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”

Stormy Surfer, BVGN, Hide House, Tegan Andrich

In the undergrowth of the Hide House, creative spores germinate in a first floor alcove, a respite for a few recent MIAD products. Spring Gallery Night in Milwaukee gave them a chance to showcase their toils, carving dedicated display space into sections for each studio mate’s work. Bay View Gallery Night may prove more ofContinue reading “Stormy Surfer, BVGN, Hide House, Tegan Andrich”

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”