Evelyn Patricia Terry, Milwaukee- based visual artist, curator, presenter, writer, and mentor, is one of the 14 honorees for the 2012 Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Awards (WVALAA) being hosted by Museum of Wisconsin Art (MWA) in West Bend, Wisconsin. The 9th annual WVALAA ceremony takes place on Sunday, May 20, at 1:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Other honorees are Kent Anderson, Prophet William Blackmon, Karen Johnson Boyd, Fred Fenster, Denis Kitchen, Norbert Kox, Frances Meyers, Native American Petroglyphs, Simon Sparrow, Jean Stamsta, Tony Rajer, and William Weege
Tom Jones, assistant professor of photography at UW-Madison will open the ceremony with his address, “People of the Big Voice: A Personal View.” Following are the WVALAA presentations and a reception in the MWA front gallery.
As a collaborative effort, MWA; Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA); and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters founded WVALAA in 2004. The brainchild of award winning visual artist and arts advocate, Gary John Gresl, the awards are essentially the in-state “Hall of Fame” for individuals, groups, and organizations that have supported the visual arts with distinction.
The 2012 WVALAA cochairs are Graeme Reid from MWA, Randall Brendt from the Wisconsin Academy, and Christine Style from WVA. The WVALAA selection committee consisted of 15 Wisconsin art professionals.
The 2012 WVALAA was made possible with financial support from the three WVA chapters, ABEA (African American Artists Beginning to Educate Americans About African-American Art), AC Art Association, and the League of Milwaukee Artists, along with support from the MWA; the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters; and individual donors.
To learn more about WVALAA visit www.wvalaa.com. To learn more about the Museum of Wisconsin Art, call 262.334.9638 or visit http://www.wisconsinart.org. The address for the MWA is 300 South 6th Avenue, West Bend, WI 53205.To learn more about Terry, visit www.evelynpatriciaterry.com.