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Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008

Art Preview

Katie Musolff, a 2004 graduate of Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, stakes her name on her award-winning oils. Her near-life-size portraits capture the unique persona and soul of her subject in masterful strokes, but a recent personal experience led her to redirecting the focus of her art and her life. This reevaluation of her subject matter and primary medium infuses her upcoming exhibition "Drawn from Life," which opens on Gallery Night at the Elaine Erickson Gallery, located on the first floor of the Third Ward's Marshall Building.
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008

Today @ the Brooks Stevens Gallery

New Intersections: Form and Meaning in Design," the current exhibit in the Brooks Stevens Gallery at MIAD is, as it intends to be, completely fun and very provocative. Broadly covering six different approaches to product design, the exhibit highlights items from the 1930s through the present day. While some objects on display, like the Sanyo Phonosphere (a '70s record player shaped like a ball) stand out as remarkable and...
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

Art Review

"New Intersections: Form and Meaning in Design," the current exhibit in the Brooks Stevens Gallery at MIAD is, as it intends to be, completely fun and very provocative. As consumers, we may not always understand the aim of product design when we're shopping for everyday objects like toothbrushes and potato peelers, but on some level we do understand what attracts us to a product.
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008

Tonight @ Flux Design - 5 to 9 p.m.

Sure, the annual Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design benefit Art In Flux includes the usual catered food and cash-bar you expect from an arts event, but it also features something you won't find at the average gallery opening: a steamroller. As patrons mingle, artists will be plugging away on mixed-media sculptures inside the building...
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008
Award-winning artist Amanda Aquino talks animatedly about her recent 60-by- 20-foot mural for the newly built patio in the back of Chez Jacques (1022 S. First St.). With a French flag on the right side of the mural and an American flag on the left, Aquino’s artwork illustrates the personal story of restaurant owner Jacques Chaumet traveling from France to Milwaukee.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ruling party’s ally removes opposing party from ballot

If this is how UW-Milwaukee students are learning how democracy works in the real world, we’re in trouble. Last week’s two-day election for the Student Association featured allegations of voter intimidation, bribery, poll workers filling out ballots for voters and censorship.
Monday, April 21, 2008

Showcasing the next generation

The modern feel of the galleries at Milwaukee Institute of art and Design fits nicely with most of the graphically inspired work done by the students there. The 800 person art school located in the Third Ward features galleries with exposed pipes and internal machinery...
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Art Preview

As the city emerges from winter cold, a host of young artists emerge during Spring Gallery Night and Day. The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) offers its senior exhibition featuring 145 design and fine art students. Exciting new Latino artists display their work at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, and the Hotcakes Gallery showcases another six MARN Mentor 2008 award-winners. MIAD’s “2008 Senior Exhibition” features the vividly colored paintings of Brad Conklin, Katie Donoghue’s combinations of photographs and light boxes, Benjamin Rothschild’s sculpted metal toys, Julia Schilling’s dye-on-metal drawings coordinating with cast aluminum sculpture, Boris Ostrelov’s interactive mixed-media pieces, and Colin T. Dickson’s 31/2 Miles to the Center of Somewhere.
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008

Art Review

Cultural identity forms at the confluence of place, ritual and memory. A new exhibition at MIAD titled “This Land is My Land” explores the physical or social boundaries erected to preserve or undermine that identity. Tom Jones explores the displacement of an entire people scattered to the margins of society. . .

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