Ethereal Fauna: The Artist’s Muse 2011

40 over 40, artists exhibiting at Ethereal Fauna: The Artist’s Muse 2011

Ethereal Fauna: The Artist’s Muse 2011 is an investigation by Chicago area artists of the inner animal muse within each of us. Artists have created unique metaphorical portraits of his/her animal spirit, or that of another person, place, thing, or even society as a whole.

Richard Laurent

Our program attempts to reach beyond the traditional sphere of reality through imaginary forms. The exhibition tests perceived limitations of the self through fantastic images. Through this investigation, artists have expanded on the inner and outer boundaries of geography, ethnicity, tradition, media or other perceived limitations.

“Ethereal Fauna” contemplates each artist’s interpretation of the inner animal as it reflects on our perceived reality and illuminates us by creating a dialogue between our consciousness and the animal nature of our inner world.

“Ethereal Fauna” interacts both virtually and physically among the participating artists and audience.

Victoria Fuller


• Virtually — as a Web-based archive of the artists and their works.
• Physically — as a unique presentation of a shared media and a shared matrix.

The installation unifies the dialogue of all the artists’ experiments.

The exploratory use of recyclable, translucent, Yupo synthetic paper is the common physical forum that becomes a unique environmental habitat, akin to the pages from a fantastic zoological manuscript.

“Ethereal Fauna: The Artist’s Muse exhibition is dedicated to the many artists and friends who participated and supported the project since 2009. The concept is an act of love for art, friendship, introspection and our friends in the animal world.
– Fletcher Hayes and Kim Laurel

EXHIBITING ARTISTS: The 43 artists contributing to the Ethereal Fauna exhibition include:

40 over 40 years of age:
Ruby Barnes
Sharon Bladholm
George C. Clark
Laura Coyle
Deirdre Fox
Victoria Fuller
Anne Farley Gaines
Kathryn Gauthier
Ken Gold
Steve Grant
Susan Hall
Fletcher Hayes
Jeanine Hill-Soldner
Tim Hurley
Virginia Hurley
Janet Jaffke
Eve Jensen
Robert Kameczura
Karena Karras
Donna Katz
John Kurtz
Deborah Maris Lader
Kim Laurel
Richard Laurent
Beth Laurin
Diane Levesque
Greg Mejia
BettyAnn Mocek
Geoffrey Novell
Christine O’Connor
Mary O’Shaughnessy
Joyce Owens
Tom Robinson
Steve Sherrell
Beth Shadur
Ginny Sykes
Charlie Van Gilder
Kathy Weaver
Marzena Legawiec Ziejka
Jill Zylke

3 under 40 years of age:
Shawn Hazen
Evan Silver
Anatole Upart

Laura Coyle




March 29 – May 19, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 7, 2011 • 4:30 – 7:30 pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. • Thursday Evenings: 6 – 8 p.m. • Saturday: 1 – 4 p.m.
Free and open to the public

H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art • Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140
262.551.5859 • www.carthage.edu/artgallery/