The Town Hall Library in North Lake features local artists of all ages in our Gallery. Our current artist whose work is on display is Travis Lewis. Travis is a graduate of Oconomowoc High School and while a junior there, he designed and organized the painting of a 14 ft. by 40 ft. wall mural depicting a park scene near the Berkshire Senior Apartments in Oconomowoc in 2007. This work was featured in local papers at that time.
Travis remembers drawing all the time as a child, and helping other children with art projects. His family supported his interest in art by keeping him provided with art supplies. He explored all aspects of art in high school, from drawing to painting, sculpture, ceramics, metals/jewelry and photography. He continued his studies at UW-Waukesha taking courses in advanced ceramics, photoshop, printmaking, life drawing and photography.
In discussion with the artist, it is apparent that he is continually pushing himself to immerse himself in new media bases. Travis has spent considerable time exploring different styles of ceramics such as raku ware, a type of Japanese pottery, and is now looking for means to begin work in metal sculpture and glass-blowing.
Travis explains that his art is always inspired by the world around him, encompassing both the people and environment with whom he interacts. He considers the world as his studio, a place where he is able to create his dreams. Art is his way to connect with the world.
On display at the library are a number of works, including still life and portrait paintings. We also are showcasing many of his ceramic pieces. We will display the artwork of Travis Lewis through February 21.