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March 10, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rediscovering Art at Your Neville Public Museum
Green Bay, WI---March 10, 2014---Pieces from the Green Bay Art Colony will be on display in A Century of Discovery now through mid-April. The artwork displayed in this exhibition, Rediscovering Art, produced by the current members of the Green Bay Art Colony, is related to the theme of this larger exhibit — A Century of Discovery. The artists were challenged to produce pieces based on the art movements of the first third of the 20th Century, in association with the period when the Art Colony and Neville Public Museum began in 1915. The art world was in turmoil during those years and this exhibition reflects the influences of that period.
The Green Bay Art Colony is the oldest art organization in Green Bay. The nine women who founded the Art Colony in 1915 also initiated the establishment of the Neville Public Museum. The first exhibit of paintings were hung at the former Neville Public Museum building in 1927, and the Art Colony has continued to partner with this museum ever since.
The Green Bay Art Colony is known not only for its numerous exhibits, but is also recognized for its community contribution to the arts. The museum, library, and local hospitals have been the benefactors of their gifts of money and artwork. The group has brought many well-known artists to the area for lectures and demonstrations, and young artists have been the recipients of their scholarships. As a result, this community is richer for the Art Colony’s long commitment to the visual arts.
Rediscovering Art will be on display through mid-April.
A Century of Discovery is sponsored by the Byron L. Walter Family Trust, Schneider National Foundation, Inc., Green Bay Packaging, and the Cornerstone Foundation of Northeastern Wisconsin.
Thanks also to the Green Bay Packers Foundation, K.C. Stock Foundation, Dr. Richard and Ellen Horak, Oneida Nation, the Kaap Charitable Trust, the Joseph and Sarah VanDrisse Trust, Neville Art Guild, Primum Bonum, US Bank, and Pomp's Tire Service for their support.
Neville Public Museum Foundation
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303
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