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Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013
There’s nothing like a Saturday street festival as the weather waxes autumnal. Time to liberate those light jackets from the recesses of the closet and head to Racine’s annual “Party on the Pavement.” The festival boasts bizarre and bazaar-like range
11.14.2012 | | Posted at 12:23 AM

A Trio of New Exhibitions Christens Renovated Space

By Peggy Sue
At a grand reopening party on November 9, the Historic Third Ward’s Portrait Society Gallery hosted a trio of new exhibitions. Three recently enlarged galleries complement an additional room for art storage and documentation that completed a long summer of innovation meets renovation. Each fresh space impressed owner/curator Debra Brehmer’s well-wishers that celebrated with her on Friday eveni...
Monday, Nov. 12, 2012
 The newly shaped Portrait Society Gallery (PSG), in the Third Ward’s Marshall Building, opened Nov. 9. Six-plus months is a long time to walk around in dusty debris, but the gallery is up and running and proprietor
03.12.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Peggy Sue
Debra Brehmer's petite Portrait Society Gallery expands on the 5th Floor of the Marshall Building in the Historic Third Ward. Once a one room gallery Brehmer established two years ago, today the Portrait Society fills three rooms on the same floor that focus on Brehmer's niche in the art world: Portraiture. Her recent exhibit "Nicholas Grider: Men in Suits" explores the modern meaning of the power portrait by staging these pictures in domestic tranquility, which included photographing men (and women) dressed in suits but sitting in their unique home environments. The show closes Saturday, March 14 with a reception from 6:00-9:00 p.m. that exhibits the 28 new portraits recently completed by Grider. Brehmer stands in her gallery facing the wall of these photogenic Milwaukee men and women to discuss her project.

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01.16.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
A formal suit is the ubiquitous uniform for any rite of passage. Aside from its occasional ministerial function, or the vampiric associations lent to the black-suited male in the poems of Sylvia Plath, a man dons a suit not to stand out but to blend in. It’s a form of corporate camouflage (one that the recent economic meltdown has rendered touchingly obsolete). He wears it not to reveal his p...