Approaches to representing place are as varied as the artists that create them-involving detailed observations, emotional responses, abstract elements and imaginings. Reactions to the environment-
Artists represented in Field of Vision include Olga de Amaral (Colombia), Nicole Chesney (Rhode Island), Lauren Fensterstock (Maine), Mary Giles (Minnesota), Sarah Hood (Washington)
These artists combine time consuming and laborious processes-such as, quilling and cutting paper into floral, plant, and decorative forms, carving wax flowers, or granulating gold-with both atmospheric and intimate views of the environment. The spaces these artists address are not always specified; they could be a seascape or cloud formation, a garden path or mountain horizon, a manicured yard or natural landscape.
Your Passport to a New World
This summer, the Racine Art Museum encourages visitors to embrace adventure, explore new destinations, connect to local culture and uncover cultural influences - all through art.
The travels begin closer to home with the exhibition, The Wright Stuff http://www.ramart.org/
RAM journeys next with a Pocket Guide to New Zealand Jewelry http://www.ramart.org/
This exhibition is made possible by Presenting Sponsors - Karen Johnson Boyd and William B. Boyd, RAM Society Members, Jay Price Ruffo, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., The Hearst Foundation, Inc. and Windgate Charitable Foundation; Gold Sponsors - Helen Bader Foundation, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, Racine Community Foundation, Inc., Racine United Arts Fund and Wisconsin Arts Board; Silver Sponsors - Cotsen Foundation for Academic Research, Osborne and Scekic Family Foundation, Real Racine and W.T. Walker Group, Inc.; Bronze Sponsors - Clifton Gunderson LLP, CNH America LLC, E.C. Styberg Foundation, Inc., Friends of Fiber Art International, In Sink Erator and Knight-Barry Title, Inc.
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The Racine Art Museum is one of North America's most significant contemporary craft museums. Its focus is on work from internationally recognized artists in ceramics, fibers, glass, metals and wood, as well as painting, sculpture and works on paper.