The Kewaskum Public Library is proud to welcome artist Daniel Meilahn, whose paintings can be seen at the library until May. Mr. Meilahn is a native of Kewaskum and studied painting at University of Wisconsin in the 1970s. While working full-time as a special education instructor with autistic children, Meilahn continued to paint for over 35 years. His work can be seen as part of the magic realism movement which originated with the so-called “Wisconsin Surrealists” in the 1940s. Although he uses acrylic and other common mediums, his technique of reverse painting on clear Lucite panels lends his work a dream-like quality. Stop in and see these unique works, which are being displayed in public for the first time!
Do you like to write poems? On Tuesday, April 21st at 6:30pm, the Fireside Poets and Kewaskum Public Library will host an open mic night at the Kewaskum Legion Hall. The theme of the open mic is “Picture This!”. Check out the photos on this page, then write a song, poem, or short prose piece about it. Share your work with an appreciative audience on April 21st. If you don’t like to read in front of people, a member of the Fireside Poets will read your work. Or, you can don’t have to write anything at all! You can just come and listen.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Please contact Steev Baker at the library with any questions.
As part of their new exhibit–a retrospective of photographers J. Shimon and J. Lindemann–the Museum of Wisconsin Art is offering a FREE download of an ebook celebrating the work of these iconic Wisconsin artists.
The “There’s a Place” exhibit runs through June 7th. Download the book, then go check out the photos in person!