Public Reception: 5-8 p.m.
A brief gallery talk will be given at 6 p.m.
Refreshment table compliments of UW-Sheboygan
All are welcome to attend.
The exhibit will remain on view thru August 30, 2017.
UW Sheboygan Fine Art gallery is open daily 8-5 p.m.
(A few of the works on view are on loan from private collectors, all other work will be offered for sale).
About artist Peg Haubert:
Peg Haubert , a born Wisconsinite with travel in her background as the oldest child in a military family of five children, returned to Wisconsin in the early 1960s. After moving about Wisconsin, Peg settled in Sheboygan and has worked in the Arten Soul Studio for the past eight years, while also focusing energy on building the Sheboygan art scene and informing the public about art.
After graduating from UW-Milwaukee with a BFA Independent Filmmaking, Haubert worked for
many years at St. Mary’s Columbia Hospital as manager of audio visual communications, followed by another decade of independent video production. Peg has always leaned more toward 2D art having earned her first commission at thirteen for the creation of a billboard for a local bait shop. Art education was sparse in her early years, thus, she taught herself much of what she knew until finally taking art classes in Milwaukee in the early 1970’s thru 1980’s. Peg now works as a full time artist and volunteers for the Sheboygan Visual Artists as Marketing/Communications Director.
Peg maintains that it is highly beneficial for artists to study various techniques and art styles before coming into their own unique form of expression. Thus, her work was equally influenced by the late Milwaukee Artist James Prohl, known Traditional Realist teaching classes in studio, and Kenneth Kwint, who is also a known Milwaukee artist with a unique approach to making art. Studying and practicing two completely different approaches to art enriched Peg’s life and informed her artwork.
Influences from both schools of thought are evident in her work. Peg’s work is inspired by and
explores myth, symbols, glyphs, world events, poetry, and scientific discoveries addressed thru
geometric shapes and forms incorporating etching, burnishing, and a wide variety of media often resulting in the look and feel of ancient artifacts. “Building a patina on the metal is the most rewarding aspect of this expression,” Peg said.
“Remix: Praxis and Juncture” will feature examples of mixed media metal work created over the past thirty years with selections from the series “The Tooth of Time” as well as examples of her current
series, “Painting with Fire” utilizing encaustic, an ancient media comprised of bees wax, resin and pigment. Encaustic was widely used throughout Europe and is evident in the Pyramids of Egypt and frescoes of Rome with traces found on marble statues of Greece. Encaustic, one of the oldest media discovered over 2000 years ago, is now making a comeback.
Haubert feels it’s time to add the two media together, thus, a few new work samples with encaustic
added to the metal mix will be on view in this exhibit.
“It’s exciting to be adding encaustic to my mix of media,” said Haubert. “The wax has to be melted and applied hot and is then worked with heat tools including torches, heat guns, and irons. Combining metal and wax is a challenge as the metal tends to heat faster than the wax making timing critical.
“It is one of the most playful media I’ve worked with to date and fits perfectly with the often times ancient look of my work.”
Peg Haubert leads encaustic workshops at Lakeshore Art Supplies and in studio at 913, Indiana Ave, Sheboygan.
Haubert ‘s work has exhibited in solo and group shows in the following venues:
Wisconsin Biennial: UWM Fine Art Gallery & Lawrence University
Neville Museum, Green Bay, WI
Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI
Wisconsin Biennial: Madison, WI
Milwaukee Lakefront Festival of the Arts
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac
Plymouth Art Center, Plymouth
Two Fish Gallery, Elkhart Lake
EBCO Artworks, Sheboygan
James Dixon Gallery, Tory Island, Ireland
More information can be found at www.artensoulstudio.com.
Born – Phillips, WI, Graduated Prentice High School
BFA, Independent Film – University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee Art Museum, James Prohl Studio, Kenn Kwint Studio
Manager Audiovisual Communications, Columbia Hospital MLK
President /Chair of Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors (Now WI Visual Artists)Owner Operator, Vanguard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Owner Operator, Media Gratification, Milwaukee, WI
Fine Artist, Artensoul Studio, Sheboygan, WI
Director, Marketing/Communications, Sheboygan Visual Artists, Inc.
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