The J.A.R. Studio will be hosting a select group of artists who will be digging up their roots and finding new fertile grounds to show their many cultivars of finely pruned, pampered and nurtured works.
Come and forage.
Pick your own bouquet of art.
2020 is a strange year, as we deal with the Covid 19 virus. Following all safety protocols, the show will be completely outdoors, and we will be limiting the number to two related visitors per booth at one time. Artists will be donning their masks and asking our guests to do the same. Our fiber artists, Kathy Johnson and Erika Mock promise to have plenty of stylish hand-crafted masks available. Hand washing, sanitizing and six foot distancing, will be our goal, all while having fun.
We are going to do this if we can.
Jean Smaglik Wells
Mary L Hager
I am the sole creator of my work. Elements from nature inspire this collection of one-of-a-kind hand-built sculpture, constructed primarily with white talc clay and finished with acrylic paint.
I create free spirited, sculpted art to wear to wake your body and perceptions.
Each piece that comes thru my hands starts out as slivers of recycled fabric, and, just like our lives, changes and grows, bit by bit, until the story is almost complete. Then it's up to you... to fill the bag, or drape the wrap... and open to the next chapter.
My copper designs focus on whimsy.
My inspiration mostly comes from nature along with a few famous artists
like: Georgia O'Keefe, Dale Chihuly and the infamous Dr. Seuss.
I am a former potter, now a self- taught metal artist.
I chose to work in copper because of its brilliant color and soft properties.
Currently I sell my copper sculpture at juried art fairs throughout the Midwest as
well as galleries and specialty shops.
My inspiration comes from exploring life’s surroundings. Whether it is the textures of nature, geometric shapes or the feelings from within, all are a stage of the creative process. Since the year 2000, I have been designing small wearable sculptures. Using sterling silver, gold and semi precious stones, my hand – fabricated pieces are treated with various surfacing techniques such as forging, roller printing and patinas. The results are simple yet complex, industrial yet natural.
F Fischer is a Black & White photographer and photographic printer. His work is a mix of humor and mystery. Born at Great Lakes Naval Base in 1953, Fischer first studied art at the Milwaukee Art Center. Being the product of photographer parents, he entered The Milwaukee Center for Photography, graduating Valedictorian. Fischer has had solo exhibits at the Weidner Center Green Bay; The Department of Natural Resources of Wisconsin; The Commission House Gallery Milwaukee; Holy Grounds Gallery; Gallery 218; and numerous group exhibits. His work is in the public collections of The Wustum Museum, The Milwaukee Art Museum, Saint Norbert’s College, Kimberly Clark, Columbia Health Care, The Law Firm of Hawks and Quindel. Publications include; Italy 2016 (Book); Theatre-X (Book); Labor’s Heritage Quarterly (Magazine).
I have been working with leather for over 40 years. Combining the
color, texture and design, I create unique and functional objects of
wearable art. I want my handbags to fit as well and look as good as
the finest pieces of clothing.