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August 2014


Melange of Art Exhibit at Schauer Center

May 28, 2014—Hartford, WI— The Schauer Arts & Activities Center is proud to host the artwork of Joyce Eesley and Elizabeth Falter-Minz. The exhibition will feature around 50 paintings on display from Friday, May 30 through Sunday, July 6 in the Suckow Family Art Gallery. Titled Melange of Art, the exhibit by Joyce Eesley and Elizabeth Falter Minz will feature paintings in a variety of media.

Joyce Eesley was born in Michigan and attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI. She continued her studies at Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI receiving a BA in Art Education. After teaching art to all grade levels in local schools, she retired to devote more time to creating art. Joyce has always been intrigued by the process of creating. Recently, she has devoted her time and energy to watercolor painting, which fascinates her with its immediacy of results, endless possibilities, and variations that can be achieved. In Joyce’s paintings of nature and still-lifes, she strives to achieve a convincing portrayal of subject matter to immortalize the image through the dramatic use of color, shadow, and form.

Elizabeth Falter-Minz has been intensely interested in art for many years. In 1952, Elizabeth received a college scholarship from the Federation of Women’s Clubs where she continued art studies, taught art, and designed stage settings for fashion shows and musical theater. In 1954 and ’55, Elizabeth Falter-Minz taught 18 children—first- to eighth-graders—in a one-room schoolhouse at the crossroads village of Cheeseville in Washington County. Falter-Minz celebrated her 19th birthday during her first year of teaching after completing the required two years of training at the Sheboygan County Teachers’ College (or “normal school”). Because of her own love of art, she used many of the lessons from the radio program Let’s Draw and had the entire class participate. Elizabeth is one of 11 remaining members of the Lifetime Charter Members of the Museum of Wisconsin Art.

A free reception will be held Friday, June 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, prior to the performance of The Second City. Guests will have an opportunity to meet the artists and view the exhibit. Light refreshments available.

The Suckow Family Art Gallery is located on the second level of the Schauer Center at 147 N. Rural Street in downtown Hartford. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. Visit for details about other upcoming exhibits.


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