Tenney Park landscape chosen for Dane Arts 2015 poster

A painting inspired by Tenney Park was chosen for the 2015 Art Poster, released Monday by the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission (Dane Arts).

Painter Brian McCormick made “Lagoon” in 2013, part of a series of watercolors that explore the reflections of trees in water. “Lagoon” itself was inspired by McCormick’s neighborhood park, intersecting the Yahara River.

According to his biography, McCormick was a preservation architect until 2008, when he returned to his first love: making art.

“Architecture is about place-making,” McCormick wrote in an artist’s statement. “In my artwork I am concerned with creating a ‘sense of place.’

“… One could say the subject of my artwork is ‘place,’ or those places which have a special sensory memory or significance for me,” he wrote. “I think of my watercolor landscapes as intimate.

“They are not of big skies or distant views but reflect the narrow valleys and abrupt

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