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You’re Invited! – Community Through Art 2016

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  • Posted: April 7th, 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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  • Posted: March 30th, 2016
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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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  • Posted: March 18th, 2016
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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 →


AwA Workshop – Collaborative Mural

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  • Posted: March 1st, 2016
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WPCA Collaborative Mural Project

March 28 – April 1

Week long workshop to create a community mural from concept to completion

Monday–Friday | 1–5 pm | Ages 6–15

$20 for 53204 residents
$40 for non-53204 residents
Costs cover supplies and snacks
Scholarships (ages 6–15), internships (15+) and volunteer opportunities for the workshop are available. Please contact
Arts Education Coordinator Maikue Vang to apply:, 414.672.2787 ext. 12

We are excited for this community engaging workshop with the goal of empowering neighborhood youth and to make our surrounding more vibrant. This collaborative mural will be created by our Hands-on arts education program students and invite anyone who wants to be involved. The mural will be located on the north wall of our building (839 S 5th St).

The purpose of the mural project is to: Read more →


AwA Workshop – Stop-motion Animation

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  • Posted: February 17th, 2016
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Friday, March 4

1–5 pm | Ages 6–12

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

[download flier]

Join us for this animated AwA, where we will learn the art of stop motion and take a look at how cartoons and animations are made using the technique. We will make our own animations using conventional materials as well as experiment with unconventional ones. We will definitely make claymation!

This AwA is led by WPCA lead educator and arts education coordinator Maikue Vang. Contact:, 414.673.2787 ext. 12
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