Marian University Faculty Exhibition

November 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – January 14, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

Marian University Faculty Exhibition

November 17 – January 14
Reception: Thursday, November 17, 5 – 8 pm

Meet the Artists:

Deborah Bartelt earned a BA in Art Education at UW-Oshkosh and a MS in Adaptive Arts at St Norbert College.  She is life-certified as a K-12 art instructor, and teaches courses in art education and service learning.  Deb is well versed in a variety of media and methods, including papermaking and bookmaking.  She is actively involved with community and youth art organizations.

Tami Joe DeLisle earned a BA in Expressive and Therapeutic Arts from Marian University I 2013 and a MS in Art Therapy from Mt Mary University in 2015. She engages in a very wide variety of expressive arts including masks, photography, pen and ink, fiber arts, sewing, weaving, found object sculpture and collage. In addition to teaching Therapeutic Skills at Marian University, she teaches art history and skills classes to youth and adults in the Dodge County area.

Leah M. Klapperich MA directs the Art Therapy Program, teaches therapeutic arts classes, advises all students in the Expressive & Therapeutic Arts major and minor, supervises students’ fieldwork experiences and continues to build mutually meaningful relationships with a variety of organizations in the larger community.  Her studio work explores the interrelationship of nature and the human psyche through the medium of masks, as well as recent explorations of encaustic wax painting.

Kristine Krumenauer earned a B.A. at Lakeland College, M.A. at UW-Oshkosh, and a Ph.D. in Art Education at UW-Madison.  She was skilled in a variety of media, with special expertise in fiber arts, including dyes, stitchery, and loom weaving.  Dr. Krumenauer began teaching at Marian in 1990, and continued teaching there for nearly twenty years, serving as Department Chair for much of her tenure.  She was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus in 2011, one of only fourteen to receive this honor in the history of the University.  Dr. Krumenauer passed away in 2012, after a valiant battle with cancer.

Shane McAdams received his MFA from the Pratt Institute. He is writer, curator, artist, and educator with studios in Cedarburg, Wisconsin and Brooklyn, New York. His writing on art and culture has appeared regularly in the Brooklyn Rail since 2002, and he has been selected as a Creative Capital, Andy Warhol Writer’s Grant finalist three times. His most recent writing project about commuting between art worlds, “Thoughts from Across the Cultural Divide,” inspired his exhibition High/Low/Middle at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in 2015. He is currently a contributor to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Bad at Sports. His landscape-inspired mixed-media artwork has been exhibited at Allegra LaViola Gallery, Marlborough, Chelsea, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Storefront Bushwick, Scream London. Splayed Oak, his latest work, was on view at the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University and at the Schneider Museum of Art in Ashland, Oregon.  Other recent exhibitions include Super Natural at the Kohler Art Center and Fault Lines at GP Presents in New York City.

Mark Merline earned a BA at the University of Wisconsin and his MFA at the Ohio State University, where he specialized in experimental media, including holography, neon, and electronic assemblage. His works are in public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. He teaches studio art and modern art history, and serves as the Art Department Chair at Marian University.

Anna Pagnucci started teaching at Marian University in 2008. She now teaches online for Marian and is part of the faculty at Coastal Carolina College in NC where she resides. She has an MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and an MA in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her publications include Chi è? The Spirit of Mia Familia; Light, Color, Glass: Pattern of Illumination; and Bacchus: God of Pleasure and Excess. Her BA, Summa Cum Laude, is in Art with a minor in Spanish from University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Noteworthy exhibitions include the Figge Art Museum, Clinton Sawmill Museum, Simpson College, Iowa and Augustana College in Illinois where she won a People’s Choice Award. She was awarded a grant for her work through CSA DSM out of Des Moines and had a piece commissioned for the Quad City Symphony’s Yo Yo Ma Anniversary performance in Iowa. Her work has been featured on various book covers including Firstborn, Tracks on Damp Sand and Breath of the Onion, all North Star Press, MN and Rogue Holler Blues, Sisyphus Press, State College PA and Living with Zombies, McFarland Press. When not in the classroom, Pagnucci can be found doing yoga, cooking, rock climbing, or brewing beer and wine with her husband and girls. portfolio:

Lora Vahlsing earned a BA from UW-Milwaukee in English Literature, an MFA in Poetry from the University of Oregon, and a BFA in Graphic Design from University of Oshkosh. At Marian University she teaches Art. She also teaches poetry, art, and photography in the community. Lora is a certified yoga instructor and teaches classes throughout the community in a variety of settings & populations. Most recently, she has begun sharing yoga and meditation in the juvenile detention center.

Tom Wallestad received his BA Degree from UW-Green Bay and earned his MFA in Computer Graphics from Syracuse University. He teaches a variety of design, illustration, cartooning, animation, digital imaging, printmaking, multi-media and studio art classes. His personal artwork is inspired by the diversity of our society’s visual media, ranging from fine art to lowbrow subcultures. He draws on years of experience to solve visual design problems by combining digital art methods and the handmade marks of traditional art media. He dedicates his summers to introducing young artists to animation and comic book illustration in art camps around northeastern Wisconsin.

Michael Wartgow received BFA’s in Painting and Graphic Communications from UW Oshkosh and earned a MFA in Fine Arts from Kent State University.  He teaches classes in art fundamentals, drawing and design.  His personal artwork is based on transition in all its forms, ranging from physical to theoretical.  Michael exhibits his work regionally and is represented in several private art collections, most notably the Progressive Art Collection.  In 2015, he created artwork for the 25th Anniversary of Take Back the Night in Oshkosh, WI.  For this solo exhibition, titled Never Silent, Michael visually interpreted the written stories of 7 women who experienced the trauma of domestic and sexual violence. In addition to teaching and making art, Michael develops and leads art programs for people with memory loss in the Fox Valley area.