In the Realm of Innocents: An Exhibition of Mysticism and Lore, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts

A Guest Contributor Review by Helene Fischman The artists in the current exhibit at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts approach mythological/ethereal/religious themes with both irony and sentimentality hidden in their works. “In the Realm of Innocents” takes us on a heterotopian journey through fairytale iconography. Each artist musters distinct painting techniques and passions one mightContinue reading “In the Realm of Innocents: An Exhibition of Mysticism and Lore, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts”

Fine Line, BVGN, Hide House, Nick Ludwig

Mirroring the image of a seasoned Olde World guild craftsman’s workshop, a studio space exudes consummate attention to detail. Jars and wooden vessels store troves of pens, like scaled-down silos stuffed full. Straight edges and obscure stencils of great variety each have their place, arranged meticulously. Tiling the tables and walls, the flourishing offspring ofContinue reading “Fine Line, BVGN, Hide House, Nick Ludwig”

Portrait Society, Niki Johnson, Eggs Benedict

The full blown quakes shaking the current discourse surrounding Niki Johnson’s Eggs Benedict, reached me as a mere tremor aftershock, a rumor of spectacular occurrence. I witnessed the aftermath of Johnson’s creatively seismic work during the day session of Gallery Night Spring 2013. Astounded, I expected to like the piece not to have my afternoonContinue reading “Portrait Society, Niki Johnson, Eggs Benedict”

The Marshall Building, Gallery Night Spring 2013

Rains drenched the week leading up to this spring’s Gallery Night in Milwaukee and a tornado warning. No worries there are plenty of great place to get stuck in the Third Ward tonight. Cohesion, would be the word that best describes what the Third Ward has achieved in the arts and entertainment lobe of itsContinue reading “The Marshall Building, Gallery Night Spring 2013”

Coalition of Photographic Arts, Gallery Night Spring 2013

In a wily move, the Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA) took over a traditional second floor office suite on upper Mason Street and turned it into a a multi-room gallery space for their 8th Annual Member’s Exhibition. CoPA, a contemporary photography guild, showcases and supports fine photographic arts of all styles. CoPA member Kelly CrandallContinue reading “Coalition of Photographic Arts, Gallery Night Spring 2013”