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Art
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Oliver Benson at Timothy Cobb Fine Arts

 Visit Timothy Cobb Fine Arts to take in modern artworks the proprietor compares to the Old Masters in quality, technique and nuance, and describes as “unlike anything seen in Milwaukee.” On display through Nov. 16, “Recovered Age, A Mystic Iconic: Paintings by Oliver Benson” is divided into two series of oil
Art
Monday, Oct. 14, 2013

‘Exploded Library’ at Salvaged Studio and Gallery

Nestled in the Northwest Side’s arts and crafts district, Rachael Brooke Winkley’s Salvaged Studio and Gallery (1409 N. 54th St.) features art and accessories made by Brooke Winkley and other artists. Salvaged is dedicated to the display and sale of fine art, crafts and accessories made from repurposed materials
Theater
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

Next Act’s examination of a culture of dishonesty

 The generative question for Jason Wells’ Perfect Mendacity was whether individuals trained in Method Acting could beat a polygraph test. Method Acting allows practitioners to generate emotions on cue through conditioned mental imagery. Employing these techniques, subjects could manipulate how their
Art
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

MOWA presents ‘Portrait of a Textile Worker’

 Through Jan. 17, the Museum of Wisconsin Art features Terese Agnew’s monumental quilt artwork Portrait of a Textile Worker (2005). MOWA borrowed the piece from the Museum of Arts and Design in New York following the collapse of a garment factory near Dhaka, Bangladesh, this past April, which killed 1,127 workers
Art
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Saturday night gala and reception

 Plein Air Shorewood culminates with a reception and gala during which attendees can view and bid on the more than 150 paintings created during the event for one night only. “This is a forum for conversation between neighbors,” and an opportunity for all to “become more artistically attuned
Eat/Drink
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

Kewaunee's Parallel 44 leads the way

In the world of wine making, the French term terroir refers to “sense of place”—the distinct flavor profile associated with a particular region. Named for the longitudinal line it shares with the renowned wine regions of New York, Oregon, Tuscany and Bordeaux, Parallel 44 Vineyard and
Art
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013

Oconomowoc Center’s Open House

 Since 2008, the Oconomowoc Arts Center has striven to serve the arts in Oconomowoc and the Lake Country region. Featuring several permanent artworks by prominent local artists, including a painting by the late Charles Dix, the facility provides a venue for the children of the
Art
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013

The Haggerty’s ‘Current Tendencies III’

 The Haggerty Museum of Art—nestled on the edge of Marquette University’s beautifully landscaped Central Mall between Wisconsin and Clybourn avenues, and 12th and 13th streets—presents “Current Tendencies III.” This dynamic group exhibition features nine Milwaukee artists