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Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008

Art Review

Joseph Sinness' cross-hatched pileups of vegetation, bouquets of felines and swaths of lace converge with Erika Olson's cascades of organic material to reinterpret the pastoral and the prosaic in "Garden Variety," the Armoury Gallery's fourth exhibition. Olson's gouache and graphite works on paper conflate the palette and restraint of Suzuki Harunobu's feminine woodcuts with the sensitive, stylized surfaces characteristic of Ert’s fashion illustrations.
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008

Art Review

When Richard Sennett published his provocative thesis on the diminishing boundaries between public and private selves in the late '70s, things like reality TV and the Patriot Act were unheard of. Today they're incontrovertible facts that have further breached this boundary.
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

Art Preview

Milwaukee's rich heritage of fine art photography continues this week when the Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA), a new network of artists in the city, opens their "Second Annual Juried Exhibition" at Walker's Point Center for the Arts on Sept. 12. With sixty images in the show representing four states, CoPA strives to continually promote Milwaukee as a focal point for fine art photography. The 42 participating artists produced more than 140 intriguing entries juried by George Slade, artistic director of the Minnesota Center for Photography and contributor to numerous photography publications. Slade hosts a gallery talk . . .
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

Today @ the Haggerty Museum of Art

At the start of the period in which the work in "Biographical Landscape: The Photography of Stephen Shore, 1969-1979" was shot, America remained entrenched in the Vietnam War; the tumult of 1968, its assassinations and aftershocks preoccupied the country's consciousness. None of . . .
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008

Today @ the Charles Allis Art Museum

The concepts of shadows, abstract shapes and spatial relationships are all explored in the current Charles Allis Art Museum exhibit on John Heymann, “At a Moment’s Notice: The Photographs of John Heymann,” which runs through Sept. 21. Heymann, a photo-journalist featured in The New York Times and The Boston . . .
Monday, Sept. 1, 2008

Rules

The Shepherd Express is calling all artists to compete in the Best of Milwaukee Cover Contest for the ‘Best Of’ issue of the Shepherd, November 13. To be considered, entries must be themed around Milwaukee.
08.31.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
  When Richard Sennett published his thesis on the diminishing boundaries between man’s public and private selves in the late ‘70s, things like reality TV and the Patriot Act were unheard of. Today they’re incontrovertible facts that have forever breached this boundary. An exhibition at the John Michael Kohler Center for the Arts titled “Under Surveillance” prompts viewers to c...
Monday, Sept. 1, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Art Museum

Using a finicky mix of antique equipment and modern techniques, Wisconsin photographers John Shimon and Julie Lindemann have focused their lenses on the many people they encounter from day-to-day, capturing extraordinarily telling portraits of mostly ordinary people. The Milwaukee Art Museum’s new exhibit . . .
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008

Book Preview

Any publisher will tell you that poetry-that music of the soul, that sublime agent of universal values-relies as much on successful marketing and distribution as it does on the inspirational muses if it stands any hope of reaching an attentive ear. For its summer program, ArtWorks for Milwaukee, a local nonprofit organization that provides teens with paid apprenticeships in the arts to teach them critical employment skills, attempted to familiarize students with the personal and pragmatic ends of poetry publishing. Eight high-school students from Milwaukee Public Schools were . . .
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008

Art Preview

The Labor Day weekend offers a host of opportunities to appreciate Wisconsin's vibrant art scene. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center presents "Civil Liberties" in Sheboygan. Most intriguing is the "Vested Interest" component (through Sept. 6), where national artists display garments that demonstrate cultural and political issues. The exhibit features They Are All One, a staggering installation by Cuban-born team Guerra de la Paz. Michele Pred's "(Dis)possessions" (through Oct. 12) features confiscated objects from 9/11 . . .

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