"Juan de Hoyos: On a Whim" is on display at the Scarabocchio Art Museum, 800 Main Street, Stevens Point, and runs through May 8. A reception with the artist will be held Friday, April 25 from 6-8 pm. Museum hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 am-4 pm.
De Hoyos grew up in central Wisconsin and studied art at UW-Stevens Point until graduating in May of 2013. He also studied art (printmaking in particular) at private artist's studio in Japan in 2012. His interests have drawn him to participating in a variety of art-related events throughout his time in Stevens Point and currently in a small fine art gallery in southern Wisconsin.
“Using color can be adventurous especially when whatever needs it is to be seen day to day," De Hoyos says. "Out of a need to challenge or surprise myself, I decided to limit my use of color to these four: putty, pewter, wheat and burgundy. As it has said before, roughly 37 million times or so, necessity is the mother of invention, so here I have tended these prints into a series out of necessity created by me for my exploration. I hope you are pleased with what you see as I was surprised and challenged with the work I made for myself.”
The Art Museum, owned by the City of Stevens Point and managed by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, encourages cultural and intellectual activities for the benefit and enjoyment of all community members.