April 14 · APRIL ARC — made for my back yard using the materials from the dismantled SHADOW DANCE sculpture that was at Villa Terrace Museum of Decorative Arts. The sand willow is the supports are triangles, and the reeds are bundled 5 thick ropes and suspended from the top/middle of the triangles. It moves in the wind. It is about 75 feet wide 6 foot high. These are the first photographs.
March 20 at 2:00pm · The show is definitely over. All verticals are out and stacked around the rings. Then all the rings were cut in half and removed. It could have lasted another year. The reeds were strong enough. bye bye SHADOW DANCE. — at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum.
Brent Budsberg took a photograph of my piece in the garden below framed by the attic window December 20, 2016
my STAR now in my back garden in the dark evening going through the hues of color in the fresh snow.
first snow December 4, 2016 and my STAR now in my back garden.
Snow and the magic of the changing seasons.. The transformation took place yesterday in the village of Gabrovci, Bulgaria with their first snow, November 30th, 2016, photographed by artist Lidiq Karkelanova.
this is the most public [seen from the road] and long lived work that I made in the village of Gabrovci, Bulgaria. Lidiq Karkelanova, who lives there is kind enough to photograph it November 20 and sends me these images. and Rumen Dimitrov came on November 28th, a sunny day, and photographed my necklace of stones on the river.
the second last night of GLEAM at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. I am with Val this cold night. My Sony camcorder is attached to a monopod on; first filmed from on high and then near the water surface. This is what you see: right side up and then up side down.
October 22, 2016 · I went to Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin to see how my work is faring being there two months.. this exhibition 'Gleam', is about lights/sculpture which for my work is under each arm. This is the last week of the exhibition.
The 'in gallery' exhibition NATURE IN THREE PARTS is over. Here is the last look at the poster on the lake side fence on Lincoln Memorial Drive.
this video of BEYOND BASKETS in the paneled room on the second floor of Villa Terrace Museum of Decorative Arts
my catalogue from SUSPENDED IN TIME exhibition at Villa Terrace, summer 2016…written by Susan Barnett
this is the brochure for the Beyond Baskets part of the Villa Terrace Museum of Decorative Arts exhibition that I curated and chose the baskets that parallel the quality of the craft that I expect in my art.
Published on Oct 29, 2016 I made a video when I first installed the photographs at Villa Terrace and the sun came in the windows.. Now 5 months later I have to take the photographs down and this is the last look of my installations from places around the world.
Debra Loewen's Wild Space Dance Company dances in Roy Staab's installation sculpture in the lower garden at Villa Terrace museum of decorative arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 2016 edited for the sculpture.
Villa Terrace an incomparable setting for ‘Into the Garden’, By John Schneider, Sep. 13, 2016
KAT MINERATH reviewed ‘Nature in Three Parts’ at Villa Terrace Museum of Decorative Arts in the Shepherd-Express, 09-08-2016 » Page 26. Art Devoured by the Elements
September 8, 2016 · Wild space is about to start in my work at Villa Terrace. I was there..my photograph. Debra Loewen"s WILD SPACE performance 'into the garden' is in three parts. This is the third part facing the building down in the garden.
Wild Space collaborates with sculpture for Villa Terrace dance. Thanks to Journal Sentinel writer, Sarah Hauer for her preview article about Into the Garden.
Wild Space Dance Company added a new video: Into the Garden Rehearsal. August 31, 2016. Into the Garden at Villa Terrace at night is spectacular! Music is by Nick Zoulek and in Roy Staab's art.
Debra Louwen says on August 29, 2016 · "Please mark your calendars to see Wild Space perform in Roy's amazing installation at Villa Terrace!" It will take place in the lower garden and the audience will be seated on the stairs.
choreographer Debra Loewen starts rehearsals of Wild Space Dance Company in my work at Villa Terrace Museum of Decorative Arts lower formal garden. It will take place in the beginning of September. Jim Brozek just posted 2 new photos of it...July 5, 2016
Art Devoured by the Elements Roy Staab explores ‘Nature in Three Parts’ at Villa Terrace By Kat Minerath, Sep. 6, 2016
this is at night, a sculpture for an exhibition of 'lights' called GLEAM at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. It is over/in the water on a small pond that has some duckweed on the surface. The lights change hue every 50 second — the seven colors. In the day the work is painted Japanese Torii red, one reason to be a compliment to the green duck weed.
look look at the opening the magic of nature and science and my art… mysterious on a wonderful warm night..at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison Wisconsin.
Red Star at Obrich Botanical Gardens made for the pond that has green duckweed on it. I chose the Japanese Torii red color for the star. This is a LIGHT exhibition so the lights are under each arm
Here is only my sequence in the Arts Page program...
first Arts Page interview posted August 11th. Did you know that artist Roy Staab's sculpture "Shadow Dance" at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum is one you can interact with? See how it all came together TONIGHT at 6:30pm during #TheArtsPage on Milwaukee Public Television's Channel 10.1.
video of FIVE LEGGED CHIMNEY performance by filmed by Orfey Mindov…with the DUPPINI Art Group, Gabrovtsi ART - NATURE Symposium 2016, the last night July 22, 2016
STONE, WATER, FIRE. In the middle of the river my five legged chimney, a hollow cylinder is right to make a fire inside. What better for the end of a symposium than to have a happening/performance. This is a nature-art grouping and our final night June 22nd at Gabrovtsi, Bulgaria. The Bulgarian artists came with me to experience the fire in the night. Danica Milusheva and Orfey Mindov photographed and filmed it. 'come on baby light my fire'.
the last work that I made in Bulgaria. [I am not going figurative] I think of height, first with the balance stone structure: a four stone base and then up to go as wide as the available branches that I find along the shore of the river to make a clear triangular form. Well! she dances like a Japanese Geisha in her pose.
My arch near the bridge and swimming hole was knocked down but it is a good place so I returned to make a new work with a new idea. I started with five legs and then proceeded to make a tubular shape balancing the rocks. Here is a view from the side and one from the top looking in.