Historic Third Ward Events - 2018
Gallery Night and Day ~ April 20 and 21, 2018
Join us for Gallery Night and Day, the Midwest's premier art event.
This world-class event features an evening of gallery hopping and art viewing beginning at 5pm Friday, April 20 and continuing during the day on Saturday, April 21.
This spring, the quarterly event showcases 47 venues throughout the downtown Milwaukee area. Admission is free to all participating venues during event hours listed below.
Park in the Ward!
During Gallery Night and Day event hours (Friday 5 to 9pm; Saturday 10am to 5pm), park for just $5 at the Historic Third Ward parking structures located at .212 N. Milwaukee St. and 225 E. Chicago St.
For Additional Information
Please call the Historic Third Ward Association at 414.273.1173.
EAST TOWN PARTICIPANTS
David Barnett Gallery
1024 E. State St. (at Prospect Ave.) • 414.271.5058 • davidbarnettgallery.com
Miró: Original Lithographs
Presenting the Spanish artist’s personal symbols and innovative iconography exploring themes of the cosmos, nature, erotic energy, birds and other animals, Catalan identity, and freedom.
Surrealism in Mexican Art
A depiction of life, death, spirituality, the natural world, and the mind. Featuring artwork by: José Luis Cuevas, Antonio Díaz Cortés, Paco Huacuja, Miguel Castro Leñero, Mónica Flores Martínez, Alejandro Mojica, Teresa Olabuenaga, Arturo Secunda, David Alfaro Siqueiros, among others. Exhibition April 20 through July 14, 2018.
Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 11am-5pm
1000 N. Broadway • 414.277.2300 • msoe.edu/museum
The Arts and Mechanics of Animation: The J. J. Sedelmaier Collection
Last chance to see this one-of-a-kind exhibition. As the motion picture film industry advanced, so did the invention and development of the equipment intrinsic to animation production. The exhibition chronicles over a century of the development and use of various devices and equipment that were key to the production of animated films, from their beginning up to the 1990s. Fortunately, studios like New York’s Terrytoons, Fleischer Studios and, of course, The Walt Disney Studios, documented much of the behind the scenes activity in newsreels and promotional films, some of which we have as a part of this exhibition from the collection of J.J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc. J.J. and Patrice Sedelmaier have run their animation and design studio located in White Plains, New York, for over 25 years. (jjsedelmaier.com)
Exhibition now through April 29, 2018.
Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 12pm-6pm
MKE LGBT Community Center
1110 Market Street, 2nd Floor • 414.271.2656 • www.mkelgbt.org
Spring Fling Art Show
From the eclectic to the electric, our artists will show a range of unique pieces. We celebrate the diversity of our vibrant community in this show. Featuring artists Thom Ertl, Michael Burmesch, Francis Benedict Toledo, and Spencer Sterling. A portion of sales will be donated to help LGBT causes.
The North End: Vignette
1511 N. Water St. • 414.224.8900 • thenorthend.com
Sit. Stay. Click: Stephanie Bartz Photography Exhibition
Photography selection from Stephanie Bartz Portfolio: Playful and fun series of people, places and pets. Canine portraits highlighted with exclusive photography sessions available during the event. For details, email email@example.com and check out sbartzphotography.com
Nibbles and beverage reception for guests. We’ll treat your dog and fill your belly. The North End is the pet friendliest community in downtown. Friday night only!
Pastiche at the Metro
411 E. Mason St. • 414.225.3270 • pastichebistro.com
Pastiche at the Hotel Metro is proud to host Milwaukee artist Julie Nielsen. Working in a variety of styles and mediums, Julie’s diverse portfolio includes intimate portraiture and impressionistic landscapes. Drawings and paintings on display with a focus on acrylic, pencil, and vine charcoal.
Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-4pm
Pfister - Artist in Residence
424 E. Wisconsin Ave. • 414.273.8222 • thepfisterhotel.com
Welcome the new Artist-in-Residence, fashion designer Stephanie Schultz, on Gallery Night, Friday, April 20 from 5 to 9pm in the studio. Continue your night at the reception in Rouge from 9 to 11:30pm, with complimentary snacks and cash bar.
Friday: 5pm-9pm, Reception 9pm-11:30pm
726 N. Milwaukee St. • 414.223.0896 • scottfreesalon.com
Ned Pritzlaff Photography
Join us Friday night to enjoy fine art photographic images by Ned Pritzlaff.
Spectrum Salon and Art Gallery / Rozga Funeral Planning Center
226/228 E. Mason St. • 414.204.8499 • spectrumsalon226.com
Our Precious Water and Land in the Light of Day, by Janet Montgomery
The landscapes by Janet Montgomery are to be enjoyed and appreciated daily. Janet has worked on acrylics for 15 years and Wisconsin has been her home. Her passion for the conservation of our natural environment is the focus of her painting.
Friday: 5pm-8pm, Saturday 1pm-3pm
Urban Milwaukee: The Store
755 N. Milwaukee St. • 414.395.0632 • urbanmilwaukeethestore.com
See the Milwaukee of yesterday. View gritty 1970s images of Milwaukee taken by prolific photographer Ray Szopieray. The work is now part of the collection of Adam Levin. Store will also be featuring Milwaukee gifts. Exhibition runs April 20 through
June 1, 2018.
Friday: 5pm-10pm, Saturday: 11am-3pm
Village Church Arts Gallery
130 E. Juneau Ave. • 414.273.7617 • villagechurchmilwaukee.org
A celebration of Theatrical Art: mixed media by emerging artists in Milwaukee.
Friday: Appetizers & Live Music 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 1pm-3pm
HISTORIC THIRD WARD PARTICIPANTS
ACLU of Wisconsin
207 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 325 • 414.272.4032 • aclu-wi.org
Photographing The Resistance: Celebrating the Freedom to Assemble
Join the ACLU as we look back at protests and demonstrations through the amazing lenses of a few of our favorite Milwaukee photographers: Joe Brusky, Anna Maria Contreras, C.M. DeSpears, Troy Freund, and Jovanny Hernandez.
Bull Moose Financial
342 N. Water St, Suite 820 • 414.315.2141 • bullmoosefinancial.com
The Artists of Walker’s Point Creative Collective
Presenting the unique and various works of art of Walker’s Point Creative Collective.
207 E. Buffalo Street, #604 • 414.455.8250 • chrysalisboutique.com
Sculpted by Nature
Earth’s minerals exhibit rare crystal forms with amazing colors to create unique natural sculptures and decorative art. Magnificently cut gemstones create brilliant effects. Knowledgeable and helpful experts will be available during the show, as well as Thursdays from 10am-5pm, and by appointment.
Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 12pm-4pm
153 N. Milwaukee Street • 414.316.9120 • cornerstonemke.com
Jennifer Espenscheid: Emotionally Provocative Abstracts
In this avenue of the artist’s work, she explores evoking emotions through form, texture, and color. Calm, enthusiasm, passion, and love can all be experienced through allowing oneself to sink into the painting and themselves. Small prints will be for sale. Preview Jennifer’s artwork at thesomashow.com
Be a partner in change!
Riverwest Food Pantry is transforming lives every day! On Gallery Night come meet representatives of this fabulous organization and learn how you can be a vital part of this social, nutritional, and economic change through hunger relief. Non-perishable food items and financial donations will be welcomed at Friday’s Gallery Night at Cornerstone Realtors.
Deep River Partners
240 N. Milwaukee Street, Suite 400 • 414.276.8550 • deep-river.com
Deep River Partners specializes in residential design including renovation, remodeling, new estates, historic renovation, and condominiums. Our esteemed Architects and Interior Designers provide a holistic design process that produces creative and personalized solutions reflecting each client’s vision. Large scale photography is showcased throughout our studio.
222 E. Erie St. • 414.291.4050 • dcopy.net
Four DigiCopy co-workers are also MIAD alums. Stop by to see their work in various media. Friday night enjoy snacks and a beverage.
Friday: 5pm-8pm, Saturday: 11am-2pm
191 N. Broadway • 414.488.9767 • elementseast.com
Wabi-Sabi “Drop-In” Interactive Sculpture
Landscape architect Tim R. Garland will be designing and installing a “drop-in” interactive sculpture, embracing ancient concepts of wabi-sabi. Tim’s designs are a perfect complement to the treasures you will find at Elements East. We specialize in one-of-a-kind Asian furniture and modern home décor.
Friday: 10am-9pm, Saturday: 10am-6pm
Frank Juarez Gallery
207 E. Buffalo St., #600 • 920.559.7181 • frankjuarezgallery.com
New Paintings by Michael Davidson
Michael Davidson’s new paintings focus on the specific and evocative. They can be experienced as tense turning points unfolding on the stage of the small canvas. They are moments of uneasy stasis pregnant with potential, they are situations amplified by their contrasting humble scale. Inspiring prolonged contemplation, these moments on the picture plane function as one act plays. Exhibition runs April 14 through May 26, 2018.
Friday: 6pm-9pm, Saturday: 11am-4pm
207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 218 • 414.643.1732 • gallery218.com
An Abstract Nature
Contemporary works inspired by natural elements by emerging and established artists in painting, photography, digital media, and clay. Exhibit can also be viewed Saturdays 1pm-5pm. Exhibiting artists: Judith Hooks, Bernie Newman, JoAnne O’Hare, Martha Coaty, Pui Che, and Scott Osager. Live jazz by Keith Watling. Cash bar and appetizers. Artists applications in all media reviewed Saturdays, 1pm-5pm. Exhibition runs April 20 through June 1, 2018.
Friday: 5pm-10pm, Saturday: 12pm-5pm
Halling & Cayo, S.C.
320 E. Buffalo St., Suite 700 • 414.271.3400 • hallingcayo.com
Adam Stoner: Painting/Drawing/Interactive Sculpture
Adam Stoner makes images of theatrical architecture and religious fantasy, which serve as metaphors for our interior lives. His artwork commonly plays on themes of meaning and chaos; blasphemy and redemption; and a longing for the beyond of which we rarely speak.
Neda Stevic is a Milwaukee artist best known for her surrealistic paintings fusing mythical sea scenarios with a decent dose of thought-provoking scientific phenomena. Her favorite medium is charcoal or graphite pencil sketches combined with metallic watercolor paint.
Hudson Business + Lounge
310 E. Buffalo St. • 414.220.9460 • thehudson.org
Art Mart at the Hudson
Artists including Francis Annan Affotey, Fred Bell, Christine Buth-Furness, Christina Fredette, Claudette Lee-Roseland, Catherine Lottes, Clives Pronhows, and Lauryl Sulfate present work in a range of mediums from paintings and photography to funky handcrafted design.
FRIDAY ONLY: A selection of handcrafted Afghanistan war rugs on view for the first time.
Friday: 5-9pm, Saturday: 10am-6pm
Lily Pad Gallery West
215 N. Broadway • 414.509.5756 • lilypadgalleries.com
Lily Pad West provides the finest quality realism, naturalism, impressionism, and abstract works of art. With over 150 works of art from 75 distinct artists, the gallery brings quality art from modern contemporary to art reminiscent of 19th century French and Dutch Masters. An artist reception and demonstration will be held Saturday from 2pm to 3:30pm.
Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 12pm-5pm
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
273 E. Erie St. • 414.847.3200 • miad.edu
MIAD’s Annual Senior Exhibition
Wisconsin’s largest exhibit of its kind features more than 120 of Milwaukee’s newest artists and designers, representing all of MIAD’s Bachelor of Fine Arts majors. Exhibition runs April 20 through May 12, 2018.
Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 10am-5pm
OIL, a city gallery
207 E. Buffalo St. • 414.588.6823 • oilmilwaukee.com
Urban + Agrarian Landscapes
Contemporary gallery with new works created and displayed every Wednesday through Friday 3 to 6:30pm, Saturday noon to 5pm, and by appointment. Featuring Hal Koenig’s urban and landscape canvases. And guest artist Richard W. Patt’s agrarian landscapes. Exhibition is ongoing.
Friday: 3pm-9pm, Saturday: 12pm-4pm
151 N. Water Street • 414.455.3636 • orleyshabahang.com
After almost 40 years in Whitefish Bay, Orley Shabahang is excited to be in the heart of the Historic Third Ward, our second Milwaukee area location. Come visit Orley Shabahang for the best carpets being made in the world today and spectacular antiques.
Friday: 10am-9pm, Saturday: 10am-6pm
Portrait Society Gallery
207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 526 • 414.870.9930 • portraitsocietygallery.com
Dominic Chambers: In Light our Bodies Shift
Dominic Chambers, a 2016 graduate of Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, who is mid-way through a graduate program at Yale, continues his exploration of the sentient and spiritual beings who guide us.
Skully Gustafson: Outdoor Wig Store
Skully Gustafson, a 2012 graduate of Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and one of Wisconsin’s foremost young painters to watch, creates enlivened spaces from a growing vocabulary of mark making and media. He views the paintings as windows to imagined kingdoms where people and animals preen and convene. Exhibition runs March 30 through May 26, 2018.
Opening reception Friday, March 30 • 6pm to 8pm
Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 11am-5pm
The Renaissance Gallery
309 N. Water St., Lobby Level • 414.303.9389 • crdavidsonart.com
Native Wisconsinite Katherine Steichen Rosing will exhibit new works for three months in the Renaissance Gallery. These luminous large scale paintings of abstracted forests and richly textured trees honor the sacredness of nature with rhythmic patterns of line, color, and negative space. Additional works available in the CR Davidson Art office (Marshall Building-5th Floor-207 E. Buffalo Street). The artist will be attendance at the opening Friday night.
Exhibition runs April 20 through July 13, 2018.
The Sadler Gallery
207 E. Buffalo Street, Suite 200 • 414.870.1453 • sadlergallery.net
Being the owner of an art gallery brings with it a certain social cache. There is an implied sophistication and association with people of a wealthier class. To some degree these assumptions are correct. What is hidden, however, is that running an art gallery is, first and foremost, a labor of love. The ownership of art (in terms of monetary value) is most elusive and unquantifiable. Older works of art carry with them a value based on their status as antiques. Contemporary art values are more difficult. Ultimately beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The actual percentage of the population that is willing to pay large sums to own original art is quite small. All this leads us to the inescapable conclusion that we must support and revere our art dealers. They are a special class. They shoulder a task that is absolutely necessary for our cultural health and they are often misunderstood. The energy and trials they face are far more arduous than most suppose. Without them our world would be so much poorer. We should all be demonstrably grateful to Frank Sadler and all his cohorts for the invaluable service they provide. It ain’t as easy as you think: Tom Hoffman
Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-4pm
Splash Studio: a painting bar
184 N. Broadway • 414.882.7621 • splashmilwaukee.com
Join Splash Studio as we celebrate our SIXTH birthday with a new gallery exhibit entitled “Historic Milwaukee.” Our team of talented artists will join forces to showcase the beautiful and diverse history of this city we call home. An opening reception with drink specials will take place on Friday from 6pm-9pm, with a full weekend of birthday celebrations to follow. Exhibition April 20 to July 1, 2018.
180 N. Broadway • 414.509.8430 • sneex3rdward.com
Featuring DJ artist Brandis “Mr. New York” Frater, both Friday evening and Saturday day. Refreshments will be served.
Friday: 5pm-10pm, Saturday: 9am-1pm
239 E. Chicago Street • 414.488.9600 • sweetdiner.com
Realtors Gallery Night
Sweet Diner will feature Realtor® and other artists. Donated works from each participating artist will be available in a silent auction benefitting the Realtors® Youth Foundation to award grants for the arts, social services, and education.
Tory Folliard Gallery
233 N. Milwaukee St. • 414.273.7311 • toryfolliard.com
Chris Berti – New Sculptures
Executed with methodical precision and care, Chris Berti’s hand-carved sculptures of animals and everyday objects uncover the inherent and often hidden qualities of stone, brick, wood, and ceramic. Interested in the natural progression of how stones fade and erode over time, Berti expedites the process by patiently chiseling pieces away until a final form, and latent colors reveal themselves.
Ron Isaacs – Fiction/Non-Fiction
Contemporary trompe l’oeil techniques continue to surprise viewers in Ron Isaac’s beautifully painted wood sculptures. Exhibiting his artwork nationally for over 45 years, the artist’s convincing representations of vintage clothing, plant materials, and time-patinated found objects come together in visually rich, and often surprising combinations to suggest metaphors for the relationships of human life and nature, memory, and the passage of time. Exhibition April 20 through May 26, 2018.
Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 11am-4pm
WALKER'S POINT / SOUTH
The Alice Wilds
900 S. 5th Street, Ste. 102 • 414-635-0887 • thealicewilds.com
Steven D. Foster: The Space Between
We’re honored to present a selected survey of the photographic works of Steven D. Foster. Having arrived in 1975 to found the photography program at UWM (until his retirement in 2007), Foster created some of the most highly regarded photographs made within and of this city. Exhibition runs March 16 through April 28, 2018.
Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 11am-5pm
Arts @ Large
908 S. 5th St. • 414.763.7379 • artsatlargeinc.org
Recognition & Re-ignition: A 50-year look at Milwaukee Youth, Leadership, and the Spirit of Protest
In August of 1967, the Milwaukee NAACP Youth Council, Commandos, community leaders, and supporters marched for 200 consecutive nights to demand an end to housing segregation. In doing so, Milwaukee youth took an active role in shaping the city we know today. From the lingering imprint of racial-restricted covenants, to the importance of photo-journalism and protest songs, this exhibit features student-artists investigating the essential people, places, and ideas of the movement. Join us! Exhibition April 20 through June 30, 2018.
Friday: 5pm-8pm, Saturday: 12pm-4pm
The Chef’s Table
500 S. 3rd St. • 414.277.7676 • chefs-tablemke.com
Uncommon Art: Milwaukee Artists Showcase Creative Design
Multidisciplinary artists transform The Chef’s Table for a night. Featuring Simon Teigeiro’s calligraffiti-style paintings, Chef David Magnasco’s stained glass creations, Katerina Nissa Sanerib’s sculptures/wall art, and other artists representing Milwaukee’s eclectic art scene. Brazilian guitarist and freeform jazz, light hors d’oeuvres, and a creative cocktail list.
Elle Studio + Wellness
106 W. Seeboth St. #101 • 414.378.5379 • ellewellstudio.com
Discover the impact of art therapy as a holistic form of healing in Milwaukee. This growing field involves active engagement from a non-judgmental standpoint, allowing individuals to tap into their personal metaphors, increase self awareness, and enhance social connectedness. Join Elle Studio + Wellness therapists, community artists, and Mount Mary students in this interactive gallery event. See our website to reserve an easel or participate in a charity yoga class!
Friday: 5pm-8:30pm, Saturday: 10am-4pm
Habitat for Humanity ReStore-East
420 S. 1st Street • 414.257.9078 • milwaukeerestore.org
9th Annual Recycled Art Contest
Explore one of Milwaukee’s greenest art exhibitions! From artwork to repurposed furniture, these works were created using second-hand product found at Habitat for Humanity ReStore (Habitat’s resale stores & donation centers). Proceeds from the gallery will help local families in need of safe and affordable housing. Exhibition runs April 13 through April 21, 2018.
Friday: 5pm-7:30pm, Saturday: 10am-4pm
400 W. Canal St. • 414.287.2789 • h-dmuseum.com
Since opening in 2008, the Harley-Davidson Museum has become a top tourist destination, attracting millions of people to view the world’s largest collection of unrestored Harley-Davidsons. Celebrate 10 years of legendary exhibits and witness the custom culture, folk art and rolling sculptures that have helped make Harley-Davidson a global icon.
The Iron Horse Hotel
500 W. Florida St. • 414.374.4766 • theironhorsehotel.com
Anita Burgermeister: Fusion Foto Art / MKE Cityscapes
A fusion of photos, abstract paintings, maps, and textures are blended to create vibrant digital images. Prints are applied to aluminum panels with a UV sealer. Visit FusionFotoArt.com and ArtByAnita.com for more art and mixed media work.
Friday: 5-9pm, Saturday: 10am-4pm
R&R Art Galleries
194 S. 2nd St. • 414.421.7700 • rrartgalleries.com
A premier framing gallery featuring artists of varied mediums. Photography by Robert Popp, jewelry by Dagmara Costello, woodwork by James Bednarski, painting by Dan Duffy, and metal sculpture by Eduardo. Also on display will be the work of MIAD photography student, Tyler Yomantas.
Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 10am-4pm
The Seeboth Event Space
131 W. Seeboth St. • theseeboth.com
La Vida en Cuba
Travel through Cuba and see what life is like from this contemporary collection of photographs and paintings from Santiago de Cuba to Havana. Stay for a cocktail reception with Cuban fare.
422 S. 4th St. • 414.988.4031 • scathain.com
You want it, you got it. April’s Gallery Night features metal sculptors Scott Van Vreede and Nick Weyker. Forged, cast, fabricated, patinaed—the whole shebang. Want even more? Tours of the shop will show you where the metal magic happens.
PARTICIPANTS AROUND TOWN
King Drive Commons Gallery and Studio
2775 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive • 414.264.5000
Embracing Our Youth
This gallery night is proud to embrace our youth and inspire their talents. Emerging artists from schools in the Harambee and Bronzeville communities are exhibiting their artwork by using various mediums to create images that reflect their social connection, political thoughts, visions, and hopes for their future. Friday night’s entertainment will include live jazz by Larry Moore and MRS. FUN and spoken word by Carmen Alicia Murguia. This night may also pleasantly surprise us with the outstanding talent and intellect of our youth. Culinary delights by Pas Da Peas Catering. The event is open to the public.
Friday: 5:30pm-9pm, Saturday 12pm-2pm
Mo’s: A Place for Steaks
720 N. Plankinton Avenue • 414.272.0720 • facebook.com/events/196725821079541
The 730 Project
Stop in for a cocktail, jazz piano, and the ongoing screening of photographer Dick Blau’s “The 730 Project,” 200 images made in the immediate neighborhood of 730 N. Plankinton, now archived at the Milwaukee County Historical Society.
Mobile Design Box
753 N. 27th Street • uwm.edu/sarup/the-mobile-design-box
A Discussion on The Relationship Between People & Architecture
Exhibit from the ZIP MKE archive of almost 2,000 Milwaukee photos. Highlighting residents, architecture, and the relationship between the two. The UWM studio will exhibit work around the driving question: What is the relationship between people and architecture? Q&A Saturday with Allyson Nemec, Bobby Tanzillo, and Karl Herschede.
Exhibition runs April through June, 2018.
Friday 5pm-8pm, Saturday 10am-4pm
MOWA on the Lake
1800 N. Prospect Ave. • 414.272.2022 • wisconsinart.org/mowaonthelake
High Thread Count: ART QUILTS BY PAT KROTH
Contemporary fiber artist Pat Kroth explores transparencies and layers through a myriad of found objects collected for their texture, color, or personal significance. She sews the objects and fabric together to create abstract compositions that are equal in physical and psychological depth. Exhibition runs now through May 14, 2018. Refreshments Friday and Saturday.
Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 10am-2pm, Open and free to the public daily, 10am-5pm
1422 N. 4th St. • 414.491.9088 • redlinemilwaukee.com
Forgotten Premonitions by Angela Pierro
Featuring Canadian-born, Milwaukee-based painter Angela Pierro. Inspired by the transitory qualities of light, she creates color-flooded paintings portraying the illusion of depth and space. The exhibit focuses on the idea of finding balance in the universe and taking momentary pause. Exhibition runs April 20 through May 26, 2018.
Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 10am-3pm
Gallery Night and Day is presented quarterly by the Historic Third Ward Association. Special thanks to 2017 event sponsors: 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Associated Bank,Haggerty Museum of Art, Halling & Cayo, The Pfister Hotel and Physician's Realty Trust.
For further information, please contact the Historic Third Ward Association at 414.273.1173 or firstname.lastname@example.org.