Sheboygan, WI (August 27, 2013) – Curtis Newman and Colleen Ansbaugh will be showcasing their artwork at Glas coffeehouse in Sheboygan through the end of August.
Newman will be showcasing his collection of oil paintings. A resident of Oostburg, Wis., he enjoys exploring different techniques and subject matter, particularly subjects that invoke tranquility and a peaceful environment. He majored in Illustration at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and has been illustrating commercially for Harley-Davidson, Usinger Sausage, and German Fest using many mediums, digitally and traditionally. He feels the digital world and traditional methods are beginning to blend, each having their advantages and challenges.
Newman explains, "It’s all an extension of my imagination and perspective of the world around me. The final pieces are meaningful to me and resonate favorably with others. Oil painting allows me to make my visions tangible and share them with others".
Ansbaugh will be displaying her textile work alongside Newman’s paintings. Using nature as a source of inspiration, she creates art cloths by hand dyeing fiber and cloth, sometimes adding more color with paint or adding further surface design through silk screening, felting and stitching.
This fall Ansbaugh will be working with "The Gathering" in Sheboygan Falls, developing an art quilt program for individuals with early memory loss. She resides in Manitowoc, Wis.
The Glas location in Sheboygan opened in June at 924 N. 14th St. The coffeehouse is a venture for Cellcom, a wireless company based in Green Bay.
Glas, the green coffeehouse, serves as a community gathering space at both its Sheboygan (924 N. 14th St.) and Sturgeon Bay (67 E. Maple St.) locations. Glas and its buildings feature various green elements in effort to reduce stress on the environment. The coffeehouse provides exceptional coffee, loose-leaf tea, espresso drinks, food items, live music on select days and free Wi-Fi. To find more about events and specials, visit www.glascoffee.com.