It is now tradition for the grand prize winner from our Forward juried art exhibition to be invited to present a solo exhibition the following year. Painter James Pederson (Madison, WI), winner in 2016, has taken the invitation a step further, incorporating a collaborator and a guest artist into two side-by-side exhibitions. For Clandestine Possessions, Pederson exhibits furniture-based works made in collaboration with Madison, WI artist Mariah Tate Klemens, and inFamily Time, he curates a small exhibition of paintings by Jackson Hunt (Irvine, CA) to be shown alongside a series of his own. The exhibition opens Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00pm, with a members’ preview starting at 5:30pm. Artist talk (details below) starts at 7:00pm. The show runs through April 15, 2018. Admission to opening: $5 suggested donation.

Exhibition Programming:



NOV. 16 | 7:00 P.M.


James Pederson will lead a discussion with Mariah Tate Klemens and Jackson Hunt at 7:00pm on Thursday, November 16, in conjunction with the opening of Clandestine Possessions and Family Time. The discussion will explore the collaborative and conceptual links between the three artists’ practices. 
Free with admission.





Original Practices: All's Well That Ends Well

NOV. 12 | 2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.


See William Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends Well" performed in the Original Practices style on Sunday 11/5 & Sunday 11/12 at 2:00pm at the Charles Allis Art Museum! $10 suggested donation.

How did Elizabethan actors memorize up to twenty shows at once? How would anyone sit through long productions? When would an acting company find time to rehearse four hour shows? According to Patrick Tucker the answer to all of these is that they didn't. Come and experience Shakespeare performed at high velocity. By performing the shows the way they may have been intended with little to no rehearsal, no director, and a loose idea at a code in the language to guide the actors, new meaning is brought into one of Shakespeare's "problem plays". Come be part of something great, be part of the audience!

Open to everyone!!!
Both shows will be preceded by a workshop teaching Original Practices technique @ 1:30pm. See how Shakespearean "Original Practices" work, then stay for the performance directly after.