The exhibition, Larry Welo: Quiet Landscapes, opens in the MacNider Art Museum’s Center Space Gallery on Thursday, January 13 at 5 pm. This show features the etchings of Larry Welo, a Midwest printmaker who runs a studio in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin. Since the 1970s, Welo has been creating intricate etchings depicting small Midwestern towns and landscapes.
“My etchings have always been inspired by various aspects of my life; they are, in a sense, self portraits. I create my etchings entirely in the studio; I find my information in sketches I have drawn, written notations and most importantly, my imagination. My images are not intended to be duplications of the world, but instead interpretations of it. It is important to me that the creative process be a voyage of discovery, always looking in new directions and following new avenues.”
Join the MacNider Art Museum in celebrating Quiet Landscapes with a closing reception on Saturday, February 26 at 1 pm. Larry Welo will be in attendance and would love to talk about his work and answer any questions you may have. Light refreshments will be provided.||