By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Aug 03, 2023 at 12:03 PM

“WOW! Women of Wisconsin,” a biennial director’s invitation exhibition, will be on view at the Alverno College Art and Cultures Gallery, Sept. 8-Oct. 6.

The show features works in a variety of media by 26 women artists from diverse backgrounds.

An opening reception is slated for Sept 15, from 4:30 until 8 p.m. and includes a free panel discussion in the gallery.

The Alverno College Art and Cultures Gallery – located in Alexia Hall, 3441 S. 39th St. –  is free and open to the public Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free parking is available.

Artists featured in the exhibit include:

• Ann Baer – sculpture
• Stephanie Barenz – painting
• Marna Goldstein Brauner – fibers
• Blanche Brown – mixed media (panelist)
• Agnes Chwae – metals, sculpture
• Holly Cohn – painting, metals
• Nova Czarnecki – painting, murals
• Joyce Easley – watercolor
• Susan Falkman – sculpture (panelist)
• Pamela Ferderbar – photography
• Rozalia Hernandez-Singh – painting, murals
• Hai Chi Jihn – metals, sculpture
• Ian Baker Johnson – painting
• Nancy Lamers – painting
• Roxane Mayeur – encaustic painting (panelist)
• Rosy Petri – multidisciplinary
• Tia Richardson – painting, murals (panelist)
• Katerina Sanerib – sculpture
• Denise Schanz – sculpture
• Jill Sebastian – sculpture
• Colette Odya Smith – pastels
• Maria Tammi – sculpture
• Colleen Volland – ceramics
• Julie VonDerVellen – paper, sculpture
• Jean Wells – ceramics
• Lynn Whitford – metals, sculpture

More information on the gallery can be found here.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.