Steve Thimmig art exhibit opens July 5 at UW-Sheboygan
Paintings on display through July 26
Area residents are invited to visit the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan Fine Arts Gallery for its latest art exhibition by local Sheboygan artist Steve Thimmig. A special art reception is planned for Friday, July 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. The show runs through July 26.
Steve Thimmig was born and raised in Sheboygan. Graduated from Sheboygan North High School in 1975 and attended UW-Sheboygan for one year. Thimmig describes himself as a self-taught artist. Painting is his preferred artistic outlet though he is probably best known as the creative force behind the "Labor Daze" comic strip which has appeared in the Bemis Manufacturing's employee newsletter for the last 21 years.
Throughout the 1980's, Thimmig concentrated on free-lance graphic art work, specifically logos, which probably explain the graphic feel of his paintings. A fascination and love for album cover art are also influential. Aside from Picasso, Dali and Warhol, Thimmig credits Storm Thorgerson, Roger Dean and Hugh Syme as some of his favorite artists.
Music is a huge influential factor in his art and is reflected in his work which he refers to as “Visual Music.” “My paintings are my songs,” Thimmig said.
The 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.
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.