Catherine Jozwik

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Visual Art: Portrait Society Show Packs Emotional Punch
Visual Art

Portrait Society Show Packs Emotional Punch

“Inside/Out” is about art, music, life, by three very different artists.

Visual Art: Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom
Visual Art

Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom

Or at least a couple hundred, in MOWA’s uniquely inclusive Members’ Show.

Art Scene: Mitchell Street Becoming Art Hub
Art Scene

Mitchell Street Becoming Art Hub

Scout Gallery, the newest addition to the street, represents a range of local artists.

Visual Art: Let Us Now Praise The Still Life
Visual Art

Let Us Now Praise The Still Life

Tory Folliard’s “Nature Morte” show is a rich roundup of still life works by more than 30 artists.

Art Scene: Museum’s Nares Show Grabs Audiences
Art Scene

Museum’s Nares Show Grabs Audiences

And a new mural in Bronzeville honors Vel Phillips.

Art Scene: Wauwatosa Embraces Art
Art Scene

Wauwatosa Embraces Art

City picks winning artists to create colorful murals.

Visual Art: Variety Is the Spice of This Exhibit
Visual Art

Variety Is the Spice of This Exhibit

Show presents six artists of very different cultural backgrounds who all work in the same building.

Art Scene: The Ever-Busy Life of Shane McAdams
Art Scene

The Ever-Busy Life of Shane McAdams

Artist, art critic and gallery owner impacts local scene in many ways.

Art Scene: Presenting Fresh Bakery — And Art
Art Scene

Presenting Fresh Bakery — And Art

Bay View bakery exhibits the work of local artists.

Visual Art: The Mystique of Wisconsin Dells
Visual Art

The Mystique of Wisconsin Dells

MOWA exhibit's photographs capture history and allure of this longtime tourist attraction.

Art Scene: Young Art Entrepreneur Thinks Big
Art Scene

Young Art Entrepreneur Thinks Big

Josh Hintz takes business approach to two galleries for emerging artists he runs.

Visual Art: The Circus Is In Town
Visual Art

The Circus Is In Town

Jewish Museum presents the often surreal images of the circus by beloved artist Marc Chagall.

Art Scene: Too Many White Male Critics?
Art Scene

Too Many White Male Critics?

Former JS critic gets cited in controversy. And MOWA buys a Uttech painting.

Visual Art: A Horse Is Not Just a Horse
Visual Art

A Horse Is Not Just a Horse

Painter Dominique Knowles’s love affair with all things equine results in an unusual show.

Visual Art: A New Generation of Artists
Visual Art

A New Generation of Artists

Latest Nohl Fellowship winners, showcased at Haggerty Museum, offer a wild variety of work.

Visual Art: All About Downtown
Visual Art

All About Downtown

MOWA’s new space at Saint Kate Hotel celebrates downtown. And why not?

Visual Art: Sweet and Sour and Slightly Surreal
Visual Art

Sweet and Sour and Slightly Surreal

Painter Mary Alice Wimmer and sculptor Jessica Calderwood may charm and perplex you.

Visual Art: End of the Line
Visual Art

End of the Line

RedLine gallery will close after its final exhibition, on display this month.

Visual Art: Human Is As Human Does
Visual Art

Human Is As Human Does

Eight artists offer “portraits” at the Real Tinsel Gallery that are about the physical traces people leave behind.

Visual Art: Man of Many Woods
Visual Art

Man of Many Woods

Cedarburg furniture designer Charles Radtke creates unique pieces with different kinds of wood.

Visual Art: Take a Look Through My Kaleidoscope
Visual Art

Take a Look Through My Kaleidoscope

Artist Robin Jebavy turns paintings of glassware into dizzyingly dense fields of color.

Visual Art: Thinking About America
Visual Art

Thinking About America

Race, immigration and other issues explored in Lynden exhibit of Evelyn Patricia Terry.

Visual Art: The Queen of Knick Knacks
Visual Art

The Queen of Knick Knacks

Artist Sara Cwynar takes a hard look at kitsch, advertising and our notions of beauty in MAM exhibition.

Visual Art:  Patterns for the People
Visual Art

Patterns for the People

Frank Juarez Gallery presents two artists who are all about the journey, not the destination.

Visual Art: Illuminations from the Middle Ages
Visual Art

Illuminations from the Middle Ages

Milwaukee Art Museum's exhibit of religious manuscripts offers window into lost world.

Visual Art: Home Is Where the Art Is
Visual Art

Home Is Where the Art Is

MOWA exhibit offers a treasure trove of imaginative, artful home furnishings.

Visual Art: Celebrating “The City”
Visual Art

Celebrating “The City”

Haggerty show exhibits mid-20th century urban photographs and documentary film by Ralph Steiner.

Visual Art: Crazy Cartoonish Colors
Visual Art

Crazy Cartoonish Colors

Artist Mark Ottens geometric paintings and drawings are loose yet precise, fun but enigmatic.

Visual Art: Michelle Grabner’s Art Fools The Eye
Visual Art

Michelle Grabner’s Art Fools The Eye

And raises wry questions about American consumer culture.

Visual Art: Two For The Show
Visual Art

Two For The Show

Tory Folliard presents paintings by Melanie Parke and Mary Jones.

Visual Art: The Sheer Beauty of Bouguereau
Visual Art

The Sheer Beauty of Bouguereau

America’s Gilded Age loved the French artist’s paintings. A Milwaukee Art Museum show considers them anew.

Visual Art: The Not So Great Lakes
Visual Art

The Not So Great Lakes

Painter Alexis Rockman captures the threatened beauty of the Great Lakes in Haggerty show.

The Mystique of Urban Farms

The Mystique of Urban Farms

Grohmann Museum’s photographic exhibit captures city’s urban farms of the past — and present.

Visual Art: The Deer, The Trees, The Wonder
Visual Art

The Deer, The Trees, The Wonder

Septuagenarian Wisconsin Painter Charles Munch loves — and worries about — nature.

Visual Art: Six Artists With A Heap of Materials
Visual Art

Six Artists With A Heap of Materials

Artists collaborate and improvise to create freshly made art at Real Tinsel Gallery.

Visual Art: Blissful Bric-a-Brac. Funny, Too
Visual Art

Blissful Bric-a-Brac. Funny, Too

Octogenarian Artist Peter Dahlke’s “Dream Spaces” features magical boxes filled with curious objects.

Visual Art: A Mixed-Up, Muddled-Up, Shook-Up World
Visual Art

A Mixed-Up, Muddled-Up, Shook-Up World

Portrait Society presents two young artists with playful but worried views of the world.

Visual Art: Here Comes Clement Meadmore
Visual Art

Here Comes Clement Meadmore

Lynden Sculpture Garden’s indoor show offers models of his large, playfully precise sculptures.

Art: Glass Stories
Art

Glass Stories

MOWA’s exhibition challenges notions of how glass can be used to create art.

Visual Art: Real Estate Development Inspires Artist
Visual Art

Real Estate Development Inspires Artist

Ian Sonsyadek paints from the perspective of city workers, contractors, residents.

Visual Art: Stagnant Scenes of Suburbia
Visual Art

Stagnant Scenes of Suburbia

Illinois artist Mark Forth’s paintings, at Tory Folliard Gallery, turns familiar American scenes into an eerie world.

Visual Art: Paintings, Pots and Crazy Creatures
Visual Art

Paintings, Pots and Crazy Creatures

Green Gallery presents two very different artists who somehow work together.

Visual Art: Stories from San Quentin Prison
Visual Art

Stories from San Quentin Prison

Photography, writing and podcasts create a different kind of exhibit that captures life in prison.

Visual Art: Art Has Never Been Such Fun
Visual Art

Art Has Never Been Such Fun

MAM exhibit, “Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America” is for the child in all of us.

Art: All About Women
Art

All About Women

Cory Fells “100 Womxn Project” offers a male photographer celebrating the strengths of mostly minority women.

Classical: World’s Greatest Violinist?
Classical

World’s Greatest Violinist?

Icon Itzhak Perlman thrills the crowd at his Riverside concert.

Visual Art: Let the Celebrations Continue
Visual Art

Let the Celebrations Continue

Artist Mark Mulhern’s vibrantly colored paintings portray a world of parties, none of them political.

Jazz: The Big Trumpet of Chris Botti
Jazz

The Big Trumpet of Chris Botti

One of the world’s best-selling instrumentalists, Botti wows them at the Pabst.

Visual Art: How Now Brown Cows
Visual Art

How Now Brown Cows

Door County artist Craig Blietz, whose work is at MOWA, makes cows cool.

Dance: Ballet’s ‘Dracula” Makes Horror Seductive
Dance

Ballet’s ‘Dracula” Makes Horror Seductive

Elegant, atmospheric production boasts strong dancing and potent music.

Visual Art: Let Us Now Praise America’s Workers
Visual Art

Let Us Now Praise America’s Workers

Photographer David Plowden poignantly captures a disappearing era of blue collar work and workers.

Visual Art: Let’s Talk About the American Dream
Visual Art

Let’s Talk About the American Dream

Haggerty Museum show offers videos by Dutch-born artist interviewing young Americans.

Theater: Shakespeare With Blood and Guts
Theater

Shakespeare With Blood and Guts

Voices Found Repertory does ‘Titus Andronicus’ and doesn’t skimp on the terror.

Visual Art: All in the Family
Visual Art

All in the Family

“Family Pictures,” a touring show of African American photography, offers depth and humanity, not stereotypes.

Classical: Symphony Punches Home Stravinsky’s ‘Rite’
Classical

Symphony Punches Home Stravinsky’s ‘Rite’

MSO concert a sonic showcase for guest conductor Karina Canellakis.

Art: The Deer Hunter
Art

The Deer Hunter

Artist Fred Stonehouse mixes animal and human forms in dark, mysterious paintings.

Visual Art: Looking Backwards With a Smile
Visual Art

Looking Backwards With a Smile

Tyanna Buie’s art is a fragmented celebration of family and childhood memories.

Art: When Photography Was Tough Work
Art

When Photography Was Tough Work

Art Museum’s exhibition of nature photos by Muybridge, Watkins and Bennett is a beautiful story.

Grant Park Is For the Birds

Grant Park Is For the Birds

A key flyway, the park and its Friends group gets award for bird conservation.

Photo Gallery: RAW Presents Music, Fashion and More
Photo Gallery

RAW Presents Music, Fashion and More

The Rave was the setting for RAW’s big show, “Envision.”

Bango Joins Campaign to End Hunger

Bango Joins Campaign to End Hunger

Milwaukee Bucks and Cousins Subs partner with Hunger Task Force on the campaign.