2018 16th Street Studios Open House
Studio 3610 - 3rd Floor
Oil on canvas and Encaustic mixed media
Contemporary / Modern Painting with strong color palette.
I’ve been making art for over 20 years, beginning with pastels. Started renting a space at 16th street studios in 2004 so I could oil paint. I use personal themes and images to create my work. The topics and images I use tend to repeat and overlap from one series to another. The same can be said for my color palette. To me, color is just as important, if not more, than composition.
Studio 3607 - 3rd Floor
Mixed media works on paper or oil on canvas
My work is concerned with an abstracted torso like shape.
In my paintings I use a torso like form as a vehicle to play color against line and form. The work is about the similarities of shape between the human torso and the trunk of a tree. Both of which share similar visual qualities. One of the largest concerns in my work is the surface of the piece. My intention is to build a rich visual surface through the interrelationship of different materials. These materials can include: gouache, ink, acrylic paint, charcoal, graphite and/or conte. The smallest works on paper also include elements of collage.
Studio 3564 - 3rd Floor
Useful vessels that can also be objects of contemplation.
Having a studio at 16th Street is a return to a previous lifetime for Marilyn Kemp. During the 70’s and 80’s she worked as a functional potter, showing in galleries and participating in art shows in Illinois and Wisconsin. In 1982 she received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, and her work expanded to other media, becoming conceptual rather than functional. Eventually she left the art world and began a business career. After retiring from that career, the urge to create again demanded to be heard. At present, she is focusing on the vessel form, using her skills as a potter to create tall pots and ceramic baskets that can be both useful and objects of contemplation.
Studio 3548 - 3rd Floor
One Line Description:
My transparent watercolors have an almost print-like quality.
My focus over the years has been mainly printmaking and watercolor. I’m drawn to the process of making prints and the spontaneity of watercolors. Hence, I currently find myself using watercolor in an almost print-like quality. This process has allowed me to develop an affinity for the intriguing results of poured watercolor. As I explore this process and the discipline needed in using a limited palette, I continue to be surprised by the randomness of transparent watercolor.
Susan M. Sorenson
Studio 3640 (Stones & Bones) - 3rd Floor
I am a 2D mixed media artist with my studio in the Racine Business Center, 16th Street, Racine, WI. For the last 14 years I have included collage into my mixed media work, making for improvisation and visual extensions of the poetic impulse.
My work has been shown in juried and invitational shows throughout Wisconsin and has received many awards, also is represented in Racine Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, Golda Meir Special Collections UW-Milwaukee Library and many private collections.
Studio 3612 - 3rd Floor
Medium-watercolor and oil
Paintings that capture emotion.
Jeannette studied in Chicago at both the Art Institute and the Terra Museum of Modern Art. She received a MA from St. Xavier University in Chicago an a BA in art education from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee.
As she pursued the teaching of art, she also worked on her own painting career.
As a 16th Street Studio Artist, she enjoys painting figurative subjects in scenes from daily life. Light tints of color are applied to the painting surface to achieve a softened effect. Depth is created by layering darker values. Through the use of color and value, her paintings portray sensitive emotions.
Studio 4554 (Studio 3-D)- 4th Floor West
A stone sculptor for 25 years, Brad works in alabaster, limestone, and soapstone. His inspiration come the stone itself, surroundings, dreams, and God. featured on Fox 6, Brad’s pieces are in numerous collections. He teaches in his studio.
Studio 4640 (Wildfire Studio) - 4th Floor West
Oil Painting, Acrylic, Mixed Medium
Predominately an oil painter of representational art, cityscape, landscape, and period pieces. Member of Oil Painters of America. Maria’s oils are in homes locally, nationally, and internationally. Currently experimenting in new mediums.
Studio 4555 - 4th Floor West
Photography – Film & Digital
Making pretty little pictures.