Northern Exposure exhibit to feature Upper Peninsula artists

November 7, 2017  |  by Bonifas Arts Center

Northern Exposure XXIV at the Bonifas Art Center this year is anticipated to be a tremendous show of creative art.

Northern Exposure is a juried regional art exhibit that features artists from the Upper Peninsula. This year's jurist is sculptor, curator, educator and director of the Wisconsin Regional Art Program, Liese Pfeifer.

Pfeifer believes art enhances all of our lives.

Her art has grown from glass and bronze sculptures to mixed media constructions using natural and biodegradable materials such as wood and wool felt. Her “hybrid” approach to an artist life includes drawing and collage while working in arts administration.

In addition to being an award winning artist Pfeifer has broad experience in the art world. Her breadth of involvement includes art consultant at Integrated Art Group where she developed corporate and healthcare collections nationally to Ruth Davis Design Gallery UW, experienced juror and freelance curator. As Director of Wisconsin Regional Art Program, a part of Continuing Studies, Pfeifer currently works to ensure inclusive regional art opportunities across Wisconsin.

She has chosen pieces from artists all across the Upper Peninsula to be in the Northern Exposure exhibit. Award winners will be announced Thursday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. during a reception at the Bonifas.


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