This month, we will be showing the work of local artist Shannon Molter. Please visit us on May 10th from 6-9pm for an opening reception with refreshments. The artist will be in attendance.
To understand one another and communicate our passion, are the most basic elements of humanity. Visual art is my form of communication, that I feel can impact its audience, often on a much more emotional level than any other interaction device. I am interested in empathy: the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and sufferings of another. Empathy is the tool with which I try to convey messages of personality, interconnectedness and social issues. Derived from my adolescence, growing up in a tiny rural town in Northern Wisconsin, I have a strong sense of connectedness to the environment and try to arouse empathy within my audience for the natural world. In my academic artwork, I try to encourage viewers to think and discuss the beginning of civilization, its effect on nature, as well as why we should, or how we can change the current ecological situation. And in my more personal pieces I just try to make others feel something. To relate with me and consider the way they interact with others who are important to them.
About Shannon Molter:
Over the past three years Shannon Molter has developed her opinions and working thesis while receiving formal artistic training at the Peck School for the Arts. She has exhibited at numerous galleries across the state of Wisconsin and currently lives in Milwaukee’s Riverwest district. She has spent time in Italy, France and the Netherlands studying artistic processes and historical movements. She has been working in all media for several years and recently declared her passion to be in Fiber arts.