Janelle Gramling is a Milwaukee-based sculptor who challenges the boundaries between fine art and functional home goods — with a playful and surprising aesthetic. Ceramic being her main medium, she often mixes other materials such as metal, wood and fiber within her sculptures. On Gallery Night, she will be showing a new collection of wine bottle stoppers. These one-of-a-kind pieces are both functional as well as elegantly strange.
Paintings from Libby Castro’s Unprecious Werks series will be coupled with Patrick Castro’s illustrations from his Make MKE and Nature series. The artworks will be on display and available for purchase at Aperitivo in the Pritzlaff Building. Come enjoy and unwind with delicious bites and drinks.
Mannequin or Manikin
Exploration of form, dress and decoration. The show includes work by Ann Baer, Faith Kohler, Leah Jorgens, Vali Kupczak, Kayla Hayden, Heather Eiden, and Ney Tait Fraser. Also included are works by Renee Bebeau and Haley Krob. Please note some works are political in intent. On display through November 12th.
View the colorful, interlocking patterns of recent work in paper collage by Juliet Jaeger. Created using commercial waste and other discarded materials.
View a new selection of beautiful artworks. Enjoy a beverage and meet the artists.
Celebrating 32 years. Artists exhibiting: Judith Hooks, Bernie Newman, Scott Onsager, Sheree Wood, Carole Glass, Maria Page, Marie Mellott. Live jazz by Elevator Trio, cash bar, appetizers Friday. Guitar concert Sunday. Regular hours are Saturdays 1-6 pm. Accepting artists; running through Nov. 21.
Visit with artist Holly Harris in her studio where you can enjoy her work. From portrait work to abstract, her work is emotionally driven and often inspired by music, conversation and everyday observances.
“All of Me” is an art exhibition by Milwaukee artist Alicia Wilson, who utilizes a variety of mediums to explore and express multiple mental-health diagnoses. Through paintings, embroidery, macramé and jewelry she depicts the emotional experiences of navigating life with bipolar disorder, PTSD and neurodiversity. She is inspired to communicate her message to a broader audience that mental illness doesn’t have to limit us, and instead can be a source of strength. She attracts diverse audiences near and far to appreciate and purchase her work for their private collections. Exhibition runs Sept. 16-Oct. 22.
Introducing Kenneth Kornacki, founder and creative director of KENKO, a creative-driven design studio for film, television and corporate audiences. He will be showcasing his extraordinary pieces via imagery, wall art and photography. Hosted by IVme Wellness + Aesthetics, with tasty appetizers, desserts and beverages provided to complement this amazing exhibit!
“Liminal Space,” featuring new work by Mississippi-based painter Cathy Hegman, California-based painter Kathy Jones and New York-based sculptor Anne de Villemejane. Liminal space is a term for the place between here and there, the time between what was and what is to come. It is an unsettled moment where transition takes place, reflection is possible and growth occurs. The artists of “Liminal Space” cross this threshold into the unknown and create an opening for their viewers to follow suit. Exhibition runs through Nov. 20.
Visitors are encouraged to grab a beverage from COFFEE + WINE by Interval, experience the MARN’s exhibition, “Reflecting My Muslim Americanism” coordinated by Fanana Banana and MARN, as well as explore the offerings of MARN’s MARKETPLACE. Exhibition runs Aug. 31-Oct. 23.
See local artist Jason Fricke live sketch Milwaukee Ballet II dancers during open rehearsals. Fricke original sketches and prints will be on display and available for purchase. Also, check out the Milwaukee Ballet vintage poster sale, learn more about the upcoming Season of Timeless Tales, and stop by the local food truck on your way in!
Relative Perception, a Veteran Print Project
The Veteran Print Project fosters dialogue between artists and veterans that inspires the creation of fine art prints. The project continues to seek new ways to commemorate and memorialize shared human experiences. “Relative Perception” displays the latest approaches to this vision and the collaborative efforts of MIAD students, local veterans and veteran organizations. Exhibition runs Oct. 2-Nov. 19.
Then as Now: Woodland Pattern 1980-2022
A visual history of Milwaukee’s Woodland Pattern Book Center featuring more than 100 artists who have exhibited there, “Then as Now” traces four decades of gallery curation that has consistently emphasized interdisciplinary practices, the permeable and ubiquitous nature of language, and the fluidity between poetry and other forms of art. Thematically diverse, the exhibition pursues intergenerational and interregional lineages and affinities, with domestic, ecological and social justice issues often predominating. Exhibition runs Oct. 10-Dec. 3.
Anne Reed – Acrylic Abstract Paintings; Karin Savage – Scientific Illustrator; Josh Ebert – Realism & Abstract; Jamie Robarge – Photography; Ashley Cizek – Geometric & Abstract Paintings
Scenes of motion from the middle of America, including Milwaukee debut paintings and giclee canvases by founding artist Hal Koenig and new work from resident artist Richard Patt. Exhibition runs Oct. 21-Jan. 6.
David Niec paints the moon and the night sky. His sensitive observations become thresholds of time and space. Both liminal and scientifically precise, Niec’s paintings and drawings invite contemplation, positioning the viewer in a vast unknown. This body of work was created over the past two years and supported by an Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant. In an adjacent exhibition, Milwaukee based artist, curator and owner of Green Gallery, John Riepenhoff, shares a related body of work about the night sky. The New York Times recently stated that Riepenhoff depicts the sky’s “…emptiness, its paradoxical density, the weird spiritual disquiet you may experience when staring into something infinite and intangible.”
Anne Siems: Works on Paper
The women Anne Siems’ paints explore tattoos — adorned all over the body — as a signal of inner wildness, declaring their stories, mythic belonging and rites of passage.
Craig Blietz: Haul Road
Craig Blietz employs his usual cast of characters of domestic farm animals to replay the reductive imaginings he experienced during his visit to a Wisconsin farm.
Watercolor artist Julia Taylor is best known for her raucous roosters and brilliant flowers. In this one-night exhibit, she will present an entirely new body of work, focused on light and spaces that we see daily. Her work captures the emotions evoked by spaces and people and the oh-so-glorious light. Come and see landscapes, people and places as you have never seen them before. Presented in a new pop-up gallery space owned by Jay Urban in Catalano Square, Urban will create a signature drink to celebrate the space and the exhibit.
Celebrating Oogie Boogie with printed art and beaded jewelry, orange wine flights and live “boogie” music.