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60th Annual Beloit & Vicinity opens Saturday

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Media contact: Whitney Helm

helmwt@beloit.edu

(608)363-2849

The 60th Annual Beloit &Vicinity, a juried show that celebrates regional artists will open its 60th exhibition on Saturday, May 27. T

here are more than 32 works of art created by 27 artists from the region. In addition, an exhibit by the 59th Annual Beloit & Vicinity first place winner Jeanne Ludeke, titled The Freeze Bank Episode, will also be on display.

To celebrate 60 years, there will also be a retrospective featuring landscape-themed art from past exhibitions curated by Beloit College student Hannah Yee’19.

Two prominent figures in the art community: Graeme Reid, director of Collections & Exhibitions at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, Wis., and Josie Osborne, a visual artist and senior lecturer and director of the First Year Program in Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts were jurors this year.

“They have selected works that showcase a diverse range of mediums and subjects, creating a thoughtful and interesting exhibition,” said Joy Beckman, director of the Wright Museum of Art.

The Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition is one of the oldest regional juried art shows in Wisconsin. An opening reception will be held May 27 at 4:30 p.m. at the Wright Museum of Art. The exhibitions will run until the end of July.