Promega Art Showcase Returns After Two-Year Hiatus “A Vibrant Welcome Back!” exhibit opens June 7 with artist symposium and reception

This event ended on September 9, 2022 3:30 pm.

Madison, WI USA. (May 19, 2022) The Promega Art Showcase is returning to the Madison art scene after a long absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Promega art shows have been paused since March 2020, but the hiatus will end June 7, 2022, with the opening of the newest exhibition, “A Vibrant Welcome Back!”

“A Vibrant Welcome Back!” features the artwork of Derrick Buisch and Bettina Madini. Buisch is known for abstract work with rich experimentation involving paint chemistry, color, installations and scale. Madini will showcase paintings and fashion accessories distinguished by luscious color and expressive motion.

Symposium and Opening Reception
Artists will share their creative process and the inspiration behind their work during a symposium on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 3:30 pm followed by an opening reception 4:30 – 6:30 pm at the Promega BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, 5445 E Cheryl Parkway in Fitchburg.

Both events are free and open to the public. Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status is also required to view the exhibit June 7-September 10, 2022.

Derrick Buisch
Derrick Buisch is a painter who consistently seeks out new ways to experiment within the narrow avenues of paint on canvas. Certain marks, signs, scribbles, gestures are repeated by means of projection, stencils, and transfers. A vocabulary of visual chatter celebrates the distortions, interruptions, and interference within the painted surface. These works are very straightforward, taking on subjects like imaginary monsters and buildings. The blunt nature of the subjects serves as an easy foil/mask, allowing for a range of rich experimentation with media. The physical properties of the medium are constantly stressed, questioned, tweaked, and recalibrated to keep the working visual vocabulary fresh and inventive.

Buisch has been a painting professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1997 and has exhibited in many national and regional museum exhibitions. He was also a recipient of a 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant.

Bettina Madini
Bettina Madini is a contemporary European artist and fashion designer who combines color and expressive motion in her paintings and fashion accessories. She was born and raised in Berlin, Germany. Bettina studied fine art in Luxembourg at the Ecole d’Art Contemporain and in New York City at the National Academy of Fine Art and Design. Bettina’s body of work encompasses watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel and silk painting. She is marveled by impressionistic and expressionistic art and thrives on contrast, especially in the search for color and light. Bettina’s paintings begin with a symphony of colors and unfold from curiosity and wonder. Be it abstract, floral or visionary, she moves beyond the image seen with physical eyes, allowing the inner world to flow into her creations.

Promega Art Showcase
“A Vibrant Welcome Back!’ runs June 7 through September 10, 2022, and is open to the public Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. The exhibit is curated and produced by Daniel Swadener.

The Promega Art Showcase is made possible through support from Promega Corporation. For more information visit To receive future art show announcements, submit your name and email address to [email protected].

About the Promega Art Showcase
Promega Corporation has sponsored the Promega Art Showcase since 1996 as part of the company’s commitment to creativity and innovation in the arts, culture and sciences. The Biopharmaceutical Technology Center, located on 5445 East Cheryl Parkway was developed in part to provide Promega employees and community members a place to pursue these objectives.

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