Express Milwaukee - Art http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-332-1-art.html Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 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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Harley-Davidson’s ‘Open Road’ http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23532-harley-davidson%25E2%2580%2599s-%25E2%2580%2598open-road%25E2%2580%2599.html Remember those family vacations, piled into the family car and heading out to a summertime destination, along the way encountering all sorts of roadside attractions]]> Lakefront Festival Beats Summer by a Nose - Annual art bash runs Friday through Sunday on Milwaukee’s lakefront http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23502-lakefront-festival-beats-summer-by-a-nose-annual-art-bash-runs-friday-through-sunday-on-milwaukee%25E2%2580%2599s-lakefront.html

 According to the solstice, summer officially begins on June 21. According to the indecisiveness to which our thermometers have borne witness, one might argue that this beginning is only nominal. “To everything there is a season,” states the Book of Ecclesiastes and sings Pete Seeger, but

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The Artist and the Astrodome - Leo Saul Berk’s art about ‘Enclosure’ at Inova http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23503-the-artist-and-the-astrodome-leo-saul-berk%25E2%2580%2599s-art-about-%25E2%2580%2598enclosure%25E2%2580%2599-at-inova.html

 Artist Leo Saul Berk suggests that you can go home again. In fact, doing so may prompt a rich body of work as seen in his exhibition “The Uncertainty of Enclosure

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Kandinsky Meets Spicuzza at David Barnett - 20th-century art from Europe and Milwaukee at local gallery http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23443-kandinsky-meets-spicuzza-at-david-barnett-20th-century-art-from-europe-and-milwaukee-at-local-gallery.html

 So it’s 1896, you’re about 30 years old and an associate professor of law at Moscow University. Sounds pretty stable, yes? That is, until you encounter paintings by Claude Monet and a Richard Wagner’s opera

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Historic Mitchell Street Speaks! - Artists Sonja Thomsen and Adam Carr honor the heritage http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23444-historic-mitchell-street-speaks_-artists-sonja-thomsen-and-adam-carr-honor-the-heritage.html

 A city is a living organism. It adapts to its environment (e.g. Milwaukee has just emerged from a long winter hibernation), it consumes in order to regenerate and grow (e.g. tax dollars to maintain and develop infrastructure) and it possesses different levels of organization (e.g. the topographical organization of

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Whippersnappers Make Strong Showing at Bay View Gallery Night http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23414-whippersnappers-make-strong-showing-at-bay-view-gallery-night.html

 Bay View Gallery Night is ample proof that the neighborhood has much more on

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Shakespeare in the Park is Back - Optimist’s extended run in Kadish Park http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23415-shakespeare-in-the-park-is-back-optimist%25E2%2580%2599s-extended-run-in-kadish-park.html

 For Optimist Theatre’s fifth season of Shakespeare in the Park (SITP), the company presents a three-weekend long run of the famous playwright’s lesser-performed comedy, The Winter’s Tale. The work is typically recognized for having one of the most famous stage directions in

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What’s on Your Shelf? - Portrait Society examines lives through the objects we keep http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23402-what%25E2%2580%2599s-on-your-shelf-portrait-society-examines-lives-through-the-objects-we-keep.html

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

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Two New Exhibits Open at Tory Folliard - Art of the wilderness (and the edge of the world) http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23378-two-new-exhibits-open-at-tory-folliard-art-of-the-wilderness-%2528and-the-edge-of-the-world%2529.html  At Tory Folliard Gallery, two new exhibitions hold court beginning May 30. Native daughter of Wisconsin, Yale Master of Fine Arts and assistant professor at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design Breehan James presents “Way of the Wilderness,” a study of favorite locations in her family’s Wisconsin hunting camp

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Plein Air at Art*Bar - Outdoor paintings on display at Riverwest tavern http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23353-plein-air-at-art%252Abar-outdoor-paintings-on-display-at-riverwest-tavern.html

 “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

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‘Once Upon a Time’ at the Racine Art Museum - Celebrating the urge for the fantastic http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23319-%25E2%2580%2598once-upon-a-time%25E2%2580%2599-at-the-racine-art-museum-celebrating-the-urge-for-the-fantastic.html

 Once upon a time there was a species gripped with the Promethean fire of intellect and imagination. Unlike their fellow animals, these creatures were neither constrained by actuality nor imprisoned in the present. These creatures—let us call them human beings—manipulated language and images to explain the world

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Tyanna J. Buie Plays Favorites at Dean Jensen Gallery - Artist draws the viewer into personal memories http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23320-tyanna-j-buie-plays-favorites-at-dean-jensen-gallery-artist-draws-the-viewer-into-personal-memories.html

 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

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