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Artist Spotlight

Lisa Baltes

Posted on Dec. 1, 2023 by Grace Olson

Art medium(s): Relief Printmaker, Mixed Media Artist How do you describe your art? It’s a little bit of an art adventure. I like to learn new things and try new processes and change things up. I am constantly adding those things to my art practice. A process that I am experimenting and perfecting currently is printing a READ MORE

Lynn St.Aubin

Posted on Nov. 1, 2023 by Grace Olson

Art medium(s): Acrylic How do you describe your art? Whimsical, colorful and happy. Were you always interested in following a creative path? Yes, I’ve always followed a creative path! I don’t remember a time that I wasn’t creative. I have been drawing, painting and making jewelry since I was a child. I have a bachelor’s READ MORE

Brienna Pociask

Art medium(s): Paper, pencil and digital but I also enjoy acrylic and canvas! How do you describe your art? I’d describe my art style as cute, colorful and playful. I’m taking it in a couple different directions at the moment: one is greeting card art and the other is City of Neenah art! For my READ MORE

Hannah Kuplack

Posted on Aug. 30, 2023 by Grace Olson

Art medium(s): A variety of drawing and painting mediums. How do you describe your art? The art I create embodies a captivating blend of botanical elements, skeletal structures and animal imagery, expertly juxtaposed in a striking display of high contrast. By employing a minimalist color palette and the powerful interplay of black and white, my READ MORE

Anne Traas Baruth

Posted on Jul. 31, 2023 by Grace Olson

Art mediums: Watercolor, pencil, colored pencil, ink, oil, acrylic, nature photography and more; studio art and illustration. How do you describe your art? My work has a strong narrative quality. I love people and nature—and telling stories! I want to bring the viewer into a special place where they can linger and be uplifted. There’s READ MORE

Kaliyah Mei Garania

Posted on May. 31, 2023 by Grace Olson

How do you describe your music? Acoustic, pop and indie. How long have you been a musician? Do you play instruments as well as sing? I’ve been a musician ever since I started piano lessons at the age of five. From there, I started picking up more instruments… I’ve been a percussionist in my middle READ MORE

Mikayla Albrecht

Posted on May. 1, 2023 by Grace Olson

Art medium: I primarily paint in digital, watercolor and acrylic mediums. Were you always interested in following a creative path? Art and the creative process have always been an important part of my life, but I wasn’t sure that I wanted to pursue them professionally until late in high school. I grew up around people READ MORE

Cassandra Ann VanDreese

Posted on Mar. 31, 2023 by Grace Olson

Art medium: Watercolor. Beginning to dabble into charcoal sketches. Were you always interested in following a creative path? I have always loved to create—mostly DIY building, home decor or kids’ crafts. Why focus on watercolor? In 2020, when the world shifted, I needed an outlet. I am a Critical  Care Nurse with three young kids READ MORE

Rachel Kmecheck

Posted on Mar. 1, 2023 by Grace Olson

Art medium: Intaglio printmaking and watercolor. Were you always interested in following a creative path? Yes, my life has always had a creative path to it. My creative path was not a straight path, but it has been a wonderful journey so far. Why a focus on medieval times? As a child, I always loved READ MORE

Hallie Beth Dix

Posted on Feb. 1, 2023 by Grace Olson

Art medium(s): Embroidery/textile art, oil/acrylic paint, charcoal, colored pencil, mural art. How do you describe your art? My art so far has mostly been an experimental process across a wide variety of mediums. Since practicing in college, I have found that embroidery is one of my favorites. In my art, I am most interested in READ MORE