The Fort Atkinson Club Community Center presents....
Tuesday, October 15: Bethann Moran-Handzlik
Bethann Moran-Handzlik has been painting all her life. In the past 8 years she has turned her attention toward painting from direct observation with a special focus on painting outdoors. She sits in the woods for long stretches of time carefully observing her subject. In her presentation at the Fort Atkinson Club she will share secrets of the trade, stories of her adventures and comment on her recent body of work as it relates to climate change and an intimate portrait of place.
Some of Bethann’s work will be on display at the Fort Atkinson Club as part of the Frances Jones-Highsmith Art Show, which will run for one week starting October 17.
Bethann Moran-Handzlik is a painter who works primarily from direct observation and memory with a focus on the quiet beauty all around. Her work explores portraiture, landscape and still life. She spends a great deal of time painting outdoors and is sensitive to the beauty of varied ecosystems. Her paintings have been included in national juried and invitational exhibitions and also exhibited regionally at The Wisconsin Academy, Madison, WI, The James Watrous Gallery, Madison, WI, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI, The Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI among others. She currently teaches drawing, painting and design at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, and is honored to have been awarded the College’s Teaching Excellence Award.