Don & Eileen Urness: Colorful Directions
Viewing our exhibits is free because of the generosity of Horicon Bank.
Don Urness is a papermaking artist from southeastern Wisconsin. Because of his interest in the environment, Urness began making paper from trash in the 1980s. He uses recycled paper pulp for his art projects which also reflect his interest in light and how it affects nature and objects. Urness has a Bachelor of Arts degree in art education from UW-Eau Claire, and a Master’s degree in visual studies from Cardinal Stritch in Milwaukee.
Although mostly a self-taught artist, Eileen Urness has been surrounded by art and artists most of her adult life. She has explored many areas of art including jewelry, ceramics and painting. Eileen has experimented with epoxy paintings. She found in epoxy a vehicle to represent the kind of depth, layering and color she was in search of. Her technique incorporates elements of collage, paint and raw pigment. Lately Eileen has been experimenting with Millefiori Polymer Eggs. Her technique is largely experimental and self-developed incorporating elements of the millefiori glass technique with polymer clay on eggshells. She has received several awards for her innovative techniques and attention to detail.
Artists’ Exchange: Thursday, November 30, 6 – 8 pm
Paper making with Donald Urness: Saturday, December 2, 11 – 2 pm