The gallery of the LuCille Tack Center for the Arts presents monthly exhibits by area visual artists. Displays may be viewed during opening receptions and at the time of a performance.
LTCA Permanent Collection
Empty walls do not an uplifting gallery make! Enter more than a handful of generous artists whose works were donated to grace the walls when there was no exhibit on display. This now "permanent collection" of photography, ceramics, textile and digital arts and oil painting will remain up through the end of September. The Tack, feeling it important to shine a light on the work of these big-hearted creatives (Elizabeth Sallee Bauer, Cheryl Wiedenbeck Dietmeyer, Carmen Duran, Judith Pentz, Mary Lee Reineking, Kathleen Rulka and William Wiedenbeck) is hosting an open-to-the-public reception in their honor.
Opening Reception: Friday, September 10, 5:00–7:00 pm
Fashion Design & Illustrations
Silvia Purdy • Shakopee, Minnesota
Silvia was born and raised in Slovakia. Her heritage shows in the majority of her work, but most of all in her illustrations on Slovak National Costumes (Kroj). With a background in Fashion Illustration and Design, Silvia's art pieces include a variety of subjects.
Opening Reception: Friday, October 1, 5:00–7:00 pm
Close Encounters with Wildlife
Chuck Heiting • Stratford, Wisconsin
Chuck's photography collection features beautiful and diverse wildlife found in Wisconsin, Alaska and Africa. He prints and displays some works in custom frames made of reclaimed wood, while others are infused directly into specially coated aluminum panels.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 5, 5:00–7:00 pm
Spencer Elementary Student Art
A variety of media and thematic elements are reflected in the works of these young artists.
Illumination: Long Exposure Light Painting
Mary LaVenture • Menomonie, Wisconsin
Utilizing long exposure photography, Mary LaVenture paints with light. Creating shapes, patterns, and variations in line and texture by moving both the camera and the subject matter multiple times during the exposure allows her to turn items from daily life into visual energy. She uses a variety of light sources and movement to create unexpected abstract narratives.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 7, 5:00–7:00 pm
Object And Connection
Jonathan Paul Wheeler • Eau Claire, Wisconsin
"My work is an effort to connect with you. Making small discoveries, seeing objects or instances of coincidental visual elements childishly demand my attention. I put these seemingly random pieces of plastic together in a process akin to play. I share these 3D collages with you in the hope that you will see how I see, perhaps feel how I feel." jonathanpaulwheeler.com
Opening Reception: Friday, February 4, 5:00–7:00 pm
Jeanne Chase • Plover, Wisconsin
Jeanne is a mixed media artist, currently working with Alcohol Ink. Jeanne takes inspiration from nature as seen in her many paintings of birds, florals, and botanicals. Her style is an array of realism and bold abstract in vibrant colors.
Opening Reception: Friday, March 4, 5:00–7:00 pm
Nature & Interesting Thoughts
Corinne (Corey) Dorrance • Green Bay, Wisconsin
Corey describes her work as layers of color, ephemera and somewhat wise or amusing thoughts; perfect distractions for our recent required daily life changes! Corey is currently working with mixed-media collages and watercolors because they utilize her favorite things within art: collage, calligraphy, fun messages, and color. browneyedamusings.com
Opening Reception: Friday, April 1, 5:00–7:00 pm
Spencer High School Student Art
Both 2D and 3D fine art pieces will be displayed by Spencer's maturing young artists.
Feel free to contact us with questions and/or comments.