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Monday, Nov. 8, 2010

Art Review

The exhibition “Wisconsin Moderns” at Dean Jensen Gallery (759 N. Water St.) offers a sophisticated return to 20th-century art with six prestigious state artists whose inspiration descended from Brancusi, Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso. For fledging art...
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Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010

Art Review

“In art, man reveals himself and not his objects.” This quote by 1913 Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore demonstrates a philosophy that resonates with art from all eras, ancient and contemporary. Works of art reveal ideas from one person’s mind and elicit subjective responses...
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Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010

Art Preview

Discover affordable, innovative art in the Milwaukee area this November, as Gallery 2622 hosts a special art auction and the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts presents a contemporary take on fiber arts. Both events begin Friday, Nov. 5. Wauwatosa’s Gallery 2622...
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Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010

Diverse art events in Milwaukee, Chicago

Take some time to explore a diverse trio of art events this week. Two appear in often-overlooked metro art galleries; the other takes place in the Windy City. Mount Mary College’s intimate Marian Gallery features an exhibition from the Binders...
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Monday, Oct. 25, 2010
The historical and spiritual context of stained-glass art only adds to the enjoyment of this form in the 21st century. Often, however, the beauty of the final product overshadows the creative process required to create stained-glass...
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Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010

Art Review

Arizona artist Robert D. Cocke merges landscape and still life in oil paintings that interpret the poetic phrase “the laughter of trees.” His solo exhibition “Robert D. Cocke: The Laughter of Trees,” opened in Milwaukee this month at Tory Folliard Gallery. The title alone entices viewers to visit Folliard Gallery...
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Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010

Art Preview

Milwaukee’s popular Gallery Night and Day returns Oct. 15-16 for its fall presentation of art and artists throughout the city. A new venue makes its Gallery Night debut, as the Art Institute of Wisconsin (located in the P.H. Dye House at 320 E. Buffalo St.) celebrates its presence in the Third Ward. Classes began last week...
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Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010
The Museum of Wisconsin Art’s “Here at Last! African-American Artists Who Teach at Wisconsin Colleges, Universities and Schools” provides an intriguing look at 15 artworks from five of the state’s influential African-American artists. But it also raises the question of...
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Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010

Also: Folliard Gallery welcomes ‘The Laughter of Trees’

Over the past several years, Dean Jensen gathered important artworks from six internationally renowned painters with ties to Wisconsin. The result is “Wisconsin Moderns,” a museum-quality exhibition...
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Monday, Oct. 4, 2010
Miniature treasures inspire awe in the Koss Gallery of the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM). The exhibit “Intimate Images of Love and Loss: Portrait Miniatures” displays tiny portraits painted with watercolors on ivory. Most of the items measure less than 5 inches square, and many contain themselves within a...

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