Monday, July 18, 2016

Tuesday Evening Plein Air group meeting in 3rd ward

From: al minzlaff <alminzlaff@hotmail.com>
 
This tue we will meet in 3rd Ward instead of Greendale.
6:30pm
Sorry for any inconvenience.

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 Note: Third Ward Plein Air competition is July 19-22
See http://www.historicthirdward.org/events/pleinairpainting.php
for more info.
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Here is a link to our schedule page http://milwaukeesketchclub.blogspot.com/p/schedules.html

If you want to meet up with us, since sometimes we go elsewhere, please contact

  • Tuesday mornings about 9am: Kathy at y1htak@gmail.com or Vivian at vivianfoster572@gmail.com
  • Tuesday evenings, Al at 414-530-7930 or alminzlaff@hotmail.com
  • Wednesday afternoons, Bonnie at bonitaartwork@yahoo.com

Our Tuesday evening indoor winter sketching session is starting up in September.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Milwaukee Sketch Club at East Troy Town Center 6/28/16 & 7/2/16

 This is a great place to plein air paint because you can look at historic buildings in every direction when sitting on the town square. Also clean bathrooms and polite people. The first time we were there we saw a long line of regular people ride past on their bicycles. Where were they going?




Some liked it so much that we returned to it the next week while some went to Miniwaukan Park per the schedule/guide.


The second time around we got to meet the Randy Timms, Village Board President. He is interested in having a plein air event in East Troy.  Mark put him in contact with Wendy Thompson of the WIPAPA http://wipapa.blogspot.com/


She volunteered to meet with him and recommended that he read the following before their meeting.
http://pleinaircedarburg.blogspot.com/p/2012-prospectus.html
 
So who knows, maybe someday East Troy may have a Plein Air Event.








Here is a link to our schedule page http://milwaukeesketchclub.blogspot.com/p/schedules.html

If you want to meet up with us, since sometimes we go elsewhere, please contact
  • Tuesday mornings about 9am: Kathy at y1htak@gmail.com or Vivian at vivianfoster572@gmail.com
  • Tuesday evenings, Al at 414-530-7930 or alminzlaff@hotmail.com
  • Wednesday afternoons, Bonnie at bonitaartwork@yahoo.com

Our Tuesday evening indoor winter sketching session is starting up in September.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Milwaukee Sketch Club at Hart Park 6/7/16

A bit chilly and overcast.

Thank you John for pictures. If anyone else who would like to email pictures that would be great!

Plein Air Guide of places to paint is on our schedule page




Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Art in the Park July 9th

Art in the Park July 9th

SAVE THE DATE! Please join us July 9th from 11-3pm.
NEW LOCATION IN HUMBOLDT PARK
3000 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207 next to the Beer Garden Pavilion
  • Fine Art & Craft from over 36 artists
  • Our sponsor MilPAWkee Pet Photography joins us
  • Bay View Arts Guild hosts a community mural
  • Food and Beer at the Beer Garden
Come out and celebrate with us and please share with your family and friends!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Support my Project! Think Inside the Box!

From: Jeanne Nikolai Olivieri <jnoart@gmail.com>

Dear Friends and Art Supporters,

I’m doing a MARN microfellowship! This is a crowd-funding campaign through the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network for my new interactive installation piece, Think Inside the Box ©™. I’m very excited about this project, and need your help to finance its creation. My goal is to raise $5200 between now and July 30, 2016. See below for the project description!

·       Donors of $50 to $99 will receive a 3 x 4-1/2” matted original watercolor painting.
·       Donors of $100 - $199 will receive an original 5 x 7” inch watercolor painting.
·       Donors of $200 to $299 will receive an 8 by 10” watercolor painting.
·       Donors of over $300 will be given an evening studio tour for six with wine and nibbles, and an 8 by 10” original watercolor.
·       10% of funds raised will go to MARN, a non-profit arts organization

Any amount of donation is welcome! If all goes well, the project will be finished and installed for the July 22, 2016 Gallery Night. Please support Think Inside the Box!

Donate by clicking "Support this Artist" at this link: https://www.artsinmilwaukee.org/profiles/253/


Project description:

As an artist, I am constantly putting my work “out there.”  This can be both liberating and daunting. There is the little doubt in the back of my head, the overheard critique of a stranger at an opening, or an unexpected visitor to my studio offering suggestions and “shoulds”. While I often enjoy painting and creating in public and value critiques and opinions, to truly stretch my boundaries, take chances, and liberate ideas, it is necessary for me to take a break from outside influences and focus on expression without diversions, opinions and interruptions. 

When I need to let loose my innermost thoughts and ideas free of vulnerability, I go into my “zone,” with the door closed, music on, outside distractions and diversions silenced. Here I can think clearly, plot, experiment, throw paint, write wild and crazy ideas, meditate, and prepare for return to the outside world with a renewed sense of creative strength and artistic enlightenment.

I intend to share creative freedom with others through my new project Think Inside the Box.  It will be composed of three distinct intimate box environments:  the Lounge, designed to spark new ideas; the Drawing Room, a warm and comfortable space; and the Retreat, a peaceful and organic environment.  They will be safe places where thinkers, writers, visual artists, and risk-takers can tangibly express their innermost thoughts and creative ideas without fear of judgment. All are welcome and there are no requirements.  Confessions can be made, stories can be told, ideas sketched, or participants can simply sit quietly to think or meditate.  Visitors are encouraged to sketch, draw, dream, and communicate their secret selves inside the Box.

Sketching and writing materials will be provided to visitors who choose to record and share their thoughts and ideas on paper. These expressions can be signed or remain anonymous. Works will then be collaged to the walls inside the Boxes as a testament to our secret selves and to what, as creative humans, we choose to share with others.

The initial Think Inside the Box installation will be erected in my studio and serve as a prototype.  The ultimate goal is to build transportable structures that can be reconstructed and shared with others at museums and art centers.

To learn more about me, visit my MARN profile:  https://www.artsinmilwaukee.org/profiles/253
And my website:                                                               http://www.jnikolaiart.com/Jnikolaiart/Home.html

Feel free to share this message with others!