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The Waukesha Civic Theatre will display the work of Valerie J. Christell from February 24 – April 20, 2015 in the Waukesha State Bank Art Gallery. There will be an art crawl on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Christell continues to exhibit in juried, group and invitational exhibitions. Her social statement photomontages have been presented in various traditional and alternative venues, including Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Translator Labs, Anderson Arts Center, Wright Museum of Art, Delafield Art Center, Charles Allis Art Museum, Lynden Sculpture Gardens, Alfons Gallery, and Merge Gallery.
Major exhibitions Christell has been in include "Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now" in 2014 and 2012 at the Charles Allis Art Museum, “Bare Walls” at DeLind Gallery, and “Wisconsin Photography 2012” at the Racine Art Museum. She recently had a solo show at Galleria Edge titled “Destruction of Innocence,” a two-person show at Delafield Art Center named “Blurring Reality,” and continues to exhibit in group exhibitions at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts. In addition, Christell’s work was chosen for the “New Photo Expression 2011” exhibition at Blutstein Brondino Fine Art, after which the Gallery continued to represent her work.
Christell has taught studio art and art history courses at Alverno College. Additionally, she has been a workshop presenter and juror for area art organizations and was chosen by Milwaukee Artist Resource Network as a Mentor, following which she participated in a summary exhibition of the M.A.R.N. Mentors/Protégés at the Northwestern Mutual Gallery at Cardinal Stretch University. As the current Director/Curator of Alfons Gallery, she is focused on presenting exhibitions exploring cultures and advocating for social justice, peace and the environment.
The Waukesha State Bank Art Gallery is located in the Margaret Brate Bryant Civic Theatre building, 264 W. Main Street, downtown Waukesha. The Waukesha Civic Theatre Box Office and Art Gallery are open from Noon - 5:00 pm Tuesday - Friday, and will be open two hours prior to weekend performances of The Diary Of Anne Frank and The Legend Of William Tell.