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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Milwaukee will be site of a conference and exhibits

From March 19-22, Milwaukee has the honor of hosting the 48th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. It’s only right, then, that this week’s art happenings all revolve around the medium.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
 It has long been acknowledged that artistic creation is a universal human practice. But the idea that beneath stylistic and functional differences lies a common human condition transcending culture, history and geography first gets expression with the idea of world literature, coined in the early 19th century by German
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Friday, Feb. 28, 2014
Is your life of late a constant push and pull of, on the one hand, cabin fever driving you outdoors and, on the other hand, the cold holding you in? Olympic worthy are the somersaults of rationalization that eventuate in deciding to stay in, kept company only by a bottle of Merlot and your Netflix account. Forsooth, Milwaukee winter feels like Siberian exile. But take heart: the visual arts commu...
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Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

New art and performance space in the heart of the city

 Soon a new name will join the list of regulars in the Art Preview column: Inspiration Studios. Celebrating its birthday at 3 p.m on Saturday, March 1, this art gallery-cum-performance space will make its home in a large, beautiful, inspiration-kick-starting brick building in the heart of Downtown West Allis, 1500 S.
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Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014
Though the sun seems to visiting a bit more these days, sickness has redoubled its efforts to ensure the slow-approaching spring is all the sweeter for the misery we’ve endured. If you’ve already exceeded the recommended daily doses of acetaminophen and Emergen-C, you may be in need of the curative powers of art. Personally, I’ve long believed that the bromide “an apple a day keeps ...
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Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

Sculptor is the focus at Racine Art Museum

 Human beings like to anthropomorphize. So we make memes attributing touchingly inane dialogue to the expressive faces of Shiba Inu puppies. Our anthropomorphizing impulse is also evident in the attempts of CGI and video games to recreate the effortless naturalism of human behavior. But these valiant
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Friday, Feb. 14, 2014
Milwaukee’s Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for local artists/veterans to contribute to an exhibition at Milwaukee’s VA Medical Center beginning February 24. With over 50 arts categories, encompassing song, dance and dramatic reading, the Festival would seem to accommodate just about any and all forms of...
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Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014
 You gotta have art. But don’t take it from me. No less than one of the area’s most prolific art spaces, the Cedarburg Cultural Center (W62 N546 Washington Ave.), declares as much in the title of their fast-approaching juried exhibition and fundraising art sale: “You Gotta Have Art
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Friday, Feb. 7, 2014
Blogmaster General is a mixed bag. The gig is not without its headaches; be they figurative (e.g. the tedium of transcription) or literal (usu. induced by computer screen staring). But tallied up, the perks far surpass the pains. Case in point: before the official opening of “Uncommon Folks: Traditions in American Art” at the Milwaukee Art Museum, I took a stroll through the exhibition ...