DEMOnstrations & Special events
During the Art Walk, you’ll be able to enjoy a myriad of demonstrations of local and regional artists and craftsmen at work.
Rosemåling - ANDREA HERKERT, VGM
195 East Main Street
Andrea Herkert will demonstrate the fine art of Rosemåling. Rosemåling is a traditional form of decorative folk art that originated in the rural valleys of Norway. Rosemåling is a style of Norwegian decorative painting that uses stylized flower ornamentation, predominantly primary and secondary colors, scrollwork, lining and geometric elements, often in flowing patterns.
Andrea Herkert graduated from UW Madison with degrees in Art and Art History. After a free lance career in calligraphy and water color illustration, she began Rosemåling in 2006. In 2013 she received the prestigious Vesterheim Gold Medal (the highest honor awarded a Rosemåler in the United States). Andrea has been teaching Rosemåling since 2010 and is currently mentoring her sixth apprenticeship through the Wisconsin Arts Board. She served on the Wisconsin State Rosemåling Association Board from 2008-2018 and was President from 2015-2018. A highlight of her Rosemåling career was an individual, month-long study of Rosemåling in Norway in June of 2018, supported by a Fellowship awarded by the American-Scandinavian Foundation.
Yahara Chocolate / Green Road Pottery
261 West Main St.
Come down to Green Road Pottery and watch Brook Johnson demonstrate throwing pots on the wheel. He will start off the demonstration showing the steps it takes to make a bowl in slow motion. He will answer questions and take requests. You can place an order, watch as your pot is created, and then personalize it immediately.
WOOL SPINNING AND FELTING
Spry Whimsy Fiber Arts
168 West Main St.
Ingrid McMasters began spinning in 2003 and is currently pursuing a Master Spinner Certificate from Olds College. She has fallen in love with the amazing textural differences in all things fiber; animal, and plant. She can't wait to share this rewarding and fun technique with you.
Artist Peter McMasters will demonstrate the technique of felting wool fibers through a gauze material to create a beautiful flower.
En Plein Air Painting
Abel Contemporary Gallery
524 East Main St.
Artist Diane Washa is an award-winning painter who takes inspiration from the changing Wisconsin landscape of prairies, streams, rivers, bluffs and the sweep of dramatic skies overhead. Washa’s brush captures the movement of color and light, time and place, creating paintings in an intriguingly abstract style that is rich in detail. She most often works en plein air.
TOURS OF SVPs HISTORIC THEATER
Stoughton Village Players Theater
255 East Main St.
The Badger Theater is home to theater troupe Stoughton Village Players, who offer performances throughout the year. The building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1921 at the height of the silent movie era. It served Stoughton for three quarters of a century as a movie house. The players have extended its life into the next century as a performance space for live drama, comedy and music. What started out as a temporary arrangement for the acting company is now a permanent arrangement. Not only did the group take ownership of the building, they also restored the facade of the aging structure to its original look and condition.