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Monday, Jan. 25, 2010

Art Preview

From a candy store of delectable aphorisms offered by Milwaukee photographer Tom Bamberger for this article, my favorite is: “Our brains want to know; if it were up to our brains, we would have no present.” This is a good introduction to his time-bending new artwork, which he calls “photos with time or movies...
Monday, June 8, 2009

Plus: Lakefront Festival of Arts along the Lake Michigan shoreline

In a postmodern exploration of the art of the metalsmith, the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum opens "Jon Michael Route: For the Love of Metal" on June 17 (through Aug. 23). Route's career, which spans more than 30 years, offers a contemporary interpretation of the ancient techniques of blacksmiths, tinsmiths and silversmiths. While the majority of the 25 works...
05.29.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Peggy Sue
Crossing the country form Portland, Oregon hoping to find fresh opportunities, Jason Burczyk traveled home to Milwaukee. The 2006 UW-Milwaukee Film and Graphic Design graduate participated in the University's DIVA program, an intensive field of study geared towards developing an advertising career through multiple art medias. This background enabled Burczyk to become Creative Director of four ...
Monday, May 25, 2009

Milwaukee as it was

America needed women to fill the places left by men called into the service in World War II. While stories of Rosie the Riveter are well known, other women gained entry into more creative fields during the war. In those years Janet W. Kimberling, a girl from New Rochelle, N.Y., found employment as an architectural drafter in New York City. After the war, she continued working in commercial design...
05.04.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
  Kurt Hartwig’s Bad Soviet Habits presents a brand new free show this month, as Hartwig performs Decaffeinated Tragedy May 15 and 16 at Most Bar on 240 East Pittsburgh. Hartwig is describing the show as, “part memoir, part gallery display, part failed love story, part coffee shop.” Hartwig, whose 2007 show Who I Was Yesterday was a pleasantly surreal experience at Moct, returns for a ...
Monday, April 13, 2009

Art Review

Traveling the terrain pictured on maps, whether geographical, geological, historical or fantastical, engages the viewer in journeys to uncommon destinations. In the exhibit "All Over the Map" at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (through May 10), the imagination wanders through more than 50 images that explore artifacts acquired from the American Geographical Society Library at UW-Milwaukee...
04.11.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
I recently received the promo images for the upcoming season closer for the Boulevard Theatre. Stations of the Cross is one of those ideas that sounds so simple and promising that it’s kind of surprising that no one thought of it before. Opening April 28th, it’s a series of monologues detailing different aspects of the life of a waitress. The stories are patterned after the 14 stations of the ...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? So listen, I can’t believe it’s the Eastertime already. Ordinarily I’d be slapping on the final sheen of shellac to this week’s essay right about now, but alack, I practically damn near forgot I’m past due to meet up with my apostles over by the Uptowner tavern...

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