We are pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition, “Lily Pad West 5 Year Anniversary Showcase,” featuring painting and sculpture from a wide selection of our represented artists. Participating artists range from those who have been with the Gallery since the day the doors opened back in 2016, such as Michael Patterson and David Dunlop, as well as others we have welcomed more recently, such as Cathy Hegman and John Paul Berry. Many of the participating artists plan to attend the Artists’ Reception and give painting demonstrations throughout the weekend.
Tony has been exhibiting his art for at least 20 years, has shown in several Milwaukee galleries, and is a regular for the Paint Box Gallery in Door County. In the last three years all the work he has done, plus work from his private collection, has been used to raise money for the House of Peace and St. Ben’s Community Meal. Tony’s work for this show will primarily consist of mobiles, stabiles, and assemblages. The show is being sponsored by Barbara Brown Lee, Leon Travanti, Carolyn White-Travanti, Roger Quindel, and Thallis Hoyt Drake.
Jim Auer, the late Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel art critic, said of Tony’s one-man show at Mount Mary College, “. . . a man of elegance and self-confidence, knows every nuance of boxed assemblages . . . .” and “[m]uch like the artist himself, the work is opinionated and idiosyncratic, with a decidedly didactic edge.” Auer closed his review with: “This is a lively show that contains a number of finely cut gems, aesthetically and philosophically.”
For this fundraiser, all proceeds will benefit the Capuchin Community Services and its two locations – Saint Ben’s Community Meal and the House of Peace – both of which serve people struggling with homelessness, poverty, and food insecurity.
This 31-year-old cooperative gallery features contemporary abstract and experimental art from regional artists. Media includes painting, mixed media, photography, clay. Artists exhibiting: Judith Hooks, Bernie Newman, Scott Onsager, Carol Liesenfelder, Denise Presnell, Hillary Johnson, Sheree Wood. Live jazz by Elevator Trio, appetizers, cash bar Friday night. Regular hours every Saturday 1-5pm. Second floor of the Marshall Building.
GALLERY NIGHT AND DAY AT 2o7!
Gallery 2o7 features new paintings for the Asphalt Collection, which focuses on bringing to life figures and landscapes found in our asphalt paved streets. Also featured are highly textured, colorful oil paintings by David Schaefer, and contemporary landscapes by Beki Borman. Gallery 2o7 is open on Gallery Night from 5 to 9pm and Gallery Day from 10am to 4pm. Also open on select Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 5pm and by appointment. Masks required!
Works by Kenn Kwint.
MARN is pleased to present “MARNsalon Final Exhibit,” featuring artists who have had Studio/Workspace Visits and the members of the MARNsalon Advisory Committee.
Reimagining the Global Village, generously sponsored by Fiserv and curated by MIAD alum Nirmal Raja ‘08 (Painting), features work by more than 30 artists and collectives, created collaboratively between artists and between artists and communities in more than 18 different countries. Their work reveals the importance of human connection and showcases strategies artists have adopted to create a more connected and caring world.
Constant Practice: New Work from MIAD Faculty showcases ongoing explorations in their fields by accomplished MIAD faculty in communication design, fine arts, illustration, interior architecture and design and product design.
Youth art exhibit featuring immersive media.
To Commit to Memory delves into the photographer Lois Bielefeld’s parent’s life, particularly their conservative Evangelical traditions and how this plays out within the home. The project asks what does it mean for a queer and atheist artist, to share work about deep devotion/faith? It examines domesticity, power relations, ritual, faith, aging, and memory through photographs, audio and video. Lois Bielefeld completed this project as part of her MFA thesis at California Institute of Arts.
Exuberant color and painterly brushstrokes fill the canvases of Midwest landscape painter Rodger Bechtold. Based on direct observation, recollection, and invention, Bechtold’s paintings blend representation and abstraction with straightforward beauty.