at the Woolen Mill Gallery, 28 E. Main Street, 2nd floor, Downtown Reedsburg
Beautiful Possibilities by Alison Pebworth
The Beautiful Possibility Tour, an interactive, traveling exhibition and research project is coming to Reedsburg this May. Using 19th century-style painted banners, a map, and survey station, Alison Pebworth travels America to explore different perspectives on what it means to be American. Drawing inspiration from the “nomadic experience of 18th and 19th century itinerant explorers and traders and the traveling culture of medicine shows and chautauquas,” Pebworth engages with communities across the U.S., discovering different flavors of America. The exhibition of banners features “re-tellings” of American history, mixing historic themes with modern characters.
Reedsburg is just one stop of many along Pebworth’s tour. Starting in 2010, she traveled from California to the Dakotas. Now, on the second leg of her tour, she is completing her cross-country trip, travelling from California to South Dakota and Kansas before making her way east to Maine. Along the way she will conduct research and social experiments with local participants, and then journaling the process on the Beautiful Possibility website. For more information, please see www.beautifulpossibilitytour.com.
The opening reception will be held on May 4 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show will run from Saturday, May 5 to Monday, May 7 with regular gallery hours from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
More events coming soon!
A Live Culture Convergence October 12th-21st, 2012
The Wormfarm Institute presents a food and farming festival with a focus on fermentation… and fun! Farmers, chefs, artists, poets and cheese makers converge in the beautiful working lands of Sauk County, Wisconsin with a series of tastings, demonstrations, cooking classes, art events, brewing seminars, farm tours and more. Click here to learn more and to register for classes.
Featuring: The Farm/Art Dtour, including:
- farm-based public art installations
- Roadside Culture Stands
- farm fresh produce
- Field Notes (rural education sites)
- pasture performances… and much more!