by Jim McKiernan | April 22, 2020 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
James McKiernan is a native of Madison Wisconsin. He learned to screen print in high school from Mr. Roy Liddicoat, and later studied art at UW Madison and Art Center College in Pasadena, California. He served as President and Creative Director of Studio M in Long Beach, CA and Instructor at Madison College. He continues his studies and is Vice President of the Polka! Press Cooperative in Madison.
In 1895 sculptress Jean Pond Miner received an unusual honor for a woman of her day: her seven-foot tall allegorical statue "Forward" was given a prominent position at the Wisconsin State Capitol. "Forward" is an allegory of devotion and progress, qualities Miner felt Wisconsin embodied.
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by Ashley Town | April 29, 2020 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Keep Your Distance is printed on an antique press at Bay View Printing Company, a 103 year old, female-owned business in Milwaukee. Prints are custom designed and printed by hand, one at a time, on an antique printing press – a process that takes time, attention to detail and meticulous care.
by Yeonhee Cheong | May 13, 2020 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Yeonhee Cheong is a visual artist who studies the social language of women’s bodies and outfits. She is a lecturer at Design Studies department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Describing her poster, she reflected that "the war against COVID-19 virus has disrupted the conventional way of how we unite to fight. We should keep apart and protect selves from others, in order to protect others as well. Though against our natural instinct, this is the knowledgeable and effective way to win this war that everyone should follow."
by Jerry Jordan | May 6, 2020 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Jerry Jordan is part of a growing movement of painters that are reinterpreting classical painting into what they call contemporary realism. He counts such painters as John S. Sargent, Anders Zorn, William M. Chase and Joaquin Sorolla as major influences in his artistic growth. However it was the artist of the Harlem Renaissance that fueled his desire to pursue painting.
by Cat Parra | May 20 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Cat Parra is a Madison based comic artist and illustrator. Her work primarily explores themes of adventure and self discovery through the lens of historical fiction. In 2015 she co-founded Margins Publishing, a small press publisher focused on producing work by and about people of marginalized identities. Continued below.
by Greg 'Biskakone' Johnson | June 3, 2020 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Greg 'Biskakone' Johnson is a member of the Lynx Clan and an enrolled member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. His home on the Lac du Flambeau reservation, established by the Treaty of 1854, is also known as Waaswaaganing, “the place of the torch.” Greg lives his life according to the four seasons, as did his ancestors. He harvests deer, fish, maple sugar, berries, wild rice, and wild plants. He is passionate about keeping the traditional ways alive, and he takes every opportunity to teach these ways to others.... (Continued below.)
by Colin Matthes | May 27, 2020 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Colin Matthes (Milwaukee, WI) is an artist. He combines improvised utilitarian construction techniques with instructional drawing, spectacle, and civically minded projects that range from group knowledge archiving sessions to “eco” demolition derbies. He always shows the means of production - the process, the fingerprints, the screwups.
by Jolyn Sandford | June 10, 2020 | WHS COVID-19 Poster Project
Jolyn Sandford is a Madison-based artist and software developer who seeks to celebrate the things she loves through illustration. With roots in the fine arts and computer science, she enjoys examining the intersection of art and tech....(Continued below.)