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Play a Different Way

Denise Presnell art show offers abstractions of nature

Lauren Fisher

Works by Denise Presnell, a Wisconsin painter, printmaker, and pastel artist, will be on display at the Volume One Gallery throughout September and October.

The gallery show, entitled “The Big Paintings,” will feature a number of her nature-inspired works. These abstractions of forests and rippling water were painted using oil on canvas, acrylic and oil paint stick on canvas, and a composite medium that uses oil on plexiglass mounted over oil pastel on linen mat board.

Presnell’s work has evolved over the past several years to take a more multimedia approach and incorporate a stronger sense of play. Inspired by Joan Mitchel, Marc Rothko, and Pierre Bonnard, she relies heavily on color to make a statement in her work. The opening reception for Presnell will be 6:30-8:38pm on Friday, Aug. 31, in the Volume One Gallery. More information about Presnell and her art is available at denisepresnell.com

“The Big Paintings” Opening Reception • Art by Denise Presnell • Friday, Aug. 31, 6:30-8:30pm • The Volume One Gallery • 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire • FREE

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Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

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L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

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