March 31, 2008

Artists Gallery to feature work of Benjamin Jerry

The Artists Gallery show for April 2008 features guest artist Ben Jerry in an exhibit of current work.

Benjamin Jerry was born and raised in Racine. He graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a BFA and received a Masters degree from Carthage College. He teaches art at Bose and Somers Elementary Schools in Kenosha.

Ben Jerry’s paintings often cover personal subjects and narratives and are painted in layers. The artist feels that the layers in his paintings represent the different realities that can be present at the same time, but not always perceived at the same time. He uses just about medium that can be applied to a surface, but primarily, acrylics and oil.

The exhibition reception will be held on Friday, April 4, from 5 to 9 p.m. The public is invited. This show runs through Sunday, April 27. The public is reminded that, although construction has closed 6th Street to traffic, the Artists Gallery is open and accessible.

The Artists Gallery is located at 312 Sixth St. This year, the Artists Gallery celebrates 10 years in business as Racine’s only artist-owned gallery, with 35 local and regional member and supporting artists. Business hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday and special hours are available by appointment. For more information, call 262-635-9332 or go to

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