Event Details

Putting It All Together
by Megan Woodard Johnson

Friday, November 6, 2020 through Friday, January 15, 2021
Wellington & Muranyi Galleries

The Monroe Arts Center is opening the Galleries in accordance with guidelines set forth by the American Alliance of Museums. Changes in reopening may be made periodically in response to rapidly changing public health concerns.

Viewing BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
CALL 608-325-5700 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.
(See below for viewing guidelines)

 

The mixed media paintings of Wisconsin artist Megan Woodard Johnson will be on exhibit in Monroe Arts Center’s Wellington and Muranyi Galleries from November 6, 2020 through January 15, 2021.

Johnston is a resident of in West Bend, Wisconsin. She received her BFA in Graphic Design and Fine Art Printmaking from Shepherd University in West Virginia. Johnson set down roots in Wisconsin shortly after college, pursuing careers in project management and event planning, and starting a family

“For me,” according to Johnson, “the meeting place between private moments and shared or universal experiences offers never-ending inspiration. Finding the connections through those reminds us of how universal our experiences really are, and how many lovely things we have in common.” Johnson’s abstract work combine collage, paint and mark-making to create densely layered, color-driven abstract paintings. Her goal is to capture the way huge varieties of moments converge to create personal histories, and offer opportunities to slow down and find points of connection with one another.

Johnson notes, “I approach each piece by engaging with the nostalgia called forth by vintage paper ephemera, which I add as collage elements to many layers of my own painted and drawn lines and gestures. Just as in life, engaging compositions emerge from organization merged with spontaneity, resulting in a celebration of the complex history of a single moment, and the surprise discovery of a common thread.”

Over the past twelve years, Johnson has shown her work in numerous juried group and solo exhibitions and events throughout the Midwest. Her work hangs in collections across and beyond the United States and she is represented by Galleries in Wisconsin, Michigan and Vermont. In 2019, Johnson added exhibition curator and Artist Mastermind facilitator to her resume, building connections with and helping support artists around the Country.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The MAC Gallery Season is Underwritten by; Mike and Shelley Muranyi, Paul and Sue Barrett, David and Julie Buchanan, Gof and Mary Thomson, Pete Guenther and Barb Woodriff, Don Amphlett and Jan Johnson, David and Janeen Babler, and Chuck and Chris Wellington.

 

GALLERY VIEWING GUIDELINES:

The galleries are open by appointment only to groups of six persons or less. Call 608-325-5700 to schedule a time to visit the Gallery.
Appointments to tour the galleries are available:
Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Monroe Arts Center gallery exhibitions are free and open to the public.