Holiday Art Show & Sale At The Lighthouse
December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pmSuggested Donation $10
Please join the North Point Lighthouse and Museum for a festive holiday evening of art and conversation.
Hors d’Oeuvres | Cash bar | Silent Auction
Julia Taylor, Watercolors
Growing up in a small farming community in Indiana, I learned to draw early in life. I earned spending money by sketching portraits at county fairs and illustrations in weekly papers. In college, my small stained glass business, The Vitreous Works, paid the rent every month. Graduating with an art minor in the middle of an economic crisis, I left my art behind for many years. Photography became a real passion. I worked with many mediums over the years from soldering, stained glass, welding, acrylic, pastels and always pencil sketching. It’s funny how I shied away from watercolor over the years because I thought it too difficult. In 2014, taking an afternoon watercolor class with a friend while on vacation created an affinity for the flow, the color and the glorious accidents of the water, the paint and the paper.
Leigh Bohne, Watercolor
Born in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, Leigh enjoyed growing up in the natural area along the western shores of Lake Michigan. With his classic art training as the basis of his professional career, he quickly developed his technical illustrative techniques which qualified him to establish a business in architectural illustration.
As time and business changed, his focus was directed toward more fine art. His quality illustrative capabilities concentrated exceptional visualization in virtually any genre of his art. He has produced landscape oil paintings, as well as structural and industrial art which he refers to as “archigraphics”. He is currently involved extensively in watercolor and drawing. His latest series of watercolors focus on the fishing tugs and lighthouses of Lake Michigan.
His philosophy is that the ability to conceptualize drawing is the core to design composition and that his classic, traditional art training was essential to developing his style as an artist. He believes that it is his obligation as an artist to use natural art techniques for his fine art. He realizes that a background of standard art techniques can only improve style and creative substance, regardless of eventual techniques and processes utilized.
May Klisch, Watercolors
May Klisch’s journey from the Far East through the Pacific Rim to the American Midwest forms the wash upon which the tapestry of her life is painted. In her native Singapore, she had worked in a public relations agency and as the PR Manager at the Singapore Zoological Gardens. In Honolulu, Hawaii, she garnered a degree in Hospitality Management and in San Francisco she ran a boutique hotel and then worked in reinsurance. She met her future husband Russ Klisch of Lakefront Brewery at a beer event in Milwaukee, WI shortly after assuming her position as Government Relations Manager at Time Warner Cable. While raising their two daughters and nurturing his business, Lakefront Brewery, May created fashions in her own fiber arts studio, while freelancing as a food columnist with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. For more than nine years afterwards, May was the Operations Manager of North Point Lighthouse.
Now, along with her passion in the other creative arts (cooking, gardening, fiber design, jewelry, lamps, creative writing and event management), she has added a love for watercolors. She has most recently exhibited and sold her watercolor work at the MKE Swan Day at the Red Line Studio in March 2017, and along with her friends Julia Taylor, has exhibited and raised funds at the lighthouse in June 2017. She is the featured artist for MARN (Milwaukee Area Resource Network) at the October 2017 Gallery Day and Night. She attributes her watercolor inspiration to her talented artist friend Julia Taylor, and unconditional support from her husband and daughters. Her subject matter, drawn mostly from nature, has at once an earthy and ethereal quality, often accompanied by a healthy side of whimsy.
Kristine Hinrichs, Photography
Kristine Hinrichs has a long-standing interest in photography. She has been documenting (primarily) Milwaukee life for six years via her Project 365 Facebook Project, posting at least one photo shot each day. Several local businesses display her work, notably the Pabst Theater in some of their dressing rooms. For the last year she has documented the restoration of the historic gaslight building in the Menomonee Valley. This Eischweiler designed tower and adjacent structure have been converted to City Lights Brewing Co. More than a dozen of Kristine’s photos are featured in the traveling ZipMKE exhibit. Her weekly photographs during the construction process provide documentation of the transformation of this historic building.
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Parking: County Pavilion parking lot or on-street parking.
A portion of proceeds benefit the North Point Lighthouse.