By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jul 29, 2011 at 10:10 AM

Gallery Night is tonight and if you're making a mental list of spots to swing by, considering adding the second floor of the Hide House, 2625 S. Greeley St.

From 6 to 10 p.m. Sue Lawton will display illustrations from her book,"The Circus and the Cyclone," a piece of historical fiction about the New Richmond tornado of 1899.

"The images are acrylic ink and watercolor in the style of circus posters and story book illustrations from the time period," says Lawton.

The book is a work in progress, and Lawton hopes to publish it by raising money through

"There will also be artworks by Jason Krukowski – my studio partner – as well as Heather Chapa, Christopher MacDonald, Jackie Steffen and Brittney Biggs, along with live music by The Vitrolum Republic."

Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.

As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.

She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that. 

Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.

In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!

When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.