Leslie Walfish is witnessing it now, how those in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh art department are making the best of the circumstances brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. As director of the Allen Priebe Gallery and an art instructor, her spring semester was upended when classes moved off campus last month.
In a way, she and her colleagues are built for this.
“Artists in particular are amazing problem solvers,” Walfish said. “Artists are really good at adapting to changing situations, so one thing you see is that a lot of people are finding the best that can be found in these circumstances and I think that might be particular to the art world.”