Welcome Ana Melo, Our New Executive Director

Ana-1Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is proud to introduce our new Executive Director Ana Melo, who started on August 10. Ana grew up in the Walker’s Point neighborhood and has strong ties to the community. She is a bilingual community leader passionate about the arts, youth engagement and nonprofit sustainability.

Ana received a Master’s of Education in Teaching, Learning and Leadership

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Now Hiring: Arts Education Coordinator

WPCA is seeking an Arts Education Coordinator to teach our on-site art programs, coordinate off-site residencies at schools and with community partners. The ideal candidate will have experience in art education, an understanding of the non-profit sector and excellent organization and administration skills.

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CALL FOR ART! Deadline: August 22

Annual Members Show

Artwork submission guideline and exhibition description


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2015 Annual Members Show

Exhibition Dates: September 4 – October 3

Submission & Drop-off Deadline: Saturday, August 22.

About the Annual Members Show

This annual non-juried exhibition is dedicated to showcasing the artwork of our talented members. Over 150 pieces

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Featured Member Exhibition: Gary John Gresl

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


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“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,

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Spring Break AwA at WPCA!

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!


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awa_logo1Dates/Time:
Friday, April 3, April 6–10.
1–5 pm.

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Kate is leaving…

kbOur 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

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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.

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Featured Member Exhibition: Kevin Giese

January 16 – April 4, 2015
Opening Reception: Winter Gallery Night, Friday, January 16, 5–9pm.


We proudly continue our 20142015 Featured Member Exhibition installment with artist Kevin Giese‘s “Glass House” and “My Buddhist Cave” series. Glass House 1The series presents the overlapping and divide of the inner self and the outer world through ambiguous boundaries created of sharp incised lines and ghostly shadows in black and white landscapes. Kevin was one of three artists in the 2011 WPCA exhibition “Quiet.”

Join us for the opening reception on Winter Gallery Night.

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CoPA’s 8th Annual Juried Photo Exhibition

CoPA’s 8th Annual Juried Photo Exhibition

December 5, 2014 – January 17, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, December 5th 5-9pm
Closing Reception: Winter Gallery Night, Friday, January 16th 5-9pm.
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Cardi Toellner-SmithJoin us for this annual celebration of the region’s finest photographic artwork. Coalition of Photographic Arts‘s (CoPA) 8th Annual Juried Photo Exhibition will feature 43 pieces of work from 26 esteemed and emerging artists from the Southeast Wisconsin region. This highly competitive exhibition was juried by Graeme Reid, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA), and Gary Tuma, former Executive Director of WPCA.

Photo by Cardi Toellner-Smith

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