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Date of Release: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
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Katie Kazan, Director of Public Information
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Spring 2008 Gallery Night

Fifty-Eight Venues Will 
Participate in Spring 2008 Gallery Night 
May 2, 2008    5–9 pm

MADISON, WI – Madison's semiannual celebration of the visual arts returns on May 2 as a record-breaking 58 venues participate in the Spring 2008 Gallery Night. Art lovers will enjoy an evening packed with grand openings, benefits, free dance lessons, discounts on purchases, and new works of art on display across the city. The evening offers a unique opportunity to meet artists and view their latest works. 

Gallery Night venues include museums, galleries, coffee shops, and other businesses in east, west, and central areas of the city. The printed guide to Gallery Night, with details about offerings and locations, will be available free of charge at participating establishments. A map and list of Gallery Night participants will also be available in the May 1 edition of Isthmus and online at

Highlights of Spring 2008 Gallery Night include: 
• The Curved Artists U-Haul Gallery will drive its exhibition to three locations;
• Bungalow 1227 will donate 10% of its profits to benefit the YWCA;
• Douglas Art and Frame will exhibit portraits dating from the 1800s to the present;
• Steep & Brew Gallery will present live Tango performances;
• Anthology will showcase unique made-in-Madison paper creations;
• Madison School & Community Recreation will provide Art Cart activities for kids;
• MMoCA will host blues music by Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo on the rooftop (weather permitting);
• An Artful Affair which includes art by more than 50 Dane County artists will celebrate Older Americans Month at the Madison Senior Center;
• Fine Earth Studio & Gallery will celebrate the grand opening of its new pottery-teaching studio and gallery on Regent Street;
• Mary Kay Baum's photographs of southwestern Wisconsin, which she takes to alleviate her symptoms of Alzheimer's, will benefit the forMemory project;
• Studio Paran will offer free letterpress broadsides to its first 100 visitors.

Promotional support for Gallery Night is provided by Isthmus.

A complete list of Spring 2008 participating venues follows:

1 2158 Atwood Healing/Art Collective
2158 Atwood Ave. #102–110 • 332.2262 •
Resident artists and healers and their guests present photography, sculpture, jewelry, and other media, including objects inspired by natural and cultural heritage.
2 Absolutely Art
2322 Atwood Ave. • 249.9100 •
Don't miss Short Stories, a Gloria Van Dixhorn exhibition featuring ceramic wall hangings and other unique ceramic sculptures. Stop by for food, drink, and merriment.
3 ARTSPACE Twenty-Two-Eleven
2211 Atwood Ave. • 241.8051
ARTSPACE Twenty-Two-Eleven, a working darkroom, frame shop, and exhibition space, features Alison E. Mader's original hand-colored photographs. 
4 Azena Photography
1935 Winnebago St. • 245.2797 
View an eclectic body of photographic work at Azena Photography's NEW space. Complimentary refreshments.
5 bad dog Frida
2094 Atwood Ave. • 442.6868 •
Bad dog frida features really cool things for good dogs and their people. Meet artist Tisha Templin and see her bold acrylic dog portraits.
6 Black Earth Kiln Group/Quicksilver Pottery
2138 Pennsylvania Ave. • 244.5040 
Come enjoy the Black Earth Kiln Group's latest works of functional and contemporary art at Quicksilver Pottery. Reception includes snacks and Lake Louie beer.
7 Body Conscious PILATESPA
2045 Atwood Ave., Suite 107 • 244.0402 •
Sinuous figures scratch their way up from the rugged depths of the Industrial. Metal Canvas, the art of Rich Matheson. Reception 6:30–9 pm.
8 Bungalow 1227
1227 E. Wilson St. • 206.6584 •
This new east side gallery presents wonderful local, regional, and international artists. Ten percent of the show's profit benefits the women of YWCA Third Street.

9 Bungalow Pros
229 North St. • 241.9243 •
Bungalow Pros offers furnishings, handcrafted decorative goods, and design services inspired by historical styles. Join us to view works by selected local artists.
10 Cafe Zoma
2326 Atwood Ave. • 246.2009 
Café Zoma will be displaying the paintings of Pat Leather.
11 Common Wealth Gallery
100 S. Baldwin St. • 256.6565 •
Artists Katarina Riesing and Robin Russo present multimedia works featuring sculpture, video, photography, and drawings exploring themes of landscape and identity.
12 Curved Artists 
Keep up with the Curved Artists' U-Haul Gallery as they roadshow-it to three different locations: 200 block N. Henry St. (5–6 pm), 800/900 block E. Johnson (6:30–7:30 pm), 100 S. Baldwin (8 pm). 
13 Jean Thuerer at Glass Nickel Pizza
2916 Atwood Ave. • 245.0880 
Works by Jean Thuerer include oils and pen/ink on paper. Subject matter varies, depending on whether one thinks from the inside out or the outside in.
14 Jackie Macaulay Gallery at Social Justice Center
1202 Williamson St. • 257.0143 • 
Mary Kay Baum shares photographs of southwestern Wisconsin. Photography alleviates her symptoms of Alzheimer's. Proceeds benefit forMemory, a program focusing on links between personal health and the health of the planet.
15 Lazy Jane's Café
1358 Williamson St. • 257.5263 
Enjoy a glass of champagne and meet local artists and craftspeople while viewing unique prints, paintings, jewelry, and mixed-media dolls. Open 5–9 pm. 

16 Off-Center Studios
2716 Atwood Ave. • 249.0102 •
OC S features pottery by Anjee Sorge, May featured artist Todd Hafele, plus jewelry, woodwork, photographs, and original art of numerous local artists.
17 Radiant Glass
100 S. Baldwin St., Suite 100 • 628.9292 •
Radiant Glass has gone public! Ask us about glass-blowing classes and hot-glass studio rental time. Live glass-blowing demonstrations, 5–9 pm.
18 Renee' Glass Factory
100 S. Baldwin St., Suite 100 • 255.1000 •
Renee' Glass Factory is an active fused-glass studio and gallery. Large and small free-hanging widow art and architectural pieces. Commissions welcomed.
19 Studio Paran
2051 Winnebago St. • 242.1111 •
Opening tonight:  Terrarium and Bell Jars. New work in the Tokonoma by Richard Jones. Free letterpress broadsides to first 100 visitors. Glassblowing demonstrations.
20 Tandem Press
201 S. Dickinson St. • 263.3437 •
Painter Sam Richardson will be working at Tandem during the week of Gallery Night. New works by Judy Pfaff, David Lynch, Suzanne Caporael, Robert Cottingham, and Sam Gilliam.
21 U-Frame-It Gallery
857 East Johnson St. • 257.7717 • 
Described as “elegantly whimsical,” Jesse Walters' abstract, mixed-media paintings bring you into a realm of painterly rich colors and coded details.

22 Willy Street Co-op
1221 Williamson St. • 251.0884 •
Featuring Logu Ramasamy's current works in ink and metal on handmade paperboard. The artist's recent works focus on South Indian spirituality.
23 Winnebago Studios
2046 Winnebago St. •
A dozen artists and three studios. Photography, pottery, painting, woodworking, and mixed-media, from outsiders to professional artists. Sales encouraged. Refreshments.
24 A Room of One's Own
307 W. Johnson St. • 257.7888 •
Mixed-media prints by Hilary Berg explore the whimsical and haunting imagery of nature and dreams, plus metal and stone jewelry by Rachel Rosenblum.
25 Anthology
218 State St. • 204.2644 
Anthology features unique made-in-Madison creations by Laura, Sachi and Hirochika Komai, Mike and Natalie Bass, Naomi Richardson, Emily Kircher, Amber Roelfs, and Amy Swoboda.
26 Arts 4 All at the Madison Senior Center
330 W. Mifflin St. • 236.9577 
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.

27 Broden Gallery, Ltd.
218 N. Henry St. • 256.6100 
Opening night for Rural Life to Still Life, featuring realist paintings by Jay Paul Bell, Alan Sanborn, and George Gonzalez.
28 Context
113 King St. • 250.0113 •
Context is Madison's premiere men's clothing store. We have received distinctions from GQ andDetails magazines as one of the country's best places for men to shop.
29 Epoch Vintage Clothing
214 State St. • 255.2385 
Epoch is celebrating the grand opening of its new location! Come see our lovely new space, fantastic vintage treasures, and bespoke gift items. Wine & cheese reception.
30 Hyart Gallery
133 W. Johnson St. • 442.0562 •
Browse a unique selection of one-of-kind fine art by critically acclaimed local, national, and international artists. Jewelry, metal, ceramics, glass, and photography. 
31 Little Luxuries, Inc.
230 State St. • 251.1995 
Unusual gifts for life's special occasions, including birthdays, weddings, housewarmings, and anniversaries. Twenty percent off purchases during event with Gallery Night brochure.
32 Madison Children's Museum
100 State St. • 256.6445 •
Madison Children's Museum provides hands-on exhibits and programs that celebrate and encourage children's imaginations and offer learning through play.
33 Madison Senior Center
330 W. Mifflin St. • 266.6581 •
An Artful Affair includes art by more than 50 Dane County artists over the age of 55. This juried show celebrates Older Americans Month. Reception 5–8 pm.
34 Madison Museum of Contemporary Art & Museum Store
227 State St. • 257.0158 •
Stop by MMoCA to see Altered Geometry: Contemporary Sculpture from MMoCA's Collection andMaking Visible the Invisible:  Abstract Art from MMoCA's Permanent Collection. Blues music by Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo on the rooftop (weather permitting).
35 Overture Center for the Arts
201 State St. • 258.4961 •
Overture Galleries presents The Women of Madison Glass: Cultivating Movements in Glass, and proudly welcomes back UW-Madison's Fresh Hot Press, a group of student  printmakers.

36 Sixteen Hands Studio
104 King St. • 219.0342 
Several artists, including Linda Massey, Richard Springer, and Brian Strassburg, present works in oil, collage, and photography.
37 State Street Gallery
109 State St. • 819.0304 •
State Street Gallery, established in 2006 and located just off the Capitol Square, features original contemporary art, jewelry, and wines from around the world.
38 Steep & Brew Gallery
544 State St. • 256.2902 •
Featuring photographs of the intense and passionate Argentine Tango by Paula White. Champagne, chocolate, wine, and cheese reception 6–9 pm, with live Tango performances.
39 Wisconsin Academy's James Watrous Gallery
201 State St., 3rd floor, Overture Center for the Arts • 265.2500 •
Building a Visual Arts Legacy: The Wisconsin Visual Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards. Gallery talk by Graeme Reid, Assistant Director, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, at 6:30 pm. 
40 Wisconsin Union Galleries
800 Langdon St., Rm. 507 • 262.5969 •
Opening receptions for MFA exhibitions by Katelyn Alain and Jon Fowler.  The Wisconsin Union Galleries are student-curated, professional exhibition spaces in Memorial Union.
41 Bindley Collection Gallery
Hilldale Mall - 702 N. Midvale Blvd. • 441.0505 •
On display through May 30: fine jewelry by Ed Rubio-Arzate and Michele Friedman, Turtle Ridge Leather, and sculpture by Nana Schowalter, Don Esser, and Ellis Nelson. 
42 Bohemian Bauble
404 W. Lakeside St. • 333.2646 •
A funky little shop that sells handmade wares of seven local artists. Stop in for libations, appetizers, and 15 percent off your purchase.
43 Calabash Gifts & Home Accents
2608 Monroe St. • 233.2640
Art Jewelry - Basketry - Beadwork - Vases - Raku - Fine Art - Prints - Beautiful Wall Hangings - Tabletop Ceramics - Sculptures - Wood Carving Shona - Tablecloths - Cushions. Reception 5-9 pm

44 Century House
3029 University Ave • 233.4488 •
Join us to view the ceramics of Prisca Benson Fittshur and Renee Schwaller, and 
to meet jeweler Sarah DeAngelo and painter/photographer Ann Singsass.
45 Chiripa, Artisan Crafts of the Americas
636 S. Park St. • 441.8808 •
View beautiful new products from Chiripa's latest trip to Mexico and meet the artists via photographs and stories. NEW: clay figures, pottery, rugs, and mirrors.
46 DiRicci Gallery - Edgewood College
1000 Edgewood College Dr. • 663.2800 •
Joshua Van Stippen's senior exhibition, Endorphin, includes sculptural and ceramic works, April 27–May 9. Join us on May 2 for a gallery talk and reception starting at 4:30 pm.
47 Douglas Art and Frame
3238 University Ave. • 441.9948
Douglas Art and Frame presents an exhibit of portraits dating from the 1800's to the present.
48 Fine Earth Studio & Gallery
2207 Regent St. • 232.1744 
Madison's newest pottery-teaching studio and gallery welcomes you to its GRAND OPENING, featuring demonstrations and a selection of functional local pottery and fine art.
49 Higher Fire Clay Studio
2132 Regent St. • 233.3050 •
The Art and Craft of Clay features work from twenty-eight artists including handmade tile, sculptures, and functional pottery.
50 Janet's Antiques Gallery
3800 University Ave • 238.3300 •
Please join us at Janet's Antiques, in our second year of participation in MMoCA's Gallery Night, for wine, cheese, cookies, and interesting conversation. 7–9 pm.
51 Janus Galleries
2701 Monroe St. • 233.2222 •
Spring has sprung! Stop in to see works spanning three centuries, including oils from the U.S., Europe, Asia, and out-of-this-world paintings by Lois Silver.
52 Ma-Cha Teahouse and Gallery
1934 Monroe St. • 442.0500 •
Endangered Beauty features new work by Nina Bednarski. Reception from 5–9 pm with music and refreshments.
53 Madison School & Community Recreation
3802 Regent St. • 204.3005 •
Enjoy free dance lessons, watch pottery wheel demonstrations, view works of art and meet artists. Art Cart activities for children.
54 Milward Farrell Fine Arts
2701 Monroe St., Suite 200 • 238.6501
Spring explodes with color! Stop by to see new works by resident artists, featuring glass, ceramics, paintings, prints, and a great selection of art and jewelry. Reception 6–9 pm.
55 Monroe Street Framing
1901 Monroe St. • 255.7330 •
Photographs by Suzanne Mixter and Richard Quinney. Opening reception on May 2.
56 Orange Tree Imports
1721 Monroe St. • 255.8211 •
Voted “Madison's Best Specialty Shop” for over 25 years! Beautiful gifts and kitchenware for Mother's Day, graduations, and weddings.
57 Studio Jewelers
1306 Regent St. • 257.2627 •
Studio Jewelers represents more than two dozen independent metal artists and small jewelry studios from around the world, as well as glass blower Audrey Handler.
58 unearthed
2501 University Ave. • 441.1993 •
Featuring architectural and vintage finds as art for the home and garden, industrial antiques, and timeless objects. Compelling furnishings with urban style.

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