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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Art Review

A new exhibit at Tory Folliard Gallery explores wildlife in the African Serengeti. The portraits showcased in “Marion Coffey: Kenya and Tanzania Safari” unleash the untamed and vibrant personalities of wild animals that roam on foreign soils yet are rarely seen outside of cages in America. Through broad applications of textural paint, Coffey captures the essence of these animals in a procession of colors displaying sunset oranges, flamingo pinks and royal purples. Brave brush strokes create the lines of the giraffe’s mouth, an irregular set of circles on the cheetah or a curve of an elephant’s tusk . . .
Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Art Preview

When artists travel to distant places, either literally or metaphorically, the resulting expressions can be surprising—who else envisions a zebra striped in shades of lavender, lime and saffron? Two artists, Marion Coffey and Laurel Lueders, journey to distinctly different continents and allow their ingenuity and thoughtful impressions to explore new territories. Coffey, a well-loved Milwaukee artist who recently returned from Africa, will exhibit her fresh interpretations of the trip beginning June 6 at the Tory Folliard Gallery. . .