Wisconsin Academy: Join us this Friday night for a free Wisconsin labor exhibition

Opening Reception at the James Watrous Gallery

In 2007 the Wisconsin Arts Board through its Percent for Art Program commissioned six Wisconsin photographers—Tim Abler and Dick Blau (Milwaukee), David Heberlein (River Falls), J. Shimon and J. Lindemann (Manitowoc), and Jamie Young (Madison)—to create a “portrait” of contemporary labor for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. On view at the James Watrous Gallery from Feb. 18 to April 10, Wisconsin Labor: A Contemporary Portrait highlights the best of these photographs and provides a poignant meditation on the nature of labor and the diversity of work in Wisconsin.

Join us for a free reception this Friday, Feb. 18, from 5:30–7:30 pm. Meet the photographers, hear stories about Wisconsin labor, and celebrate the opening of this fantastic exhibition!

About the James Watrous Gallery

The James Watrous Gallery is the premier gallery for Wisconsin visual art. A program of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, the James Watrous Gallery presents works by Wisconsin artists, Wisconsin art and craft history, works owned by Wisconsin collectors, and exhibitions that bridge the sciences, arts, and humanities. Our mission is to promote the visual arts in Wisconsin through quality exhibitions and related educational programs. For gallery hours and current exhibitions, please visit wisconsinacademy.org/galleries or call 608-265-2500.