Forms & Fibers: Richard & Nina Edelmann
Columbia St. Mary’s Gallery
Sunday, May 5- June 16, 2013
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 5: 1-4 pm
Sculptor Richard Edelman was born in Davenport, Iowa and grew up in Milwaukee where he graduated from Nicolet High School. He then went on to earn a degree in engineering at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After a long career in the steel industry among mills, foundries, and manufacturers, Richard began his life in metal sculpture almost 10 years ago. Working in steel, stainless steel, and bronze his works are at all scales. His major public installations in Wisconsin are in Door County and throughout Milwaukee. Some rise as tall as 25 feet and weigh as much as 15,000 pounds. Background information on these installations will be included among the many pieces on display.
Nina Edelman has been fascinated with fabrics since she learned how to make doll clothes at age six. Through her high school years at Nicolet and college years at UW-Madison, she continued sewing. Working as a school librarian near Boston, she became caught up with the excitement of colonial crafts at the time of the Bicentennial and began quilting with students. She continued teaching sewing and quilting at Milwaukee Jewish Day School for many years. Recent large commissions of her artwork can be seen at Congregation Emanuel-El in River Hills and Deerwood Crossing in Brown Deer. Now retired, Nina enjoys taking quilting classes around the country and spending time in her studio constructing non-traditional art quilts.
Galleries are open Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm and Sundays noon-4pm; No admission fee; donations gratefully accepted.