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Art of Cristian Andersson

On Display through the end of April.

Cristian Andersson is KimLit's Artist in Residence in March and April of 2018.

Andersson is a painter working out of Appleton, Wisconsin. In his formal education, he first studied painting and performance art at Columbia College in Chicago. Then, in 2013, received a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in design and fine art, focusing on photography and printmaking from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. Informally, his artwork has been equally affected by a number of personal tragedies. By combining this disciplined education and a sense of distress, his large abstract paintings tend to be, as described by a fellow artist, having a sense of melting into complete disarray, and yet having the strength to hold together. As Andersson describes it, his work is like free jazz. A painting can hold different pacings of color and marks, and a level of completion from raw to polished. Like an Ornette Coleman song, the work makes sense when you accept the discord.

During his residency, Cristian will not only be displaying art at both of our libraries, he will also be working with Kimberly High School students.  We will be celebrating this partnership on March 27th at our Kimberly location wth a YAM AIR Party!

A YAM AIR Party!?!? Yes... you heard that right! Our AIR (Artist in Residence), Cristian Andersson of Matchbook Studio, LLC is working with Kimberly High School students in the month of March. 

We will be kicking off YAM (Youth Art Month is April) on Tuesday, March 27th by showing off the paintings the high school students worked on, inspired by Cristian's style of painting.  H'ordeuvres sponsored in part by Wildflower Pizzeria. Musical talent brought to you by the fantastic library-lovin' Christopher Gold.  Invite friends, share photos and be fun over in the Facebook event. or more details in our calendar.

Can't make this reception? Cristian's art and the Kimberly High School painting class art will be displayed at our Kimberly location through the end of April.