For going on seven years now, the Ag Hall foyer has served as a public exhibit space for artworks from the Wisconsin Regional Art Program. The program, originally known as the Wisconsin Rural Art Program, was founded in CALS in 1940 with the mission of fostering the development of nonprofessional artists. It is now administered by the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association, a non-profit organization.
This year’s Ag Hall foyer exhibit includes:
- Gail Kniska, “Woodpecker Family”
- Karen Loper, “Crazy With Eights”
- Audrey Wilde, “Summer Sundance”
- Bryan Stangel, “Spring Rain”
- Maureen Luzenski, “Lazy Day”
- Jan Wood, “Ace in the Hole (Acorn Woodpecker)”
- Mary Heinze, “Footprints in the Snow”
- Nan Wallschlaeger, “Social Committee”
- Dee Schultz, “WILD Flowers”
It’s worth noting that (at least) one of the featured artists has a connection to CALS. Mary Heinze, who pained “Footprints in the Snow,” is the mother-in-law of our very own Beth Heinze, UW-Extension Dairy Youth Specialist in the dairy science department.