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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Milwaukee will be site of a conference and exhibits

From March 19-22, Milwaukee has the honor of hosting the 48th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. It’s only right, then, that this week’s art happenings all revolve around the medium.
02.28.2014 | | Posted at 04:49 PM
By Tyler Friedman
Is your life of late a constant push and pull of, on the one hand, cabin fever driving you outdoors and, on the other hand, the cold holding you in? Olympic worthy are the somersaults of rationalization that eventuate in deciding to stay in, kept company only by a bottle of Merlot and your Netflix account. Forsooth, Milwaukee winter feels like Siberian exile. But take heart: the visual arts commu...
02.22.2014 | | Posted at 05:23 PM
By Tyler Friedman
Though the sun seems to visiting a bit more these days, sickness has redoubled its efforts to ensure the slow-approaching spring is all the sweeter for the misery we’ve endured. If you’ve already exceeded the recommended daily doses of acetaminophen and Emergen-C, you may be in need of the curative powers of art. Personally, I’ve long believed that the bromide “an apple a day keeps ...
02.14.2014 | | Posted at 05:47 PM
By Tyler Friedman
Milwaukee’s Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for local artists/veterans to contribute to an exhibition at Milwaukee’s VA Medical Center beginning February 24. With over 50 arts categories, encompassing song, dance and dramatic reading, the Festival would seem to accommodate just about any and all forms of creative expression. Consequently, this call for art is the p...
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

'Branding Creativity' is too eventful for one location

 To launch the new exhibition “Branding Creativity,” a potpourri of art, theater, music and food too ample for a single location is being organized. Consequently, the self-styled art jamboree will take place on Friday, Jan. 24, as a sort of cultural pub-crawl
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

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