Ann…

Briony Jean Foy: fiber arts and ceramics

Briony Jean Foy Artist Statement Briony is fascinated by process, problem solving, and information sharing in general. As an artist that keeps her work fresh, but it also means you never know quite what she’ll come up with! She makes multi-media, one-of-a-kind pieces in ceramic, fiber, metal, and most recently polymer clay. The common threads…

Patti Fowler: jewelry

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 My childhood was powerful. It was full of magic, play, dreaming, fear, and wonder. James Joyce said, “When a fortunate rhythm has been struck by the artist, you experience a radiance. You are held in aesthetic arrest. That is the epiphany.” As a visual artist, my aim is to strike a…

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…

Ann Campoll: Fine Beaded Jewelry

Ann Campoll Artist Statement: “Beauty can transform your soul.” Art serves many functions in our lives, and both art and beauty can be defined in many ways. I fell in love with beads in kindergarten, when we were given the choice of stringing colorful wooden beads on shoe laces, and have been addicted to them…

Enrique Rueda: Wood Sound Sculptures

Enrique Rueda Artist Statement: I am engaged with the multiplicity of interactions between the human body and the objects we have come to call “musical instruments.” I am fascinated by the possibilities that are offered by objects crafted mostly out of organic materials, with the capacity to produce sound. These objects can represent many aspects…