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Driftless Artists plan fall art event at MAC
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MONROE - During the month of October, the Monroe Art Center invites the public to "Fall Into Art" with the Driftless Area Artists.

From Oct. 2 through Oct. 31, 15 of the Driftless Area Artists will have their work on display in the Frehner Gallery of the Monroe Arts Center. Painting, sculpture, furniture, blown glass, felted wool and pottery are among the many media on display in this exhibit. The highlight of the show will be a "Virtual Studio Tour" presented as a movie to show glimpses of the artists at work in their studios or in their creative environments.

An opening reception for this exhibit is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Monroe Arts Center Frehner Gallery. Artists from this group show will be on hand to answer questions from the public. This free, informal, come-as-you-are event is for art lovers of all levels.

In an effort to showcase the many talents of our area artists, Monroe Arts Center will also host an "Art in Action" event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. In conjunction with the Frehner Gallery show, 14 of the exhibiting artists will set up shop inside and out of the Monroe Arts Center to demonstrate and discuss their media with the public. Demonstrating artists will be Sarah Aslakson, Jeanne Ausmus, Robert Beck, Carolyn Bishop, Kathleen D'Angelo, Amanda Jordan. Kathy King, Deb Meyer, Suzanne Miller, Mike Myers, Lyric Ozburn, Joan Stackpole and Terri Tackett.

The Driftless Area Artists group, formed in 2002, was created by visual artists in Green County looking for a way to connect with one another and to discuss and encourage art in our area. Their name is inspired by the driftless glacial areas of Southern Wisconsin and their beautiful landscape settings that have moved many area artists to create. Beginning as the Art Alliance of Green County, this group of artists, from novices to professionals, has met on a continuous basis for critique, advice, and inspiration

This exhibit has been made possible by Monroe Arts Center Corporate Underwriter, Swiss Colony and Season Media Underwriters, BIG Radio and Monroe Publishing. Additional support for this exhibit was provided by Michael and Shelley Muranyi.