Art Display: 1 W Wilson State Office Building
"ILY," Pencil Drawing, Marin Keifer, Floor 7
Currently on display at 1 West Wilson is an assortment of
papier-mâché, pottery, watercolors, drawings, paintings, photographs and
New to the display are works by artists with special ties to the Department’s Office of
the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) as a part of Deaf Awareness Month. The artwork on display for Deaf Awareness Month will run through April 2013.
The artworks submitted as part of the Deaf Awareness Month include
pieces from the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities, which
include artists of
various ages from all over the state.
The Wisconsin School for the Deaf (WSD) is the only residential school in the state that serves students, aged 3-21,
who are deaf. Submissions from WSD
cover a variety of media and styles, including pencil sketches,
watercolors, and 3D paper models, and much of the students’ work
reflects the school’s unique bilingual, bicultural philosophy of written
English and American Sign Language.
Marin Kiefer, Jericho Schneider, and
Lisa Andreas represent Green Bay Southwest High School Deaf and Hard of Hearing program. Marin is a senior at the high school, located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Jericho and Lisa are both sign language interpreters who work in the school district. Together, the three of them have submitted pieces that range from abstract acrylic paintings to pastel sketches and
a ceramic sculpture.
Maxim Uhlrich is a Graphic Design student at the
University of Wisconsin-Stout who is hard-of-hearing and is also interested in photography. His
artwork is part of a collection of photographs taken while traveling in
Italy in the summer of 2012.
PaKeng Lee is a senior at Holmen High School in Holmen, Wisconsin,
who is hard-of-hearing.
Her drawing, “A Mermaid Garden,” reflects her Hmong culture.
Tess Ruetten is the fourteen-year-old daughter of one of our DHS
employees. She is an eighth grader at River Valley Middle School in
Spring Green, Wisconsin, and she loves to create art.
Vincent Holmes is a retired state employee from the Division of
Vocational Rehabilitation, where he worked for 29 years. He enjoys
taking photographs of many subjects, including landscapes, architecture,
and sports. His collection includes several
photographs of the Memorial Union Terrace, one of his favorite subjects,
as well as farm scenes.
Jonathan Hernandez is an eighth grader, who is deaf, from Oconto Falls, Wisconsin.
Jonathan's artwork represents an art project that the students in his school
created by adding a sign language letter into their favorite logos.
Chris Prust is a retired social worker and is hard of hearing. She
submitted a wall hanging for hearing loops to raise awareness of the
great benefit hearing loops have for individuals with a hearing loss.
In addition to the artworks from the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
Communities are the continued photo displays from the “Celebration of Trees”
exhibit of 14 photographs by Kathryn Lederhause. Kathryn is now back at
DHS as an LTE employee. She is an award winning artist with numerous previous exhibits throughout Madison.
Kathryn is also part of the Friends of the Arboretum group that has
photographs on display. The images in their exhibit are either photographed at the Arboretum or at other natural areas in Dane County.
And, last but not least, the photos from a "Superior Session,"
by Brian Castillo, are still on display. This 3-piece exhibit includes images that were taken
during his Lake Superior journey.
What is on display?
Where are the art displays?
These art displays are located at the
Department of Health Services' (DHS) historic building at 1 West Wilson
Street in Madison, Wisconsin. You can view the art Monday through
Friday, 7:45 am to 4:30 pm. The displays are located on the following
- First Floor - custom-built
display cabinet (photo) near the central elevator lobby
- Floor B2
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- Floor B1
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- Floor 6
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- Floor 7
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The exhibit space was specifically
designed to showcase the work of Wisconsin artists who have a connection
to the Department of Health Services: DHS employees; residents or
patients of DHS-operated facilities; or family and friends of DHS
View background information on the Art Display Program.
How can I submit an artwork proposal?
My artwork is accepted, what do I need to do?
Who to contact?
If you have any questions regarding the art display program, please
contact the Art Display Team at email@example.com.
March 14, 2013