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Naked Without It creates tiny food jewelry

Published March 21, 2015

Laura Rehorst's miniature food sculpture jewelry - a teensy taco, a bitsy burger - are so accurately detailed and freaking cute they might make you squeal in a way that's usually reserved for baby monkeys.

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Oniomania turns double digits

Published Jan. 31, 2015

On Feb. 14, 2005, Oniomania - a West Allis-based boutique selling the creations of more than 40 local artists - opened its doors. A decade later, OnMilwaukee.com checked in with the owners to get the scoop on the past, present and future of this successful local business.

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The Waxwing will remain open!

Published Jan. 17, 2015

Earlier this month, Steph Davies announced that her art and gift consignment shop, Waxwing, would close at the end of February. Well, plans have changed and The Waxwing will remain open through January 2016.

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The Waxwing will close in February

Published Jan. 4, 2015

In 2012, Steph Davies opened The Waxwing, a local art and handmade gifts boutique at 4415 N. Oakland Ave. in Shorewood. Recently Davies learned that her landlord Nat Davauer was not going to renew her lease because he plans to use the space to expand his business Draft and Vessel which is located next door.

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Var mixes art, music, comedy, community and cocktails

Published Jan. 4, 2015

Last month, Var Gallery and Studios opened at 643 S. 2nd St. in a former aluminum foundry that had been empty for a couple of years. The gallery, artists' collective and bar showcases art shows, acoustic live music, comedy performances, workshops, open figure drawing, talk sessions, social gatherings and more.

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Layton Art Collection Board expands partnership with MAM

Published Dec. 19, 2014

The Layton Art Collection, Inc. has renewed its historic agreement with the Milwaukee Art Museum to preserve and protect the Layton Collection at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The collection, which served as the foundation for Milwaukee's first public art gallery, has been housed at the museum since 1957.

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The natural and unnatural collide at Racine Art Museum's "in(Organic)"

Published Dec. 10, 2014

Luckily, what's currently housed and featured at the Racine Art Museum is just as interesting and compelling as the building itself: an expansive two-part exhibition called "in(Organic)," a compilation of art works that combine the natural and unnatural - in terms of thematic meaning and artistic medium - in ways both beautiful and often unnerving.

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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.