The Printmaking of Paul Yank and his Studio Artists
April 22 - June 5, 2022
Paul Yank Reception & Gallery Talk:
Thursday, May 26 / 5-7 pm
Two exhibits honoring a legacy of creativity at the CCC
Printmaker and sculptor, Paul Yank and Acrylic/oil painter, Claudette Lee-Roseland
Friday, April 22 through Sunday, June 5, 2022
“The Printmaking of Paul Yank and His Studio Artists” will be on display in the West and Corridor Galleries at the Cedarburg Cultural Center from Friday, April 22 through Sunday, June 5, 2022. The exhibit and sale will feature an astounding 50 large works of original art by a group of 10 professional Wisconsin artists who worked very closely with the late Cedarburg printmaker and sculptor, Paul Yank.
For half a century, Paul Yank educated and inspired a generation of artists at the Ozaukee Art Center in Cedarburg. When he passed in October of 2020, he left behind a legacy of creativity that is a gift to the community, the state, and the world. This exhibit highlights his work, as well as the work of 9 artists who perfected their printmaking under Yank’s mentorship: Bill Aubrey, Terry McCauley, Mary Ellen Mueller, Jack Pachuta, Jay Parsons, Jewell Riano-Bradley, Susan Rice, and Susan Steinhafel. In addition, a small selection of unframed prints by the late Sylvia Chandler will be available. Their individual styles and artistic viewpoints are highlighted in the diversity of their subject matter and in the wide gamut of their techniques. The art is a tribute to Yank, who will be honored during the exhibit when one of his sculptures is installed in Boy Scout Park, across from the Ozaukee Art Center on Thursday, June 2.
The public is invited to a free reception and gallery talk on Thursday, May 26, 2022, from 5-7 pm in celebration of its current exhibits. Printmaker Jack Pachuta will be giving a gallery talk focused on the printmaking process which Paul Yank used and taught his group of studio artists over the last decades.
The Art of Claudette Lee-Roseland
April 22 - June 5, 2022
"A Claudette Celebration”
Sunday, May 29 from 3-7 pm
Concurrently on display in the Center’s East Gallery will be “The Art of Claudette Lee-Roseland,” featuring a number of the late Cedarburg artist’s works. Lee-Roseland was well-known for her bold and colorful abstract works and taught many art classes for adults over the last few decades. In an artist’s statement on portalwisconsin.org’s online gallery, Claudette described her own artwork and painting process…”I am an acrylic/ oil painter…and instructor of beginning painters. For me, the fun is in the process. Enjoyment comes from creating something new and then having others also relate to the work. I like the idea of leaving a bit of me for the world to enjoy…I have been making art of some form most of my life and believe everyone is creative in some fashion."
A public event, entitled “A Claudette Celebration” is being held by her friends and family at the CCC on Sunday, May 29 from 3-7 pm to remember her and share wonderful memories about the artist. Anyone who knew Claudette is invited to attend and is asked to wear, fun, colorful, “artsy” clothes to celebrate her vibrant spirit. Proceeds from the sale of her artworks will benefit an art education fund for adult students being set up in her name.
In addition to the two featured art exhibits, the Cedarburg Artists Guild’s Main Street Gallery inside the Center also features original works of art by local artists from Ozaukee and Washington counties all year long. Main Street Gallery’s April 20- July 13 exhibit will be called “Blossoms,” with participating artists donating proceeds of their art sales to UNICEF in support of Ukrainian refugee relief efforts.