Creativity on the Coast
Jul 7 - Sep 7, 2021
Sonia Vasquez is an artist from Manitowoc, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee earning her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts – Painting and Drawing. Since then, Vasquez has directed her focus on studying classical realism through artist workshops, books, and online media. The two schools of thought led to her intersection of traditional portraiture with contemporary concepts. With her work, Vasquez intends to amplify people and their stories not historically found in traditional portraiture, museums, and galleries.
Wisconsin native Jason Prigge has been drawing and painting from life for as long as he can remember. Growing up on the shores of Lake Michigan he discovered early on the beauties of the ever-changing Midwest atmosphere. After high school he ventured to the Pacific Northwest which only enhanced and heightened his sensitivity towards the landscape and the art of painting on location. After traveling the country, Prigge finally settled in the same place he started from, the shores of Lake Michigan. “The art of seeing is the constant goal,” artist Prigge commented. “To refine my sight into pure emotion evidenced through brushmanship and color, that is my goal. I want to share the experience and magic that I see on the Coolest Coast.”