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Teens Open Art Studio - Summer Workshop Series

Communication invites local teens for a FREE Wednesday afternoon workshop series all summer long from 2-3:30pm! Three local teaching artists will lead workshops in 3 different art processes: printmaking, needlework and collage. You can come to one month's series or all 3. Register for the series by sending us an email. Following is some information about each artist. Please get in touch with any questions.

Andy Villanueva will teach our June workshops. Growing up in the city of Milwaukee, WI, Villanueva experienced first hand one of the United State's most segregated cities, along with the socioeconomic and political issues that come with it. An alumni of the printmaking department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Andy uses a dynamic set of artistic means to create within a space that dwells on the edge of reality, taking notes from tattoo and skateboarding culture as well as the genres of science fiction and horror. As a 3rd generation Mexican-American who has lost touch with certain aspects of his heritage through assimilation, he also explores historical Mexican (pre-Columbian to Colonial occupation) and Mexican-American imagery through a contemporary and nuanced lens.

Hannah O'Hare Bennett will teach our July workshops. O'Hare Bennett was born in Kansas and raised on a small diversified organic farm. After finishing a BFA in Printmaking at the University of Kansas, she had a career in sustainable farming, including a Peace Corps stint in Ecuador. In 2014, she returned to graduate school to work on an MFA in textile design at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has exhibited work in several states, worked as a studio assistant at Penland School of Craft, and will teach sculptural papermaking at the Morgan Conservatory (OH) this summer. Additional residencies include Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts(NE), StudioWorks at Tides Institute (ME), and Tallgrass Prairie Artist Residency (KS). She currently lives in Madison, WI, where she maintains an art practice, works as a substitute educator, and contemplates her next move.

Jaundy Brunswick will teach our August workshops. Brunswick is a self taught artist who is inspired by The Golden Girls, Kenny Rogers, Totino's Pizza Rolls, and her friends. She began doing collage when she was 15 and in the last few years views her artistry as a meditative practice.

This workshops series is made possible by a generous grant from the Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara (SASY) Neighborhood Association. We thank them for their support!

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