Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2018 by lgillespie
We note the death of another great talent in the field, the fiber artist, Katherine Westphal, who died on March 13 at the age of 99. Westphal was born in Los Angeles and received her BA and MA degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. A painter in her early career, Westphal was hired to teach Design in 1946 at the University of Washington in Seattle. There she met and married fellow faculty member Ed Rossbach, moving with him when he was offered a position at UC Berkeley in 1950. While there, Westphal began designing textiles and...
 
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by lgillespie
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the death of Imogene Powers Johnson on May 3, 2018, at the age of 87. Gene, as she was affectionately known, moved to Racine when she married the late Sam Johnson who was the longtime Chairman of SC Johnson. She became a major benefactor in her adopted community, supporting a wide range of causes, placing particular emphasis on her two passions of education and the environment. Gene is particularly known for founding The Prairie School in Racine but was also instrumental in the establishment of...
 
Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by lgillespie
We are sorry to share with you news of the death of another major figure in the contemporary ceramics field. The nationally known ceramic sculptor and educator, Paula Winokur died on February 4, 2018 at the age of 82. She made her reputation creating porcelain sculptures that referenced the landscape. Their white surfaces were folded and manipulated in ways that recall how the land and its elements change and shift over periods of time. Some of her wall pieces are subtly colored with glazes and ceramic pencil drawings. Sometimes, she would...
 
Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by lgillespie
Mark your calendar for the 8th Annual Get Behind the Arts Studio Tour – Racine and Kenosha in April. Visit Wustum teachers in their studios and learn about a variety of techniques. Artists will be showcasing art metals, enameling, potter's wheel, raku firing, and other media. Artists include: John Clazmer, Nate Hunter, Leslie Perrino, and Toby Prioletta. The Tour offers a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the innovative and productive world of the working artist. This is your opportunity to visit studios throughout Racine and...
 
Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by lgillespie
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of polymer artist Tory Hughes on February 18, 2018 at the age of 59. Hughes, who was based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, was an internationally known artist, teacher, and innovator who was a revered figure in the US polymer field. As an artist, she was particularly adept at using the polymer medium to mimic other materials including the surfaces of marble, metal, ivory, and semi-precious stones such as malachite. She used the techniques she developed to create handmade books, vessels, containers...
 
Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by lgillespie
Come to watch and interact with a team of artists as they explore relief printmaking, a moving and fascinating art form. Discover the process of printing large scale relief cuts using a steamroller as a massive makeshift printing press. This method creates an interesting and over-the-top spectacle that delights both participant and viewer.  Join print makers Lisa Bigalke and Amy Misurelli Sorensen, plus a slew of other area artists and print makers, for this amazing event that celebrates one of the oldest forms of printmaking. Many prints...
 
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by lgillespie
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 15.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 15.0px Calibri; color: #0433ff; -webkit-text-stroke: #0433ff} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} span.s2 {text-decoration: underline ; font-kerning: none} We are sorry to share with you news of the death of another major figure in the contemporary craft field. The internationally recognized furniture maker, Wendell Castle died in his Scottsville, New York, home at the age of 85 on January 20. Recognized as the...
 
Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by lgillespie
We announce, with sadness, the death of internationally respected ceramic sculptor Betty Woodman on January 2, at the age of 87. Woodman’s career developed during an era when it was challenging for ceramic artists and for women to have the same kinds of full careers their male colleagues in the sculpture field were able to attain. However, she managed to produce an impressive body of work in a career of remarkable achievements. She moved from her early work in functional ceramics to creating large-scale sculptural versions of the...
 
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by lgillespie
We have learned, with sadness, of the recent death of significant contemporary craft artist, Marjorie Schick. A pioneer in contemporary art jewelry, Schick created non-traditional adornment, often colorful and over-sized. Her work is in RAM’s permanent collection and it was prominently featured in RAM’s 2011 exhibition, To Wear or Not to Wear.  To read more about her career
 
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by lgillespie
RAM is very pleased to announce the museum received a grant from the Racine Community Foundation to expand the RAM on the Road program for Racine Unified students. Read More