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Articles tagged with 'art'

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Milwaukee Winter Auction features African art pieces

Published Nov. 19, 2014

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers announced the sale of over 100 works owned by African art collector Judith Wright. The firm is presenting her collection as a single-owner session in the Milwaukee Winter Auction. The sale will take place on Dec. 5. A preview exhibition begins on Saturday, Nov. 22.

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Hover Craft turns 5

Published Nov. 16, 2014

Hover Craft - an annual buy-local event featuring the work of more than 70 artists, crafters and makers - celebrates its fifth year on Sunday, Dec. 7. The event takes place inside Turner Hall Ballroom, 1034 N. 4th St., from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $3 and kids are free.

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State Fair sends out call for entries for annual poster competition

Published Nov. 12, 2014

This afternoon, the Wisconsin State Fair began its call for entries for the second annual Wisconsin State Fairtastic Poster Art Competition. The contest, open to all interested Wisconsin artists age 18 and older, is currently accepting postmarked or hand-delivered first draft submissions through 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15.

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MOWA announces first winner of Artist-in-Residence Program

Published Oct. 21, 2014

This afternoon, the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) - in partnership with Ansay Development Corporation - announced Milwaukee artist Lois Bielefeld as the first winner of its Artist-in-Residence Program in Luxembourg, the first opportunity of its kind offered through MOWA for Wisconsin artists.

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Art Is For Lovers provides a positive space for artists

Published Oct. 12, 2014

Karl Reeves has dedicated his life to art. He didn't focus on art until four years ago, when he started skateboarding and was introduced to a new, worldwide community of skaters and artists. At the end of last year, Reeves opened Art Is For Lovers, a spacious art gallery and performance space at 2228 N. Martin Luther King Dr. that covers 1,600 square feet and four adjoining rooms.

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Thiele folds cake into art

Published Oct. 3, 2014

Brooke Thiele dabbled in cake making, but it wasn't until she dropped out of college and took classes at The Wilton School of Chicago that she started taking the confectionary arts seriously. And not so seriously, too. Penis cake, anyone?

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Glasgow's Italian art is on view in Milwaukee

Published Oct. 2, 2014

This week Milwaukee Art Museum opens a new show in the Baker/Rowland Galleries. "Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums" opens Thursday, Oct. 2 and runs through Jan. 4. Wait. What? Italian paintings from Glasgow in Milwaukee?

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Mrozinski casts series of shadow paintings

Published Sept. 12, 2014

Todd Mrozinski has traced and painted more than 100 shadows of friends, family members and local artists - many of whom are drinking, a few eating and some contemplating or gazing. The series will soon be on display at Cafe Lulu and he is also currently accepting commissions.

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Wiedenhoeft bridges the gap between artists and buyers

Published Aug. 6, 2014

When Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh died in 1890, he left this Earth poor and virtually unknown. Stephanie Wiedenhoeft, who cites Van Gogh as one of her favorite artists of all time, does not want to see this happen to the many talented artists in Milwaukee.

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Ren Faire artist spends hours creating very-temporary chalk drawings

Published July 19, 2014

Imagine putting 16 to 18 hours into a painting or drawing, only to have it washed away by rain a few days or even hours later? Such is the reality for Stacey Williams-Ng, a Milwaukee artist who spends numerous weekends at the Bristol Renaissance Faire chalking masterpieces on the cement.

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New Oak Creek studio aims to create happy, healthy, art-obsessed kids

Published June 11, 2014

Cheryl Huffman's experience and education as a child studying the arts not only helped give her a career in dance, but also gave her a love for the arts that's stayed strong over the years. And now, in a time when many schools are having to shrink their arts offerings, Huffman would like to help pass on that experience to a new generation of kids with the Indigo Creative Arts Studio, a new arts establishment opening this month.