DRAW AT THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM
Join us Friday, October 4th for Draw at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum during Madison’s Gallery Night! No artistic experience is necessary. Featuring live drawing by award winning Wisconsin veteran artist, Shawn Ganther.
About the Artist:
Shawn “Simon” Ganther (born July 19, 1977) is an American contemporary painter and printmaker who emerged during the veteran artist movement. He served in the United States Air Force from 1998 to 2003 and was involved in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Southern Watch. Shawn is best known for his piece “The Thinker,” a 22”X30” charcoal drawing on paper. “The Thinker” was featured in the Veteran Artist Program Exhibit in the Pentagon from 2013-2014. Shawn’s work has been shown across the country and is included in numerous private collections including: Harvard University Art Library, Cornell University, Stanford University Libraries, and the Yale University Art Library. His work has been published in the 2014 anthology Warrior Writers: A Collection of Writing & Artwork by Veterans and in Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine. In 2015, Wild Turkey released a limited edition military label featuring Shawn’s artwork.
Shawn graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Production, and Studio Art.