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Articles tagged with 'art'

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Photo exhibit captures perspective of LGBT teens

Published Sept. 1, 2015

"Reveal," a recent photography exhibit at Journey House, provided an opportunity for Milwaukee's LGBT teens to chronicle their lives, according to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Led by Nicole Acosta, an artist at Diverse and Resilient, "Reveal" challenged students to "think beyond the selfie" and use photography to express their feelings about how society views the LGBT community.

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Partnership gambles on reopening Jackpot Gallery in Riverwest

Published Aug. 10, 2015

George Darrow is no stranger to the world of antiques, old toys and collectibles. After all, George's father was Chick Darrow, who opened what he claims to be the first collectible shop - Darrow's Fun Antiques - in 1962 in the Upper East Side of New York City. However, his antiquarian days are far from behind him, as he and partner Jason Royal Hart begin the process of reopening Riverwest's Jackpot Gallery as an art gallery and collectible shop.

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Intersection mural aims to slow traffic, beautify community

Published July 22, 2015

After months of planning and a week of preparation, community members and students from the Hopkins-Lloyd Community Learning Center painted an intersection mural in one day. According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, it is located in the intersection of 15th and Hadley Streets, outside Hopkins-Lloyd Community School, an elementary school at 1503 W. Hopkins St.

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Walker mural creates controversy, conversation

Published July 18, 2015

This past week, a mural with Gov. Scott Walker's face and the words "down with the bitches and the hoes" went up on the side of the building that houses South Shore Gallery & Framing, 2627 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

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Harley artist Hintz creates cool on canvas

Published July 11, 2015

In the motorcycle and car world, saying that someone "has gas and oil in their veins" means those are folks are either gear heads, or at least have some gear head in their DNA. If anyone is actually capable of painting with gas and oil, Milwaukee artist Mathew "boo" Hintz is the guy to do it. Hintz is building an impressive professional and artistic career combining his passion for painting, drawing, design and motorcycles at Harley-Davidson.

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Talented teen makes peace with autism through art

Published July 11, 2015

People create art for many different reasons including out of desire, with the intention to heal, for the sake of entertainment or out of sheer compulsion. Malachi Schmidt, a 13-year-old who has drawn since he was about 5, has his own reasons. Schmidt says painting and drawing make him feel "normal," good and like everyone else.

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Timothy J. Reynolds' journey to Twitch

Published June 24, 2015

Timothy J. Reynolds, who goes by the online handle turnislefthome, is a digital artist who specializes in adorable lowpoly 3D renderings of cartoon cars, imaginative, pastel and otherworldly landscapes, and video game inspired nostalgia.

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"Modern Rebels" brings big names to the Milwaukee Art Museum

Published June 18, 2015

Van Gogh. Picasso. Pollock. Warhol. Dali. These aren't just huge names to fans of art. These are cultural icons. And thanks to the new touring exhibition "Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels," those household names - amongst the works of many, many other influential figures in the history and evolution of modern art - will decorate the walls of the Milwaukee Art Museum throughout the summer.

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Luster-free "Woman in Gold" is middlebrow at its most middling

Published June 2, 2015

It may seem a little cynical to toss "Woman in Gold" aside as simply the formula of another successful movie, but considering the textureless and uninvolving results, that's exactly all that it plays like: a paint by number kit where all of the numbers correspond with shades of beige.

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Haggerty Museum of Art announces summer 2015 exhibition lineup

Published May 21, 2015

The Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University will present three exhibitions featuring the permanent collection "Construction Fence" by Keith Haring and others inspired by its concept. "Current Tendencies IV: Topography Transformed," "Out of the Vaults: Keith Haring" and "On View(s): Highlights from the Permanent Collection" open on Thursday, June 18 and run through Sunday, August 30.

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Marquette names new Haggerty Museum of Art director

Published May 15, 2015

This afternoon, Marquette University announced that Susan Longhenry - currently the director of the University of New Mexico affiliated Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, N.M. - has been named as the new director of the Haggerty Museum of Art.