Local artist to share concepts behind his works

By UW-Barron County

Using his paintings and drawings as examples, local artist and educator Ralph Wiegmann will reveal the evolution of aesthetic and conceptual ideas he employs in his creations during a presentation at UW-Barron County on April 13, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m., in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (R234). His talk is free and open to the public; it’s part of the campus’ Thursdays @ the U Lecture and Performance Series.

Wiegmann will explain the relationship between representational and abstract imagery in his work. He also will discuss the importance of encouraging and creating dialogue between art and the viewer.

Wiegmann is a first-generation German-American born and raised in the Midwest. He attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He earned his MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Montana in 1998. After teaching in Missoula, Dillon and Bozeman, Mont., he and his wife moved to Rice Lake. He teaches painting and drawing through the UW-BC’s Continuing Education program.

UW-Barron County is located at 1800 College Dr., Rice Lake. The UW-Barron County Foundation sponsors the Thursdays @ the U series. For more information, call 715-234-8176.


Brian Becker