Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Milwaukee Sketch Club at Atrium 10/11/19

Figure Drawing Live with Celeste Contreras 11/6/19 6pm

November 6, 2019
Wednesday   6:00 PM
2320 North Cramer Street
MilwaukeeWisconsin 53211
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Arts & Crafts Calling all Milwaukee Artists! You are invited for a special figure drawing experience. We have invited México Indígena, traditional Mexica ( MEH-SHEE-KHA), also known as Aztec, dancers to spend the evening with us, posing and sharing traditional stories of Día de Muertos, their handmade clothing and more with the community. Bring your drawing boards, sketchbooks and drawing supplies for a truly unique and special night of live drawing at the library!
Location: Mitchell Street Community Room

Thank you Sharon for sharing this!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour October 11-13, 2019

ref: https://cedarburgartistsguild.com/coveredbridgeartstudiotour.html

Your tour begins anywhere YOU want to visit. No tickets, No reservations.

New Hours :
Friday, Oct 11 4-8
Saturday AND Sunday : 10- 5

FREE Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour is a 37 year tradition for art enthusiasts. 54 artists from Mequon to West Bend will open their studio spaces to the public on the weekend of October 11-13, 2019 . Thirty-seven years ago, this event began as a studio and gallery tour in historic Cedarburg. Today, it is a unique opportunity for people to get an up close and personal look at some of Southeastern Wisconsin’s
finest artists and the spaces in which they work.

​Artists invite you into their creative spaces, whether it be a spare bedroom in a suburban ranch home, a remodeled chicken coop, an industrial garage, a restored 19th century barn or stone house, an 1850‘s stone woolen mill, a walk-out basement, or a tent . The rural drive between locations encompasses farm fields, pumpkin patches, Lake Michigan shoreline, rivers, picturesque small towns and even the last remaining
wooden Covered Bridge in Wisconsin. Most of the artists will be creating art during the event; all are happy to explain their artistic process and inspirations. This is your chance to purchase a unique piece of art directly from the artist along with its “ story of creation”.

Look for the red arrows
While on the tour, be sure to watch for the red arrows to direct you towards the open studios.

Pick up a map at Main Street Gallery inside the Cedarburg Cultural Center.
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Monday, September 30, 2019

Art Meets Literature with Author Lindsay Starck at Gallery 2o7!

From: Jeanne Nikolai Olivieri <jeanne@gallery2o7.com>
 Art Meets Literature with Author Lindsay Starck at Gallery 2o7!
Dear Art Friends,

We are excited to host author and Milwaukee native Lindsay Starck at Gallery 2o7 on October 4! Six artists have each created an original piece of art based on her novel Noah's Wife.  Lindsay will do a presentation/Q&A regarding her book, and each artist will make a brief statement regarding their work. Book signing to follow (books available for purchase). See below for details!
 Opening Reception:  October 4 from 6 to 9:00 pm
Author presentation/ Q&A at 6:45
Artist presentation:  7:15
Exhibition dates October 4 – 24, 2018

Gallery 2o7
207 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 130
Milwaukee, WI  53202

Open weekly Thurs, Fri 11-4, Sat noon to 4
Jeanne Nikolai Olivieri
Gallery Director/Visual Artist
Gallery 2o7
Gallery:  414-431-2368

Jeanne Nikolai Olivieri
Visual Artist, Gallery Director
Gallery 2o7
207 E Buffalo Street, Suite 130
Milwaukee, WI

Featuring original works by 
Jeanne Nikolai Olivieri
Ann Baer
Robert Zondag 
David Schaefer 

---For Immediate Release---

Wisconsin Author Lindsay Starck collaborates with Artists at 
Gallery 2o7

Lindsay Starck, Milwaukee native and author of novel Noah’s Wife, collaborates with six artists for an evening of art and literature at Gallery 2o7. Each artist will present a unique piece of art inspired by Starck’s debut novel. At the opening reception on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm at Gallery 2o7, 207 E Buffalo Street, Suite 130, Milwaukee, WI, Starck will do a brief presentation followed by a Q & A session. Each of the participating artists will explain the inspiration for their work. Books will be available for purchase and for signing by the author following the presentation.
 Participating artists include Ann Baer, Jeanne Nikolai Olivieri, Stacy Ollmann, David Schaefer, Julia Taylor, and Robert Zondag. Exhibition will be up until October 24, 2019.

Born in Milwaukee, Lindsay Starck spent much of her childhood at the Milwaukee Public Library. An avid reader and daughter of then librarian Lorelei Starck, she went on to earn her B.A. in Literature from Yale, her M.F.A in Fiction from Notre Dame, and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently works as an Assistant Professor of English at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, where she also co-directs the MFA program. 

Starck’s novel, Noah’s Wife, was published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons in January 2016. Loosely drawing on the tale of Noah’s Ark, Starck developed a modern fable which brings to mind climate change, feminism, the strength of the human spirit, community and hope.

“Starck's unusual, often charmingly phrased fable is constructed around the responses of a band of individuals to life's unpredictable challenges. . . Variously romantic, symbolic, philosophical, feminist, and fanciful, this is an atmospheric tale that meanders to a sweetly rousing conclusion. Forget the ark, forget the patriarch. It's the women who tend to triumph in this modern take on an Old Testament parable.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Noah’s Wife by Lindsay Starck is a riveting fable based loosely on the biblical story of Noah’s Ark. Only this time, it is Noah’s wife herself who embraces the ideas of faith and community, and her strength and compassion give this story a powerful, modern twist. Although the novel is filled with such exquisite detail that you may want to read this while sitting under an umbrella, Starck’s strength is in her characters. She peoples the sodden town with compelling, often hilarious individuals, each of whom will remain with you long after you turn the last page.”  —Melanie Benjamin, New York Times–bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife
“Noah’s Wife may be a contemporary allegory, but Lindsay Starck is a classic storyteller dealing with human folly in the face of nature’s ungovernable force.  Her novel is an engrossing fusion of wisdom and beautiful writing.” —Mary McGarry Morris, internationally bestselling author

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Fred Bell Objects Art Show 10/4-31/19

from fred@fredbellpaintings.com

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