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High Water; Michael KutzerMICHAEL KUTZER: ETCHINGS AND WOODCUTS
Location: Charles Allis Art Museum,1801 N. Prospect Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 414.278.8295 • www.charlesallis.org
Dates: March 20–May 12, 2013
Hours: Wed-Sun 1-5pm
Reception: March 22, 5pm-9pm
Artist Talk: March 22, 6:30pm

The Charles Allis Art Museum presents Michael Kutzer: Etchings and Woodcuts. This solo exhibition featuring prints by the German born artist Michael Kutzer will showcase his talent and ability to create prints that are both thought-provoking and visually captivating. Kutzer, inspired by the beauty of the lakeshore, creates prints that represent Lake Michigan and its surrounding forests. Consisting of etchings from his series Views of the Lakeshore, The Invisible Animals of Seminary Woods, and Anholt Landscapes, this retrospective exhibition will display many of his charming landscapes and imaginative creatures. Also included are etchings and woodcuts from his Punch Theater series, depicting the famous puppet Punch who is well known for his cruel and rebellious ways. Michael Kutzer: Etchings and Woodcuts demonstrates Kutzer’s remarkable ability to create narrative prints that are truly romantic and absorbing.


MasqueFRESH HOT PRESS-UW-MADISON PRINTMAKING GRADS
Location: 239 E. Chicago St. 1st Floor, Cityside Plaza Bldg
Milwaukee, WI
Dates: March 20–March 22, 2013
Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun Closed
Reception: March 22, 5-8pm

Fresh hot press is a student-run organization at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We produce edition of fine prints with visiting artists, exhibit our respective artwork in group shows, and do printmaking demonstrations and other events throughout the community and beyond. Recent editions include: Fred Stonehouse, Kathyrn Polk, Sean Starwars, Dennis McNett, Chris Dacre, and Tom Huck.


Dean Jensen GalleryPUSHING IT: WORKS BY PRINTMAKERS WITH AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH
Location: Dean Jensen Gallery, 759 N. Water St. Milwaukee, WI•
414.278.7100 • deanjensengallery.com
Dates: March 8–April 13, 2013
Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm
Reception: March 22, 5pm-8pm

Exhibition includes a host of Tandem Press affiliated artists, along with works by Tyanna J. Buie, Jack Damer, and Lucas Ruminski. From hand-cut and re-assembled prints, to de-collage, chine’ colle and direct appliqué of ink and other materials, these artists “push” beyond the boundaries of printmaking with their fearless approach and use of materials and methods.


thorstensenJeNeSaisQuoiSOCIETY OF AMERICAN GRAPHIC ARTISTS 80TH MEMBERS EXHIBIT
Location: Delind Gallery of Fine Art, 450 East Mason Street
Milwaukee, WI • 414.271.8525 • www.delindgallery.com
Dates: March 20–April 14 2013
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5:30pm, Sat 10:30am-4pm

Reception: March 22, 5-8:30pm, featuring Wisconsin cheeses, sausages, beer and wine.
The Society of American Graphic Artists is the oldest print organization in the country and will be celebrating their 100th Anniversary in 2015. Membership over the years has included the Who’s Who of American printmaking and continues that same caliber of outstanding membership today.

More than 100 fine arts prints in various graphic media-representing National and internationally recognized artists from across the nation will be represented. There will be a special invitational group showcasing members who have attained prominence in the printmaking field over the years. There will also be the unveiling of the “Wisconsin Suite”, produced by six Wisconsin artist/printmakers who are SAGA members in a welcoming recognition of our SGCI Conference guests.


Traces III FINAL 1NATURAL FORCES: THE COMBINATION OF HUMAN FORM AND NATURE
Location: Elaine Erickson Gallery, 207 East Buffalo,
Milwaukee, WI • 414.221.0613 • www.eericksongallery.com
Dates: March 20 – April 30 2013
Hours: Tues – Fri 11:00am – 5:00pm, Sat 11:00 – 4:00pm
Reception: March 22, 5pm-8pm

Works by Valerie Hammond, Rina Yoon, Mary Hood and Ludmilla Armata


WONDER WOMAN
Location: Marshall Building, Gallery 218, suite 218, 207 E Buffalo Street
Milwaukee WI, http://www.gallery218.com/
Dates: March 20-23rd, 2013
Reception: March 22, 5pm-9pm

Wonder Women is a portfolio organized to celebrate and honor Frances Myers as an educator and mentor. This is the second all female portfolio Amanda Knowles and Lenore Thomas have organized. For this second incarnation we have included only women who attended the University of Wisconsin Madison as a graduate student under Frances. While we cannot possibly include all the women Frances has influenced over the years, we have chosen a group that extends over the breadth of time France taught. She has inspired so many students to be makers over her tenure as a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Since this years’ conference is about the idea of us as makers, honoring Frances as a mentor and teacher who encouraged her students to innovate, experiment, and collaborate is only fitting.


Seana Thir IIBOB ERICKSON: SEANA THIR, RECENT WORKS ON PAPER
Location: Grava Gallery, 207 East Buffalo Suite 130,
Milwaukee, WI, 414.277.8228
Dates: March 16- April 28, 2013
Hours: Tues – Fri 10:00 am-6 pm, Sat 10:00am – 4pm
Reception: March 22, 5pm-8pm

The works on paper in this exhibition explores the north Atlantic coastal environment of County Mayo, Ireland.– “Old land” (Seana Thir in Irish) shaped by wind, water and time.


TRACE AND GESTURES
Location: Greymatter Gallery, 207 e. buffalo st. suite 222
Milwaukee, WI, http://www.greymattergallery.com/
Dates: March 20-23rd, 2013
Hours: Sat 12-4pm and by appointment
Reception: March 22, 5pm-9pm

The theme of this portfolio relates to how traces can effect change, how what imprints us as individuals can effect real changes in culture, politics and our personal lives. What may seem ephemeral like an echo can generate cataclysmic changes globally and what may seem insignificant can alter the course of our personal lives.


READ BETWEEN THE LINES: ENRIQUE CHAGOYA’S CODEX PRINTS
Location: Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, 13 & Clybourn Milwaukee, WI, 414.288.1669, marquette.edu/haggerty
Dates: January 16 – May 19 2013
Hours: Mon – Sat 10am – 4:30pm, Thurs 10am – 8pm,
Sun noon – 5pm
Tour: March 23, 9am-2:30pm

Gallery talk with curator Emilia Layden: March 23, 1pm
Read Between the Lines: Enrique Chagoya’s Codex Prints is comprised of editioned, accordion-folded artist books and the preparatory drawings and trial proofs created during their fabrication. The exhibition seeks to reveal how and why the codex format, made of amate, or bark, paper and read from right to left based on Ancient Aztec, Mayan and Mixtec precedents, is a particularly successful artistic device for Enrique Chagoya.

The complexity of the codex printing process echoes the difficulty of the subject matter depicted therein. Content varies and can simultaneously include satirical, multi-lingual visual references to contemporary and historical political discourse, ancient pre-Columbian iconography, American pop culture, and international art historical paradigms.
While ancient codices were designed as narrative documents, Chagoya eschews the strict linearity of the form, instead conflating diverse images to create intricate, richly layered objects that defy conclusive interpretation. The codex serves as the most effective medium for the artist’s practice of “reverse anthropology,” which questions the power structures that create dominant, normative cultures and seeks to address the complexity of cross-cultural identity.


“CCBRICK PRINTS”
Location: Hot Pop, 213 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI
Dates: March 22, 2013
Hours: Tues–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun 12-5pm
Reception: March 22, 1pm-8pm

Brick Prints is an interactive exhibit exploring the sculptural and printing potential of Milwaukee’s “Cream City” brick. With engraved bricks the public is invited to pull prints featuring various images and text representing Milwaukee.


LIEPKECOLLOTYPES OF GUSTAV KLIMT
MALCOLM T. LIEPKE LITHOGRAPHS

Location: Katie Gingrass Gallery, 241 N. Broadway,
Milwaukee, WI, 414.289.0855, www.gingrassgallery.com
Dates: March 21 – April 1, 2013
Hours: Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm, Sun, Noon – 4pm
Reception: March 22, 5pm-8pm

This exhibition features a series of collotypes depicting Gustav Klimt’s most significant paintings between the years of 1898 and 1913. Klimt administered the printing project himself and created a unique gold ink seal for each image produced.


Printing Under the Banyan Tree
Location: Mandel Creative Studio, Marine Terminal Building, 120 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Dates: March 15-30, 2013
Reception: March 22, 5pm-8pm

The recent printmaking workshop at Banyan hearts studio thoroughly celebrated the true spirit and strength of print making as a medium of expression. Printmaking as a form of art is often not given the importance that it rightly deserves in India. And so, workshops like the present one, where artists of varied ages work together, rekindle an enthusiasm for the medium amongst the artists as well as art lovers.

The workshop was attended by senior artists who are well known for their excellence and dexterity in printmaking as a medium. The perfect blend of senior and experienced artists along with young talented artists was the distinct feature of the workshop. Well known Indian artists such as Laxma Goud, Chippa Sudhakar and Krishna Reddy were part of this workshop. Two artists from Milwaukee- Dara Larson from Alverno College and Nirmal Raja from UWM also participated in this workshop. Young resident artists at Banyan Hearts got an opportunity to interact, work and share ideas with them, making this a true international exchange of ideas and skills. The portfolio reflects this partnership.

The young resident print makers in this workshop belong to well known schools such as M.S University of Baroda and HCU Hyderabad. All artists have worked in the process of ‘etching’ on zinc plates during the workshop.

The collection of prints by all 15 artists from the workshop makes for an exquisite portfolio that every art enthusiast would love to cherish forever.


MARNsalon IV
Location: Mandel Creative Studio, Marine Terminal Building, 120 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202, http://www.artsinmilwaukee.org/programs/salons/schedule/
Dates: March 15-30, 2013
Reception: March 22, 5pm-8pm

The MARNsalon Exhibition Series is a multi faceted professional development program. MARN members are selected by committee and artists are granted a valuable level of exposure to invited Guest Curators. For this exhibition MARN has asked Wilhelm van Rensburg to write a purview to frame our exhibition. Van Rensburg is Research Fellow at the Visual Identities in Art and Design (VIAD) Research Centre, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA), University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa.

Here is a summary of his purview:
“Amidst a barrage of criticism leveled at socially engaged art/participatory art/social practice in art – that it is neither politically efficacious nor aesthetically compelling – one mitigating statement seems to recur: ‘It’s heart is in the right place’. Coming from a country, South Africa, with a long tradition of resistance art, I am interested in acts of defiance (whether conceptually, or in praxis) in order to determine how this trope can be conceived of as ‘art’.”


Location: Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 Art Museum Dr Milwaukee, WI 53202, mam.org
Hours: Mon – Sun 10am – 5pm, Thurs, 10am – 8pm
Reception: March 22, 5pm-11pm

Mezzanine Rotation
Lesley Dill and the Landfall Press Archive
February 26 – June 16, 2013

Lesley Dill is one of many artists featured in the Landfall Press Archive housed at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Landfall Press was established in Chicago in 1970 by master printer Jack Lemon, and is now located in Santa Fe. The museum holds over 150 objects related to Dill’s printmaking process including drawings, exercises on mylar, notations and photocopied trials, printing plates and various stages of printed works. The two works and corresponding preparatory materials featured in this display illustrate Dill’s exploration into the human form and language. Of special interest is Poem Dress “The Soul Selects Her Own Society” which cites the 1890 poem by Emily Dickinson.

Herzfeld Study Center
GREATEST HITS: SELECTIONS OF PRINTMAKING PROCESS FROM THE 16th CENTURY TO TODAY
Jacques Callot, Albrecht Dürer, Francisco de Goya, Giovanni Battista Piranesi and others

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WILLIAM KENTRIDGE’S NOSE SERIES


FORUM
Location: Milwaukee County Historical Society, 910 N. Old World Third Street, Milwaukee, WI, milwaukeehistory.net, veteranprintproject.com
Dates: March 22, 2013-May 31, 2013
Hours: Mon – Sat 9:30am-5pm,
 Sun Closed
Tour: March 23, 9am-2:30pm

Veteran Print Project pairs print-makers with veterans and encourages them to have a discussion about the veteran’s military experience. Together, with the Wisconsin American GI Forum (WI-AGIF), a Latino veteran group based in Milwaukee, WI, artists from around the country will visually interpret this dialogue.

Veteran Print Project seeks to bring two divergent groups, veterans and artists, together to express the historical experiences of a new generation of veterans through the traditional methods of fine art print, opening an ongoing dialogue between these two groups.


chagoya_flameTOP DRAWER PRINTS-CURATOR: WARRINGTON COLESCOTT & TOP DRAWER SMALL PRINTS-CURATOR: CHERYL OLSON-SKLAR, Print Inventory and SGCI Recent & Current Award Recipients
Location: Peltz Gallery, 1119 E. Knapp St., Milwaukee, WI, 414.223.4278, artnet.com/gallery/851/peltz-gallery.html
Dates: January 19 – March 23 2013
Hours: Tues – Sat 11am to 4pm or by appointment
Reception: March 22, 6pm-8pm

Exhibitions include:
David Becker, Warrington Colescott, Jack Damer, Ray Gloeckler, Dean Meeker, Frances Myers, Ron Ruble, Alfred Sessler, Claire Van Vliet, Bill Weege, John Wilde, Marna Brauner, Tyanna Buie, Steve Campbell, Kate Clapper, Allison B. Cooke, Lesley Dill, Sally Duback, Waldek Dynerman, Robert Erickson, Audrey Niffenegger, Jessica Mueninck-Ganger, John Gruenwald, Martha Hayden, Yoko Hattori, Anna Hepler, John Himmelfarb, Tom Huck, Teresa James, David Jones, Diane Levesque, Josie Osborne, Cheryl Olson-Sklar, Nathaniel Stern, Fred Stonehouse, Christine Style, Lenore Thomas, Rina Yoon and many others.


Shana McCaw and Brent BudsbergLocation: Portrait Society Gallery
207 E. Buffalo Street, Milwaukee, WI,
414.879.9930, Portraitsocietygallery.com
Dates: March 15 – May 10, 2013
Hours: Th – Sat. noon – 5pm
Reception: March 22, 5pm-8pm

A PRINT COLLABORATION: WHITE NOISE
White Noise is collaboration between four printmakers creating a body of work in response to Giese’s chapel. This is the first time Makeal Flammini, Alyssa Schulte, Jessica Seamans, and Ella Dwyer have worked together on a project. They will employ a variety of print techniques and will also collaborate on hand-painted plates

NEW WORK BY SHANA MCCAW AND BRENT BUDSBERG
This collaborative team presents new bodies of work from two recent residencies in Utah and Death Valley. The exhibition will include photographs documenting their fictitious roles as pilgrims as well as videos and a sculptural installation.

KEVIN GIESE: WINTER CHAPEL
Each year, Portrait society invites a different artist to build a chapel/meditation space dedicated to our harsh winter clime. Kevin Giese chapel features a stand of hollow birch trees with their seams hand stitched together in an act of tender repair.


MelerSUSTENANCE: PROGRESSIVE PRINTMAKING NOW
Location: Redline Milwaukee, 1422 N. 4th St.
Milwaukee, WI, 414.491.9088, http://www.redlineartmke.org/
Dates: March 7th – April 13 2013
Hours: Thur – Sat 10am-3pm
Tour: March 23, 10am-2pm
Opening Reception: March 23, Noon-3pm

Exhibition Includes: Kerri Cushman, Waldek Dynerman, Melissa Gill, John Hitchcock, Mary Hood, Ina Kaur, Monika Meler, Jessica Meuninck-Ganger, Phyllis McGibbon, Kristina Paabus, Ryan Parker, Kathryn Reeves, Meredith Setser, Megan St. Clair, Fahimeh Vadhat, and Rina Yoon.


multipbrPABST BLUE RIBBON, A MILWAUKEE ICON: WORKS BY JESSE BERNHARDT
Location: Rogues Gallery, 134 E. Juneau Ave.
Milwaukee, WI, rouguesgallerymke@gmail.com
Dates: March 19 – March 25 2013
Hours: Mon 9:00pm – 2:00 am, Wed – Thu: 9:00pm – 2:00am,
Fri – Sat 9:00pm – 2:30am
Reception: March 22, 5pm-9pm

Jesse Bernhardt, Born and raised in Janesville WI, a recent graduate of Western Illinois University where he was a History major and a Studio Art minor. Fell in love with printmaking during the 2011-12 school year. Has made numerous silkscreen prints that have been used by Pabst Brewing Company for public advertisement across the Nation.


Fatherless-1aFATHERLESS ON TAP: LIVE PRINTMAKING
Location: Sadler Gallery, 207 East Buffalo, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI • 414-278-1395
Reception: March 22, 5pm-9pm, 1 night only!!
Formed in 2010 and hailing from Rockford, Illinois, Fatherless is a collaborative print posse of artists, designers, graffiti writers and educators. Inspired and fueled by a culturally regressive community. We intend to carve our own path, right through those attitudes, with fresh projects that stay beating with an authentic heart. All of our work consists of hand-screened, limited edition prints. No two are alike.

Artists consist of Corey Hagberg, Jarrod Hennis, Javier Jimenez, Greg Lang, and Dave Menard.


MATERIAL MUSE: JAPANESE PAPER INSPIRING PRINT
Location: Safi Studios, Marshall Bldg, Suite LL8, 207 E Buffalo Street
Milwaukee WI, http://www.safistudiosart.com
Dates: March 20-23, 2013
Hours: Fri 5-9 p.m, and by appointment
Reception: March 22, 5pm-9pm

Before ever putting ink to paper, a printmaker must go through many steps when using their hands to prepare the images they’ll make.
When that same artist chooses to print on washi*, the paper they use has had a similar journey. From crop cultivation and harvest to fiber preparation and sheet forming, skilled hands have carried out each step: many pairs of hands to get a sheet of washi into the hands of an artist. The artists included in this portfolio all work differently. But all have responded to and used some characteristic of washi, characteristics made possible by the many caring hands that make it. In choosing to work on washi, an artist’s print becomes a merging of two creative processes: collaboration between printmaker and papermaker.


ROGER L. STEELE: 1945 – 2012
RS-01Location: The Fine Art Gallery, Marshall Building, 207 E Buffalo St, Suite 210, Milwaukee, WI, 414.688.2787, thefineartgallery.org
Dates: March 22–April 13, 2013
Hours: Fri 11am–5pm, Sat 11am-4pm and by appointment
Reception: March 22, 5-9:30pm

Roger Steele, 1945 – 2012, was a significant contributor to the development of the Southern Graphics Council International. His service to SGCI spanned nearly forty years and he served in almost every position on the board. In addition, Roger was an esteemed educator at the University of South Carolina Beaufort’s Art Department. With thirty-seven years of service to the University, he helped lay the foundation for today’s Studio Arts program. Printmaking was his passion and his skill and enthusiasm inspired generations of students to strive to emulate his considerable artistic achievements. Roger’s works have been included in several notable exhibitions and also selected for the collections of major museums including the Library of Congress and the Corcoran.

An expressive artistic tradition began in 1984 with Roger’s first ‘Valentine’ for his wife, Cheryl. Friends who saw it applauded both his sentiment and skill – and pleaded to be on ‘the list’ for future editions. A very few were fortunate enough to be included. Each of the Valentines is a tongue-in-cheek self-portrait and each includes a heart. This rare retrospective was made available for this tribute by Lee and Diane Logan.


Erin Close Paper BedHURRY OR YOUR EARS WON’T SEE WHAT I’VE MADE: ERIN CLOSE & TIMOTHY WESTBROOK
Location: The Pfister Hotel, 424 Wisconsin Ave Gallery http://www.thepfisterhotel.com/artist-in-residence
Dates: March 20th through March 23rd
Hours: 7am-9pm daily
Reception: March 22, 5-9pm

Both Erin and Timothy were raised around people with an absence of vision—Erin with her parents and Timothy with his grandfather. This instilled a heightened awareness of physical presence in them both. The pair has transformed this acuteness in their relationship with materials and tools. The tape of an audiocassette mirrors yarn as the starting point for a potential experience. Through the playing of the tape and the weaving of the yarn a sensory experience is performed. The repetitive function of a slate and stylus for writing Braille echo the marking on a plate in printmaking, both building to a completed sensorial language. Work will be created live throughout the conference. Erin and Timothy invite you to feel with your eyes and listen with your hands.


Mark_Mulhern_Black_Bathing_SuitCONTEMPORARY PRINTS
Location: Tory Folliard Gallery, 233 N. Milwaukee St. Milwaukee, WI, 414.273.7311, toryfolliard.com
Dates: March 15 – April 15 2013
Hours: Fri 11am-5pm, Sat, 11am-4pm
Reception: March 22, 5-7:30pm

Exhibition Includes: Derrick Buisch, Mary Jones, Mark Mulhem, Dennis Nechvatal, Fred Stonehouse, Tom Uttech, John Wilde and T.L Solien. Better known for their paintings, this exhibition demonstrates their expertise in making monotypes, etchings, mixed media prints, and limited edition prints.


JustseedsSWUPRISINGS: IMAGES OF LABOR
Location: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery. 2200 E Kenwood Blvd W199, Milwaukee, WI, 414.229.6310, http://www.aux.uwm.edu/union/art_gallery/U
Dates: March 21-March 29, 2013
Hours: Mon, Tues, Fri 12-5pm, Th 12-7PM
Reception: March 21, 7-10pm
Artist Talks/Presentations: March 22 & March 23rd, 9:00am-5:00pm

An exhibition based upon the theme of labor hang from the sky, individual and collaborative work occurs on the ground, and artists align their work with local and international social justice movements. Included in the evolving installation is Justseeds artists, the Combat Paper Project, guest artists, and a two-day schedule of artists’ talks and discussions about art and activism. All talks are free and open to the public.


Riverwest


MILWAUKEY
Location: Imagination Giants, 901 E. Wright st.
Milwaukee, WI, imaginationgiants.tumblr.com
Dates: March 21-22 2013
Reception: March 21, 7-10pm

MilwauKEY provides insight into a plethora of printmaking process by displaying the actual matrices used to create the trap or “key” layers. Relief blocks, intaglio and litho plates, as well as screens and mylars from some of your favorite print artists will be hung from and piled on every available surface in a clustered salon format to celebrate the all important layer and the joy of creation!

Exhibition includes:
Matt Hopson-Walker, Meghan O’Connor, Tom Christison, John Hitchcock, Nancy Palmeri, Brandon Sanderson, The Amazing Hancock Brothers, Kathryn Polk, Jim Bryant, Nicole Hand-Bryant, Ryan O’Malley, Katie Seals, Mark Hosford, Hannah March Sanders, Matthew Egan, Blake Sanders.


TONY STOEVEKEN TRIBUTE PORTFOLIO EXCHANGE MASTER LITHOGRAPHER & MARK MAKER
Location: Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, 926 East Center Street
Milwaukee, WI
Dates: March 20-23rd, 2013
Hours: Tues 6–8pm, Sat 12-5pm
Reception: March 21, 7pm-10pm

2013 is the “year of the arts” for UWM and this tribute portfolio pays well-deserved respect to a printmaker (lithographer) and teacher who made his mark on many others. The UWM alumni Continuum show is part of the “year of the arts” already. Tony Stoeveken’s emeritus status and alumni connections are important elements deserving of a wider audience. If it not for our teachers and those paving the path ahead of us, where would we be?

Exhibition includes:
Christine Style, Cheryl Olson-Sklar, Paula Schulze, Dara Larson, Jessica Poor, Stephanie Copoulos-Selle, Chris Niver, Mark Wilson, April J. Atkinson, Melanie Ariens, Kate Clapper, Cathy Jean Clark, Lisa Englander, Lee Ann Garrison, Berel Lutsky, and Leslie Vansen.


GAYLORD SCHANILEC: WOOD ENGRAVER & FINE PRINTER
Location: Woodland Pattern Book Center, 720 E. Locust St.
Milwaukee, WI, 414.263.5001, woodlandpattern.org
Dates: March 21st- 23 2013
Hours: Tue-Fri 11am-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mondays
Reception: March 21, 7-10pm

Internationally recognized book artist and fine printer Gaylord Schanilec is a master of the art of wood engraving. His current project, The River, is a study of the 22-mile length of the upper Mississippi River known as Lake Pepin, or Pool Number 4 by the Army Corps of Engineers. “This widest naturally occurring part of the river was dubbed the “Lake of Tears” by Louis Hennepin in 1680, inspired by the tears of Indian men whose desire to kill the Frenchman was frustrated by their chief. The lake is home to a broad diversity of life, including, I have read, nearly 80 species of catchable fish. Mayflies of the Driftless Region (MPS 2005) established a direction in my work that my wife calls “playful” science: for a mayfly to be included in the book, I had to catch one. Sylvæ (MPS 2007), a study of the trees in our 20-acre Wisconsin wood, continues in the direction of natural science, and adds the dimension of human history. This river, it seems to me, is the ultimate territory. I view myself as something of a modern day natural philosopher swimming in the wake of Darwin, or Thoreau. Of course there are no new species to be discovered, and I am no Henry David Thoreau, but for me this place, at this time, is as interesting as can be.” GS

THE TABLOIDS
Reception: March 21, 7-10pm

The Tabloids (A Portfolio) explores and emphasizes the mechanics of making by referencing format in its title and by requiring that contributions extend beyond the dimensions of the container. These works will be “outside the box,” so to speak, with the stipulation that it also embodies the capacity to rest comfortably in the box. Viewers are invited to page through, unfold, and otherwise open/dismantle these multi-dimensional works, while bearing responsibility to figure out how to put the works “back together again”.

“Digital Luminaries”

Participants: Sue Gollifer, Diane Longley, April Katz, Michael Connors, Shaurya Kumar, Beth Grabowski, Edward Bernstein, Alicia Candiani, Paul Coldwell, Valgerdur Hauksdottir, Joshua Brennan, Deborah Cornell, Doug DeVinney, and Julian Hensarling

“Bankrupt and Empty”

The portfolio “Bankrupt and Empty” is a reponse to a handout titled “Bad Boy Art and Artists” written in 2010 by my colleague, Tim High at the University of Texas in Austin. Shortly after the SGCI conference in St Louis it made its way to the internet where it caused quite a stir.This is our response, which includes the original handout and a print by Tim High.

Participants: Brett Anderson, Miguel Aragon, Michael Barnes, Byron Brauchli, Robert Brown, Christa  Dalian, Tom Druecker, Bill Fick, Jon Goebel, Charles Hancock, John Hancock, Tim High, Peregrine Honig, Tom Huck, Rachel James, Tyler Krasowski, Emmy Lingscheit, Michael Krueger, Greg Nanney, Ryan O’Malley, Matt Rebholz, Artemio Rodriguez, and Jenny Schmid.

 


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studio06WINTER GARDEN
Location: Jenie Gao Studio & Gallery, 2375 South Howell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, Jenie.org, here@genie.org
Dates: March 23-March 31, 2013
Hours: By appointment only
Tour: March 23, 9am -2pm

The grass is greener on the other side because there’s more bullsh** over there. It’s greener because it hasn’t snowed yet, because the seasons haven’t changed yet, because the seasons may never change over there, and when they do, no one will know what to do. This is a show of all-weather people, of being consistent in who we are regardless of the circumstances. The show will feature the print artwork of several artists, live printing, and a special surprise for attendees.


RaoulDealNI DE AQUÍ NI DE ALLÁ [FROM NEITHER HERE NOR THERE] BY RAOUL DEAL
Location: Latino Arts, Inc. Auditorium & Gallery, 1028 S. 9th St.
Milwaukee, WI, 
414.384.3100, http://www.latinoartsinc.org/Exhibits.html
Dates: March 15 – June 7 2013
Hours: Mon – Fri 9am – 8pm
Tour: March 23, 9am-2:30pm

Educator and artist Raoul Deal has explored the development of cultural identity among immigrants who moved to Milwaukee from Mexico.
Ni De Aquí Ni De Allá is a collection of large woodcut prints interpreting oral histories Deal has collected from the local immigrant community in the last few years.


Little FriendsLITTLE FRIENDS OF PRINTMAKING: A SELECTION OF NEW PRINTS AND OBJECTS
Location: Sky High Gallery, 2501 South Howell Ave,
Milwaukee, WI, www.skyhighmilwaukee.com
Dates: March 15-April 14, 2013
Hours: Mon-Fri 12-7pm, Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm, Closed Tuesdays
Tour: March 23, 9am-2pm

Husband-and-wife team JW & Melissa Buchanan first made a name for themselves by designing and printing silkscreened concert posters, but soon branched out into further fields, designing fancy junk for whoever would pay them money. In addition to their work as illustrators and designers, they continue their fine art pursuits through exhibitions, lectures, and residencies,
spreading the gospel of silkscreen to anyone inclined to listen. Their awards include honors from the Art Directors’ Club, American Illustration, and Communication Arts; and their work has been featured in books including New Masters of Poster Design [Rockport] and Handmade Nation [Princeton Architectural Press].


COLLECTIVE (PRINT) ACTION: POLITICAL PRINT PORTFOLIOS BY JUSTSEEDS ARTISTS’ COOPERATIVE
Location: Sweet Water Organic, 2151 South Robinson Avenue,
Milwaukee, WI, 414.489.0425, http://sweetwater-organic.com, /http://www.justseeds.org/
Dates: March 23-April 23, 2013
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Tour: March 23, 9am-2pm
Reception: March 23, 5-8pm

Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative presents an exhibition on political print portfolios. Stop by ReciproCity (an experimental art space housed inside an indoor urban aquaponics farm) and see four portfolio projects that Justseeds has co-organized, plus the international renowned Sweet Water urban farm.


WPCALA CEIBA GRÁFICA
Location: Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, 839 South 5th St,
Milwaukee, WI, 414.672.2787 x10, www.wpca-milwaukee.org
Dates: February 1–April 6, 2013
Hours: Tue–Sat, 12–5pm
Tour: March 23, 9am-2pm

La Ceiba Gráfica, is a printmaking workshop in Veracruz, Mexico, founded in 2005 in order to encourage the creation of art and to contribute to helping the public gain access to the arts and art-making regardless of an individual’s economic situation in that region of Mexico. This exhibition will include 40 lithographs produced at La Ceiba Gráfica and will be curated by the organization’s founding members: Per Anderson, Martin Vinaver, and Rafael Ruiz and will coincide with the Southern Graphics Council Conference- the largest printmakers association in North America- expecting to bring up to 2,000 delegates from all 50 states to Milwaukee.


BeadelPrint-8-2A MARVELOUS BASH: LINOCUTS AND LETTERPRESS PRINTS FROM TEAM NERD PRESS
Location: Grove Galleries, 830 S. Fifth St. Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee, WI, 
 414-520-3891
Dates: March 22 –March 23 2013
Hours: By Appointment
Reception: March 22, 5-9pm
Tour: March 23, 9am-5pm

Appearing All Under One Roof: linocut, woodblock and letterpress prints from N. Adam Beadel, aka Team Nerd Press; the best prints from his Type-Based Printmaking students at MIAD; speculative prints by The Drypoints; all manner of affordable letterpress swag; and introducing two new literary series of posters.


Surrounding Areas


Im-mediate-detailSURFACING: JESSICA MEUNINCK-GANGER & NATHANIEL STERN
Location: Lynden Sculpture Garden
2145 w. Brown Deer Rd. Milwaukee, WI, 414.446.8794 http://lyndensculpturegarden.org
Dates: February 3 – March 24, 2013
Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 10am-5pm, Sat & Sun 12 noon-5pm
Tour: March 23, 9am-2pm

Jessica Meuninck-Ganger and Nathaniel Stern show the most recent fruits of their collaboration in conjunction with Print:MKE, the SGC International Print Conference. In addition to works that fuse printmaking and video, they will be showing a three dimensional work related to the screen-based work, and will be creating a new installation in the porch windows at Lynden that continues their exploration of surfaces, layers, membranes, matrices and the physical relationship between viewer and object. Also on view: prints from the Bradley Family Foundation collection.


SHADES OF GRAY: BLACK AND WHITE GRAPHICS FROM RAM’S COLLECTION
Location: Racine Art Museum 441 Main Street,
Racine, WI, 262.638.8300, http://www.ramart.org
Dates: Feb. 17-May 12, 2013
Hours: Tues – Sat 10am – 5pm, 
Sun 12 – 5pm, Closed Mondays, Federal Holidays and Easter
. The Museum Store closes at 4:45 pm each day

This exhibition will feature modern and contemporary prints and books from RAM’s collection that emphasize a black and white color scheme. Selections include Warrington Colescott, David Hockney, John Wilde, and examples from the New York City Federal Art Project.


VIRTUAL EXHIBITION: PRINT REVOLUTION IN AMERICA AND THE WISCONSIN PRESENCE
Location: www.printrevolutioninamerica.com
Dates: March 20-March 23, 2013
Hours: 24/7

History is an account of past events, and as such it requires time, distance and perspective to determine what has lasting importance.
The subject addressed in this show is fine art printmaking, and the revolution and rebirth that occurred in the graphic arts beginning in the 1940’s. From that time until today, the Print Revolution in America spread rapidly and reverberated across the nation, ultimately influencing the entire world. This exhibit defines that Renaissance through the eyes of Ronald L. Ruble and his collection of fine art prints. It provides a snapshot of the work of in excess of 100 of these creative and dedicated printmakers who were able to establish themselves and their work in the realm of this chapter in Art History. Wisconsin and its artist/printmakers were major players in this rebirth. Enjoy the visit!