Jenny Gao: The Pioneers

Date(s) - Apr 27 2017 untilMay 10 2017
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Pearson Lakes Art Center


Jenie Gao: The Pioneers

April 27th through June 10th, Weaver Lobby and McIlrath Landing Galleries

Meet the artist at the Opening Reception: Thursday, April 27th, 5 – 7 p.m.,

Artist Talk at 6:00 p.m. Free to attend.

In a world that is constantly in flux, where people physically move more frequently between cities, states, and countries, and mentally and emotionally encounter more drastic points of view, Jenie Gao wants to recognize the stories of those who have the courage to venture forward, with the purpose of connecting and improving our communities. These are the stories of pioneers, mapmakers, navigators, and guides. These are the stories of families who have moved with no guarantee of common language or opportunity. These are the stories of boomtowns turned ghost towns turned tourist towns, of migrants and locals alike, who dare to do something different and to find common ground. These are stories of conservation, of our values and our communities, coupled with an embrace of change and versatility.

Gao is based in Madison, Wi. In addition to her studio work, Gao serves on the Madison Arts Commission and has recently given a TEDx Talk in Madison, focusing on the integral role of creativity to our survival and wellbeing.

Explore Gao’s works at the Pearson Lakes Art Center, April 27th through June 10th in the Weaver Lobby and McIlrath Landing Galleries. Meet the Artist at the Opening Reception Thursday, April 27th, 5 – 7 p.m., with an Artist Talk at 6:00 p.m. This reception is free and open to the public, with wine and cheese served.

Learn more about Jenie’s work at