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04.22.2013 | | Posted at 04:18 PM
By Peggy Sue
Spring Gallery Night brought chilly winds, yet the crowds discovered their untiring enthusiasm for Milwaukee art, so the galleries and venues were filled. Numerous people ventured to see “Eggs Benedict” at the Portrait Society Gallery, Niki Johnson’s portrait of the former Pope constructed from 17,000 condoms, which the gallery is now offering for sale. Each version of Johnson's image, or ea...
04.16.2013 | | Posted at 06:59 PM

Tory Folliard Gallery Celebrates 25th Anniversary

By Peggy Sue
Celebrating a longstanding Milwaukee art tradition, Tory Folliard Gallery opens their “25th Anniversary Exhibition” on Spring Gallery Night and Day, April 19 and 20, and be sure to celebrate with them and all the artists they've exhibited over the years.   Sixty seven national artists represented by Folliard in the past quarter century will be on display

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01.09.2013 | | Posted at 12:03 AM

A Painter's Time to Prepare for Solo Exhibitions

By Peggy Sue
How much time does an artist require to prepare for a solo exhibition? When visiting Craig Blietz in his Door County studio last summer, the artist offered a clue. Tucked away on an inroad off of Hwy 42 in Sister Bay, Blietz’s two story high studio sits on a plot of land with a house, garden and then blissfully wild fields surrounding his painting sanctuary. Several monumental sized pa...
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013

Craig Blietz at the Wilson Center

 Door County painter Craig Blietz could be called a Renaissance master. While he thoughtfully studies the domestic creatures inhabiting Wisconsin’s famous peninsula for his contemporary realistic artwork, the techniques he

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