Painter is February artist in residence at center

Karen Williams-Brusubardis is the February artist-in-residence at the Cedarburg Cultural Center.

Williams-Brusubardis is a Milwaukee-based artist working in acrylic on canvas and wood panels. Her “Particle Landscape” paintings are inspired by autobiographical experiences or, as she likes to say, “exist at the intersection of memory and imagination.”

 Williams-Brusubardis was born in a small town in western Wisconsin to a mixed-race family. Growing up reconciling multiple worlds, her paintings reflect these influences.

After high school, she attended Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, earning a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting.  She currently works from a studio in Milwaukee’s Third Ward.

Williams-Brusubardis will demonstrate her art from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturdays, Feb. 8 and 29.

She will also be there from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 7 during the First Friday event.

Brusubardis-Williams will also hold an artist talk from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. She will discuss how she found her path and how she developed her distinctive style of painting.

A reception will follow the talk. Champagne and light refreshments will be available. Registration is free to center members and $10 for nonmembers.

Williams-Brusubardis will also teach a workshop, “Fictional Flowers at the Intersection of Memory and Imagination,” from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22.

Each student will create an acrylic painting inspired by a garden of flowers but with a twist. The class is intended for people 17 and older of all experience levels.

Supplies are included in the class fee of $80 for center members and $94 for nonmembers. Those attending are asked to bring a bag lunch.

For questions or to register for the class and reception, contact the Cedarburg Cultural Center at 375-3676 or visit

The center is at W62 N546 Washington Ave.



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