Arts Committee

Public Art Projects in Middleton

'Out of the Shell', Beverly Stucker-Precious, (proposed). Stainless steel and dichroic glass at the Parmenter roundabout.

roundabout montage

'Community Canvases', various artists, temporary display in 2014 & 2016 at the Stairwell Gallery at the Middleton Public Library.

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'Pheasant Branch Impressions I, II, III, IV', Josephine A. Geiger, 2009. Stained glass at the Middleton Police Station.

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'WARNING: Signs', various artists and authors from the Middleton High School, 2012. Graphic design and haiku signage along University Avenue at Parmenter Street, Bristol Street, and Park Street.

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'Self Made Man', Bobbie Carlyle. Bronze statue on Deming Way, south of Airport Road.

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'Quadrants', Randy Olson, 2016. Stainless steel, aluminum, and wood kinetic sculpture at Middleton Station Apartments.

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Arts Committee Meetings


  • 5:30 pm
  • Third Thursday of each month
Name Term Committee Position
Address Phone Number
Katherine Richards, Citizen 2015 - 2017
 
 
(608) 572-4314
Rob Conhaim, Citizen
2015 - 2017
Chair
 
(608) 831-9131
Meghan Thumm Mackey, Citizen
2015 - 2017
 
 
 
Christopher Laurent
2016 - 2018
 
5819 Gemini Drive, Madison, WI  53718
(503) 869-6544
Annette Knapstein, Citizen
2016 - 2018
 
3423 Conservancy Lane, Middleton, WI  53562
(608) 831-9493
Phil Nelson, Citizen
2015 - 2017
 Vice Chair
 
 
Meghan McCombs, Citizen
2017 - 2019
 
1912 Middleton St, Middleton, WI  53562
(608) 438-4285
Karisa Johnson, Citizen
2016 - 2018
 
6740 Ramsey Rd., Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 836-9630
Elizabeth Hetrick, Alderman
 
 
 
 
Abby Attoun, Staff
 
Director of Community Development
 
 

Overview


The Arts Committee recommends plans and policies to further the city's commitment to the promotion, creation, and maintenance of public art. The committee consists of nine citizen members, three of which whom will have a degree or professional background in art, architecture, or engineering, one alderperson, and one city staff.
 
Current Projects
The Arts Committee is in the process of fundraising for the Parmenter roundabout sculpture project, "Out of the Shell" by artist Beverly Stucker-Precious. The process of selecting the "Out of the Shell" design began in 2009 when the Middleton City Council released a request for qualifications (RFQ) to regional artists. Eighteen sets of qualifications were received and the Public Arts Committee narrowed it down to four artists, from whom site-specific proposals were requested. The finalists' proposals were put on display at the Middleton Public Library for a period of two weeks and public comments were received. Overwhelmingly (54%), the commenters preferred Beverly Stucker-Precious' proposal for "Out of the Shell." If you are interested in contributing to this project, please contact Abby Attoun-Tucker, Director of Community Development, at 821-8343 or aattoun@ci.middleton.wi.us. 
 
Out of the Shell Design 1
Out of the Shell Design 2
Out of the Shell Design 3
Out of the Shell Dichroic Glass Sample
Out of the Shell Artist's Statement
 
Middleton Master Plan for Public Art and Design 2009-2020
Starbucks Community Art Initiative Proposal