Carly Rubach
Art Harvest

TCD’s Guide to Gallery Night

By - Oct 19th, 2011 04:20 am
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The leaves are clutching to every last limb, holding out for the Fall Gallery Night extravaganza. Browse our handpicked list of must-dos and enjoy a crisp evening about town before the snow blows in and threatens your sanity. From a hush-hush Danceworks performance to vibrant “ofrendas” honoring the Day of the Dead, you won’t want to miss this memorable evening of art.

Historic Third Ward

Rebecca Moczulewski, All Rights Reserved

Repairers of the Breach
Showing at 241 N. Broadway, Ste. 305
5-8 p.m. (artist remarks at 6:30)

When grade school teacher Rebecca Moczulewski first started volunteering at Repairers of the Breach, she asked facility director MacCanon Brown how she could be most helpful. A police call, an unsightly fence and an inspiration later, Moczulewski had created 12 gorgeous paintings. “Homeless, Not Helpless: A Story of Empowerment” powerfully evokes hope, light and personal empowerment through scenes that play out daily on 12th and Vliet.

Mandel Creative Studios/Plaid Tuba
120 N. Broadway
5-9 p.m.
Milwaukee-based artists in residence Pamela Anderson, Melissa Dorn Richards, Amanda Gerken and Chrystal Denise Gillon will display their work in a variety of mediums including prints, paintings, photography and collage. Come out to see this inspiring group of women.
Marshall Building
207 E. Buffalo St.
5 – 9 p.m.

Enjoy traditional to cutting edge art in over 20 venues at the Marshall Building. If you’re around on (Gallery Day) Saturday at 1 p.m., be sure to check out the CoPA chat led by Board Member Kelly Crandall on the topic: “How Media Can Influence Our Photography.”

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Sofia Arnold, “Bachelorette” Oil and Acrylic on Canvas (MIAD)

273 E. Eerie St.
Student/Alumni Art Sale (plus three additional exhibitions)
5 – 9 p.m.

This year’s Student/Alumni Art Sale takes place on Gallery Night along with three additional exhibitions: “Style, Innovation and Vision: Six Perspectives of a Design Collection;” “Generation Next;” and “Homeless is Not My Name.” The third show came from a partnership between MIAD, Everest College, FUEL  Milwaukee, Community Advocates, Redline Milwaukee and volunteer photographers. Together, these groups combine portrait and audio to bring awareness on what it means to be homeless in Milwaukee.


Soup’s On
221 N. Water St.
Madonna & Child Interpreted 
5 – 10 p.m.
Over 30 artists lend their interpretations of the iconic subject: Madonna and Child. Local fine art photographer William Zuback curated the collection of painting, sculpture and photograph to create a varied show with a wide range of emotion.

Downtown/East Side/Riverwest

1661 N. Water St.
5 – 9 p.m.

Nora Boedeker created plant models for the Milwaukee Public Museum which inspired the collection of naturalistic oil paintings now on display. These larger-than-life works explores the diversity and grace of nature. If you’re lucky, you can also witness a sneak peak of Danceworks Performance Company’s Maria de Buenos Aires.

Dean Jensen Gallery 
759 N. Water St.
Great Impressions III
6 – 9 p.m.

The Dean Jensen Gallery and Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago team up to present this exhibition of original prints by internationally renowned contemporary artists. Artists include: Nicholas Africano, Ghader Amer, Roger Brown, Carroll Dunham, Santiago Cucullu, Sol Lewitt, Bruce Nauman, Jim Nutt, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Paschke, Sean Scully, Kiki Smith, Sue Williams and more.

Haggerty Museum of Art
13th and Clybourn
Current Tendencies II
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

This exhibit looks at 10 Milwaukee artists working in a variety of media presenting art specifically for the Haggerty Museum. Each artist collaborated with a Marquette University professor who wrote a reflection of the artist’s work based on the professor’s area of expertise. This method creates a dialogue between artist and scholar while connecting philosophy, theology, political science, communications, etc., to the works in Current Tendencies II. The Sacred Made Real featuring works from the permanent collection will also be up to view.

Waldek Dynerman’s “Inventory.

INOVA/Arts Center
2155 N. Prospect Ave.
Mary L. Nohl Fellowships
5 – 9 p.m.

2010 Mary L. Nohl Fellows: Brent Coughenour, Paul Druecke and Waldek Dynerman (Established) and Sarah Buccheri, Neil Gravander, Ashley Morgan and Chris Thompson (Emerging) bring us new work through a variety of media. Check out Greater Milwaukee’s most talented established and emerging artists. Exhibition runs through Dec. 4. See our preview of the show here.

Joe Stanke, Tromp l’oeil in oil and alkyd (Intercontinental Hotel, Gallerie M)

InterContinental Milwaukee (Gallerie M)
139 E. Kilbourn Ave.
Interfaith Silver Series I

5 – 9 p.m.

Lifetime Art Competition is a special project of Interfaith Older Adult Programs that is a juried and traveling exhibit of art created by adults living in southeastern Wisconsin who are at least 50 years of age. The 25th anniversary of the program will feature three Silver Series exhibits, the first to be displayed on Friday. Series I will feature five artists who are repeated winners and have received high scores from judges.


John A. Sayers, Tulip Mania (My View) 2011 (Peltz Gallery)

Peltz Gallery
Tulipmania (My View), John A. Sayers
Upon Reflection, Jeanette Pasin Sloan
1119 E. Knapp St.
6 – 9:30 p.m.

John A. Sayers composes beautiful realistic paintings of tulips as a reminder of a time when tulips were valued as gold. And Jeanette Pasin Sloan visits from Santa Fe with her wonderful, nearly abstract paintings, of everyday icons surrounded by patterns and reflections.

Tool Shed
2427 N. Murray Ave.
Finding the Revolution in Us All
5 – 9 p.m.

Malena Magnolia is a senior at UW-Milwaukee, where she is receiving her BFA in drawing and painting. Magnolia continues to grasp at every opportunity to make feminist and political art. Magnolia’s current exhibit at the Tool Shed,  uses various media including collage, oil paint, watercolor, ink, and woodcut. With a background studying and creating feminist and political art, Magnolia invites the viewer to find the revolution within us all.

Shelby Keefe’s “Urban Figure #19” (Pfister Hotel)


Pfister Hotel
424 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Artist in Residence: Shelby Keefe
5 – 9 pm

Visit Shelby Keefe, the Pfister Artist in Residence, at her studio inside the hotel. Shelby will be featuring pieces from her “30 Paintings in 30 Days” series and will create a live performance piece inspired by one of the 30 paintings at the 10 p.m. special reception. Reception is open to the public and will feature live music from Chocomontuno, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Walker’s Point

908 S. 5th St.
Growing Great Gardens (3G): Fall Harvest Celebration
4 – 9 p.m.

Celebrate the beauty of a fall harvest with the A@L (3G) Project gallery event. The evening will feature nature and environmental artwork created by Fifty-Third Street, Fairview, Lowell, Tippecanoe and Vieau School students, in collaboration with local artist educators. Bring a non-perishable item to donate to the Hunger Task Force and be entered into a prize drawing.

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts


“Happy Birthday Mr. President,” by Jose Chavez. Susan Barnett photo.

839 S. 5th St.
Día de los Muertos
5 – 9 p.m.

Local artist Jose Chavez curates this year’s Dia de los Muertos celebration, which includes ofrendas (altars/offerings) created by local artists of various backgrounds in addition to sculpture and 2-D work related to the holiday. The reception with music begins at 6 p.m., a live performance by Aztec dancers at 7 p.m. and spoken word 8 p.m.  See our preview of this show here.

Bay View

The Hide House 
2625 S. Greeley St.
6 – 10 p.m.

The Hide House will feature three floors of live music and art. This historic space is home to a creative community in the Bay View neighborhood.

Sky High Gallery 

Sky High Gallery
2501 S. Howell Ave.
Jailbait, Erin M. Riley
6 – 11 p.m.

These modern tapestries might seem a bit crude to some, but to a younger desensitized generation, they’re hardly shocking. Philadelphia-based artist, Erin M. Riley, uses Google Image search and Facebook to inspire her woven scenes that often represent addiction and risky behavior.

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