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Two Sisters… More Than One Way

By Jane Delcarson

During the months of April and May, Andrea Jauquet and Nancy Sargent will exhibit their paintings at the Unitarian Universalist Gallery. There will be a reception open to the public on April 29, from 4:00-6:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.

Natives of Fish Creek, Nancy and Andrea attended Gibraltar High School, and both earned degrees in Art Education at Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee, Andrea going on to earn a Masters. Both taught art, Andrea in the Green Bay school system and Nancy in the Gibraltar school system. They have now retired to Fish Creek.

Although their paths are similar, their painting style and subject matter differs. Andrea is presently working in oil and Nancy in acrylic.

Andrea was a grant recipient from the Peninsula Arts Association (2006). Her project was to paint historic buildings of Fish Creek. From childhood knowledge and with research of old photos from the Gibraltar Historical Association, her one-person exhibit was shown at the Fish Creek Town Hall and at The Link Gallery(2008). In the “Two Sisters” exhibit she will be showing new contemporary style paintings in oil. Andrea states, “I like creating atmospheres and ambiguity allowing space for the viewer to imagine.”

Nancy had a one-woman exhibition at Mr.Helsinki’s in Fish Creek (2009), has been juried into Hardy Gallery and Miller Art Museum exhibitions, and was a featured artist at Woodwalk Gallery (2008). She has been on the faculty and a board member of Peninsula Art School since 1995. She presently exhibits at the Sister Bay Trading Company and at her “Bluff House Studio” in Fish Creek with sister, Andrea as guest artist. Flowers are her subject matter. Nancy states, “Freedom of color exploration, and organic contrasted with geometric shape and line is what truly excites me.”

The exhibit opens on April 1. The gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00-3:00 and on Sunday from 11:00- 12:30.

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