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Marchese Design Studios was founded in 1987. MDS is owned and operated by Jack Marchese and Karen Marchese: visual media artists in western Wisconsin.
MDS has art advocacy at its’ heart. Creating art and support of the arts and other artists is paramount. Currently MDS has gallery rooms, working studio space and a frame studio, all situated within the picturesque St. Croix Valley.
Our first official facility opening for MDS was May 5th and 6th 2013: Earth Arts annual Spring Art Tour! During the tour MDS hosted two artists: Alicia Vallier and Catherine Veigel a metal smith jeweler and a collage / assemblage artist, as well as having our own medium: classical graphite and charcoal drawing, semi-abstract photography and assemblage.
We will continue to host artists and create a welcoming community environment. Monumental, far reaching value is present when art is present.