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Behind the Art – Jill Sebastian on Spaces and Places (Video)

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BtA is our blog series that uses imagery, audio, video and text to tell stories about artists and their artwork. This episode was produced by Madeline Pieschel and Howard Leu.

On this episode,

we visited artist and educator Jill Sebastian‘s studio and home in the Walker’s Point neighborhood. She talked with us about the ideal living and studio space, being an educator, public/community art, controversy surrounding her Philosophers’ Stone art project, sound advice to young artists and much more. Read more →


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Workshop: TRACING SPACE w/ Thea Kovac

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TRACING SPACE workshop with artist Thea Kovac

Saturday, June 20, 1–3 pm at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts

Cost: $25 for WPCA members, $30 for non-members. (Want to be a member? Click here).

Using everyday materials such as markers and crayons, experience how simple body movements naturally flow into creating lines, marks and patterns. Expect playful exercises based on the concepts of a relay race, air guitar type moves, and a lively interpretation of tap dancing.

For adults (16 years and older).

No art or dance experience required!

Spaces are limited. Register today!

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Eddee Daniel: A Year in the Valley

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Witnessing the Revitalization of the Menomonee Valley
May 29 – July 11, 2015
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Opening Reception: 

Friday, May 29, 5–9 pm.
Panel Discussion Menomonee Valley revitalization past, present and future:
Thursday, June 18, 6–8 pm.


Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is honored to present the photographic work of writer and photographer Eddee Daniel. The exhibition will feature photography and stories collected during his 2014 tenure as the Menomonee Valley Partners Artist in Residence.

Daniel is celebrated for his ability to capture images depicting harmony between the built infrastructure and natural ecology. Read more →


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Playback Theatre at WPCA, Thursday, May 14

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Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is proud to present a public performance by Playback Milwaukee Theatre Company!
Thursday, May 14, 7–9 pm. 

One night only! Do NOT miss it.

You’re invited to an evening of stories, memories, improv, music, movements and live painting! Milwaukee’s very own Playback improvisational  theatre group will bring their creative, interactive storytelling and entertainment to our Blue Box Theater space. The audience (you!) tell the conductor your story and the performers will play it back!

In Playback Theatre, an audience member tells a true-life story and then watches as Playback players re-enact the story on the spot. The stories may be funny or tragic or anything in-between, with the intention always to honor the storyteller. Read more →


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Featured Member Exhibition: Gary John Gresl

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April 17 – July 11, 2015
Opening Reception: Spring Gallery Night, Friday, April 17, 5–9pm.


“Mom’s Saber Tooth (ins situ prodigialus)” from 2014 Annual Member Show

 

We are proud to announce our third Featured Member Exhibition series of 2014-2015 with celebrated Wisconsin artist, assemblager, writer and art champion Gary John Gresl.

Gary would tell you himself that he likes working in large, space or site specific installations. With that said, he has graciously accepted the chance to create smaller assemblages specific to our Featured Member Exhibition space. A selection from his photography series “Document Ephemera,” which documents his previous outdoor, Read more →


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Spring Break AwA at WPCA!

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We have six days of Afternoons with Art during MPS Spring Break.

Afternoons with Art (AwA) is our art education program offered during days when schools are not in session (based on MPS calendar). Think about it as a mini art camp. AwA includes winter and spring break programming as well as individual days during the semester (see list of dates below).

AwA classes are fun and gives the students their own freedom to understand art and expression while guided by a structured curriculum and experienced art educators. All art supplies and a healthy snack are included in each class!


Dates/Time:
Friday, April 3, April 6–10.
1–5 pm. Read more →


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Rafael Francisco Salas: Wasted Days and Wasted Nights

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a solo exhibition in two parts.

This new exhibition spans the galleries of Walker’s Point Center for the Arts and Portrait Society Gallery, with a special  third venue on opening night!


March 20 – May 16 at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts.
March 20 – May 23 at Portrait Society Gallery.

Spring Gallery Night Artist Talk
Friday, April 17, 6pm.
RSVP on our Facebook Event Page.

Artist Rafael Francisco Salas explores allegorical portraiture and personal history in a new solo exhibition spanning two galleries – Walker’s Point Center for the Arts and Portrait Society Gallery. Wasted Days and Wasted Nights exemplifies a journey – traversing between two galleries to experience the multiplicity, tension and whimsy surrounding his own cultural identity and upbringing that bridges a Wisconsin sheep farm and Tejano superstar Freddy Fender. Read more →


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Now Hiring: Executive Director

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We are accepting applications for the Executive Director position. Interested parties should read the job description below carefully and submit an application to our Board President Lona Long Velasco by March 20. Click here to download a PDF of this document.

Executive Director

Job Description

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Walker’s Point Center Read more →


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Kate is leaving…

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Our Executive Director and longtime educator Kate Brosnan Bradley will be leaving the organization in order to relocate to Arizona to be with her family members. Although we are sad to see her go, we respect and admire her decision to dedicate this time of her life to her loved ones. Anyone who has ever been around Kate has most likely been affected by her warm laughter and sincere kindness. Those who have worked with her have lauded her professionalism and astute leadership.

Kate started at WPCA in 2006 as Education Director and became Executive Director in January 2014 Read more →


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In the Realm of Innocents: An Exhibition of Mysticism and Lore

“Good Luck Painting” by Gina Litherland

January 30 – March 7, 2015
Open Reception: Friday, January 30, 5–9 pm.

Old stories live on through the retelling in each generation and are given new life from reinterpretation. We often learn about our own virtues through characters portrayed in folklore and fairy tales. In our exhibition In the Realm of Innocents we present six artists and their artwork that takes on classic iconography. The visual narrative can be seen as introspective of the artists, just as we often see ourselves in stories in which we are most drawn to.

The exhibition is curated by Michael Flanagan and Kimberly Storage. Read more →


Upcoming events
Featured Member Exhibition: Chris Andrews
Jul 26, 2013—Oct 5, 2013

Annual Members Show
Sep 6, 2013—Oct 5, 2013

Film Screening: “Granito de Arena”
Oct 5, 2013—Oct 5, 2013

Featured Member Exhibition: William Mueller
Oct 18, 2013—Jan 4, 2014

Opens Fall Gallery Night.

21st Annual Día de los Muertos Exhibition
Oct 18, 2013—Nov 16, 2013

Día de los Muertos Ofrenditas Workshop
Oct 19, 2013—Oct 19, 2013

4th Annual Día de los Muertos Parade
Nov 1, 2013—Nov 1, 2013

CoPA’s 7th Annual Midwest Juried Photo Exhibition
Dec 6, 2013—Jan 17, 2014

Featured Member Exhibition: Paul Matzner
Jan 17, 2014—Apr 5, 2014

Spring Featured Member Exhibition: Leann Wooten
Apr 25, 2014—Jul 12, 2014

WPCA member artist Leann Wooten presents her work at our spring Featured Member Exhibition.

Her work uses found objects and materials of varied texture and shape to create imagery that are reminiscent of folklore and mythology. Wooten’s approach to art is spontaneous, never preconceived, and tends to explore the world around us by molding it into something new.

Structure and Flow: Everyday Life
Apr 25, 2014—May 31, 2014

Milwaukee artist Gregory Klassen and L.A. based artist Tony Brown collaborates on this exhibition that gives recycled items of various media new life in the form of art. Klassen, a trained painter of the Gerhard Richter’s studio in Dusseldorf, Germany, often creates fluidity and dimension with melding colors and textures — you would swear that the paint […]

Spring Gallery Night – April 25
Apr 25, 2014—Apr 25, 2014

With the long anticipated arrival of spring, WPCA would like to welcome you to join us for TWO exhibition opening during Spring Gallery Night on Friday, April 25 from 5 pm – 9 pm. We are honored to present Structure and Flow: Everyday Life, an exhibition of new works by artists Gregory Klassen and Tony […]

Summer Featured Member Exhibition: Joe Couture
Jul 25, 2014—Oct 4, 2014


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