MANITOWOC, Wis. — Silver Lake College will present “Oil Paintings by Jason Prigge” from Sept. 11 to Oct. 16.
The art exhibit will be shown at the Lake’s Edge Gallery in the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance on campus, 2406 S. Alverno Road.
“The oil paintings by Jason Prigge are exciting visually, with strong contrasts of value, texture and color,” said Dr. Dionne Landgraf, associate professor of art at Silver Lake College. “Jason has the ability to work from life while instilling within each work a rich painterly texture, a poetic personal voice and a reflection of the artist’s journey.”
Prigge, of Manitowoc, 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,” Prigge said in his artist’s statement. “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 in a certain subject.”
Prigge has won numerous awards for this works, including first place in the 2014 Dockside Quick Paint competition at the Door County Plein Air Festival in Fish Creek, and Best in Show at the 2014 Lake Moon Festival in Mequon, hosted by Concordia University and the Cedarburg Art Museum.
Hours to see Prigge’s works at Silver Lake College are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exhibit is free.
PHOTO: “Holding Hands” by Jason Prigge/Photo courtesy the artist