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Gallery 224 presents,

Andrea Cole

ARTservancy Artist Resident


This exhibition features artwork inspired by the Cedarburg Enviromental Study Area

Concrete Wall

Andrea Cole

From the time I was young I have always had my eye to the ground, looking for interesting rocks and shells. I admire nature’s tumbled glass and sandstones from the beaches of Lake Michigan, as well as beautiful cut stones and natural minerals. I grew up on a lake in southeast Michigan, close to nature and interested in art of all types.

Although for over 30 years I had a corporate career as an electrical engineer and manager, I still gravitated toward the artistic world. Seeking a creative outlet in the early 2000s, I found metalsmithing to be the perfect fit: Technically-based and artfully imagined. I bought my first acetylene torch before even knowing how to operate one, and enrolled in the jewelry program at MATC’s North Campus.

I began taking classes at Terri McCarthy Studios in Grafton in 2005. Since retiring from the corporate world in 2021 I have been able to devote more time and energy to my art. Through the ARTservancy program I have been developing a body of work inspired by time spent at CESA (Cedarburg Environmental Study Area). This work includes both jewelry and small wall pieces.

In addition to regular studio classwork, I have equipped my garage studio with many of the tools required so I can create while not in class.

Gallery 224  

Gallery 224 is open!

Wednesday through Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM  

303 N Franklin Street
Port Washington, WI
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