The Overture Galleries continue Overture Center’s commitment to fostering outstanding local visual arts with the announcement of the 2016 Summer Cycle. Located in Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison, Wisconsin, Galleries I, II, and III radiate off the Rotunda lobby on three levels. The Playhouse Gallery is the long corridor in Overture Center’s lower level across from The Playhouse Theater and adjacent to the Rotunda Stage.

The following shows will be featured from Tuesday, June 14 – Sunday September4:

Gallery I, Against Entropy: Rhea Ewing and Terry Emmrich
This exhibition draws connections between humanity and nature. Ewing uses natural forms to depict human stories and emotions. Emmrich reveals the chaos and instability that lie beneath a façade of order and tranquility.

Gallery II, The Last Glacier: Todd Anderson and Bruce Crownover
Documenting change within the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, this exhibition aims to generate dialogue about glacial retreat and climate change. Woodblock prints by Anderson and Crownover reveal the impending disappearance of the park’s remaining glaciers.

Gallery III, Dichotomy of Juxtapositions and Crooked Ruins: Jordan Adams and Justin Bitner
Exploring relics of the past, this exhibition reveals the transient nature of time. Adam’s ruinous portals reveal spaces in transition, while Bitner’s reclaimed sculptures use the beauty of age to speak of the past and the future.

The following show will be featured from Monday, June 27 – Sunday September4:

Playhouse Gallery, Hair-Trigger Eternities: Barbara Landes/Paul Sullivan, Caryn Ann Bendrick, and Marissa Mackey.
This exhibition investigates the landscape through meditations on materiality and surface. The paper and wood sculptures of Landes and Sullivan are colorful, long-limbed structures. Bendrick’s hand-cut paper works suggest fragile topographies. Mackey’s photographs pose space as highly speculative.

Overture will be hosting a reception for all four exhibitions Friday, July 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the Promenade Lounge. Overture Galleries are free and open to the public.

Gallery I sponsored by Webcrafters-Frautschi Foundation.

Additional support for Overture Galleries is provided by the Arts Access Fund, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation, and by contributions to Overture Center for the Arts.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Overture Galleries are free and open to the public. For more information visit our website:

Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, Wis. features seven state-of-the-art performance spaces and five galleries where national and international touring artists, ten resident companies, and hundreds of local artists engage nearly half a million people in educational and artistic experiences each year.