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"Misadventure with the Muse” on view April 25 – June 2

Featured artist Howard Windham and guest artists Olivia R. Watson and Carol Anne Teague "CAT" Wiseman
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Howard Windham Picasso's Doves

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Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) is featuring collages created by IFA exhibiting artist Howard Windham along with the artwork of guest artists Olivia R. Watson and Carol Anne Teague (C.A.T.) Wiseman, two student guest video artists and other IFA exhibiting artists April 25 – June 2.

A public reception for all the artists will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. with musical accompaniment by guitarist by John Birt.


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Olivia R. Watson Heaven Knows

Carol "CAT" Wiseman Warhol's Shoes

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Howard Windham Boustrophedonic Boogie

Howard Windham

Windham has titled his series “Misadventures with the Muse.”  These works were partially influenced by the artistic quilt making of his wife, Carolyn Windham, and memorable, milestone quilt exhibits he saw at the Whitney Museum in New York in 1971 and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in 2002.


“I make quilts, too. Mine are perfectly useless, made of wood or, in this collection, paper.”

Windham is a Rhode Island School of Design graduate and professor emeritus from UMass/Dartmouth, where he completed his MFA. His collages, paintings, and sculptures have been exhibited throughout New England.

Olivia R. Watson

A multimedia visual artist, Watson is originally from Oklahoma, but has called Rhode Island home since 2012. Currently she works primarily on mixed media paintings, but has created bodies of work in printmaking, video, and assemblage. She holds a B.A. in Modern Culture + Media and Visual Art from Brown University.

“Through my work, I explore quiet moments, usually solo and introspective or intimate and tender. I get to daydream about the lives of houses, forest clearings, and red dirt plains and draw out their spirits.”

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Olivia R. Watson Half a Mind To

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Carol "CAT" Wiseman Parrot in the Garden

Carol "Cat" Wiseman

Wiseman, a RISD graduate so old she remembers when "cut and paste" meant using an Xacto blade and rubber cement, has had a long and —self-described— checkered design career.  However, since 2000 she has concentrated on ribbons and fabric and sold her work in craft shows from Camden, Maine to Lincoln Center in New York, as well as on Etsy. She currently works on fabric collages in her converted garage/studio overlooking the Providence River in Pawtuxet Village (Cranston), RI.

“My widely varied career after RISD has included calligraphy, stenciling, visual merchandising, retail management, jewelry design in India, textile design in West Africa, polymer clay jewelry, ribbon weaving, and most recently fabric collage. I love fabric but am less keen about sewing, so all of my pieces are collaged with occasional embroidery, both hand and machine."

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