Brian Jacobson

Spring Gallery Night in Review

By - Apr 22nd, 2012 04:10 pm

Friday night was another bang-up Gallery Night, with artwork ranging from the tranquil to thought-provoking. It was a night that saw a grand reception for the new Pfister Artist-in-Residence Timothy Westbrook and some fantastic costumes, a packed Windhover Hall full of big band swing dancers, a successful and edible avant-garde show by Brooke Thiele at the Kenilworth Studios, and ended with a river terrace view party in Art Milwaukee‘s “Honeymoon” follow-up.  We Storify-ed the results for you, in a travelogue of the evening through social media:


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Milwaukee’s Spring Gallery Night & Day in Review

The ThirdCoast Digest staff was all over the city this past Friday evening as the art galleries opened with new artists, performances and parties that celebrated the creative culture of both local and international talents.

Storified by · Sun, Apr 22 2012 17:51:55

@TCDigest began the evening at the Marshall Building in the Third Ward, which found a goodwill ambassador to art walking around in a suit of armor, the launch of Portrait Society’s “Book Show,” an open house in the expanded ACLU office for three nationally censored pieces, new galleries opening, and a mandolin orchestra in the lobby.
Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestraphototcd
#ericljung put on an awesome show at the #portraitsociety gallery! Big ups to him and Deborah Bremmer. #TCDART Horwitz
Sitting down with a good book. #tcdart best work so far-Lois Bielefeld. Like Barney meets Eggleston. Jacobson
Gallery knight, get it?! #tcdart #gallerynight #galleryknight Horwitz
Gallery night show at the ACLU? It’s all the rage. #tcdart Jacobson
Next, we were on the East Side at Kenilworth Open Studios. The main attraction of the evening was film instructor Brooke Theile’s one-woman show reflecting on the culture of hunting and baking called “Serving Still Hunting.”
Live Screenprinting @uwmpsoa #TCDART Great day at #OpenStudios!Carly
Laptop improv. Trippy and fabulous. @uwmpsoa #TCDARTCarly
Part of Brooke Thiele’s art installation… | ronin
RT @JunkBoxDIY: Serving still hunting. Probably the coolest thing ever. #TCDART @uwmpsoaDan Shafer
from Brooke Thiele’s SERVING STILL HUNTING, part of Gallery Night at KSE Film Department
Gallery Night (@ Broadway Paper) Lahr
We are at @Bucketworks for Gallery Night! Makerspace
Gallery Night Pick: Hot Pop, not even sure who they have, but I’ve never been disappointed by the work they’ve got up yet.Stu Nami
Gallery night. @deziner @ Translator Super Secret Robot HQ Fairbanks
Gallery night. Come visit me at 720 later! (@ Sublime Bar Lounge) Noori
Just ran into the jet setting taste maker mr. #TomStrini at the Mitchell building! Everyone’s out tonight. #gallerynight #TCDARTAdam Horwitz
whimsical at flux show 2nd floor Swig. Building was first gallery I was ever in,long lost to upward real estate #tcdart Jacobson
Gallery night! (@ Artworks for Milwaukee) Kubacki
RT @LuckyInMke: Great photography exhibit – Alexandra Hawley – w @toolshedgirl #tcdart Anne Stuart
Why do naked skulls always look sad? #TCDARTThe Girl One
I have officially entered the “know everyone” portion of the evening. #TCDARTThe Girl One
Serendipitously placed bowl of apples at Eye of the Beholder. #TCDART Girl One
@KpollyMKE is meeting Anne Kingsbury and it is warming my heart. If you see their work side by side, you’d know why! #TCDARTThe Girl One
Several of us also visited Walker’s Point neighbors Arts@Large and Walker’s Point Center for the Arts for close of its “Vanishing Points” show:
Arts at Large Gallery Night SperzelWuchterl
Incredible student-created civil rights art exhibit @ArtsAtLarge #TCDART
Morgan Craig at WPCA. #tcdart gallery night. Jacobson
Industrial art exhibit at #WPCA. Sweet stuff! #TCDART
TCD’s Social Media Specialist Lucky Tomaszek caught the the show at Live Artists Studio on the edge of the Fifth Ward:
Here at Live Artists Studio for Speculative Alchemy exhibit. #tcdart Tomaszek
What a great treasure! On display is a collection of 60-70’s slides from official Navy photographer. #tcdart Tomaszek
So much really great art of so many mediums. #tcdart Tomaszek
Two shows that seemed to go hand-in-hand for adjacent visits was the CoPA Members’ Show and the MIAD Senior Thesis Show in the Third Ward.
CoPA Member’s Gallery #tcdart Wick
Miad Senior Exhibit #tcdart Wick
First real stop; the MIAD Senior show. Smells like Argentine in here…. | Jacobson
Installation shots of my @MIAD_edu Senior Thesis Exhibition have been added to my website. Kozerski
Good form on gallery night for the show you’re in is to bring olives. #tcdart #copamilwaukee Jacobson
The scene earlier tonight at the COPA show in the Third Ward. It was a great show. M. Woods
Finishing up gallery night at @ViaDowner with friends. We’ve had a great time! #tcdartLucky Tomaszek
While the swing dancing at the Milwaukee Art Museum was reaching full capacity, according to MAM spokeperson Kristin Settle, the gang from ART Milwaukee was rolling the ART BUS up to the door of the City Center Building on Water Street for the second installment of its “Wedding” series.
Made it to Art Milwaukee. More to come. #tcdart Jacobson
ART Milwaukee performance piece “Honeymoon” themephototcd

0 thoughts on “Spring Gallery Night in Review”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Fabulous coverage, TCD team. And that Brooke Thiele piece at Kenilworth — transformative! — Strini

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