“Beyond Boundaries: Transparent Watercolor" opens Feb. 3
Area residents are invited to visit the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery for its latest art exhibit, Beyond Boundaries: Transparent Watercolor by watercolor artist Jean Tobin throughout the month of February. An opening reception has been planned for Thursday, February 3 from 5-7:30 p.m. in the gallery. The public is invited.
Tobin, a UW-Sheboygan Professor Emerita of English with the University of Wisconsin Colleges and published author, began painting in 2001 after taking a beginner’s watercolor painting class with Sheboygan-area artist James Michael. Previously, she has worked primarily with florals and landscapes, but this year's show represents, she said, "a whole new direction for me."
Tobin received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also has studied at the Universite de Paris and the University of Edinburgh, and taken NEH summer seminars at New York University and Cornell. Active in the land preservation movement, she co-founded the Sheboygan Area Land Conservancy.
Tobin’s paintings can be seen regularly at Two Fish Gallery in Elkhart Lake and at the Jura Silverman Gallery (Wisconsin Artists’ Showcase) in Spring Green, WI. She is also a member of the Wisconsin Watercolor Society and a lifetime member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America.
The UW-Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Most of the paintings will be available for purchase. The exhibit will be on display until February 25.
For more information about the show or UW-Sheboygan's Fine Arts Gallery, contact gallery director Dan Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or (920) 459-6649.