New show opening at Alexander House Sept. 7
By Rapids City Times staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – A new show will open at the Alexander House on Sept. 7. The show will feature Impressions in Oil Pastel by Fred Perryman, Wisconsin Rapids, along with kiln-formed glass art and jewelry by Sara Rezin, Appleton.
Perryman grew up in southern Illinois. He practiced family medicine in Wisconsin Rapids for 36 years. Since retiring in 2017, he has felt driven to be an artist. Perryman sketched in ink, before his medical career began, but his efforts resumed the past five years with a new media – oil pastels. The Alexander House is his premiere exhibition, and he attributes his successes to artist and teacher, George Shipperley, who he said has been his friend and a mentor.
Joining Perryman is a glass artist from Appleton – Sara Rezin. She creates colorful kiln-formed glass landscapes, sculptural art, and jewelry. Her passion for nature, color, and heirloom shows in her one-of-a-kind glass creations. Inspired by Wisconsin’s natural beauty, her kiln-formed landscapes capture the forests and scenery of the state in glass.
A graduate of John Edwards High School, Port Edwards, and Lawrence University, Appleton, Sara’s award-winning artwork may be found in several Wisconsin galleries, as well as multiple Midwest juried art shows. She shares her enthusiasm for her art through glass and jewelry classes in the Fox Valley.
The public is invited to the opening reception Sept. 7, 5-8 p.m. The exhibit will continue through Oct. 16.
For more information, visit alexanderhouseonline.org or the Alexander House, 1131 Wisconsin River Drive, Port Edwards.