ARTservancy: Year in review
December 21, 2020 | Topics: featured artist
A difficult year in so many ways, 2020 proved fertile for the artists of ARTservancy. Perhaps it was because the only thing better than being alone in a studio this year was being alone outdoors in a beautiful natural area.
This was the second year of ARTservancy, the program that pairs Wisconsin artists with nature preserves in the greater Milwaukee area. A partnership between Gallery 224 the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, the River Revitalization Foundation, the Milwaukee Area Land Conservancy and the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory, its mission is to promote the visionary work of both the artists and conservationists.
The Natural Realm has featured in turn each of this year’s artists in residence. This recap is a brief look at all twelve of them. For the sake of brevity, in addition to a portrait of the artist, a single image representative of their artwork is provided, along with one of the landscape, flora, or fauna of the preserve. The titles link back to the original featured stories. They are in alphabetical order by preserve.
Barbara Manger at Donges Bay Gorge in Mequon
Mary Mendla at Fairy Chasm State Natural Area in Mequon
Kelly Alexander at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Vicki Reed at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
Leslie Fedorchuk at Kratzsch Conservancy in Newburg
Eddee Daniel in the Milwaukee River Greenway
Glenda Puhek in the Milwaukee River Greenway
Devon Hugdahl at Sauk Creek Nature Preserve in Port Washington
Tori Tasch at Schoofs Preserve in Town of Erin
Danielle Pahlisch at Shannon Preserve in Saukville
Krista Allenstein at Sydney Woodland Preserve in Milwaukee
Emily Verbeten at Zinn Preserve in Town of Erin
The ARTservancy artists were not the only featured artists in The Natural Realm in 2020. For a complete list, go to our featured artist index. And stay tuned for more featured artists, including the next cohort of ARTservancy residents, in 2021.
All images of artworks are courtesy of the artists. All other images by Eddee Daniel, curator of The Natural Realm.