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”

Coughing and Such, Jackpot Gallery, Nicotine Bliss

I’ll never get used to the receding daylight suffered by fall changing to winter. The premature darkness did allow the new inhabitants of Truly Spoken’s old space to feature their fine vintage replacement framed window glass under studio lighting. There’s a market around here for that huh? That’s the kind ingenuity you expect to seeContinue reading “Coughing and Such, Jackpot Gallery, Nicotine Bliss”

In Bloom, Reincarnation, Nadia Smale

It’s her first, but highly unlikely that it’s her last. Nadia Smale has an art show coming up at Orcanine Abbey this Friday night titled Reincarnation. ¬†She has moxie and a proclivity for making cool stuff, as all artists do, with an eye for aesthetic and guts to take chances. How can you blame her?Continue reading “In Bloom, Reincarnation, Nadia Smale”