Hazel Adams was born in Wisconsin and studied at the University of Wisconsin (BA) and the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA). She was active as a creative artist in design, advertising, teaching, illustrating, and was a yearly jurer for the entrants to the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts Ltd.
Her design experience is evident in her award winning, beautifully composed watercolors. She viewed the ordinary with a fresh view using watercolor’s flexibility and flowing blend of colors to advantage in her paintings.
Hazel had memberships in several artist societies and groups and was invited to exhibit in many juried group and solo shows such as the Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Chicago Art Institute, Three Arts (Chicago), West Bend Gallery of Fine Arts, Tri County, Performing Arts Center, Ozaukee Arts Center, Brewery Gallery (Cedarburg), Dorothy Bradley Gallery, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Concordia College, Alverno College, and other galleries and showplaces.
Her work hangs in many public and private collections in the Midwest, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.
The bronze sculpture “Melody” was installed on November 14, 2008 in front of the new Oconomowoc Arts Center, as a gift from the Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts.
The sculpture was created by California artist, Tuan, who was born in Vietnam. His work radiates peacefulness and serenity through graceful lines and rhythmic compositions.
This gift is in keeping with the Festival’s mission to bring fine art to the community. Enjoy!