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Saint John’s on the Lake

Fri: 5-8PM, Sat: 2-4PM
1800 N. Prospect Ave. • 414.272.2022

Musings on Dairy Farms – Pastels by Judith Friebert 

For years, Judith Friebert focused on depicting familyowned dairy farms. As a child, she accompanied her parents — the Milwaukee artists Joseph and Betsy Ritz Friebert — on sketching trips in the countryside. They were often drawn to Wisconsin’s legendary dairy farms. The farmers were friendly, pleased to have their land admired in this way. Years later, living in Massachusetts, Friebert began to explore this subject again. Moving to her native state five years ago, she found similar pastoral subjects to portray, although not nearly as many as before: In the current era of corporate dairy farming, small farms struggle to survive.

Anchor Press, Paper & Print

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 1-4PM
900 E. Keefe Avenue | 262.496.0052

Recent Work from the Vox Populi Print Collective 

Recent Work from the Vox Populi Print Collective will be shown in Anchor Press, Paper & Print’s Gallery Nina. They are located inside the House of RAD artist collective in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee. The Vox Populi Print Collective is an international artist guild founded in 2017 by Wisconsin artist Barry Roal Carlsen and New York artist Peter Hopkins. We believe impact and opportunities grow when individual artists act collectively. Our goal is to create high-quality, print-based exhibitions that address issues in our world today, honor the tradition of fine art printmaking and build community for our members.

Charles Allis Art Museum

Fri: 5-8PM, Sat: 10AM-5PM
1801 N. Prospect Ave. • 414.296-1101

Screen Time: Video Art and Photography in the Age of the Internet 

Separated by geography, ethnicity and gender — but united in their concern with the onslaught of information in the twenty-first century — the artists of “Screen Time” reference historical photography and video art. They exhibit a fresh sensibility of humor, self-awareness and inter-subjectivity while tackling serious issues of identity in a society that is by turns — and swipes — self-obsessed, skeptical, nostalgic and funny.

David Barnett Gallery

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 11AM-4PM
1024 E. State St. • 414.271.5058

Masterstrokes: Three Centuries of Drawing 

The David Barnett Gallery presents Masterstrokes: Three Centuries of Drawing. Throughout history, drawing has been regarded as the foundation for artistic practice and the very basis for the visual arts. Drawing can be a kind of chameleon, morphing from linear to painterly. This exhibition will examine the exploratory nature of drawing — its emphasis on observation, problem-solving, and composition — and how it shows the artist’s hand in a range of styles from realistic to abstract. Drawing, a crucial part of artistic tradition, has become a tool for aesthetic thought and investigation and a vital medium in its own right.

David Barnett Gallery Attic

Fri: 5-9 pm, Sat: 11 am-4 pm
1024 E. State St. | 414.271.5058

Batty in the Attic 

“Batty in the Attic” marks the third time The Rogues Artists Group has exhibited in a pop-up space in David Barnett Gallery’s attic. “Batty in the Attic” showcases the works of twenty-plus locally, regionally and nationally known artists working in a variety of media including fibers, oil, watercolor, encaustic, acrylic, cut paper, casein, wood, stone, fine art photography and metal. Artists of note include William Lemke, JJ Joyce, Sandra Achterberg, Gwen Granzow, Thomas Buchs, Cherie Raffel, Teresa (Tree) Lind, Tom Smith, Laura Easey-Jones, Carol Christ, Deb Van Eyck, Barbara Friedman, Kristine Hinrichs and Denise M. Schanz.

GoodLand Home & Goods

Fri: 5-8:30PM, Sat: 10:30AM-5PM
2565 N. Downer Ave. | 414.220.0186

Artists of GoodLand

Exhibiting 20+ contemporary local artists and craftspeople — including Lynn Rix, Brett NEWSKI and Julia Scheckel — in fine art, ceramics, woodworking, and functional objects for the home. Friday night reception includes refreshments and site intersects with the Milwaukee Film Festival programming of Downer Avenue.

Grohmann Museum

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 12-6PM
1000 N. Broadway • 414.277.2300

Patterns of Meaning: The Art of Industry by Cory Bonnet

In June 2021, Pittsburgh artist and preservationist Cory Bonnet, along with scrap dealer Chip Barletto, acquired an enormous collection of wooden casting patterns from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Since then, ten 26-foot box trucks filled with patterns have made their way to Bonnet’s studio in the Energy Innovation Center (EIC) at the foot of Pittsburgh’s Hill District. The sheer scale of the collection ultimately led Bonnet to assemble a multidisciplinary group of artists to fully explore its potential.

Since Patterns of Meaning was first exhibited at the EIC, the collection continues to grow and evolve through Bonnet’s collaboration with the Patterns creative team of Angela Neira, Nate Lucas, Brian Engel, AJ Collins, Mia Tarducci and Andrew Moschetta. This special exhibition at the Grohmann Museum will be the first museum exhibition of this breathtaking collection merging art and industry. Do not miss this final opportunity to experience this one-of-a-kind display firsthand.

James May Gallery

Fri: 5-8PM, Sat: 10:30AM-5:30PM
2201 N. Farwell Ave. • 262.753.3130

GEOCHROMA: Barbara Campbell Thomas & Amy Sacksteder 

JMG is pleased to present a two-person exhibition featuring new work by Barbara Campbell Thomas (NC) & Amy Sacksteder (MI). Barbara Campbell Thomas’s paintings harness geometric abstraction and a materially rich surface of paint, collage and sewn fabric to explore how her ancestral past shapes who she is as an artist. Amy Sacksteder’s work explores personal and collective relationships to landscape and artifact. She works across media, most commonly in painting, collage, drawing, cut paper, installation and ceramics.

MOWA | DTN located inside Saint Kate: The Arts Hotel

Fri: 6-8PM
139 E Kilbourn Ave. | 262.334.9638

Pow-litical Comics: From Ripon to the RNC

The Museum of Wisconsin Art is proud to present a timely exhibition of political cartoons that reflect the 2024 presidential election and the contemporary moment in U.S. politics. Featuring work by almost 20 Wisconsin artists, the exhibition covers a range of social and political perspectives, from the campy, butt-kicking superheroes of Peter Poplaski to the sophisticated social commentary of Paul Noth, staff cartoonist for The New Yorker.

Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel

Fri: 5-9PM
139 E. Kilbourn Ave. • 414.276.8686

The Faces of Saint Kate

Join us for Spring Gallery Night and get acquainted with Saint Kate Artist in Residence, Anwar Floyd-Pruitt. Guests are invited to step into the Artist in Residence studio to meet the artist and experience his vibrant multidisciplinary practice. Participate in an ongoing Polaroid-style photo project and contribute to the evolving photo wall installation that playfully documents the art, architecture, and people of Saint Kate, or make a quirky and colorful face collage to either take home or add to the growing guest-made faces on view in the Artist in Residence studio. While you’re here, grab a cocktail inspired by the hotel’s permanent art collection and visit our galleries to experience brand new exhibitions and join in a conversation with Saint Kate’s Curator in Residence, Shane McAdams.

The Pfister Hotel

Fri: 5-9PM
424 E. Wisconsin Avenue  |  414.273.8222

Layers of Friendship 

For 130 years, The Pfister Hotel has been an icon of prestige, and timeless excellence bringing history, exceptional hospitality, and a celebration of art to locals and visitors alike through our extensive Victorian art collection and esteemed Artist in Residence program.

Join us for Spring Gallery night to experience current Artist in Residence, and local fiber artist, Heidi Parkes’ intricate works on view in her studio. While Heidi is teaching abroad, her friend Anja Notanja Sieger will set up shop typing custom friendship poems. Bring a meaningful object that symbolizes someone dear to you or borrow one from the Anja and Heidi Friendship Object Collection. Using a typewriter and carbon paper two copies of the poem will result: one for your friend and one to surprise Heidi with when she returns.

The Village Church

Fri: 5-9 pm, Sat: 1-3 pm
130 E. Juneau Ave. | 414.426.1638

Metamorphosis: A Young Woman’s Transformation Through Self Growth

“Metamorphosis” celebrates the courage and curiosity of a young woman who dares to step outside her comfort zone to embrace the unknown and enter into the ongoing transformations of what life holds. Through a captivating display of photography, paintings, and mixed media artwork, this show invites viewers on a journey of exploration, both external and internal. The immersive experience provokes self-reflection, empowerment, and plants seeds to spread curiosity. Artist, Brienz Ottman, is an accomplished artist who is also a senior nursing student at MSOE. The work is informed by her global travels, which will also be highlighted in the show.

Villa Terrace Art Museum

Fri: 5-8PM, Sat: 10AM-5PM
2220 N. Terrace Ave. • 414.296.1101

Dyed Well: the feminist rug hooking practice of Emily Robertson

“Dyed Well” is a survey exhibition highlighting the weaving and rug hooking practice of artist Emily ‘Emmy’ Robertson. Through a feminist lens, Robertson pushes the boundaries of storytelling and visual aesthetics by hooking hand-dyed wool into fantastical tapestries that depict historical moments in politics, natural landscapes, humor, and the artist’s complex and insightful personal narrative.


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