Dane County Executive Parisi Presents 2018 Art Poster
February 20, 2018
Stephanie Miller 608-267-8823
Dane County Executive Parisi announced today that the 2018 Art Poster from Cultural Affairs - Dane Arts, is now available at locations throughout Dane County. This year’s poster features a beautiful oil painting titled, "Sunflower on Ely Place", by Dane County artist, Reed M. Jones.
Dane Arts and the Cultural Affairs Commission will host a reception to honor the 2018 poster artist and announce the 2019 calendar artists mid-September 2018.
“Dane County has an incredibly vibrant arts culture,” said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi. “Arts are one of the many reasons people love living in and are moving to Dane County. This is an example of an incredibly skilled artist that we are so fortunate to have in Dane county.”
Reed Jones is an oil painter and pastel artist working from his Madison, Wisconsin studio. He paints images that interest and challenge him, from portraits to cityscapes and landscapes. The quiet beauty of the Wisconsin countryside is a frequent subject, as is the historic Madison neighborhood where he lives and paints. His work, “Sunflower on Ely Place” captures the impressive façade of “Buell’s Folly”, a shingle-style Queen Anne built in 1894 on the first lot in University Heights.
An ongoing tradition, the Dane Art’s poster helps keep our community engaged with the arts. Commission Director Mark Fraire remarked, “The Dane County art poster is but one visible effort to showcase the arts on display in Dane County and I am so grateful to live in a County so rich with art. It is just this kind of private to public partnership that can help continue to drive the economic impact the arts generate.”
The 2018 art poster is available to the public by voluntary donation at locations throughout Dane County as follows:
•Dane County Cultural Affairs Office, City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 421 Madison, WI 53703, between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
•Four Dane County framing shops are serving as poster distribution sites and in partnership with the Commission offering custom framing discounts for this year’s art poster: Monroe Street Framing, Douglas Art & Framing, and Megan’s Custom Framing in Madison; and Meuer Art and Picture Frame Company in Middleton.
•Starting on February 22nd, municipal poster distribution sites include the city and village halls of Blooming Grove, Cross Plains, Fitchburg, Middleton, Monona, Pleasant Springs, Shorewood Hills, Stoughton, Verona; and town hall of Westport.
Dane Arts and the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission
Dane County Cultural Affairs - Dane Arts supports arts, culture and local history activities through projects and programs. Revenues from poster donations help support those programs: fostering public participation, increasing access, and forging alliances in support of arts, culture and local history. The 2018 Dane Arts poster was designed by Steve Wagner. More information is available at danearts.com.