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Gallery Guide
Friday, June 12, 2009

A community arts celebration

Behind a sparse storefront on bustling National Avenue rests a purely collective artistic endeavor in Walker’s Point Center for the Arts. The focus here is to celebrate the unique cultures of the city and give an outlet for mostly local artists to showcase their works to an appreciative community. The small gallery has two rooms of hardwood floors that give the space a rustic, cozy feel. The natural light that peers in through the large front...
Gallery Guide
Friday, June 12, 2009

At UW-Milwaukee

This small gallery located in UWM's Mitchell Hall is perhaps the finest link that the Eastside has to Milwaukee's bygone eras. With a strong focus on the preservation of local historical artworks, UWM's Art History Gallery walls are usually flush with work from local artists, if not historians, with a keen eye for highlighting the changing face...
Dance
Monday, July 28, 2008
We thought that was fun and decided to make these evenings combinations of environmental work and traditional theater work. The range of the work that our choreographers were bringing to the process demand ed that we present the performances in this way.” The theater’s lobby, courtyard and stage are of equal importance for performances created specifical ly for these spaces. A piece by Clare Tallon Ruen greets audiences as they arrive, followed by a hula performance by John Mario Sevilla. An inventive, experimental work by Keely Garfield in the west courtyard wraps up the evening.
Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Dance Review

Rebecca Stenn will bring her New York dance company to Milwaukee later this week for performances at Danceworks. A graduate of the UW-Milwaukee Masters Dance Program and a Juliard-trained choreographer, she deals with the themes of home and sense of place, exploring the effects of the strings that tie us to our place of origin. Stenn’s ties to Wisconsin include several works that were created here, including Blue Print Redux, which will comprise the bulk of the Danceworks performance. The initial idea for the evening-length piece was hatched during Stenn’s company’s residency last year at Sheboygan’s Kohler Arts Center. . .
Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Dance Preview

In a chamber experience of dance mixed with visuals, three different media will be featured in UW-Milwaukee’s Dance Triptych, opening this week at Kenilworth Square East Gallery. A trio of UWM faculty collaborated on the project, bringing diverse talents and inspirations to the performance. The paintings and visuals of Leslie Vansen explore the meaning of human existence and the indelible footprint it leaves on the planet. Patterned and repetitive movements heighten the sensory experience of attendees as they pass through the labyrinth in which the works are displayed and performed . . .
Classical Music/Dance
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Dance Preview

Eclecticism will be emphasized at the season finale of the Milwaukee Ballet, according to Artistic Director Michael Pink. "We try to showcase a number of different styles,” he says. “My aim throughout the year is to find a balance between audience expectations, what everyone is used to and would like to see, and the production of challenging, fresh material."
Concert Reviews
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Having built a reputation on their sweaty and raw live marathons, Scott and Seth Avett are known for lathering their adoring fan base into a manic frenzy. Saturday's raucous performance at Turner Hall Ballroom was no exception, a blowout that left attendees extremely satisfied.
Classical Music/Dance
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Dance Preview

In 1870, immigrants from the Kaszuby region in northwestern Poland and Germany took up residence on a peninsula between the Milwaukee and Kinnickinnic rivers, finding it a suitable substitute for the Hel Peninsula on the Baltic coast. After digging a channel to create an isolated island, they lived for many years on this small patch of land, subsisting on the fishing industry which was not only a food source, but also made up their entire economy. By 1920, however, the city had begun to commandeer Jones Island for use in the development of a more lucrative and industrialized harbor. Considered “squatters,” the Kaszubian and German immigrants were forced to move from the area, their presence and impact on the city largely forgotten.
Gallery Guide
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

UWM’s visions of the future

The unique visual artistic projects of UWM students are displayed in this Prospect Avenue gallery. Sharing a building with the new Urban Outfitters retail store, the Inova Gallery features a number of interesting conceptual pieces from the skilled minds in UWM’s art programs.
Gallery Guide
Monday, April 21, 2008

Showcasing the next generation

The modern feel of the galleries at Milwaukee Institute of art and Design fits nicely with most of the graphically inspired work done by the students there. The 800 person art school located in the Third Ward features galleries with exposed pipes and internal machinery...

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