Cardinal Stritch Displays Baylor Family Legacy
“This was exciting to work with my mother for the first time, and my brother,” Reginald Baylor explains from his studio in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. “Her book reflects a setting in the South, a farm, and reminiscences from our own family’s heritage from Mississippi.
“I drew my own inspiration for the exhibition from the words on the page of my mother’s book,” Baylor continues. “So this will be the most absence of color I’ve ever done—primarily black and white.”
Baylor will present multimedia works that could include an installation featuring repurposed objects, new wall vinyl images and a textile or transparency. Baylor, a well-known Milwaukee artist, has evolved into diverse mediums; he recently introduced a line of embroidery that is available exclusively at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Trenton Baylor will display sculptural yet functional furniture that often references African-American legacies and narratives. To evoke scenes from his mother’s book, Baylor is finishing a rocking chair that recalls sitting on a front porch.
A. Helen Baylor has crafted two small quilts, delicately beaded, stitched and embroidered, including the one used for her book cover. Baylor’s award-winning gardening also influences the exhibition. All three Baylors will attend the opening reception to honor family, life and love. The 5-8 p.m. reception on Friday, Nov. 16, will also feature jazz music by the Jeannine Rivers Group.
UWM Union Art Gallery
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
International, national and regional video artists combine in this fascinating exhibition that explores the process of the music video. Grammy Award-winning choreographer/director Trish Sie gives a 7 p.m. lecture as part of the opening reception on Thursday, Nov. 15, 5-8 p.m.
Winter Glory Fine Craft Show
Sixth and Canal Streets
The Harley-Davidson Museum hosts the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council’s holiday fair. The show, featuring more than 40 regional artists, runs 3-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. ($5 admission; free parking.)
MIAD Creativity Series
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
273 E. Erie St.
Internationally renowned designer Mark Rios speaks to the power of creativity in a panel discussion hosted by MIAD on Thursday, Nov. 15, 5:30-7 p.m.