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Artist Spotlight

Megan Fredrich

Classifying one as an art rebel is a bit redundant – haven’t painters, sculptors and makers long been the rulebreakers of society? But even within art, a practice rooted in creativity and disruption, conventions exist, traditions are followed and classics are celebrated. Megan Fredrich is having none of it. “The art scene is a little READ MORE

Nate DeRidder

Painter Nate DeRidder creates work that functions as both art and activism. Environmental awareness and animal rights are common themes for the artist whose interest was sparked after reading “Food Matters” by Mark Bittman, a book that addresses environmentally ethical eating. “I did my own research after that and from there I researched climate change. READ MORE

Cujo

Sitting at Luna Coffee & Roastery in De Pere on a sunny, but freezing January morning, Jonathan “Cujo” Mojock takes the pen from my hand and scribbles a few notes to himself in my notebook. The notes are topics he wants to be sure to discuss during our interview. “I’ve always needed to pare down READ MORE

Tanner MacArthur

Posted on Jan. 30, 2020 by cmdiamond

Artist and Lawrence University senior Tanner MacArthur focuses his creative energy on 2D abstract paintings. He prefers working with acrylic paint to explore the interdependency of elements.  Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, MacArthur has moved numerous times in his life, the majority being along the East Coast. He graduated from high school in southern Florida READ MORE

Danica Oudeans

Danica Oudeans is a contemporary artist and art educator who covers a lot of ground – not only in art media (she is well versed in everything from paint and pencil to ceramic and woodworking), but in geographical location as well. The new Appleton resident teaches art classes to students of all ages throughout Northeast READ MORE

Holly “Treble” Stigen

Posted on Oct. 31, 2019 by Zack Dion

Holly “Treble” Stigen prefers not to define her art form, but she describes it as abstract, assemblage art bursting with color. Fairly new to the art scene, Stigen, 50, started showing her pieces about 10 years ago when she began experimenting with digital photography alongside her son who was enrolled in a digital photography class. READ MORE

Patricia Filzen

Posted on Oct. 1, 2019 by Zack Dion

As a multi-faceted fiber artist based in Appleton, the creativity found in Patricia Filzen’s pieces goes beyond the color and concept of the work; she first has to think about what materials to use and what to do with them. Filzen creates unique fabrics through the processes of weaving, spinning, felting and sewing. With these READ MORE

Katharina Abderholden

Oshkosh-based artist Katharina Abderholden sees dance in every day movements.  “Dance is just movement with intention,” she says. “You can walk down the street and dance if you move with the intention of taking up space or leaving something behind. If you have intention, it changes the quality of the body which makes it more READ MORE

David Gauthier

David Gauthier is a self-taught artist who specializes in airbrush paintings, body painting and special effects makeup. Born and raised in Neenah, Gauthier recognized his love for art at a young age and from there his talents blossomed. His full-time career is in management, but he does artwork and commissions as a side job and READ MORE

Adam Fulwiler

Posted on Jul. 1, 2019 by Zack Dion

Adam Fulwiler found his way into creating contemporary abstract paintings after initially painting realistic and representational works; his love for the material of paint shifted the style of his work. Fulwiler’s current work features formalism and geometric shapes, matched with color, to convey words visually. He gains inspiration from his work by re-evaluating recent experiences READ MORE