The Driftless Historium hosts an exhibition of paintings and mosaics by Wisconsin artists Chuck Bauer and Chuck Beckwith. This free fine arts show will run from Saturday, March 16 through Sunday, May 12, 2019, 10am to 4pm daily, in the Kalscheur Family Foundation Community Education Room & Gallery. Meet the artists at an Opening Reception, to be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 4 to 7pm. Chuck Bauer is drawn to subjects with a domestic or a natural theme, and he uses conventional approaches that convey nostalgia and tranquility. Not afraid of color, Bauer's early training as an abstract painter still fuels his approach to realistic topics-and lately more experimental ones, too. He seeks solid composition, but also playfl and perhaps sometimes unexpected results. In painting, he believes, "you have to balance your thinking: employing not too much or too little; thus, seeking to keep both the painter and the viewer intrigued, excited and entertained." Chuck Beckwith has been making mosaic works for many years, and uses a demanding, personal technique he developed. He utilized carefully fitted shards of commercial crockery, found objects such as glass doll eyes, small pieces of decorative jewelry, and images and letters discovered on the reverse side of plates, saucers, etc. Sometimes subtle visual puns and puzzling contradictions result, rewarding careful, patient scrutiny. For more information, call 608-437-6486 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.