Recently I found myself at the bus stop situated at the intersection of Humboldt and Locust. I was waiting for the 22 bus to UWM – or, more specifically, to Union Theatre – for a screening of Elaine May’s 1976 film “Mikey and Nicky.” The fil...
It has long been
acknowledged that artistic creation is a universal human practice. But the idea
that beneath stylistic and functional differences lies a common human condition
transcending culture, history and geography first gets expression with the idea
of world literature, coined in the
early 19th century by German
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...
Soon a new name will join the list of regulars in the Art
Preview column: Inspiration Studios. Celebrating its birthday at 3 p.m on
Saturday, March 1, this art gallery-cum-performance space will make its home in
a large, beautiful, inspiration-kick-starting brick building in the heart of Downtown
West Allis, 1500 S.
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 ...
beings like to anthropomorphize. So we make memes attributing touchingly inane
dialogue to the expressive faces of Shiba Inu puppies. Our anthropomorphizing
impulse is also evident in the attempts of CGI and video games to recreate the
effortless naturalism of human behavior. But these valiant
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...
You gotta have
art. But don’t take it from me. No less than one of the area’s most prolific
art spaces, the Cedarburg Cultural Center (W62 N546
Washington Ave.), declares
as much in the title of their fast-approaching juried exhibition and
fundraising art sale: “You Gotta Have Art
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 ...
Tarry not, art lovers, for three rich
new exhibitions will appear at the Tory Folliard Gallery on Feb. 8 only to
disappear a month later on March 8. Charles Munch’s “New Paintings” continues
his 40-plus-year exploration of