Press Releases

Date of Release: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Contact Info: 

Katie Kazan, Director of Public Information              

608.257.0158 x 237 or katie@mmoca.org

Terry Boehner, Gallery Night Coordinator
608.257.0158 x 241 or terry@mmoca.org

Spring Gallery Night

Spring Gallery Night
Surveys Vibrant Madison Arts Scene 
Friday, May 1, 2009

MADISON, WI – Madison's semiannual celebration of the visual arts, Gallery Night, will be held on Friday, May 1, 2009, from 5 to 9 pm. Fifty-nine venues--a record number--will participate in this spring's event. Art lovers can look forward to an evening packed with free demonstrations, new works of art, and live performances. 

Spring Gallery Night venues include museums, galleries, coffee shops, and other businesses across the city. Highlights include:  

  • Exhibitions openings at the Chazen Museum of Art and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art;
  • Spectacular Spectacular; an exhibition of works by MFA/MA candidates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison;
  • A time-based live installation at DNA Studios; a performance installation of video and movement by WYOU at Dance Fabulous; and a performance by local musician Doug Brown at Steep & Brew Gallery;
  • Glass-blowing demonstrations at Radiant Glass and ceramics demonstrations at Fine Earth Studio;
  • New handcrafted works from Mexico at Chiripa, from Rwanda at Lucent Room Studio, and from cultures across the world at Eastside Bazaar;
  • Past and present aerial kite views of Madison on display at Ancora Coffee;
  • Artists spanning the generations, from the young at Earley Design to seniors at the Madison Senior Center. 

To help visitors plan their Gallery Night excursions, an electronic map of participating venues can be found at mmoca.org/events/gallerynight. The printed guide to Gallery Night, with details about offerings and locations, may be picked up free of charge at participating establishments and downloaded at mmoca.org/events/gallerynight. A map and list of Gallery Night participants will also be available in the May 1 edition of Isthmus
Promotional support for Gallery Night is provided by Isthmus.
  
A complete list of participating venues follows:

WEST

1  ART IN THE AFTERNOON 
3606 Deer Path Road, Middleton • 469.2994 • artintheafternoon.net
Fine 19th and early 20th-century oil paintings. Open afternoons and evenings by appointment. Please call ahead for directions.

2  THE BOHEMIAN BAUBLE
404 W. Lakeside St. • 333.2646 • bohobauble.com
Check out this funky and unconventional artist's co-op featuring the wares of eight local artists. Complimentary bevs, apps, and convo served. Everything in the shop is 15% off during Gallery night!

3  THE CENTURY HOUSE
3029 University Ave. • 233.4488 • centuryhouseinc.com
Landscape quilter Natalie Sewell, metal canvas painter Rich Matheson, and jeweler Mary Jane Allen Armstrong will be joining us. Stop in to visit and view their art.

4  CHIRIPA, ARTISAN CRAFTS OF THE AMERICAS
636 S. Park St. • 441.8808 • chiripashop.com
View recent acquisitions from Mexico: hammered copper, Huichol yarn paintings and beaded figures, backstrap-loomed shawls, decorative and functional lead-free pottery, and more.

5  DERICCI GALLERY­ EDGEWOOD COLLEGE
1000 Edgewood College Dr. • 663.2263 • edgewood.edu/community/studioart.aspx
That's Different–Artists' Book Installations–A Retrospective: 25 Years of Unusual Art from the ReaLibrary through May 22. Reception May 1, 4:30-7:30 pm followed by a performance at 8 pm.

6  DOUGLAS ART AND FRAME
3238 University Ave. • 441.9948
The best frame shop in Madison, Douglas Art and Frame carries a wide range of work including antique maps, contemporary prints, and arts and crafts tiles and prints.

7  FINE EARTH STUDIO & GALLERY
2207 Regent St. • 843.1933 • fine-earth.org
Fine Earth celebrates its first anniversary! Join us for demonstrations, functional pottery, jewelry, fiber, and fine art. Bring the kids!

8  GRACE CHOSY GALLERY
1825 Monroe St. • 255.1211 • gracechosygallery.com
Richly evocative mixed-media fiber works by UW School of Human Ecology Professor Mary Hark.

9  HIGER FIRE CLAY STUDIO
2132 Regent St. • 233.3050 • higherfireclaystudio.com 
Surfaces: Explorations of textures, pigments, and imagery on ceramics by Bacia Edelman, Briony Jean Foy, Yong Kim, Linda Leighton, Phil Lyons, Hailey Neises, and Andrée Valley. Through May 30.

10  JANUS GALLERIES
2701 Monroe St. • 233.2222 • janusgalleries.com
Celebrate spring! Over 1,000 wonderful American, European, and Russian paintings spanning three centuries. Landscapes, still lifes, and figurative fine art to beautify your home and office!

11  LONG TERM CARE INSTITUTE
6502 Grand Teton Plaza, Suite 107 • 233.7042
Featuring Madison artist Mary Stegemann exhibiting landscape and still life oil paintings, along with nature and architectural photography by Erik Stegemann. Refreshments.

12  MACHA TEAHOUSE AND GALLERY
1934 Monroe St. • 442.0500 • machateahouse.com
Exhibit featuring David Nielsen's abstract expressionist art (davidnielsenstudio.com), in a wide range of media, explores existenialism. Reception from 5–9 pm. 10% off all looseleaf tea purchases during Gallery Night.

13  MILWARD FARRELL FINE ART
2701 Monroe St., Ste 200 • 238.6501 • milwardfarrellfineart.com
Spring explodes with color: Gallery artists featuring paintings, prints, mixed media, glass, metal, and ceramic objects. And, as always, great art jewelry. Reception 6–9 pm.

14  MOUND STREET YOGA CENTER
1342 Mound St. • 442.6792 • moundstreetyoga.com
Open house featuring visual and performance-based art. Vibrant new work by watercolorist Carol Mueller, enso paintings by John Sheean, a multimedia installation by Kristin Sage, and a site-specific dance choreographed by Collette Stewart.

15  QUARRY ARTS BUILDINGQ
715 Hill street • 770.3729 • quarryarts.com
Featuring a variety of local artistic talent! The Quarry Arts Building is the home of an eclectic group of independent wellness practitioners helping clients live a more full and healthy life.

16  SPECTACULAR SPECTACULAR
1414 S. Park St. • 345.4954
Eleven UW MFA/MA candidates will come together for one powerful night of thesis-show openings. Sculpture, painting, print, photography, performance, video, and everything in between.

17  STUDIO JEWELERS
1306 Regent St. • 257.2627 • studiojewelerswi.com
Explore the work of more than two dozen independent metal artists and small jewelry studios from around the world at Studio Jewelers. Reception 6-9 pm.

18  TILEART
1719 Monroe St. • 255.8453 • tileartdesign.com
New location celebration launching the series MadHAUS: The MadCityWay to make Homes Artistic, Utilitarian and Sustainable. We will be featuring collaborative designs by TileArtDesign and RedBeardLumber.

19  UNEARTHED
2501 University Ave. • 441-1993 • unearthedmadison.com
Architectural, vintage, and industrial objects for your home and garden including one-of-a-kind lighting, furniture, and artifacts.

DOWNTOWN

20  16 HANDS STUDIO 
104 King St. • 219.0342
A reunion of artists in Madison's historic Suhr Building. Come and see eight artists present all new work.

21  ANCORA COFFEE
112 King St. • 255.2900 • ancoracoffee.com
Looking Down Town Past and present kite aerial photos of Madison. Craig Wilson pairs his 2008 kite views with images made in 1908 by George Lawrence.

22  ANTHOLOGY
218 State St. • 204.2644 • anthology.typepad.com
Anthology is a locally owned paper and craft shop featuring original Made in Madison creations. Have a seat at our craft table and make a Mother's Day card ($2) or hand-stamped brass charm ($5).

23  CHAZEN MUSEUM OF ART
800 University Ave. • 263.2246 • chazen.wisc.edu
Underground Classics: The Transformation of Comics into Comix, 1963–1990
Curators' Conversation: Jim Danky and Denis Kitchen discuss underground comix, 5:30 pm. Opening reception: refreshments, music, and cash bar, 6:30–8 pm.

24  CURVED ARTISTS AT CAFE MONTMARTRE
127 E. Mifflin St. • 698.6232 • getcurved.com
The curved artists present fresh new art at Café Montmartre. Painting, sculpture, drawing, and mixed media.

25  HYART GALLERY
133 W. Johnson St. • 442.0562 • hyartgallery.com
Featuring the work of Richard Levine, a photographer in the classical tradition, with photographs spanning a 30-year period. Browse a unique selection of fine art by local, national, and international artists.

26  LITTLE LUXURIES
230 State St. • 255.7372
Unusual gifts for life's special occasions, including birthdays, weddings, housewarmings, and anniversaries. 20% off your purchase during Gallery Night with this brochure.

27  MADISON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
100 State St. • 256.6445 • madisonchildrensmuseum.org
Visit Madison Children's Museum for hands-on fun, with special Gallery Night exhibitions by the YWCA Third Street program, Franklin Elementary School, and artist Matt Reedy.

28  MADISON MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
227 State St. • 257.0158 • mmoca.org
Opening preview for Return to Function. First Fridays celebration with Active PerCussion Duo at 6 pm and LoVid Coat of Embrace video and sound performance at 7 pm.

29  MADISON SENIOR CENTER
330 W. Mifflin St. • 266.6581 • madisonseniorcenter.org 
An Artful Affair includes art by more than 50 Dane County artists over the age of 55. This judged show celebrates Older Americans Month. Reception 5–8 pm.

30  OVERTURE GALLERIES
201 State St. • 258.4961 • overturecenter.com/galleries
Part of the Overture Galleries cycle Awakening the Land, artsTRIBE exhibits SEED: A Passion for Growing in Gallery I and hosts a reception from 5–7 pm in the Rotunda.

31  PORTER BUTTS AND CLASS OF 1925 GALLERIES
Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St., 2nd Floor • 262.7592 • union.wisc.edu/art
Opening receptions for MFA exhibitions by Eric Shows and David Raine. Recommended for those interested in contemporary views on painting and printmaking.

32  RAW MATERIALS
408 E. Wilson St. • 268.0451
Silent Auction Local Art: Original Monotypes and Canvas; abstract and organic, professionally framed and unframed on archival ink paper. Hand-Colored Wood Cuttings, architecturally detailed.

33  SAVOIR FAIRE
5 N. Pinckney St. • 819-8066 • sfcardsandgifts.com
Michael Anderson/Different by Design. Textural and dimensional works using paper, wire beads, recycled materials, and splashes of intense color. Appetizers, beverages, and cash bar.

34  STATE STREET GALLERY
109 State St. • 819.0304 • statestreetgallery.com
Project 99: Featuring Nan Griffin, Deb Menz, Mary Jo Scandin. A collaboration of ninety-nine 10 x 10 surfaces with each artist contributing 33 works, each in 33 different colors.

35  STEEP & BREW GALLERY
544 State St. • 256.2902 • steepnbrew.com
Featuring a photo exhibition of Street Scenes around the World by Paula White. Champagne, cheese, and chocolate reception 5–9 pm with music by local musician Doug Brown.

36  UW ART DEPT 7TH FLOOR GALLERY
455 N. Park St. • 262.1660 • art.wisc.edu
Opening reception of the Advanced Painting Workshop showcases works by Joshua Ard, Colin Bloomfield, Logan Bolger, Jan Brugger, Stephanie Frederick, Hannah Layden, Ryan Lynch, Isaac Mann, April Nett, John Neumueller, Julie Novakofski, and Corinna Ranweiler.

37  WISCONSIN ACADEMY'S JAMES WATROUS GALLERY
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St, 3rd Floor • 265.2500 • wisconsinacademy.org
High Honors: An Exhibition of Artwork by the 2008 Wisconsin Arts Board Visual Arts Fellows.Gallery talk by artist Charles Munch begins at 6:30 pm.

38  WYOU COMMUNITY TELEVISION AT DANCE FABULOUS
212 N. Henry St. • 258.9644 • wyou.org
WYOU Community Television presents art in five dimensions with Collide-a-scopes, a live performance installation of video and movement created by station producers Heidi Johnson and Eric Allin in association with Dance Fabulous.

EAST

39  ABSOLUTELY ART
2322 Atwood Ave. • 249.9100 • absolutelyartllc.com
Local artist Laura Meddaugh displays her latest whimsical and colorful acrylic paintings at Madison's community-based art gallery.

40  ARTS 4 ALL AT ESCAPE JAVA JOINT
916 Williamson St. • 249.7333
Arts 4 All supports the creation, promotion, and sale of art. Gallery Night show and auction benefit the inclusion of people with disabilities in the creation of art.

41  ARTSPACE TWENTY-TWO ELEVEN
2211 Atwood Ave. • 257.9443 • aemader.com
Photographer/artist Alison E. Mader showcases original hand-colored and black–and–white photographs.

42  AZENA PHOTOGRAPHY
202 S. Dickinson St. • 245.2797 • azenaphoto.com
A brand new studio and brand new art! Come see a dozen artists exhibiting works ranging from colored pencil and paint to photography and sculpture!

43  BAD DOG FRIDA
2094 Atwood Ave • 442.6868 • baddogfrida.com
Bad dog frida features Really Cool Things for Good Dogs and Their People. Don't miss Susan Fuszard's playful animal portraits and whimsical photo greeting cards.

44  THE BLACK EARTH KILN GROUP
149 Waubesa St. • 244.5040
Join the Black Earth Kiln Group in the Bolz Room of the beautiful new Goodman Community Center. Featuring wood-fired and traditional stoneware from functional forms to sculpture. Good art, snacks, and beverages.

45  CARTA STUDIOWORKS
2001 Atwood Ave. • 669.4329 • CartaStudioWorks.com
Featuring the abstract photography of Dave Tilton and the functional wood-fired pottery of Nate and Hallie Evans.

46  COMMON WEALTH GALLERY
100 S. Baldwin St. • 256.6565 • cwd.org
Painted Hills: A M.F.A. Exhibition by Kendra Larson consists of bright landscape paintings that explore themes of loneliness, power, cultural place, and environmental awareness.

47  DNA STUDIOS
2057 Winnebago St. • 244.0111 • dnastudios.us
Premiere of a new time-based, live installation by Marina Kelly, Susan White, and Brian Daly. Experimental music performance and recording by the Sid Frenchman Quartet. New paintings by Sarah West Whitcomb.

48  EARLEY DESIGN
1231 E. Wilson St. • 256.5171
Kevin Earley, Renee Earley, Olive Earley, and Dexter Earley show flowers, beds, and flower beds.

49  EASTSIDE BAZAAR
836 E. Johnson St. • 320.4611 • eastsidebazaar.com
A trek through the world….The Eastside Bazaar was established in 2008 with the hopes of sharing a little taste of some intriguingly different cultures.

50  JACKIE MACAULAY GALLERY AT SOCIAL JUSTICE CENTER
1202 Williamson St. • 227.0206 • socialjusticecenter.org 
Art Surge is an ever-expanding collective of artists exhibiting political work in Madison and Chicago. Fourteen local artists participating.

51  LUCENT ROOM STUDIO
305 S. Livingston St. • 316.1644 • lucentroom.com
Layered resin paintings by Jonathan Kramka; photographs by Barry Sherbeck featuring organic textures and forms, and a series from Rwanda.

52  MADISON SHAMBHALA CENTER
408 S. Baldwin St. • 217.2132 • herspiral.com
Miksang Contemplative Photography is a form developed out of the perception teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Show includes a wide variety of high quality photography on many topics by local members.

53  PONG GALLERY
1976 Atwood Ave. • 206.2759
Featuring artists Jonas Angelet, Bryan Draves, Melisa Fordahl, Mike Freiman, Bryan Lalor, Sara Merideth, Molly Murn, Angela Pullman, Tim Stankevitz, and Wes Weber. 5–10 pm.

54  RADIANT GLASS
100 S. Baldwin St., Suite 100 • 446.2830 • radiantglass.com
Visit Madison's only public access glassblowing studio. Live demonstrations and a great sale will be going on all night. Ask us about classes and rentals.

55  RENÉEGLASS FACTORY
100 S. Baldwin St., Suite 100 • 255.1000 • reneeglass.com
Renéeglass Factory is an active fused-glass studio and gallery featuring large and small free-hanging window art and architectural pieces. Commissioned work welcomed.

56  STUDIO PARAN
2051 Winnebago St. • 242.1111 • studioparan.com
Opening in the tokonoma space Cityscapes, Ann Orlowski, Tom Ferrella, and Richard Jones explore the urban terrain in paint, photographs, and glass. Glassblowing demonstrations. Refreshments.

57  THE SKIN SOURCE
845 E. Johnson St. • 251.6511 • theskincaresource.net
The Skin Care Source is pleased to feature paintings by Doug and Katie Rasmussen. Their works depict aspects of the human body defined by their creative styles and developed through a collection of mixed media.

58  WINNEBAGO STUDIOS
2046 Winnebago St. • winnebagostudios.org
An eclectic group of professional artist studios with a gallery. Ceramics, fiber, jewelry, painting, printing, photography, and woodworking available to see and buy. Refreshments too!

59 WI COUNCIL OF THE BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED
754 Williamson St. • 255.1166 • wcblind.org
Enjoy Art Beyond Sight, a collection of tactile art pieces, oils on canvas, and photography by blind and visually impaired artists from around Wisconsin. Refreshments.

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