FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
Oh, it was a lovely (and really cold) evening at the opening way back when on January 21. Yes, I know this is a day picture of Peltz Gallery...what good would a night time picture do? You wouldn't be able to see what it looked like. So, let us not get all fussy and make-shift continuity editors OK? (This is not a question...even though there is a question mark...it's a test for you).
You can see Mutope Johnson there in the back giving a short talk about his work. When Townsend and I arrived, there was a talk going on by attending artists (oops...how come I am always late to these sort of things? Again...not really a question). It had started before the "official" opening time because it was a group from the Art Museum.
This is artist Rosemary Ollison, who, after seeing Della's television interview where she was standing in front of my work, said that she MUST have a picture in front of the infamous piece. Clearly, I was not in top blogging form because had I been, I would have made EVERYONE stand in front of that thing.
You can see gallery owner Cissie Peltz in the background (she is the only non-African American person in the picture facing the camera...you can find her). In the foreground is artist George Williams, Jr. and curator/artist Della Wells (wearing a Sonji cowl...crocheted by Sonji from hand spun wool by Sonji...mmmmhmmm...very warm and stylish if I do say so myself...do I really need to finish the run on sentence? You know what's coming. And no, I did not make the hat, it is a commercial object, but still very attractive on the curator).
Oh, and look...super stylish attorney and businesswoman Genyne Edwards and what is that she is wearing? Mmmmhmmm...I will say it...an equally super stylish, one-of-a-kind (very warm), Sonji cowl...Sonji knit (yeah baby...I knit now despite my issues, the wool called for it) from Sonji hand spun wool.
And all the way from Washington, D.C., artists Amber Robles-Gordon and Jamea Richmond Edwards. (Why aren't these fantastic women wearing Sonji cowls...how did they get into this post without them? Of course, next time ladies...you know what you have to do).
Portia Cobb Heyward and THE Brad Bernard (both Sonji cowl-less, but still looking great...once again, this shan't happen next time, right?)
So, as I wrote this I got a little ridiculous about the cowl thing (because one, meaning me, must have some sort of thread to lead you around my blog...and that thread (yarn) is ME), but seriously, it was a great event. A lot of attendees doing the gallery night run around. I got to see lots of people I hadn't seen in a while...some I hadn't seen in hours, some a year and some 20 years...seriously, isn't that crazy? It was definitely inspiring and helped me get back into my art groove. Now, if there were only about 12 more hours in the day, OK realistically 5 more hours would work...I think I could really get things rockin' again.