Images by Mark Aumann
While traveling, a photographer offered this advice to Mark Aumann, “Make it human.” Aumann captures moments of stunning humanity through a range of emotions by focusing his lens on the peoples of Haiti, Vietnam, Cuba, and Nicaragua. These portraits engage and educate our community about the lives of peoples beyond our borders.
Virtual Exhibit available starting February 10 - June 25, 2023
In-person in the Laurie Bieze Gallery from February 10 - June 25, 2023
Galleries are free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as 2 hours before ticketed events and close 1 hour after the start of event. Visit our calendar for exact showtimes.
Laurie Bieze Gallery
Artist Reception is from 5 - 7 p.m.
Grab a drink at our lobby bar and join us for an evening celebrating the opening of the Human exhibit. Experience the exhibit in an intimate setting exploring photography by Mark Aumann.
Please note, there will not be an art talk during this artist reception.
There is so much beauty tucked away in our art collection. We are proud to offer you a glimpse into the Laurie Bieze Art Collection. Pablo Center prides itself on its permanent art collection filled with works of art that inspire, educate, and provide insight into the human condition. There are currently over 300 works of art in Pablo Center’s Permanent Art Collection. Named in honor of artist Laurie Bieze, whose personal motto was Shakespeare’s famous words, “To thine own self be true,” we at Pablo Center feel it is our responsibility to take on her legacy, to acquire artwork that not only reflects our community, but enhances the community–artwork that inspires, delights, questions the status quo, takes risks, gives a sense of place, explores human nature, and provokes dialogue; these are the works of art that we seek for our collection.
Pablo Center collects and displays a variety of artistic mediums, styles, prints originals, sculptures, pottery, and some artifacts that bare significance to the arts in the Chippewa Valley.
This collection is displayed throughout Pablo Center in its travelled hallways, busy classrooms, high-traffic office spaces, and conference rooms. It is used to inspire touring artists by gaining an appreciation of the Chippewa Valley’s natural beauty, history, and current creative culture. We consider all of Pablo Center as a work of art.
The Laurie Bieze Gallery on the second floor serves as exhibition space for themed exhibits pulled from our collection.
WQOW cover Human: Images By Mark Aumann and showcases how this local Eau Claire Artist is highlighting lives beyond our borders.
The Laurie Bieze Gallery on the second floor serves as exhibition space for themed exhibits culled from our collection.
Many of the exhibiting artists decided to donate a work of their art to our permanent art collection. In doing so, they gave the gift of their artistic vision, and furthered our mission to provide significant artistic experiences to our community.
Contributions to the Laurie Bieze Permanent Art Collection enrich the art experience for anyone who walks through the doors of Pablo Center.