Press release for The Horse in Art Exhibit at the Seippel Center for the Arts in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
This year’s Exhibit Calendar at the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association is filled wThith diversity. The spring exhibit at the Seippel Arts Center lends itself to creativity, personal interpretation, perspective, beauty, life and light. “The Horse in Art,” will allow even the most inexperienced art connoisseur to appreciate what nature has produced in our equine friends. A host of talented statewide and local artists will appear along with some highly prominent equine artists who are celebrated around the nation for their distinctive works. The popularity of horses in art remains a time-tested pursuit that isn’t about to fade anytime soon. BDAAA’s “The Horse in Art” Exhibit opens Sunday, April 17th and runs through June 5th at the Seippel Homestead and Center for the Arts.
The featured artist, Polly Knoll, is a local celebrity from Beaver Dam known for her connection to Patrick Swayze. Knoll recently published a coffee table book compiling her professional works in photographing Arabian horses. Polly is a world traveler with many connections in many countries including Egypt. A full room will be designated at the Seippel Arts Center to showcase her illustrious work. Polly will be on hand for book signings twice during the exhibit; once at the opening on Sunday, April 17th and again on May 1st . Polly will capture your attention not only with her artistic expressions but with her stories of working closely with the beautiful creatures captured in her lens.
Thanks in part to horse artist Leslie Zantow, BDAAA’s Exhibit Chairperson, and landscape artist Rod Hill, co-chair, this exhibit contains a variety of impressive media including pencil drawings, oil on canvas, watercolor, pastel, sculpture, pottery, and fiber art. Leslie Zantow of Cambria Friesland’s Duck Creek Arts Guild, previously immersed in equine art, has been able to bring about the participation of nationally recognized names in horse art. Artists exhibiting their work include Shari B Akers, Lynn Maderich, Terry Miller, Sharon Prestegard,Katherine Bogucki, Alecia Underhill, and Lynda Sappington to name a few. The Center is especially pleased to exhibit a bronze sculpture by internationally renowned artist, Edwin Bogucki. Some of the works displayed during our spring exhibit have mostly been found only with larger and more prominent galleries. This is a feather in BDAAA’s cap to have achieved the status of acquiring many pieces from such renowned artists.
Sponsors for the “Horse in Art” include the Beaver Dam Community Hospital promoting their upcoming Derby Day event on Saturday, May 7th. A display and tickets are available at the Seippel Arts Center to this one-of-a-kind recreation of the Kentucky Derby. Find out more by stopping in. Betty Singer, BDAAA Gift shop manager, has done a wonderful job in implementing ideal gifts for the horse lover during this unique exhibit as well. Regular hours of the exhibit are Wed-Sunday 1-4 pm or by appointment. For more information, please contact the Seippel Arts Center at (920) 885-3635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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