WAUKESHA, WIS.— Peggy Thurston Farrell, associate professor of art at Carroll University, has art on display at Beans & Barley, 1901 E. North Ave., Milwaukee. The deli, market and cafe is open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, and the show will be up through mid-September 2013.
Farrell’s latest work features digital mandalas, and work inspired by contemporary computer icons and their relationship to ancient symbols. The pieces are created from a combination of silkscreen prints, collage and mixed media.
Farrell is a resident of Waukesha and joined the Carroll faculty in 1991. She has Master of Art and Master of Fine Arts degrees from UW-Milwaukee. She received the Women of Distinction Art Commission Award in 2010 from the Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County and a Waukesha Public Libraries Commission Award in 2008. Farrell’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout Wisconsin and the United States, including the Milwaukee Art Museum, the University of Tennessee’s Fine Arts Gallery and the Philadelphia Print Club. She also has exhibited at the Saitama Museum in Japan.
[Image] “Buddha’s Footprints,” 2013, silkscreen collage, 14.5" x 10.5" x 2"