Artist Exchange: Carol Rode-Curley


Viewing our exhibits is free because of the generosity of Horicon Bank. This event was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

June 18, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

An artist exchange talk will begin at 7:30 pm on Friday, June 18 with a Q&A about her exhibition: Baggage. You’ll have the chance to meet the artist and learn about her work and ask questions. You may attend in-person or via Zoom.

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Meeting ID: 892 9392 1838
Passcode: 077657

Exhibition will be on display from May 6 – June 19, 2021.

Carol Rode-Curley is a Milwaukee-based artist. Without forethought she’s inspired late at night by music, sips of beer and a lot of heart. She creates with pastel, occasional splatters of paint, and subtle applications of random items. Carol’s personality and artwork intermingle as twin masks of humor and darkness. With speed of execution, she looks to find the mystery of corvid presence and fleeting shows of human emotion.

Her passion for drawing came from her father, a talented cartoonist, sign painter, artist, and comedian. It never occurred to Carol to do anything else. Her work comes from the inside-her dark side, her obvious, and her heart. She loves working with pastels, as there are no tools or brushes between her and the image. It is intimate-her fingers touch the work directly. The color palette is dramatic and passionate, and the textures and flourishes take on a life of their own.

Unsure of whether she is present or not when she works, Carol is always happy to greet each new image that comes to life on her easel. She sees herself as simply the portal to this world from the universe where these images live-the rest is left to the viewer.


Galleries are free to view:
Monday: 10 – 5 pm
Tuesday: 10 – 5 pm
Wednesday: 10 – 5 pm
Thursday: 10 – 7 pm
Friday: 10 – 5 pm
Open Saturdays 11 – 3 pm
Closed on Sundays.