VIVA GALLERY TO FEATURE WORK BY THE WORKOWSKIS

VIVA Gallery’s monthly First Thursday artist reception will be held on May 4 and feature the beautifully crafted natural furnishings of Ken and Michelle Workowski.
The gallery sponsors the People’s Choice Award at the Driftless Area Art Festival, and the Workowskis were the winners of the award at last year’s festival.
The Workowskis are VIVA member-artists.
The Workowskis have always had a fascination with the raw beauty in nature — the absence of straight lines and the patterns and curves traced and formed by the elements. As their business, aptly called The Nature of Things, has evolved over the years, they have taken that raw beauty and transformed it into practical furnishings, including willow and wood furniture, birchbark frames, poplar bark baskets, lamps and lamp shades. Many of the materials they use come from their 50 acres of land near Viola.