Martina Skobic, Artist Guest in February

"Painter Martina Skobic is Featured at VIVA Gallery

In February, VIVA Gallery in Viroqua welcomes Martina Skobic as guest artist.  Martina moved to LaCrosse from New York City in 2000.  She grew up in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, lived in Spain and studied in France and England.  Martina's love for cooking and travel is evident in her paintings, which often celebrate food.

"I come from a part of the world where food does not just satisfy survival needs.  It offers social connections, increases joy, facilitates business dealings and offers comfort and hope."  says Martina.  "Through my travels I learned a lot about different food customs.  What intrigued me the most were not differences but, how many same or very similar customs people actually share around the globe."  Such customs are depicted in her paintings which are colorful, bright and engaging.

Meet Marina and view her work at VIVA's 1st Thursday reception on February 2 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.  The gallery is located at 217 South Main Street in Viroqua.
For more information about this and future 1st Thursday events contact the gallery at 608-637-6918 or email at  You can see Martina's paintings at the gallery through the month of February as well as the work of 17 member artists.