Saturday Tours, March 23
Buses run from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., and are first come first serve and will leave promptly at the scheduled times.
Departing from UWM
Lynden Sculpture Garden
10:00 a.m. (bus departs)–2:30 p.m. (bus returns)
The Lynden Sculpture Garden offers a unique experience of art in nature through its collection of more than 50 monumental sculptures sited across 40 acres of park, lake and woodland. Jessica Meuninck-Ganger and Nathaniel Stern will show the most recent fruits of their collaboration. In addition to works that fuse printmaking and video, they will be showing a three-dimensional work related to the screen-based work and 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 will be prints from the Bradley Family Foundation collection. Also included are a gallery dialogue with Richard Grusin and Wilhelm Van Rensburg and a paper-varnishing demonstration by Yoko Hattori and Pickle Palmer.
Haggerty Museum of Art => RedLine Milwaukee => Milwaukee County Historical Society
10:15 a.m. (bus departs)–2:30 p.m. (bus returns)
Haggerty Museum of Art
Join Emilia Layden, associate curator, at the Haggerty Museum of Art for a tour of its ranging exhibitions:
Enrique Chagoya’s Codex Prints Read Between the Lines comprises editioned, accordion-folded artist books and the preparatory drawings and trial proofs created during their fabrication.
Other exhibitions include Perimeter, Photographs by Kevin J. Miyazaki, Images of the Virgin Mary, and Dark Blue: The Water as Protagonist.
Recipients of the host-defined Print: Community and Mentorship Award, RedLine Milwaukee was founded by local artists Lori Bauman and Steve Vande Zande in October 2009. Goals of professional development, access and social justice are met through RedLine’s programs: Residency, Exhibition and Education. The 22,000-square-foot building includes exhibition space, artist studios, a community printshop and papermaking studio, a computer lab and classrooms. Milwaukee’s only artist-in-residence program, RedLine houses ten emerging artists, five mentoring artists, a resource artist (Scientist), six teen residents and several visiting artists annually. Additionally, RedLine connects artists with community organizations through workshops, classes and outreach.
Redline is a diverse urban laboratory where art, education and community converge. Our vision is to foster forms of social practice in the arts that inspire inquiry and catalyze change.
RedLine Milwaukee’s in-house “green” community printshop offers the city a traditional printmaking facility, fully equipped for intaglio, relief, monoprint and silkscreen. The shop is a vital resource to the RedLine resident artists and teens, visiting artists, teachers, and printmakers in the Milwaukee community who use the shop to create in the historically rich medium of print.
Sustenance: Progressive Printmaking Now, featuring artists 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.
Please join us for the opening reception for Sustenance: Progressive Printmaking Now, Saturday, March 23, from 12:00–3:00 p.m.
Curators’ talk: 1:00 p.m.
Printshop and RedLine Tours: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Redline Milwaukee is a 501(c)3 nonprofit public charity www.redlineartmke.org
Milwaukee County Historical Society
FORUM Veteran Print Project pairs printmakers with veterans and encourages them to have a discussion about veterans’ military experience. Together, with the Wisconsin American GI Forum (WI-AGIF), a Latino veteran group based in Milwaukee, 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.
Departing from MIAD
Walkers Point Arts District: UCC => WPCA
10:15 a.m. (bus departs)–2:30 p.m. (bus returns)
United Community Center
Centro de la Communidad Unida
Exhibition: Ni de aquí, ni de alla/from neither here nor there, Artist Raoul Deal will conduct a gallery talk about the research behind his exhibit of large-format woodcuts based on interviews done with families from Milwaukee’s Latino immigrant community.
Walkers Point Center for the Arts
Exhibition: La Ceiba Gráfica, a portfolio of contemporary lithographs curated by Per Andersen and Martin Vinaver of La Ceiba Gráfica, a top-ranking printmaking workshop located in Veracruz, Mexico, whose mission supports the need for artistic creation regardless of an individual’s social condition.
Presentation: Moku Hanga: Japanese wood block printing
As an ancient technique developed in the Orient, moku hanga is pooled from nature’s gifts, using earth as pigments, rice paste as fixative, bamboo for tools, plants for making printing paper, utilizing the ingenuity of the artist to put it all together. It is now widely known through its Ukiyo-E images by masters such as Utamaro and Hiroshige. Martin Vinaver, co-founder of La Ceiba Gráfica, will talk about the technique and its availability to the Western artist and art student.
Presentation: Lithography: Recovery and Transformation at La Ceiba Gráfica
Per Andersen, co-founder of La Ceiba Gráfica, will give a brief but thorough history of lithography in Europe and the United States, and speak about La Ceiba Gráfica’s adaption of the medium to the local materials readily available in Mexico. In addition to the milling of Mexican marble, printing-press construction, and roller and ink fabrication, Andersen will talk about his research in papermaking and the experimentation guiding his efforts to turn La Ceiba Gráfica into an innovative, self-sufficient professional lithography studio.
Bayview Arts District: Sweet Water Organics => Sky High Gallery => Jenie Gao Studio and Gallery
10:45 a.m. (bus departs)–3:00 p.m. (bus returns)
Join Jenie in Jenie Gao’s Studio and Gallery, and receive a special viewing of her exhibition Winter Garden: The grass is greener on the other side because there’s more bullsh** over there. The show will feature the print artwork of several artists, live printing and a special surprise for attendees.
Sky High Gallery is a unique space curated by Faythe Levine (creator/author of Handmade Nation), located in the skate shop owned by Aaron Polansky. They share a common vision for making their city a better place by building community through art, creativity and events centered around their neighborhood in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee. Both the gallery and skate shop host events year round. Please check back for updates. Exhibition: Little Friends of Printmaking: A Selection of New Prints and Objects
Sweet Water Organics, 2151 South Robinson Avenue, Milwaukee
Collective (Print) Action: Political Print Portfolios by Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative
Milwaukee Art Museum
Shuttles will be looping between MIAD, UWM, Milwaukee Art Museum and Discovery World throughout the day on Saturday.
The Herzfeld Study Center is located on the Mezzanine Level of the Museum and houses the Museum’s impressive collection of works on paper. Tours at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.