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60th Annual Beloit & Vicinity opens Saturday

May 24, 2017
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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. There 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.