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Gallery at Truax



School of Business and Applied Arts


Truax D3631
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6003 ext. 8
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Gallery at Truax

Kites with printing, Heritage Habitats Exhibit

Heritage Habitats

by Ginger Owen and Vicki VanAmeyden

OCTOBER 9, 2017: ARTIST LECTURE AT 5 P.M.
Meet the artists and opening reception 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public.

On view: October 9 - November 22

Artist Statement: Heritage Habitats is a series of physical spaces for contemplation and invocation of ancestry. Framed around nostalgia and memory, "Kites," "Hankies" and "Cairn" are large scale, sculptural and experiential installations that engage in viewers’ unique memories and experiences. In essence, the work emphasizes commonalities that bind people and cultures and serves as an expression of humanism.

Methods for creating these works involve appropriating imagery from our respective family albums then, framing our ideas around the experience generated from remembering our past. The images we select are iconic in nature, typical of pictures that exist in all family photo albums. They reference concepts linked to blueprints of identity and help us to find our place in a larger historical picture. We value history and tradition as the staples of human life while acknowledging that representations of realities are altered by elapsed time and convoluted memories.

  • Upcoming Shows

    2017

    Printer Wonderland | December

    2018

    Pet Portraiture | January 9 - February 28

    Yahara Journal Student Art Show | March 9 - April 13

    Architecture Student Portfolio Show | April TBD

  • Calendar Archive

    2017

    African Art | Traditional and Modern | January
    Facebook Event

    Yahara Journal Student Art Show | February and March

    Architecture Student Portfolio Show | April and May

    Appreciating Our Past: A Photographic History of Madison College | Summer 2017
    Madison Area Technical College has evolved to meet the needs of our diverse communities since opening our doors to students back in 1912. In our 105-year history, we have grown from 63 students in a single room above a fire station to nine campuses with more than 150 programs. As we move forward into the future, we appreciate where we have been in the past. 

    2016

    Quilt Making: A Modern Practice | January
    Video Tour | Photo Tour | Wisconsin State Journal Feature

    Elements of Graphic Design | March

    Architecture Program Portfolio Show | April

    Graphic Design, Photography and Visual Communications Portfolio Show | May
    Student Portfolios | Facebook

    Yahara Journal & Continuing Education Student Art Show | Summer
    Wisconsin State Journal Feature

    7 Years of Wisconsin Photography Students Capture the DATCP | Aug. 23-Sept. 28

    Industrial Evolution | October, November

    Printer Wonderland | December

    2015

    Off the Walls | December

    Graphic Design and Visual Communications Portfolio Show

    Celebrate Wisconsin Architecture | November

    Universal Design |September - October 

    Applied Arts Portfolio Show | May

    Architectural Technology Portfolio Show | April

    Student Art Show by the Yahara Journal | March

    People, Places, and Things:  Culture, Memory, and Madison College Global Connections | February

    2014

    Enroute Fall Portfolio Show | Graphic Design, Visual Communicators | December - January
    Student Portfolios

    Dance, Light, Lens | November

    Celebrating Wisconsin Manufacturing | October

    Show and Tell: An exhibit of classroom demonstrations by the Illustration Faculty | September

    A Juried Collection of Applied Arts in conjunction with MMoCA Gallery Night | May

    Architectural Technology Portfolio Show | April

    Student Art Show by the Yahara Journal | March

    Hidden Images by Biotechnology & Electron Microscopy | February

    The Art of Innovation by the School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology | January

The Gallery at Truax is an art and exhibition space that is free and open to the public. In addition to hosting annual portfolio shows, we have exhibits by community members and area employers, and highlight work from Madison College's diverse program offerings. Learn more about the mission of the Truax Gallery: Interview by Chris Gargan.

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