Sculptor Janelle Gramling and poet and painter Jenny Jo Wennlund are collaborating to create functional ceramic wares adorned with painterly designs, small surprising objects, and experimental mixed-media sculptures.
A Woman’s Worth
A collective of 8 women, ages 24 to 83, paying tribute to and exploring A Women’s Worth from the artists’ perspective. A variety of mediums, including Assemblage, Collage, Sculpture, Painting and Spoken Word. Opening remarks and Spoken Word performance at 6 p.m. on Jan. 20.
Gallery artists Judith Hooks, Bernie Newman, Carole Glass, Marie Mellott, and others. Painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and live music
Artists are unique in their approach and style, much of which is developed through observation, experimentation and, quite frankly, trial and error. There are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ ways to create art, that is uniquely the artists’ approach. On Saturday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m., Holly will demonstrate her approach to creating small flow abstract pieces using colored resin.
Bits and Pieces is the solo debut of outsider artist Robert Kelpine and how he has been actively using art as a tool in his daily mental health struggles. Bits and Pieces is the visual depiction of the last 18 months of his journey.
Andy Newman creates dynamic landscape and figurative work inspired by European architecture and countryside. Highly textured and with an emphasis on shape and color over a particular form, Newman’s works border on the abstract.
The exhibition features the work of 30 visual art CREATIVE level MARN members located in Southeast Wisconsin; each artwork selected individually responds to the following exhibition prompt: to visualize a greater understanding of our lived reality, memory, human history, and environment by indexing the past, present and future.
Art Against the Odds: Wisconsin Prison Art / Wig Heavier Than a Boot: The Work of David Johnson
MIAD will feature two outstanding exhibitions. “Art Against the Odds: Wisconsin Prison Art” is a statewide prison art exhibition featuring more than 60 artists who turned to creative production to mitigate the dehumanizing conditions of incarceration. “Wig Heavier Than a Boot” brings together photography by David Johnson and poetry by Philip Matthews. The project crosses art-making rituals with performances within domestic spaces and pastoral landscapes.
A show of portraits, figuratives and natural landscapes; a change of pace from the urban world.
Two contemporary artists expand the form of personal narrative by moving away from representation into symbolic and fractured storytelling. Their paintings implode ideas of seamless coherence, opting for constructed, dislocated, optically energized notions of gender and personal lore. In addition to paintings, Lusietto will include a group of ragtag papier mache sculptures.
View and purchase dog/human hybrid portraits by illustrator Ivy McConnell. Can you recognize some of the local pups?
Mixing bold colors, graphic elements and figures, Wisconsin painter Guzzo Pinc creates dynamic compositions on jute canvases. Large swaths of flat, colorful shapes provide exciting movement and tension, resulting in a visually striking body of work that wavers between abstraction and figuration.
The “Urban” series of abstract works by May Klisch is a nod to the built environment that she has come to appreciate in downtown Milwaukee, surrounding areas and structures (Historic Third Ward, Walkers’ Point, bridges, freeways, etc). Whether we realize it or not, there is an emotional connection we have to this infrastructure, construction, and hardware — as we hang the tapestry of our lives on the city’s weathered bones.
Music & Art at Vino | New acrylic art by Michael Weiss and $5 paint-a-wine glass Friday & Saturday; Colorflow Tarot Card readings and live music by Justin With & Co. Friday only.