Last month, I wrote a story about Niki Johnson's portrait of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI made from 17,000 condoms. Since then the art piece has garnered attention, praise and criticism from around the world.
The piece, called "Eggs Benedict," was installed at Portrait Society Gallery, 207 E. Buffalo St., and will be on display starting Thursday, April 11. The opening reception is from 6 to 9 p.m.
A second reception will be held on Friday, April 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. during Gallery Night. It will also show from June 6 to July 28 as part of a larger show.
"Eggs Benedict exists because I believe it is my responsibility as an able-bodied person living in our current cultural climate to incite further discussion about the direction our leaders point us in. As an artist, my thoughts manifest in my artwork best," says Johnson.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.