Express Milwaukee - Art http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-332-1-art.html Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 Tom Loeser’s Beautiful Kindling - Sculptural furniture at Museum of Wisconsin Art http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24101-tom-loeser%25E2%2580%2599s-beautiful-kindling-sculptural-furniture-at-museum-of-wisconsin-art.html It could have been kindling, but art lovers should be thankful that Tom Loeser’s sculptural furniture and furniture-esque sculptures have not been committed to the flames. A new exhibition, “Tom Loeser: It Could Have Been Kindling,” at the Museum of Wisconsin Art compiles works from Loeser’s 30-year career]]> ‘Alfred Leslie: The Killing Cycle’ - Prominent mid-century artist on view at the Haggerty http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24102-%25E2%2580%2598alfred-leslie-the-killing-cycle%25E2%2580%2599-prominent-mid-century-artist-on-view-at-the-haggerty.html Alfred Leslie’s painting, The Cocktail Party, shows an idyllic summer evening on the Long Island shore. From a high terrace two people, bronzed from the sun, look down]]> Maker Faire: The Joys of Making - Techies and tinkerers gather at State Fair Park http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24056-maker-faire-the-joys-of-making-techies-and-tinkerers-gather-at-state-fair-park.html ]]> Educators’ Art on Display at MIAD - From sharpies to mixed media, ‘Faculty Exhibition’ offers diverse styles http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24057-educators%25E2%2580%2599-art-on-display-at-miad-from-sharpies-to-mixed-media-%25E2%2580%2598faculty-exhibition%25E2%2580%2599-offers-diverse-styles.html
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Turning the Lens on Hazardous Waste - C. Matthew Luther’s installation at Greymatter http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24006-turning-the-lens-on-hazardous-waste-c-matthew-luther%25E2%2580%2599s-installation-at-greymatter.html When we reminisce about the good ol’ days, we pine for the lax pace of life but overlook the lax environmental laws. While we would prefer to whitewash the past, it’s the job of the artist to let the smog stains show through]]> Jan Serr’s ‘Summer Dances’ - Movement in monotype at MOWA On The Lake http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24007-jan-serr%25E2%2580%2599s-%25E2%2580%2598summer-dances%25E2%2580%2599-movement-in-monotype-at-mowa-on-the-lake.html Dance is inherently based in time and motion. Artist Jan Serr suspends moments of the dancers’ art through a brightly lyrical series of monotype prints in an exhibition]]> Examining the Everyday at the Tory Folliard Gallery http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23962-examining-the-everyday-at-the-tory-folliard-gallery.html Two new exhibitions at the Tory Folliard Gallery (233 N. Milwaukee St.) each introduce the everyday into their art. Cathy Martin comes to her craft from an earthy angle]]> ‘Cargo Space’ Comes to Inova - Work by contemporary Milwaukee, Chicago artists http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23963-%25E2%2580%2598cargo-space%25E2%2580%2599-comes-to-inova-work-by-contemporary-milwaukee-chicago-artists.html It is rolling art experiment and transient exhibition. “Cargo Space” at INOVA is the brainchild of Christopher Sperandio and Simon Grennan. Their aim is to explore]]> ‘The Human Condition’ at the Chazen in Madison - When pottery isn’t only a wedding anniversary gift http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23908-%25E2%2580%2598the-human-condition%25E2%2580%2599-at-the-chazen-in-madison-when-pottery-isn%25E2%2580%2599t-only-a-wedding-anniversary-gift.html It’s said that the family that plays together, stays together. But what about the spouses that collect ceramics together? They put on exhibitions at the Chazen Museum of Art. “The Human Condition: The Stephen and Pamela Hootkin Collection of Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture” collects 120 pieces by 36 artists]]> Inside/Outside at Lynden Sculpture Garden - A sense of play amidst the stately grandeur http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23919-inside_outside-at-lynden-sculpture-garden-a-sense-of-play-amidst-the-stately-grandeur.html The Lynden Sculpture Garden is a bucolic place; its 40 acres and sprawling house used to be the home of Harry and Peg Bradley, but have found a new purpose since]]> New at Museum of Wisconsin Art - Tyanna Buie discusses ‘Still Lives’ http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23866-new-at-museum-of-wisconsin-art-tyanna-buie-discusses-%25E2%2580%2598still-lives%25E2%2580%2599.html At the beginning of the month, Tyanna Buie’s “Still Lives” opened at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. This site-specific installation marries screen printing, collage and ink on paper with three-dimensional objects. The achievement was hard won: Buie discovered that art could be a refuge while spending her early ]]> ‘Unis’ at Charles Allis Museum - Unicorns alive and well on the East Side http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23867-%25E2%2580%2598unis%25E2%2580%2599-at-charles-allis-museum-unicorns-alive-and-well-on-the-east-side.html The Charles Allis Art Museum is a gorgeous, creaky old house whose domestic bones embrace its modern function as an art museum. Usually exhibitions lie on its surface]]> Noh splendor and the prints of Tsukioka Kōgyo - Japanese traditions at Villa Terrace http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23830-noh-splendor-and-the-prints-of-tsukioka-k%25C5%258Dgyo-japanese-traditions-at-villa-terrace.html
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The Death of a 1960s NYC Poet and Old China - New exhibitions at Haggerty http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23804-the-death-of-a-1960s-nyc-poet-and-old-china-new-exhibitions-at-haggerty.html So goes the first stanza of Frank O’Hara’s 1960 poem “To You.” Two of the four new exhibitions opening on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art are inspired by the poet’s life and ]]> Seductive Summer at Portrait Society - Three solo shows at Third Ward gallery http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23805-seductive-summer-at-portrait-society-three-solo-shows-at-third-ward-gallery.html “Summer Art Orgy” at Portrait Society Gallery is playful, exuberant, sensual and lives up to its seductive title. The exhibition unfolds theatrically in a series of three solo ]]> Super Grandmas Celebrated at Mount Mary University http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23752-super-grandmas-celebrated-at-mount-mary-university.html

 The power of grandmothers is evident at a young age: They are miraculously able to make presents appear, to delay bedtimes, to soothe the sting of boo-boos. In “Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon,” on display in Mount Mary University’s Marian Gallery until Sept. 13, the wisdom and love of these elder

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‘TIMELINE’ at RedLine Milwaukee - 10 emerging artists on view http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23753-%25E2%2580%2598timeline%25E2%2580%2599-at-redline-milwaukee-10-emerging-artists-on-view.html

 RedLine Milwaukee is a nonprofit venue with a busy schedule of workshops and artists’ studios, plus a fine gallery space. One of the exhibitions currently on view is

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New at the Delafield Art Center - Opening reception for Michael Mercado and Chuck Weber http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23711-new-at-the-delafield-art-center-opening-reception-for-michael-mercado-and-chuck-weber.html

 The opening reception, Aug. 1, from 6-8 p.m., may lag a few weeks behind the de facto opening of two exhibitions at the Delafield Art Center, but as they say, better late than never. The self-explanatorily titled exhibition

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Video Art and the Cyclopean Eye - Pitch Project’s latest endeavor http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23712-video-art-and-the-cyclopean-eye-pitch-project%25E2%2580%2599s-latest-endeavor.html

 “Performing for Cyclops” at The Pitch Project aims to show cutting-edge work that requires more than a modicum of attention from the viewer. The show consists

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Gallery Night & Day is Back! http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23677-gallery-night-day-is-back_.html

 Milwaukee’s favorite citywide orgy of an art exhibition is back. That’s right, Gallery Night & Day returns on Friday, July 25 (5-9 p.m.), and Saturday, July 26 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). As per usual, there isn’t the time or space to cover all participants, so here are two noteworthy opportunities

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John Steuart Curry at Museum of Wisconsin Art - Putting ideals on canvas http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23678-john-steuart-curry-at-museum-of-wisconsin-art-putting-ideals-on-canvas.html

 John Steuart Curry was a farm boy who became an artist, carrying with him a fondness for the rural earth and its people. He grew up in Kansas and then studied at

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A Midsummer’s Dream of an Art Festival - Live music, food and hands-on creativity at Kohler Arts http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23637-a-midsummer%25E2%2580%2599s-dream-of-an-art-festival-live-music-food-and-hands-on-creativity-at-kohler-arts.html

 Sheboygan’s enduring claim to artistic fame is giving us The Chordettesthe mellifluous female vocal quartet of “Mr. Sandman” fame, which conquered the charts in 1954. These days, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Midsummer Festival of the Arts keeps the city on the map, artistically speaking. The festival

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Postcards from Milwaukee at Milwaukee Art Museum - Photo exhibit focuses on familiar local scenes http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23638-postcards-from-milwaukee-at-milwaukee-art-museum-photo-exhibit-focuses-on-familiar-local-scenes.html

 Many things are devastatingly familiar about the photographs in “Postcards from America: Milwaukee,” on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum. A strip of bacon

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Mythical, One-Eyed Monsters Entertained at Pitch Project http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23605-mythical-one-eyed-monsters-entertained-at-pitch-project.html

 Cyclops are nasty creatures. If Homer’s Odyssey is to be believed, the one-eyed monsters consume mostly sheep’s milk, but prefer to munch on humans. When caught, it takes the cunning of Odysseusnot to mention a red-hot sharpened stick to the eyeto escape their clutches. “Performing for Cyclops,” a group

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The Human Body at the Haggerty - Scrutinizing Warhol, Toulouse-Lautrec, Longo and others http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23606-the-human-body-at-the-haggerty-scrutinizing-warhol-toulouse-lautrec-longo-and-others.html

 Mao Tse-tung, French can-can dancer Jane Avril and a 1980s businessman, along with a $1,000 bill, walk into a gallery

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De La Ronde’s Wisconsin Surrealism http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23599-de-la-ronde%25E2%2580%2599s-wisconsin-surrealism.html

 Fans of Rod Serling’s “Night Gallery” will be at home amidst the paintings of Deann De La Ronde—her recent ones. The Wisconsin artist, once known for placid

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Maritime Merriment with Sheboygan’s Art Armada http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23570-maritime-merriment-with-sheboygan%25E2%2580%2599s-art-armada.html

 The Fourth of July means flag-waving, burger-grilling, firework-watching, beer-drinking and picnic-having. It also means that a group of eccentric patriots will race down the Sheboygan River in extravagantly customized crafts letting their proverbial freak flag fly in addition to Old Glory. Yes, the John Michael Kohler

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The Art of Music Posters - Black Sabbath, Patsy Cline and more at Walker’s Point exhibit http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23571-the-art-of-music-posters-black-sabbath-patsy-cline-and-more-at-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-point-exhibit.html

 If you’ve been around the local scene long enough, the names in “The Art of Music in Milwaukee” at the Walkers’ Point Center for the Arts are familiar. Even if not, it

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A Perfect Pairing at Timothy Cobb Fine Arts - ‘Canvas and Stone: Sensual Symbiosis in Space and Time’ http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23560-a-perfect-pairing-at-timothy-cobb-fine-arts-%25E2%2580%2598canvas-and-stone-sensual-symbiosis-in-space-and-time%25E2%2580%2599.html

 Timothy Cobb Fine Arts’ current exhibition (on display through Sept. 6) features the work of painter Patricia Frederick and sculptor Susan Falkman. Although their media could not be more different in character, the two bodies of work fit together like

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Latino Arts has a Big Idea - ‘Making Connections’ with the next generation http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23535-latino-arts-has-a-big-idea-%25E2%2580%2598making-connections%25E2%2580%2599-with-the-next-generation.html  For more than 25 years, Latino Arts, Inc. has been a beacon for Hispanic arts and culture in the greater Milwaukee area. While the non-profit organization has presented world-famous artists such as José Feliciano and Tito Puente, they also excel in arts education and youth development outreach programs that strive to

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