AYRES ASSOCIATES GALLERY: ART ALL AROUND
Cooking Thanksgiving turkey at Kysilko Farm - Anna Kysilko with granddaugthers Terry and Ann Andre, 1954. The art of cooking is a foodway that we learn from our friends and family members.
OPENING IN JULY!
Folk art is all around us, but we are often unaware of its presence. The exhibit Art All Around helps visitors find folk art in their daily lives by looking at how folk art is expressed through music, food, handcrafts, and hunting.
The exhibit was curated by students from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council.
German-made accordion originally used by the Motycka family in the late 1800s and decorated by Ralph Rubenzer in 2005 . Rubenzer learned to play the accordion by ear and played in local music halls for 60 years.
A successful hunt, 1927. The art of hunting deer and preserving meat is maintained by families and friends, who teach the next generation how to carry on these traditions.
Duck carved by Vincent Petrick, 1981. Wood carving is a type of folk art that has been around for centuries, passed on from one person to another to provide necessary tools for daily life. Over time it has evolved and artists like Vincent Petrick have created objects like this purely for pleasure.