Acclaimed Aho Returns to Folliard Gallery
Aho transcends the artistic lines of de Kooning and Cezanne while distilling the colors of Matisse, as these masters’ legacies merge more than ever before in his new paintings. The intimate connection between abstraction and literal landscapes spontaneously alight with brilliance in Aho’s images.
Folliard displays several of Aho’s more monumental paintings, works featuring luminous color, a flurry of brush strokes and nuances in light and shadow. Smaller-scale works include Nocturne Barn with Stars, Lights and Fireflies and Ice House, which deftly illustrate Aho’s unique ability to crystallize his memory of a moment on canvas and evoke a sensual response in the viewer.
Over the past five years, Aho has been elected to the National Academy, New York, held several solo exhibitions at DC Moore Gallery, New York, and received his first mid-career museum retrospective at the Currier Museum of Art, New Hampshire. The artist also hosted a successful painting workshop at Milwaukee’s Lynden Sculpture Garden in August.
Folliard hosts an artist’s reception 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. The artist will arrive from New England to answer informal questions that evening.
Red Leaf ARToberfest
Charles Allis Art Museum
1801 N. Prospect Ave.
“ARToberfest” features arts and crafts exhibitors working in a variety
of media on the grounds of the historic Charles Allis Art Museum. The event,
which runs 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6, also features live music. Admission is $3,
and there will be refreshments for purchase.
Westside Art Walk
43rd-60th on Vliet Street, 52nd-53rd on North Avenue, and Martin Drive at Highland Boulevard
Multiple galleries and venues celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month 5-9 p.m. Oct. 5 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6. Milwaukee Artist Resource Network Gallery (5407 W. Vliet St.) opens the exhibit “Free Money” with a 6-8 p.m. reception Friday, Oct. 5.