Wednesday, March 28, 2012
"Uncommon Threads: Contemporary Wisconsin Textiles" at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, Wisconsin , March 28-July 15, 2012
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Hope all is well with everyone...
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Three women owned, 'art related', businesses in the Historic Third Ward - Marshall Building have organized a special event, WOMEN IN ART. Morgan Oldenburg of Spill, Susan Kabins of Luminosity and Catherine Davidson of CR Davidson Art have invited twenty talented women to exhibit their work in a Lower Level gallery space for three days in early March. This event precedes the International Day of Women on the 8th of March and coincides with the quarterly arts event hosted by Marshall Arts on March 4th and 5th.
WOMEN IN ART
Marshall Building - Lower Level
207 East Buffalo Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Friday, March 4th 5 - 9 Opening Reception
Saturday, March 5th 11-4
Sunday, March 6th 12-3
Free and Open to the public
Many of the participating artists have affiliations with local non-profit organizations; there will be information about these groups as well as information on the individual artists. A variety of media and style will be exhibited; paintings, prints, textiles, mixed-media sculpture along hand-made jewelry, greeting cards and books. Many of the artists will be in attendance during this sale exhibition. Confirmed artists include Stepanie Berenz, Robin M. Fleming, Jenie Gao, Amanda Gerken, Susan Hale, Sonji Hunt, Shelby Keefe, Alison Krick, Margaret Lockwood, Chrystal Gillon Mabry, Judy Mindin, Colleen Shoop, Bridget Lyle Wolf, Ann Mory Wydeven and Kyle Zubatsky.
Other local Historic Third Ward businesses will donate flowers, offer chair massages and introduce a special jewelry charm to honor this event and the International Day of Women.
For further information or questions please contact one of the organizers:
Morgan Oldenburg at Spill 414-270-2808 firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Kabins at Luminosity email@example.com
Catherine Davidson at CR Davidson Art 414-303-9389 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
This is definitely a flash-from-the-past...October 2009, to be specific about the flash point. I was cleaning out my drafts/unfinished posts and found images from a great visit to the Kohler Art Center in October 2009 that I never posted (how could that be?). My goddaughter and I went to experience an exhibit I knew she would fall in love with, the work of Xenobia Bailey. This was the third (or fourth, or fifth) time I had seen the exhibit and it was fresh every time. Her work is exciting, accessible, comforting and graphically stunning as well as complex...the kind of complexity that doesn't take itself too seriously but makes a strong comment. I love constructions that create a space that envelopes you...not like a hug, but rather more of an environment that surrounds you as a viewer/participant and transports you. Installation art is a difficult medium and Xenobia's work is an example of parts making the whole succeed. Her work is separate pieces that stand strongly on their own, but when combined enhance her Neo-funk vision of life.