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Josie Osborne and Gary John Gresl concurrent shows

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Two concurrent solo exhibitions:

Josie Osborne: Wonder


Gary John Gresl: Anthropocene Culminatus

Exhibition Date: May 27 – July 9, 2016
Joint Reception: Saturday, June 11, 5–9 pm

Art Talk

Wednesday, June 29, 5:30–8 pm

Join us for an insightful conversation BETWEEN Gary and Josie on their own work and each others’.

Josie Osborne and Gary John Gresl both make art from found objects, detritus they carefully and curiously gather and reassemble into insightful artworks. Osborne’s work is subtle, often literary, and fundamentally about inexplicable wonder. Gresl’s art is rustic, creepy at times, visually overwhelming and related to the end of the world. 

What might these two artists have in common other than their love of discarded, old things? More than you might imagine.
Mary Louise Schumacher, Two artists to give talk on their related but different workJuly 26, 2016

We are honored to announce two concurrent solo exhibitions of esteemed Wisconsin artists Josie Osborne and Gary John Gresl. A joint reception will be held on Saturday, June 11 from 5 to 9 pm. An ‘Art Talk’ featuring the two artists will be held on Wednesday, June 29 from 5:30 to 8 pm.

Both exhibitions open on Friday, May 27 and runs through July 9, 2016.

The tie-in between Anthropocene Culminatus and Wonder…
Although these are two separate exhibitions, there are a lot of similarities between the two. Both Josie’s and Gary’s work reference a tradition of creating artwork with found and readymade objects with their own signature that provide personal narrative and expression.
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In the Theater: SandMark Productions presents ‘A Disappearing’


Sand Mark Productions is proud to present, “A Disappearing” opening on May 6 at 7:30 PM and running May 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts.

”A Disappearing” was written by award-winning local playwright Mark Wyss. The play won the Audience Favorite Award at the 2014 play festival “The Seven” held annually at Fusion Theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The story centers around a birthday party for 9-year-old Billy, whose parents have employed a craigslist magician, named the “Great Marvin” to entertain during the festivities. Read more →


You’re Invited! – Community Through Art 2016

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Community Through Art

a celebration of art, community and education

Saturday, May 7, 2016
5:00–9:00 pm
at Anodyne Coffee Walker’s Point Roastery

Join us in celebrating WPCA’s 29th year of building community through art with art, music and good company!

Here’s what we have in stores:

  • Youth Art: Artwork by our Hands-on arts program students will be on view and decorating the space. Bradley Tech High School students will present their video projects created in participation with WPCA and artist Christina Osser in-school artist in residents
  • Food: buffet style, by Chef Luis Garcia of Café EL Sol.
  • Drinks: wine, beer, tea, coffee – cash bar, provided by Anodyne Coffee.
  • Live Painting: local artists Daisy Bouman, Tia RichardsonAdam James Stoner will each create a piece of art right before your eyes! Audience can bid on the artwork and take it home at the end of the night.
  • Silent Auction: A variety of exciting offers, including one-of-a-kind artwork, prints, dining, performing arts, festival passes, Milwaukee Bucks tickets…
  • Music: De La Buena!

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Art Show-and-Tell w/ ‘In Light We Trust’ artists

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Friday, April 15 (spring Gallery Night)
Talk: 6:00 pm
Reception: 5:00–9:00 pm

Please join us for an insightful and casual talk with In Light We Trust artists Carissa Heinrichs, F. Martin Morante, Hal Rammel and Vicki Reed. They will decipher their work and give us a glimpse into the process of these “antiquated” ways of making photographic imagery. Calling this an “art talk” is almost a incorrect, as this will be more of a “show-and-tell.”

Check out a press writeup below and some photos from the opening reception. Click here to learn more about the “In Light We Trust.”

From press preview by Tyler Friedman for Shepherd Express: 

Just as there are those who insist on vinyl’s auditory Read more →


Featured Member Exhibition: Brad Krause


April 15 – July 9, 2016

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, April 15, 5–9 pm (spring Gallery Night).

We are honored to announce the opening of our third Featured Member Exhibition of the 2015–16 season, featuring illustrator, animator and painter Brad Krause.

Brad’s artistic style weaves mystical surrealism with a nod to classic comic book illustration. His influence include master comic book artists Mœbius, Bernie Wrightson, Michael Golden, American Golden Age Illustrators like Howard Pyle and N.C. Wyeth, as well as classical master painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Caravaggio. His work takes from those artists, not only the expressiveness and narrative of their work, but also the impeccable techniques in creating texture, contrast, dimension, motion and light. Brad’s subject matter often plays off of traditional folklore, reinvented. Read more →


Art Talk w/ Arcadia Katzenberger

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Friday, April 8
6–8 pm

Join us for a conversation with emerging artists Arcadia Katzenberger, Adam Melster and Faith Casselman. The discussion will revolve around the impact of art in their childhood and how it inspired them to pursue an education and career in art.

Arcadia Katzenberger was chosen as one of four WPCA 2015–16 Read more →


AwA Workshop – Figure Drawing and Still Life

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  • Posted: March 21st, 2016
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Figure Drawing & Still Life Workshop

Friday, March 25, 2016

 1–5 pm | Ages 6–12

$5 for 53204 residents
$10 for non-53204 residents

Back to basics! Come join us for an afternoon of the fundamentals in live figure and still life drawing and painting. We will learn posture and poses, and take turns posing and drawing. We will also study the masters of still life, like Paul Cézanne and others.
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Exhibition Announcement: In Light We Trust

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In Light We Trust

exhibition of alternative and analog photography

April 1 – May 14, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, April 1, 5–9 pm
Artist Talk: Friday, April 15, 6 pm.

We are excited to announce In Light We Trust, an alternative and analog photography exhibition featuring artists Carissa Heinrichs, F. Martin Morante, Hal Rammel and Vicki Reed. [Download Press Kit] Read more →


Photos from artist residency at St. Anthony School


We wrapped up another awesome in-school art residency this week at St. Anthony School. Our artist Corey Smith led the students in a 5-week long program, meeting twice a week.

The project called “Joyful Life” asked the students to tell stories of their joyful memories and experiences, and illustrate the stories that were made into their own handmade story books. Read more →


AwA Workshop – Watercolor in Bloom

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  • Posted: March 7th, 2016
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Watercolor in Bloom

Friday, March 18

Join us in celebrating early spring with this AwA workshop inspired by nature’s bloomers!

 1–5 pm | All Ages

$5 for 53204 residents
$10 for non-53204 residents
[download flier]

Artist Thea Kovac will be lead this workshop, opened to all children and adults! We will use liquid watercolor with various resists and brush techniques to create floral patterns and forms, and create 3D bouquets from our designs. Read more →

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