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OUR STATE HAS NO SHORTAGE of talented painters. Want proof? Head to the Racine Art Museum’s Wustum Museum (2519 Northwestern Ave.) and check out “Watercolor Wisconsin,” a showcase of regional talent, through April 15. More than 100 works are featured by 95 local artists, but we picked out five you absolutely won’t want to miss.
Lilies in Space by Jean Crane
This moody floral painting shows off the darker side of watercolor, with the blooms seemingly defying gravity in the night sky.
Asifiwe by Don Ricchio
Named after the Swahili word for praise, this piece shows a crowd rejoicing outside, hands raised, in beautifully intricate clothes.
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Pondering the Past by Sue Horton
A weathered man stares past you as he chomps on a pipe and thinks about life. His skin is where the details of this piece shine.
Spoiled by Lyndsey Standage
This still life depicts a grapefruit stabbed by a knife so shiny, you might find yourself leaning in to spot your reflection in the painting.
Braxton by Dan Simoneau
The shadowing on this portrait makes it so that one eye stares right at you, while the other is hidden in the darkness.
Tickets and more information are available at ramart.org.