Edwin Shelton (BFA ’78) joins artist Laurel Izard in the new exhibition Layered, open September 8–27 at Chesterton Art Center in Chesterton, Indiana. Both artists will pledge 25% of the sales of their artwork to Hey, U.G.L.Y., an anti-bullying nonprofit based in Chicago.
While Izard’s work focuses on mass extinction in the animal kingdom through the tactile medium of quilts, Shelton creates wall panels with layers of urban detritus, beads and paints that address humanity’s everyday struggles and spirituality. The dual themes of his work were partly inspired by a recent teaching stint in China.
Shelton and Izard first met at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as Shelton was earning his master’s degree in sculpture. He earned his bachelor’s degree in sculpture from VCUarts in 1978.
Lead image by Edwin Shelton, used with permission of Chesterton Art Center.