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5 Points Art Gallery + Studio

Exhibition – March 6 – April 26, 2020
Event Hours – Friday 5-9pm; Saturday 12-5pm
3514 N. Port Washington Ave  |  414-988-4021

Queens, Kings & Regal Beings + Without A Stitch

Kierston Ghaznavi’s solo exhibition “Without A Stitch” catapults her signature pinned paper dolls to life-size proportions. Commanding even more attention through scale, these body-con dolls allow viewers to be voyeurs into their intimate lives as they depict the array of everyday rituals in an effort to normalize and humanize the people they reflect.

“Queens, Kings and Regal Beings” by Gannon Crutcher utilizes the delicate medium of watercolor with acrylic to broadcast imagery of strength, dignity and fashion couture through Mikinsi-inspired portraits. With faces referencing African ceremonial masks and sculptures, this collection of portraits pose to reincarnate the spirits of these regal beings into the physical world, for which Crutcher has coined his “Spiritual Portraits.”

Harley-Davidson Museum

Friday, April 17, 5-9 p.m.
400 W Canal Street | 877-436-8738

Complete event information coming soon!

Imagine MKE

Friday, April 17, 2020
Multiple Locations!

Gallery Night in Amani and Metcalfe Park

As Milwaukee celebrates Gallery Night around the city, Imagine MKE highlights artists in the Amani and Metcalfe Park neighborhoods. In April, we will feature artists in the following spaces:

Atkinson Library – 1960 W Atkinson Avenue

Center Street Library – 2727 W Fond Du Lac Avenue

Mitchell Library  – 906 W Historic Mitchell Street

Neu Life Community Development – 2014 W North Avenue

Pop Up MKE – 1037 S Cesar E Chavez Drive

Sherman Phoenix – 3536 W Fond Du Lac Avenue

Tandem Restaurant – 1848 W Fond Du Lac Avenue

Wisconsin Black Historical Society – 2620 W Center Street

Kenilworth Square East

 

Event Hours: Saturday, April 18, 2020 11am to 3pm
2155 N Prospect Avenue | 414-229-5703

Kenilworth Open Studios

The studio doors open wide at Kenilworth Square East as UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts faculty and student artists invite the community to watch live art in the making. Experience four hours of art exhibitions and film screenings; live performances; demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages. The Peck School of the Arts takes pride in the diversity of ideas and work presented at Kenilworth Open Studios. Peck School faculty and student artists are committed to tackling challenging problems to positively affect – and engage – the greater community and the world. Saturday only!

King Drive Commons Gallery and Studio of African Diaspora Culture

 

Event Hours – Friday 5-9pm
2775 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive | 414.264.5000

Dolls of Positivity

Doll maker artist Marquita F. Edwards curates this exhibit featuring African American dolls she designs as well as those of local African women doll makers, collectors, and examples of the variety of Black dolls and artists from different parts of the world. The show features doll figures to help inspire young people to recognize their unique gifts, how to care for themselves and others and how to be positive leaders.

Also featured in the exhibit is musician Eric Dozier in A Change Is Gonna Come: Musical Journeys Through American Race Relations – a unique way of experiencing the impact of music on American culture, identity and social progress.

MOWA on the Lake

Exhibition: April 16 – July 15, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 16 at 5:45 \ Artist Talk at 6:30
April 17 5pm- 9pm, refreshments; April 18 10am-5pm, refreshments
Open and free to the public daily, 10am-5pm
1800 N. Prospect Ave.  |   414-272-2022

Thomas Gondeck: Breaking The Bonds

Born and raised in Milwaukee and a 1967 graduate of the city’s Layton School of Art, Thomas Gondeck enjoyed a long and illustrious studio and teaching career spanning four decades. In 2019, MOWA was fortunate to be gifted ten works from the late 1960s and early 1970s that exemplify his mastery of traditional and non-traditional fine art techniques and materials. Employing airbrushes and automotive paint, and working on plexiglass and plywood, he fabricated dynamic shapes that straddled painting and sculpture, blurring the line between two and three dimensions and fulfilling his desire “to break the bonds of the wall.”

The Warehouse

Exhibition April 6-June 12, 2020
Event Hours: Friday 5-9pm; Saturday 10am-2pm
1635 W. St. Paul Ave.   |   414-262-0677

Who Am I? Self-Portraits from the Permanent Collection

Featuring approximately 80 self-portraits by artists from eight countries on five continents, this exhibition includes works by Cindy Sherman, Jim Dine, David Hockney, and Carrie Mae Weems. The artists have created representations of themselves in a variety of mediums ranging from painting and photography to ceramic and stone. The work varies from small scale intimate portraits to larger than life depictions.

A pop-up exhibition, I WITNESS: Photographic Portraiture by COPA members, will be on exhibit in the Guardian viewing rooms during Gallery Night, and runs through April 24th.

Underground Collaborative Gallery

 

Exhibition – April 17-18, 2020
Event Hours – Friday 5-8pm; Saturday 11am-4pm
161 W Wisconsin Avenue, Lower Level | 262-366-4769

Collaborative Exhibition

The Underground Collaborative Gallery consists of seven participating artists and guest artists. Our work includes paintings, drawings, photography and mixed media pieces.

VIBEZ Creative Arts Space

 

Exhibition – April 17-18, 2020
Event Hours – Friday 5-9pm; Saturday 10am-4pm
3536 W Fond Du Lac Avenue | 414-465-2387

Metamorphosis: Transformational Narratives

Change is refreshing – metamorphosis is transformational. Join us as we explore works that represent distinct and degenerative changes in appearance through artistic representation. The Sherman Phoenix plays the backdrop as the symbol of metamorphic growth.

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