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02.07.2014 | | Posted at 03:02 PM
By Tyler Friedman
Blogmaster General is a mixed bag. The gig is not without its headaches; be they figurative (e.g. the tedium of transcription) or literal (usu. induced by computer screen staring). But tallied up, the perks far surpass the pains. Case in point: before the official opening of “Uncommon Folks: Traditions in American Art” at the Milwaukee Art Museum, I took a stroll through the exhibition ...
01.28.2014 | | Posted at 02:40 PM
By Tyler Friedman
Having awoken from its winter hibernation, a slew of new exhibitions are on display at Marquette’s Haggerty Museum of Art. I recently had the pleasure of chatting with photographer Brian Ulrich, whose “Copia – Retail, Thrift and Dark Stores, 2001-2011” is amongst the new art. As the interview demonstrates, Ulrich is an especially insightful commentator on his work and creative process.Tyle...
01.20.2014 | | Posted at 03:34 PM
By Tyler Friedman
When it comes to visual arts, Milwaukee’s cup runneth over. MKEart is here to wipe up the overflow. These recently opened shows are all well worth a visit. “Certificates of Presence: Vivian Maier, Livija Patikne, J. Lindemann” Portrait Society Gallery, 207 E. Buffalo Street, Fifth Floor, Marshall Building Photography fans are in for a rare treat. There’s simply t...
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014
 Besides dreaming of streets paved with gold, the American consciousness dreams equally of exploring the places where those streets lead. From its “discovery” by the intrepid Columbus through the Lewis and Clark expedition, Mark Twain
01.13.2014 | | Posted at 10:44 PM
By Tyler Friedman
“Ars longa, vita brevis,” was a commonplace among the Romans and the Greeks before them. “Art is lasting, life short.” Seems reasonable, but then again, the ancients probably never saw an ice sculpture. What, after all, is the appeal of the ice sculpture? So much time, energy, and creativity spent on an undertaking that is sure to conclude with an inconvenient mess that leaves you wo...
01.06.2014 | | Posted at 11:33 AM
By Tyler Friedman
Just because most of us are bound to abandon our New Years resolutions round about Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean they are not worth making. The proverbial ‘they’ says that it takes about three weeks to form a habit. Supposing that is true, one doesn’t need to be resolved to her resolutions for long before they become second nature. But things may be a bit easier if, instead of your re...
Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014
 Teachers deserve more recognition. Financial recognition, to be sure, but more than that. Peering through horn-rimmed glasses, clad in tweed, covered in chalk dust, they teach us everything from the kindergarten lesson of how to share to, years later, how to understand Kant’s categorical imperative as a philosophical
12.18.2013 | | Posted at 04:43 PM
By Tyler Friedman
First things first: I love jazz. We’re talking an if-you-love-jazz-so-much-why-don’t-you-marry-it kind of love. Don’t think I haven’t tried… At any rate, my charge with the Shepherd Express concerns the visual arts, and despite the theatrical brashness of a jazz musician such as Sun Ra, jazz remains undeniably an auditory art. Perhaps my position is for the best. Otherwise I woul...

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