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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Portrait Society examines lives through the objects we keep

Portrait Society Gallery is not a big space but it tends to happily sprawl. Its current configuration reaches out with tentacle arms into hallways and before you know it
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Outdoor paintings on display at Riverwest tavern

 “We Came We Saw We Painted” is an exhibition by Wisconsin Plein Air Painters Association artists on view at Art*Bar in Riverwest. Plein air is the lovely French term
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Artist draws the viewer into personal memories

 The last word from Charles Foster Kane’s lips was “rosebud,” a clue that set the mystery of Citizen Kane in motion. For artist Tyanna J. Buie, her large-scale prints on view in “Playing Favorites” at Dean Jensen
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

More than just flowers in a vase

 Artists like Jeffrey Ripple display extraordinary technical chops with oil paintings that breathe with warm sun and luscious fruit that looks like it could happily be plucked
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Deep convictions on display at juried Midwest exhibit

 Voice is a potent term. Literally, it is sound emanating from oneself. Metaphorically, it encompasses perspectives, ideas and opinions. The artists in “Raise Your Voice,” on view at Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, home base of the
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Nine artists display sculpture and ceramics at Katie Gingrass

The nine artists in From Heaven to Earth travel from one realm to another, from airy sentiments of spirit to the raw physicality of earth. Ceramics and sculpture bring them
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Photographs of ‘A New Life’ at Alfons Gallery

 I confess, and maybe you do the same, to having a keen curiosity about other people’s lives. What are their experiences? Where do they live? “A New Life: Portraits
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Villa Terrace’s cabinet of wonders

 A cabinet of curiosities displays a bunch of various collected things, often from the natural world. “Species & Specimens,” on view at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, is like walking through one of these cabinets in large form. It is a series of wonder rooms where contemporary artists take
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Haggerty exhibit sorts through the stuff of life

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of,” so wrote Benjamin Franklin in 1746. Franklin was right about time but three current exhibitions highlight the idea that “stuff of life” in
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

New ways of seeing the ordinary at RedLine

 Contrary to its title, “Fatigue” is an energizing show. It suggests the many possibilities RedLine, as a gallery and studio for making art, has to offer. This exhibition