New exhibits on view at PhippsThe opening reception for all the Phipps exhibits is Friday, Jan. 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with a book signing by Stoeckeler from 7 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
A new series of exhibitions featuring work by area artists Laura Andrews, Kimber Olson, Gregg Rochester, Katherine Sandnas and Tara Sweeney is on view Jan. 9-Feb. 15 in The Galleries of The Phipps Center for the Arts.
In addition to these exhibitions, a show of watercolor paintings by Hazel Stoick Stoeckeler, paired with poetry by Elizabeth Weber, will be on view in the Atrium Gallery.
“Using Photovoice to Hear the Voices of Mothers Raising Children in St. Croix County” is on view in the Commons. This exhibit is part of the St. Croix County Community Health Improvement Process in Joint Partnership with Hudson Hospital and Clinics, St. Croix County Public Health and the University of Wisconsin in Madison Area Health Education Centers.
The Photovoice exhibit showcases over 100 photos taken by mothers raising children in St. Croix County. Photovoice research places cameras in the hands of local residents so they can record images of their daily life experiences. The method was developed by Dr. Caroline Wang during the late 1990s.
Since then, it has been used by academics, health and government officials, educators, community activists and policy makers to assess, evaluate and build communities.
Last June, Hudson Hospital & Clinics and the county Department of Health and Human Services–Public Health began assessing and prioritizing health needs of this region, and Photovoice is a step in this process. The exhibit runs through Feb. 15 at The Phipps.
The opening reception for all the Phipps exhibits is Friday, Jan. 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with a book signing by Stoeckeler from 7 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Galleries hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, noon to 4:30 p.m., as well as one hour before and through intermission of all performances in The Phipps theaters.
For more information, contact Anastasia Shartin, visual arts director, at (715) 386-2305, ext. 103.