The David Barnett Gallery is proud to present “Textiles and Patternmaking,” an exhibit exploring how the principles of weaving and patternmaking most commonly associated with textiles are utilized across mediums. Featuring woven, quilted, embroidered, tufted, and knotted fiber works from across the world and throughout time, alongside mimetic artworks in a diversity of mediums, the often-underestimated power of patternmaking is on full display. The exhibition of these pieces together calls into question the way textiles, as use objects, have often been excluded from the world of fine art.
Milwaukee muralist and visual artist Emma Daisy transforms BMO Tower’s parking structure (visible at 771 N. Broadway) into a large-scale outdoor work of digital art with her unique floral aesthetic. You can see her murals throughout Milwaukee, including in Westown, Black Cat Alley and the Third Ward.
Experience the final days of “Lightfield by HYBYCOZO,” presented by Johnson Financial Group, at Cathedral Square Park. On Gallery Night weekend from 5 to 8 p.m., enjoy a free, two-night party in the park featuring a bar, DJs, and dance floor under a large tent. Catch fire twirlers, surprise performances and photo-ops all evening long.
Visit the Dubbel Dutch Hotel’s Landform Images Gallery, featuring local artist Jessica Zalewski.
Exhibition of 20+ local artists and makers of home objects across a variety of media. Friday night party will have artists in residence offering additional works of art for sale. Refreshments will be provided.
The Grohmann Museum once again showcases the photography of David Plowden in honor of the artist’s 90 birthday. But instead of Plowden’s trademark work featuring railroads, bridges and heavy industry, this exhibition looks at feed mills, grain elevators, barns, and the altered landscape of the Midwest and the Great Plains. Over 50 years of photography is distilled in this collection of vanishing views of America’s past. Featuring a Gallery Talk with the Artist at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
JMG is celebrating our new location with an exhibition featuring paintings from Brian Frink & Kassandra Palmer and ceramic sculpture from Jill Birschbach
A solo art exhibit by artist and owner Nadia Al Khun. The exhibit features over 50 unique art pieces including 2D and 3D work. Layers of biospheres merges science, life, and art in a breathtaking experience of color, flow, movement and aesthetics.
Pat Hidson’s highly developed compositions begin with observation of the natural world. She takes note of her surroundings and jots down her thoughts in a sketchbook. This reservoir of ideas nourishes full-sized paintings in which composition is the driving force, and color is pressed into service with that end in mind.
As we accelerate into Spring, Studio Ecology wakes from a winter of dreaming to the sound of music. Step into a space where the four winds meet, and visitors are immersed in layers of woodwinds and drums. In this vibrant environment all are invited to participate in the most hopeful of acts: making marks with floral brushes and helping to plant a studio pigment garden. Throughout the evening seeds will be set in motion by burying them in cool soil, while siren singers conjure the growth of all involved. Join Saint Kate Artist in Residence Jeff Zimpel and his creative collaborators, enjoy light refreshments and live entertainment, and take part in the tending of his Studio Ecology.
Woven throughout the cultural fiber of The Pfister Hotel is a long-standing passion for the arts. In addition to our expansive Victorian art collection – the largest of its kind of any hotel in the world – we are proud to continue our successful and popular Artist in Residence program. This widely recognized, annual program is an opportunity for an artist to connect to a community of guests, from Milwaukee and beyond, in their studio located on the first floor of Milwaukee’s oldest and most prestigious hotel. Join us in the Artist in Residence Studio on Gallery Night to welcome and become acquainted with The Pfister Hotel’s newly selected, 14th Artist in Residence, Nicole Acosta.