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Rural painting focuses on bovine

8:23 PM, Feb. 22, 2013
'Arrangement 1,' acrylic on linen, by Sister Bay painter Craig Blietz is a part of his traveling art exhibit, 'Yard: The Art of Craig Blietz,' which will be displayed through March at the Baer Gallery at St. Norbert College.
'Arrangement 1,' acrylic on linen, by Sister Bay painter Craig Blietz is a part of his traveling art exhibit, 'Yard: The Art of Craig Blietz,' which will be displayed through March at the Baer Gallery at St. Norbert College.
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Door County painter Craig Blietz doesn't just paint cows.

"I consider these creatures an iconic symbol of the Midwest," his artist statement says. "These animals suggest much about the landscape, their caregivers, and human sustenance. The curious soul that rests within all animals offers me tremendous anthropomorphic opportunity."

In 2010, Blietz's work was included in the Charles Allis Art Museum's biennial exhibition "Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now 2010" in Milwaukee, where his painting 'Pastoral Dreaming' was awarded the Director's Choice Award. ...

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