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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Art Preview

On a typical Gallery Night & Day, it’s the artwork inside the frame that captures attention. But this summer’s Gallery Night & Day will relate the stories behind the artwork, presenting an unseen but important facet of visual art. Reginald Baylor Studio recently moved to the lower level of the Marshall Building in the Third Ward, which is where Baylor now creates his canvases that portray bright interiors. For Gallery Night, Reginald Baylor Studio collaborates with ArtMail Milwaukee for the benefit of the Milwaukee High School of the Arts (MHSA) and the Catch . . .
Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Milwaukee’s small galleries

When Mike Brenner threatened last winter to close Hotcakes Gallery and leave town if funds were raised to erect a bronze statue of The Fonz, a lot of people accused him of being whiny, or worse. But at the heart of his complaint was the fact that, despite easily raising $85,000 for the Bronze Fonz, people just aren’t walking into local galleries and purchasing art, which makes it hard for those galleries to stay in business. Milwaukee loves art, though, right? Gallery Night is heavily attended, so much so that it’s sometimes hard to actually enjoy the art on the walls through the cheese-nibbling crowds. But galleries, particularly those showing emerging artists, come and go . . .
Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Art Preview

This week two of the city’s favorite art galleries host openings with innovative touches, including Peltz Gallery on Knapp Street and Tory Folliard in the Historic Third Ward. Starting July 25, at 6 p.m., the walls of Peltz’s vintage Victorian building will be covered in what gallery owner Cissie Peltz describes as “feminine splendor.” Peltz hosts its “18th Annual Remarkable Women Show” that includes . . .
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Zarletti’s newest success

Entrepreneur Brian Zarletti recently opened his third local restaurant. The first was Cafe Zarletti, located in South Milwaukee; the second arrived as the even simpler-named Zarletti, in downtown Milwaukee; and now Rustico has been added to the scene. All three restaurants offer Italian fare in casual settings, though...
Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Small plate, big flavors

Swig first opened on Water Street in the spring of 2005. Owners Joe and Angie Sorge developed a concept of “small plate” dining—basically an international version of tapas. Since then they have opened the wildly successful Water Buffalo in the Third Ward.
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, March 19, 2008

Today @ the Katie Gingrass Gallery

The Katie Gingrass gallery in the Third Ward spotlights the medium-spanning work of five artists for its “Impressions, Prototypes & Impastos” exhibit, which it displays through April. The exhibit is dominated by David Schaefer’s heavily textured oil paintings, conceptualizations of nature both tamed and wild . . .
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Paula Suozzi, who has been breaking rules since she was in college, continues to think outside the box as artistic director of Milwaukee Shakespeare. This season’s new innovations include Director’s Brunches and Milwaukee Shakespeare Coffeehouse Chats at the Third Ward Starbucks to allow audiences...
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

Nyklewicz era ends with retirement

Milwaukee County Supervisor Richard Nyklewicz Jr., the powerful chair of the Finance and Audit Committee who has been instrumental in restoring cuts made to county services and programs in recent years, is retiring after 33 years on the board.