Your overall theatre experience is expanded with art exhibits in our lobby gallery. Please be sure to arrive early to check out these artists’ beautiful work.
Curator James Toth creates a unique collection of works to complement each Next Act production.
April 4 – 28, 2019
Curated by James Toth
“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.” – Joseph Campbell
Stories from the Bible and other myths serve to teach, to inspire, to provide guidance about good and evil, right and wrong. Myths survive because they tap into the human experience in ways that transcend our small, individual, limited lives. They connect us to a larger, more heroic world to which we can aspire; to embrace our own “adventures.”
And so it is in the art of Coree Coppinger, our featured artist for HOW TO WRITE A NEW BOOK FOR THE BIBLE. Her series of mixed media images, “Tracing the Tain,” explores the ancient Irish myth Tain Bo Cuailnge (The Cattle Raid of Cuailnge) in which the hero Cuchulainn must overcome many challenges to rally and save his people, yet ultimately face death with courage, strength and honor.
Coree is an award-winning, internationally-recognized, Milwaukee-based artist known primarily for her photography. Her current use of digital technologies mixed with traditional media in creative and innovative ways is also garnering positive attention. Her recent focus on the themes of death and dealing with death has led her to find inspiration in myths, in literature and in conversations with other mortals. We are fortunate to have her share her artistic visions with us.
– Jim Toth
The art exhibit opens Thursday, April 4, and is open to the public Monday through Friday, noon to 5 pm, and through the start of any performance.