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Long Time Passing

August 22 - November 22

Together, artists Lorraine Ortner-Blake and Roberta Condon tell the story of the Midwest farm, painting the vast pastoral landscape, and the intimate details of rural family life.

The assembled art show features over 50 paintings. The show has gained attention worldwide and was featured in The Pastel Journal, a national publication for lovers of the pastel medium, and Practique des Arts magazine, a French publication.
Condon’s 26 paintings, a series entitled “American Pastoral” present the vast rural views in hauntingly beautiful depictions where farms and their landscapes almost melt off the paper in an echo of the change in rural landscape as it shifts from family farm to industrial agri-business.

Ortner-Blake takes an intimately detailed look at family farming in her work. Through the eyes of her nonogenarian mother, her richly detailed paintings illustrate the Midwest Family farm life of the 1930s through the ‘70s.

The show is on display through November 22, 2022.


August 22
November 22
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River Arts Center
105 9th Street
Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 United States
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