Goodman Community Center | From Hearts To Abstract - At the Ballweg…

From Hearts To Abstract - At the Ballweg Gallery in August 2023

August's exhibit features acrylic, watercolor and alcohol ink on tile, canvas and paper by Sheli Toepfer.

August 1, 2023 |
“Open and Energized,” watercolor, 10½" x 12½".

Artist Statement

Everything is energy, so why not have beautiful things around us!


Being creative comes naturally to me and makes me happy! I’m also gifted at making flower arrangements and I love going to people’s homes to do interior redesign and feng shui. I consider myself a healer and artist because I’ve been a massage practitioner for many years. My dad’s father built a home just a block from the Goodman Community Center and I too, grew up on the east side. My dad was extremely artistic and I’m grateful for the inspiration I received from him. I was 52 when I began painting with watercolor, then acrylic, then alcohol ink. I’ve sold numerous paintings, which was surprising and fun.

A reception will be held in Ironworks, 149 Waubesa St., Tuesday, Aug. 8 from 5:30-8 p.m.

About the Ballweg Gallery

Goodman Center's Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery displays work by emerging and contemporary artists with a tie to Madison. It's free and open for all to enjoy — check out our latest exhibit off the main entrance of our Ironworks Building.

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