Historic Third Ward Association
Press Release

Summer Gallery Night and Day to be held July 22 and 23, 2016

An evening of gallery hopping and art viewing begins Friday, July 22 and continues during the day on Saturday, July 23.

By - Jun 23rd, 2016 10:42 am

Presented by the Historic Third Ward Association, the 29-year-old Gallery Night and Day is the premier art event in Milwaukee for both the avid gallery goer and the beginning admirer. An evening of gallery hopping and art viewing begins Friday, July 22 and continues during the day on Saturday, July 23. This summer, the quarterly event showcases 41 venues throughout the downtown Milwaukee area. Admission is free to all venues during event hours listed below.

Step outside July 19 through July 22 for the Fifth Annual Plein Air Painting Competition. Watch painters create images “in the open air” which portray the life and vitally of the Historic Third Ward Neighborhood. Finished pieces will be on display beginning at 5pm July 22 through July 23 at the Hudson (310 E. Buffalo St.). This year, 20% of sale of piece will be donated to Artists Working in Education, Inc.

Come and celebrate with Mom ‘N Popcorn during the Bench Dedication Ceremony held on July 22 from 6 to 9pm. The ceremony will include free popcorn from Mom ‘N Popcorn and musical performances by Lyric Advisory Board and The Vitrolum Republic.

Visit www.gallerynightandday.org for additional information.

The participants in July’s Gallery Night and Day are:


1) DEAN JENSEN GALLERY – (759 N. Water St. – 414.278.7100 – deanjensengallery.comDrawing, Broadly Speaking: Some Current Tendencies in the Oldest Art. Among the artists presenting work in this show are Seth Albertson, Melissa Cooke, Scott Espeseth, Nicholas Frank, Nirmal Raja, Gerard Sendrey, Jim Shaw and Claire Stigliani. The exhibition includes drawings that are small-small and even smaller; big-big and even bigger; in two dimensions and three; in a great variety of media; and maybe even one or two works that extend the definition of drawing so liberally that, to some eyes, they might not seem like drawings at all. Exhibition runs July 22 through September 24. Friday: 6 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 4pm

2) MILWAUKEE INSTITUTE OF ART & DESIGN (MIAD) – (273 E. Erie St. – 414.847.3200 – miad.edu) Material Girls. Artists Sabin Aell, Nina Ghanbarzadeh and Nirmal Raja ’08 (Painting) illustrate their sense of adventure and exploration in Material Girls, on view in the Brooks Stevens Gallery. The artists illustrate their pasts through art, drawing from a tapestry of experiences living outside of their traditional cultures. Works are created using non-traditional materials, forming a visual collage that addresses the uncertain, the indescribable and the transcendental. Exhibition runs July 22 through September 17. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm

3) TORY FOLLIARD GALLERY – (233 N. Milwaukee St. – 414.273.7311 – toryfolliard.com) Summer in Wisconsin. This biennial exhibition highlights the extraordinary talent in Wisconsin art featuring paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints and photography by the state’s best known contemporary artists. It is the Gallery’s largest and most diverse exhibition of the year. Exhibiting artists are: Rodger Bechtold, Tom Berenz, Mary Bero, Craig Blietz, Mark Brautigam, Derrick Buisch, Marion Coffey, Terrence Coffman, Laura Dronzek, Andy Fletcher, Ben Grant, Michael Gross, Doug Hatch, Kathy Hofmann, Flora Langlois, Ed Larson, Beth Lipman, Clare Malloy, Cathy Martin, Mark Mulhern, Charles Munch, Katie Musolff, Dennis Nechvatal, William Nichols, Mark Ottens, Jeremy Popelka, Jennifer Price, Bill Reid, Jeffrey Ripple, Jason Rohlf, Jim Rose, Jan Serr, Brook Slane, Trina May Smith, T.L. Solien, Nathaniel Stern, Fred Stonehouse, Paula Swaydan Grebel, Richard Taylor, Stephanie Trenchard, Tom Uttech, Michael Velliquette, John Wilde, and Mary Alice Wimmer. Exhibition runs July 9 through September 3. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 11am to 4pm

4) WALKER’S POINT CENTER FOR THE ARTS – (839 N. 5th St. – 414.509.6186 –
wpca-milwaukee.org) Transforming Spaces – 2016 Youth Art Exhibition. Challenging our own way of examining how art creates, defines and transforms space around us, this exhibition presents young artists’ response to the subject. The artworks are created by Summer Art Camp students in media ranging from sculpture, video, print, dance and more. Exhibition runs July 22 through August 20. Featured Member Exhibition: Brian Breider. Featuring Breider’s ceramic art inspired by nature. Exhibition runs July 22 through October 8. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: noon to 5pm


5) DAVID BARNETT GALLERY – (1024 E. State St. – 414.271.5058 – davidbarnettgallery.comKarin Krohne Kaufman Paintings & Drawings. Carl Jung famously said, “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” Kaufman’s work is an exploration of the subconscious, a lucid depiction of her dreams in paint and colored pencil. Rooted in nature, world religion and native philosophy, her work speaks universally through symbols and beauty. Exhibition runs July 22 through October 15. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 11am to 5pm

6) GALLERY GRAND – (604 N. Water St. – 414.276.6474 – grandavenueclub.org) Through My Eyes. Through My Eyes, a photo exhibition of the expressive works of Grand Avenue Club colleagues and photographers from throughout the Milwaukee area. Exhibition runs May 11 through August 10. Friday: 5 to 9pm

7) GROHMANN MUSEUM – (1000 N. Broadway – 414.277.2300 – msoe.edu/museum) Milwaukee’s Industrial Landscapes: Paintings by Michael Newhall. The Grohmann Museum is well-known for its outstanding collection of industrial landscape paintings, many from centers of European industry like Germany’s Ruhr River Valley. However, more regional and local depictions are less common. This exhibition provides an opportunity to highlight Milwaukee’s industry and changing views of the city in post-industrial situations. The works selected for this exhibition – many executed in Newhall’s trademark Regionalist/Ashcan style – capture engaging scenes of Milwaukee’s urban landscape and provide the viewer an opportunity to reflect on the city’s recent past. Michael Newhall has taught art and Buddhism at Naropa University, the Art Institute of Chicago, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and other universities in the Midwest. His works can be found in a number of public and private collections. Exhibition runs May 27 through August 21. Gallery Talk with the Artist: Friday, July 22, 7pm. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: noon to 6pm

8) MILWAUKEE LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER -(1110 N. Market St., 2nd Fl. – 414.271.2656 – mkelgbt.org) 80’s Flashback! Featuring prints by world renowned 80’s artist Patrick Nagel, best known for his work in Playboy and Duran Duran’s Rio album cover, donated by local collector Sharon Mahos. Also featured is a selection of work from Milwaukee artist James Faulkenberg (1952-1992). Faulkenberg’s love of cartoons and whimsy shine across many mediums including fiber and painting. Friday: 5 to 8pm

9) THE PFISTER HOTEL – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE – (424 E. Wisconsin Ave. – 414.273.8222 – thepfisterhotel.com) Pfister Artist in Residence, Pamela Anderson will be in her studio showing works from her first three months of her residency at the elegant hotel. She has been exploring the historic hotel inside and out for inspiration for her Architecture Series and is excited to share her interpretation of the spaces and structures in her paintings with you. Two additional exhibits curated by Pamela will be happening in the Pop-Up Gallery – Transformation, A Coalition of Photographic Arts and Yosemite and the Tetons, 1958 and 2012. End your night at the Pfister with a fabulous after party 9-11 p.m. with complimentary snacks and a cash bar. Music by Nineteen Thirteen. Friday: 5 to 11pm, Saturday: throughout the day

10) SCOTTFREE SALON – (726 N. Milwaukee St. – 414.223.0896 – scottfreesalon.com) Power Ballads. Come socialize with the staff of Scottfree Salon, Milwaukee’s premier boutique salon, as we exhibit the contemporary floral creations with an organic twist of Michael Bednarek paired with the metal and sculptural wall art of Britt Musial. Friday: 6 to 9pm

11) VILLAGE CHURCH ARTS GALLERY – (130 E. Juneau – 414.273.7617 – villagechurchmilwaukee.org) Awaking World.Awaking World: mixed media paintings, photography and jewelry by emerging Milwaukee artists. Music by Trio de Janeiro. Picnic appetizers. Exhibition runs July 22 through August 28. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 1 to 3pm


12) A TRIO JEWELRY DESIGN STUDIO (215 1/2 N. Water St. – 414.431.7112 – atriojewelry.com) Featuring Rachel E Hughes and her Bold & beautiful graphic illustration inspired mainly by the Day of the Dead. A Trio is a 5th generation Jewelry Design studio. Design, repair manufacturing all work done on site. 3 time A-List award winners. Stop in for free cleaning and polishing. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday noon to 3pm

13) ARTWORKS FOR MILWAUKEE – (207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 600 – 414.708.9996 – artworksformilwaukee.org) ArtWorks’ Make & Take Event! Join ArtWorks for Milwaukee’s teen interns who are building a youth-run artistic business and create a unique print for just $5.00! A variety of artwork and intern-designed t-shirts will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.artworksformilwaukee.org. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: noon to 4pm

14) ASSOCIATED BANK – (102 N. Water St., Suite 101 – 414.902.2777 – associatedbank.com) “Don’t Forget” by CK Ledesma. Working with one subject, this series returns to the basics of painting; for example, color, structure and value while exploring the possibilities of abstracting portraiture. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 4pm
15) BROADWAY PAPER (191 N. Broadway – 414.277.7699 – broadwaypaper.com) Jeff Trendel. Jeff Trendel is making his annual appearance this summer at Broadway Paper. Trendel is part of a new trend of environmentally conscious artists sometimes referred to as eco-artists. All the wood used in his woodturnings is cut in urban areas under permit from the local municipalities of the Florida Keys. This is done with no damage to the fragile ecosystem of the Florida Keys. His eco-friendly bowls and vessels are made with rare tropical wood such as Cuban Mahogany, Red Mahoe, Jamaica Dogwood, Bustic, Mastic, Buttonwood, Womans Tongue, Wild Tamarind and many others from south Florida. Friday: 11am to 9pm; Saturday: 10am to 5pm

16) CORNERSTONE REALTORS – (153 N. Milwaukee St. – 414.316.9120 – cornerstonemke.com) Point of View. Cleverly imagined and skillfully created, George Gaspar’s alluring paintings and sculptures capture the dynamic contrast and textures of the world around him. Regardless of medium, his daring and forward work consistently teases with radiant colors and seductive lines. Friday: 5:30 to 9:30pm

17) GALLERY 218 – (207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 218 – 414.643.1732 – gallery218.com) The Cooperative Gallery of the Walker’s Point Artists Association, Inc. Celebrating 26 years in 2016. You’re invited to our anniversary party! Live jazz by Keith Watling and friends, food, cash bar, silent auction. Gallery artists: Judith Hooks, Bernie Newman, Rande Barke, Joanne O’hare, Harry Wirth, Karen Brusubardis. Accepting artists applications too! Exhibition runs July 22 through September 6. Friday: 5 to 10pm, Saturday: noon to 5pm

18) GALLERY MKE — (207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 421 – 414.526.2574 – facebook.com/gallerymke) Fun fine art, artisan jewelry and gifts by Mary Culling, Sally Lautmann and friends. Commissions welcome – custom pieces make great gifts. Friday: noon to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm
19) GREYMATTER– (207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 222 – 414.687.2598 – greymattergallery.com) Mulgil: Waterway. Earth shifts and makes room for water to make its way; from tiny creeks to streams, to rivers and seas, and from above and below. Like Earth, water brings life into our bodies. Rina Yoon reflects upon the idea that “we are the water,” and creates printmaking and sculpture that honor and welcome the wisdom of water. Exhibition runs July 22 through August 27. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: noon to 4pm
20) HUDSON BUSINESS LOUNGE– (310 E. Buffalo St. – 414.220.9460 – thehudson.org) Virgi Driscoll: Mindscapes. HUDSON is pleased to welcome Wisconsin artist Virgi Driscoll and her abstract art collection. Enjoy an appetizer and cocktail in the Hudson Café & Lounge, then view Ms. Driscoll’s collection. Exhibition runs July 15 through October 7. Friday: 5 to 10pm, Saturday: 10am to 6pm. Plein Air Painting Competition. Finished pieces from the Third Ward Plein Air Painting Competition will be on display at the HUDSON Business Lounge on Friday, July 22 through Saturday, July 23. Winners will be announced on Friday at 6pm. Paintings will be available for sale on Friday and Saturday, and 20% of sale of piece will be donated to Artists Working in Education, Inc. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 4pm
21) THE KIMPTON JOURNEYMAN HOTEL– (310 E. Chicago St. – 414.291.3970 – journeymanhotel.com) Timo Gallery @ The Journeyman. Timothy Meyerring “Timo” was born in Milwaukee. Spending early career in Sedona, Phoenix and Seattle as a designer and printmaker, doing work for the likes of the band R.E.M.. His path led him to explorations in New Mexico and the Sonoran Desert. A true Journeyman. Friday: 5am to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 2pm
22) KIT AND ACE – (315 N. Broadway – kitandace.com) Kyle Seis: Vistas. Kyle Seis views art as a good opportunity for organizing, editing and manipulating; a space where things can easily be reframed and re-contextualized to provide a charge. Kit and Ace invites you to reimagine your perspective through Kyle’s work. Exhibition runs May 1 through July 31. Friday: 5 to 9pm

23) OIL, A CITY GALLERY (207 E. Buffalo St. – 414.588.6823 – oilmilwaukee.com) Urban + Agrarian Landscapes. Contemporary gallery with new works created and displayed every Wednesday through Friday from 3 to 7pm, and Saturday from noon to 5pm, and by appointment. Featuring Hal Koenig‘s urban and landscape canvases, and guest artist Richard W. Patt‘s agrarian landscapes. Exhibition is ongoing. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: noon to 5pm

24) THE RENAISSANCE BUILDING – (309 N. Water St., Suite 500 – 414.810.ARTT  leannmester.com) Fresh Pressed Painting & Photography. Leann Mester is a mixed media artist and travel photographer. Aerial views of Wisconsin’s lakes and rivers form the framework of her vibrant abstract canvases, while her photos explore subjects locally in the Third Ward and beyond. Exhibition runs May 1 through August 6. Friday: 5 to 9pm

25) RUSTICO – (223 N. Water St. – 414.220.9933 – rusticopizzeria.com) Joshua Roy is an up and coming Milwaukee artist that uses bright colors and flowing compositions to reveal the world through his eyes. His artwork seeks to empower others, inspire change, and promote growth. We are this moment! Make it count! Exhibition runs July 22 through August 22. Friday: 11am to 1:30am, Saturday: 11am to 1:30am

26) SADLER GALLERY II – (207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 204 – 414.278.1395 – sadlergallery.net) Sadler Gallery is proud to present the work of Brooke Lynn Cleven, a 2016 fine arts graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Cleven’s imaginative sculpture is inspired by the Wisconsin outdoors. Her whimsical creations seek to strike a sense of curiosity through the use of raw materials. Featured in Sadler Gallery II. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 11am to 3pm

27) SPLASH STUDIO: A PAINTING BAR – (184 N. Broadway – 414.882.7621 – splashmilwaukee.com) Splash Studio presents Opposites Attract, a group exhibition by the talented team of Splash artists. Each canvas will feature 900 square inches of colors that oppose each other on the color wheel. Join us for a public reception with happy hour drink specials on Friday from 6pm-9pm, and find out for yourself if opposites really do attract. Exhibition runs July 22 through October 1. Friday: 6 to 9pm


28) ARTS @ LARGE – (908 S. 5th St. – 414.763.7379 – artsatlargeinc.orgWe Speak! This student-created exhibit identifies and addresses women’s rights violations, including human trafficking and gender-based violence. Using art as a tool for social activism, students celebrate key women of influence from around the globe and highlight stories of local survivors through photography, illustration, and mixed media. Exhibition runs July 22 through September 30. Friday: 5 to 8pm, Saturday: noon to 4pm

29) BLACK SHEEP – (216 S. 2nd St. – 414.223.0903 – blacksheepmke.com) Black Sheep is proud to display a diverse collection of vibrant, original works this Gallery Night and Day. Black Sheep is a relaxed yet upscale wine tap bar and restaurant featuring art and an artfully crafted menu. Friday: 5pm to 1am, Saturday: 11am to 1am

30) GREAT LAKES DISTILLERY — (616 W. Virginia St. – 414.431.8683×111 – greatlakesdistillery.com) “As a self-taught artist, I’ve always enjoyed painting people. My inspiration comes from my love of nature and vintage photography. I try to convey a creepy essence to my artwork – painting people as if they are frozen in time, while the world continues on around them.” – Sarah Gorichanaz, artist. Friday: 11am to 10pm, Saturday 11am to 10pm

31) GROVE GALLERY -(832 S. 5th St. – 414.383.2969 – gallerygrove.com) Viewshed. Jessica Meuninck-Ganger has a dedicated interest in sharing the traditions of print and papermaking, practices that are rooted in ideas of locale and community. “Viewshed” is a collection of works on paper, collages and assemblages that create a landscape of our built environment. Exhibition runs July 22 through September 23. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: noon to 4pm

32) HARLEY-DAVIDSON MUSEUM – (400 W. Canal St. – 414.287.2789 – h-dmuseum.com) The H-D Museum® is going full throttle into the world of racing with three special exhibits, celebrating dirt tracks to drag strips and everything in between. Because when America goes racing, so does Harley-Davidson. Free admission from 5-9pm on Friday; regular admission applies on Saturday. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 9am to 6pm

33) THE IRON HORSE HOTEL -(500 W. Florida St. – 414.374.4766 – theironhorsehotel.com) Denise Presnell-Weidner. Featuring canvases of vivid color marks which fuse from a distance into imagery of the natural landscape that surrounds my immediate location in eastern Wisconsin to an increasingly abstract landscape of color and shape selected for their psychological effect over natural recognition. Also celebrating the camera while at the same time altering realty with the placement of the photographed images onto a variety of unexpected surfaces. The surfaces, such as cooked aluminum foil (literally cooked in a crock pot for a few hours to discolor the surface), Venetian plaster (which creates a crackled surface), Plexiglas (which allows printing on both sides of the plate), as well as on traditional printmaking papers (sometimes painted with iridescent acrylic paints and inks) create a new environment for the images. The environment becomes dreamlike – removed from a set place in a set time. Friday: 4 to 10pm, Saturday: throughout the day

34) KUNZELMANN-ESSER SKYLIGHT GALLERY – ( 710 W. Historic Mitchell St. – 414.647.8770 – info@kunzelmann.us) Kunzelmann Esser Skylight Gallery is featuring works from emerging and local artists. These works include paintings, photographs, sculptures and some Native American wood carvings that are inspired by nature. Live music, with hors d’oeuvres. Friday: 4 to 8pm, Saturday: 11am to 3pm
35) MERAKI – (939 S. 2nd St. – 414.897.7320 – restaurantmeraki.com) The Art of Walker’s Point. A collection from artists exclusively contributing to the burgeoning Walker’s Point art scene. Friday: 4:30 to 10pm, Saturday: 4:30 to 10pm
36) SCATHAIN LLC – (422 S. 4th St. – 414.988.4031 – scathain.com) Scathain is a design build firm in historic Walker’s Point. We specialize in custom mirrors and furnishings with unconventional wood finishes and metal patinas. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 4pm


37) AYZHA FINE ARTS GALLERY & BOUTIQUE – (275 W. Wisconsin Ave. – 414.220.4355 – ayzhafinearts.comJigaboos and Styrofoams. Part I of an installation by artist Kevin Boatright on the adverse effects of intoxication in the urban community. New works by painter Janice Dicks. Works by expressionist Patrica Obletz. Photography by Richard Allen. Entertainment by Etta James impersonator Andrea Riley. Exhibition runs July 22 through September 13. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: noon to 4pm

38) ECHELON APARTMENTS – (9810 Echelon Lane – 414.258.7368 – echelontosa.com) Hsin-Lin Chiao‘s paintings form an intimate expression of life, revealing its beauty, complexities, and contradictions. Her objective is to articulate the intricacies of everyday life, looking beneath the surface of norms and beliefs, while always remaining connected to nature. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: noon to 4pm

39) GALLERY @ THE BLUE – (310 W. Wisconsin Ave. – 414.273.5500) LIGHT PAINTING by Roderick Holloway. Roderick exhibits his eclectic body of light paintings that captures the imagination and inspires the mind. Drawing inspiration from nature and life experience, Roderick takes photography to a unique level of creativity. Exhibition runs May 23 through July 30. Artist Reception: Friday, July 22, 6pm Friday: 5:30 to 9pm
40) MOWA ON THE LAKE – (1800 N. Prospect Ave. – 414.272.2022 – wisconsinart.org/mowaonthelake) Emily Arthur: Endangered. Endangered tells of the California Gnatcatcher, a small bird that helps maintain a rare healthy ecosystem in 200,000 acres of rugged Californian coastline, but is the central player in a battle between environmentalists and developers that could result in species destruction or commercial construction. Refreshments available. Exhibition runs July 21 through October 12. Artist Talk: Thursday, July 21, 7pm. Friday: 5 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm

41) REDLINE MILWAUKEE – (1422 N. 4th St. – 414.491.9088 – redlineartmke.org) TIMELINE 2016. This exhibition features work from the past year by RedLine‘s Artists in Residence. Incorporating diverse disciplines, these artists examine critical themes and issues in their work and this show promises to be fresh and exciting! Incoming emerging artists-in-residence will be announced during the opening reception. Current Artists in Residence: Cynthia Brinich-Langlois, Jamie Bilgo Bruchman, Luke Farley, Katie Ryan, Jody Emery, Sue Lawton, Julie VonDerVellen, Lina “Lynn” Reif, Jake Hill and Kate Zolandz. Exhibition runs July 22 through October 1. Public Opening Reception: July 22, 6 to 9pm. Studio Crawl: July 23, 10am to 3pm. Friday: 6 to 9pm, Saturday: 10am to 3pm

Gallery Night and Day is presented quarterly by the Historic Third Ward Association. Special thanks to 2016 event sponsors: 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Associated BankHaggerty Museum of Art, Halling & CayoThe Pfister Hotel, and Physicians Realty Trust. For further information or to sponsor the event, please contact the Historic Third Ward Association at 414.273.1173 or www.historicthirdward.org.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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