GERI SCHRAB & ERNIE BOSZHARDT- AUTHOR TALK & BOOK SIGNING- THURSDAY, APRIL 20
Author Talk & Book Signing
GERI SCHRAB & ERNIE BOSZHARDT
Thursday, April 20
Books & Company
A new book by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, Hidden Thunder: Rock Art of the Upper Midwest, opens one of the lesser-known chapters in the world's rock art tale, bringing to readers North America's most important rock art sites in the Upper Midwest. With an aim to increase the understanding of rock art and encourage its preservation, watercolor artist Geri Schrab and archaeologist Robert "Ernie" Boszhardt use science and art to connect readers to rock art history and culture in a way that neither could do alone. Boszhardt takes a comparative, analytical approach to understanding the sites while Schrab expounds upon her experience at each place, offering her interpretations of the symbolic and sacred resonance of the art. Boszhardt's analysis increases readers' objective, historical understanding of the sites while Schrab creates an artistic re-imagining of the old art.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Geri Schrab is an award-winning watercolor artist whose sole artistic focus is American Indian rock art sites. She has twenty years of experience visiting and painting rock art sites across North American and Australia, with an emphasis on Wisconsin and the greater Lake Superior region. Previous publications are Bridging Time, a fine art book, and Weaving the Past with the Present, a coloring book of North American rock art sites. Her work can be found online at www.gerischrabstudio.com.
Robert "Ernie" Boszhardt is a professional archaeologist with more than forty years of experience, the vast majority in Wisconsin. He worked for the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse for nearly thirty years and is now an independent archaeologist and an honorary fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.