Rockford artists featured in Brodhead’s Wildflower Art Festival

Staff Report

Brodhead, Wis.’s Wildflower Art Festival, part of the new Wildflower Festival and the Brodhead Chamber’s annual Covered Bridge Days, will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, in Veteran’s Park on Highway 11, next to the depot museum.

Wildflower Art Festival is a juried fine art show featuring artists from around the area displaying and selling their work. Media of all kinds, including painting, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber, jewelry and photography, will be represented.

Although the exhibiting artists will be coming from a wide area, three Rockford artists will add their talents to this festival.

Barbara Berney, director of Rockford’s Art on the Lawn art festival at Rockford College, will exhibit her creative and colorful digital art as well as her amazing jewelry, handmade using such components as handmade lampwork dichroic glass beads, vintage Venetian glass, Swarovski crystal, Czech glass and Bali sterling silver beads.

Bill Thum will display his full-size realistic waterfowl sculptures carved in tupelo wood and hand-painted with acrylics.

Meg Jones Turley will present her playful acrylic paintings, which she describes as being “about boldness and energy vs. restraint, fluidity and texture.”

The Wildflower Festival celebrates Brodhead’s native plantings with walking tours and slideshows, and Covered Bridge Days includes a car show, horse show, tractor pull, vendors on the square, food and music.

From the Aug. 10-16, 2011, issue

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