Kat Murrell
TCD Art Date

Milwaukee embraces Print Week

Kat breaks down a variety of locations to celebrate the de facto celebration centered around the SGCI Print:MKE conference – it's like Shark Week, but with art!

By - Mar 20th, 2013 04:00 am
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The Discovery Channel has Shark Week, but Milwaukee needs to get ready for Print Week!

Maybe you have been getting psyched up with our reviews of current shows Dürer to Dine: 500 Years of Printmaking in the UWM Art History Gallery, La Cieba Gráfica at WPCA, and Makers In Print: International Exhibition, a show so big it spans galleries at Inova and MIAD. If so, there’s plenty more this weekend as the Southern Graphics Council International PRINT:MKE conference is welcomed to town.

But wait, what IS a print? 

There are many galleries where you can see the end result of the printer’s art, but how do these pieces get made? For a primer on the subject, check out this interactive feature from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York:

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 

MIAD Creativity Series: Artist Talk with Ryan Johnson 
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
273 E. Erie Street, Painting Studio Area, 3rd Floor
6-7:30pm. Free and open to the public.

MIAD continues its annual creativity series with a visit by contemporary artists Dana Schutz and Ryan Johnson. Schutz kicked off the series on Tuesday, March 19, and Johnson will wrap up the two-day event with a talk on Wednesday evening. This event is open to the public, and offers an opportunity to meet these artists in a casual and creative setting.

Gaylord Schanilec, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos (American White Pelican) editioned print from The River. Image courtesy Woodland Pattern Book Center.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

Riverwest Gallery Hop and Block Party 

The PRINT:MKE conference began yesterday, and this evening Riverwest galleries open their doors to conference attendees and the local art audience.

Imagination Giants
901 E. Wright Street
8-10 p.m.
Exhibition runs Thursday and Friday only.

Sixteen artists will have work on view at this gallery of brevity. Exhibitions are succinct in their staging, with this group of works on view for two days only.

Anthony Stoeveken, Printmaker and Markmaker: A Tribute & Celebration 
Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts 
926 E. Center Street
7-10 p.m.
Exhibition continues through March 30.

Artist Tony Stoeveken (1938-2011) is honored in an exhibition featuring his work, in addition to prints from the Stoeveken Tribute Exchange Portfolio. These pieces are by some of Stoeveken’s notable colleagues and students from the UWM Art Department.

Gaylord Schanilec – Midnight Paper Sales   
Woodland Pattern Book Center
720 E. Locust Street
Opening reception, 7 p.m.
Exhibition continues through April 30.

This event features artist, printer, and proprietor of fine art press Midnight Paper Sales, Gaylord Schanilec. Works on view will be drawn from his current project,The River, which highlights images from Lake Pepin, located on the Mississippi River south of Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Valerie Hammond, Traces III, relief, photo litho on handmade paper. Image courtesy Elaine Erickson Gallery.

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

SGCI 2013 Print Crawl 
5-8 p.m.

Like Gallery Night in condensed from, nearly two dozen venues will be open with special exhibitions coinciding with the SGCI conference. A select list of galleries part of the print crawl or open during these hours include:

Historic Third Ward

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, 273 E. Erie Street
Hot Pop, 213 N. Broadway
Katie Gingrass Gallery, 241 N. Broadway
Tory Folliard Gallery, 233 N. Milwaukee Street
City Side Plaza Building, 239 Chicago Street
The Marshall Building, 207 E. Buffalo Street, including:

East Town / Downtown 

Dean Jensen Gallery, 759 N. Water Street
Rogues Gallery, 134 E. Juneau Avenue
Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Avenue
DeLind Fine Art Gallery, 450 E. Mason Street
Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive

The Little Friends of Printmaking at Sky High Gallery are one of the many exhibitions taking place throughout the city. Image courtesy Sky High Gallery.

East Side 

Peltz Gallery, 1119 E. Knapp Street
Charles Allis Art Museum, 1801 N. Prospect Avenue

Walker’s Point / Bay View

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, 839 S. 5th Street
Sky High Gallery, 2501 S. Howell Avenue

Also in the Third Ward and Downtown…

MARNsalon IV
Mandel Creative Studios
120 N. Broadway
Opening reception 6-9 p.m.
Exhibition continues through March 30.

Milwaukee Art Resource Network opens the last show in their Salon exhibition series, featuring works by Galen Gibson-Cornell, Thomas Hellstrom, Sarah Gail Luther, Shannon Molter, and Sherman Pitts, curated by Patrick Smyczek.

MAM After Dark: Mad Men   
Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Drive
5 p.m. to midnight.

Rounding out the evening, the monthly MAM After Dark extravaganza takes on a ’60s vibe. Activities include art, music, merriment, and at 8pm, a tour of Color Rush: 75 Years of Color Photography in America with museum curator Lisa Sutcliffe.

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0 thoughts on “TCD Art Date: Milwaukee embraces Print Week”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Also in Walker’s Point:

    Friday, March 22
    Print Pile @ the Borg Ward (823 W. National Ave.)
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/events/133386880161089/?fref=ts

  2. Anonymous says:

    Awesome — thank you for the update, Borg Ward!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Also check out the solo exhibition by Raoul Deal, “Ni De Aquí Ni De Allá” on view now at Latino Arts, 1028 S. 9th Street. The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Another exhibition to catch in the Marshall Building (207 E. Buffalo St.) is “Synecdoche: The Fragment that Represents the Whole,” featuring work by Eddee Daniel at Blutstein Brondino Fine Art.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the mention Kat.

  6. Anonymous says:

    There was some showing of the print-making process going on at UWM, and woodcuts in various stages plus people showing how lithos were made (however, as usual, the food ran out – this often happens at the UWM Union Gallery – almost before the show got started, and many hungrypeople with cameras were later picking up stray olives and lettuce leaves from the table!) However I liked a print that said, “Grandpa, what WAS a union?” and information about Arizona being allowed to detain people without IDs and escort them to the state line, plus a book about many artists who were highly political (e.g. Frida Kahlo and Helen Keller, to name two. And the energy there was tangible!

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