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Date of Release: 
Monday, September 22, 2008
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Katie Kazan, Director of Public Information 
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Fall 2008 Gallery Night

Fifty-Four Venues to Participate in
Fall 2008 Gallery Night
October 3, 2008    5–9 pm

MADISON, WI – Madison's semiannual celebration of the visual arts returns to Madison on October 3 as fifty-four venues participate in the Fall 2008 Gallery Night. Art lovers will enjoy an evening packed with demonstrations 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 downtown neighborhoods of the city. The printed guide to Gallery Night, with details about offerings and locations, may be picked up free of charge at participating establishments; this informaiton is also available online at A map and list of Gallery Night participants will also be available in the October 2 edition of Isthmus.

Highlights of this fall's Gallery Night include:

  • PhotoMidwest, a biennial, month-long celebration of photography at several venues around Madison, including a seven-state juried exhibition at the Wisconsin Union Galleries;
  • Demonstrations and a sale at Radiant Glass, Madison's only public glassblowing studio;
  • A gallery talk and special presentation of the film George Segal: American Still Life, plus the tunes of Lou and Peter Berryman, at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art;
  • Hands-on exhibits and family art activities at the Madison Children's Museum;
  • Seasons on the Farm, featuring woodcuts by Audrey Christie, paintings and pastels by S.V. Medaris, and feedbag quilts by Alicia Rheal, at the Madison Public Library;
  • Opening and artist talk for The Underwater Noise of Rain by Milwaukee artists Lane Hall and Lisa Moline, in collaboration with aquatic zoologist Dr. Rudi Strickler, at the James Watrous Gallery;
  • Gardens of Light, photographs by Janice Nussbaum Senungetuk that celebrate the restoration of her color vision through surgery;
  • Don Hunt: Artist, Teacher, Friend, an exhibition of recent and older ceramics by the late artist and teacher, at Higher Fire Clay Studio;
  • A new showroom, highlighting a stone mosaic labyrinth, a Zen soaking tub, and a new Frank Lloyd Wright architectural tile collection at TileArt.

Those who would enjoy a group approach to experience Gallery Night are invited to join Edition MMoCA for a casual tour of several participating venues. No advance registration is necessary; just meet at Café Zoma at 7 pm and join the fun. Edition MMoCA is an auxiliary group of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. 
Promotional support for Gallery Night is provided by Isthmus.
A complete list of Fall 2008 participating venues follows:
1   Absolutely Art
2322 Atwood Ave. • 249.9100 •
Featuring photographers Deborah Proctor, who specializes in Polaroid manipulation, and Richard Quinney. Both will participate in PhotoMidwest throughout October.
2   ArtSPACE Twenty-Two-Eleven
2211 Atwood Ave. • 257.9443 
ArtSPACE Twenty-Two-Eleven will show hand-colored photographs by Alison E. Mader, as well as jewelry and vessels made from hand-blown beads by Mary Putnam.
3   Atwood Acupuncture Center LLC
2045 Atwood Ave., Suite 105 • 256.5080 •
Paintings by Frank Lawrence, whose work depicts elements from nature and offers a deepening experience of truth, beauty, and wonder. Wine and chocolate.
4   Body Conscious PilateSpa
2045 Atwood Ave., Suite 107 • 244.0402 •
From New Mexico, abstract artist Sid Simpson, and realist artist Nan Simpson, show southwest paintings, gourds, and prints. Reception 6:30–9:00 pm.
5   Bungalow 1227
1227 E. Wilson St. • 286.1227 •
New work by Plymouth painter Paula Swaydan Grebel and handmade tiles by Cooksville potter Elizabeth Goessling. Plus other wonderful local and regional art, 
live jazz, and refreshments.
6   Bungalow Pros
229 North St. • 241.9243 •
Platteville mosaic artist Heidi Dyas-McBeth incorporates Arts & Crafts motifs in her new work. Bungalow Pros offers handcrafted decorative arts inspired by Stickley and timeless designs for modern living.
7   Cafe Zoma
2326 Atwood Ave. • 246.2009 
Featuring Variations on a Poppy, photos by Caroline Hoffman, and plates celebrating folk art from artists sponsored by Folklore Village.
8   Common Wealth Gallery
100 S. Baldwin St. • 256.6565 •
Elan Vital features new mixed-media artwork by Cate Loughran. “What recommends these works is their unrelenting optimism and Cate's ability to act as a palate cleanser for the world-weary viewer,” Michael Bonesteel, art reviewer.
9   Ken Crocker at EVP Coffee
1250 E. Washington Ave. •
Opening reception for Street Scenes, a show of new paintings by Ken Crocker. 5–9 pm. 
Food and drink. The show runs through October.
10   Lucent Room Studio
305 S. Livingston St. • 316.1644 •
Photographic series by Barry Sherbeck featuring color, curve, shadow, and texture. Paintings by Jonathan Kramka featuring images submerged in layers of hypercolor resin.
11   Morris Altman Studio
1149 E. Dayton • 256.9335 
Paintings by Morris Altman: abstract, landscapes, and still lifes.
12   Off-Center Studios
2716 Atwood Ave. • 249.0102 •
Off-Center Studios is a locally owned gallery focusing on Wisconsin artists. This month, the studios proudly present the photo-manipulated graphic art of Dave Tilton.
13   Radiant Glass
100 S. Baldwin St., Suite 100 • 628.9292 •
Visit Madison's only public glassblowing studio. Live demonstrations and a great sale will be going on all night. Think early holiday shopping!
14   Reneéglass Factory
100 S. Baldwin St., Suite 100 • 255.1000 •
Reneéglass Factory is an active fused-glass studio and gallery featuring large and small free-hanging widow art and architectural pieces. Commissioned work welcomed.
15   Spiritual Vibes
2733 Atwood Ave. • 442.3093 • 
Spiritual Vibes: dazzling your eyes and expanding your mind with art, gifts, classes, 
and more! Presenting Through My Eyes Only: A Kaleidoscopic Diary of My Current Life 
by Everett Kitts.
16   The Straight Thread - Furniture Upholstery
2033 Atwood Ave. • 250.5135 •
Stop by the workshop to see our handmade, locally built, upholstered furniture. 
Enjoy live acoustic music and refreshments.
17   Studio Paran
2051 Winnebago St. • 242-1111 •
Watch stunning glassblowing demonstrations. Showroom open Monday- Friday, 
8 am–4:30 pm. Visit us year round! 
18   Theo Streibel Photography
202 S. Dickinson St. • 239.6306 •
Current work from local fine-art photographer. Black-and-white figure-study prints. Reception 5–9 pm.
19   U-Frame-It Gallery
857 E. Johnson St. • 257.7717 
Arts, Politics, and Nature features prints, drawings, and puppets by Eric Hagstrom, masks by Kevin Schaefer, and photography by Thomas Ferrella.
20   Willy Street Co-op
1221 Williamson St. • 251.6776 •
Sarah Schoenhaar is an experimental photographer with a unique perspective and an 
eye for capturing remarkably honest still life photos.
21   Winnebago Studios
2046 Winnebago St. •
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!
22   16 Hands Studio
104 King St. • 219.0342 
Artists present pieces in oil, collage, and photography in a working studio space. New work from Linda Massey, Richard Springer, and Brian Strassburg will be featured.
23   Anthology
218 State St. • 204.2644 •
A locally owned paper and craft shop featuring original Made-in-Madison creations, artisan supplies, and, as always, Make-A-Button-for-a-Buck ($1 + tax).
24   Architecture Network, Inc.
116 E. Dayton St. • 251.7515 •
Bring art back into architecture: this is the credo of ANI when working on commercial, residential, and historical projects.
25   Broden Gallery, Ltd.
218 N. Henry St. • 256.6100 
Opening reception for A Change of Seasons featuring paintings by Jonathan Wilde, 
Bill James, Jerry Greenberg, and Gerald Hennesy.
26   HYART Gallery
133 W. Johnson St. • 442.0562 •
Special exhibit by Marisela Gutiérrez Campos, plus one-of-a-kind fine art by critically acclaimed local, national and international artists, including jewelry, metal, ceramics, glass, and photography. 
27   Little Luxuries, Inc.
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.
28   Madison Children's Museum
100 State St. • 256.6445 • 
Visit the Madison Children's Museum for hands-on exhibits, family art activities, 
and Peace Panels, an art installation by Walbridge School.
29   Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State St. • 257.0158 •
Make MMoCA a featured stop on your Gallery Night tour. Enjoy the humor and wit of Lou and Peter Berryman on the rooftop. Explore the work of George Segal with 
a Gallery Talk at 6:30 pm and a special presentation of the film George Segal: American 
Still Life 
at 7 pm. 
30   Madison Public Library
201 W. Mifflin St. • 266.6300 •
Seasons on the Farm, featuring woodcuts from Audrey Christie, paintings and pastels 
from S.V. Medaris, and feedbag quilts from Alicia Rheal, celebrates life on a farm throughout the year.
31   Raw Materials
408 E. Wilson St. • 268.0451 
Our studio provides organic influenced furniture, fabrics, and art for light commercial and residential spaces. Showcasing original paintings and prints. Complimentary wine served.
32   State Street Gallery
109 State St. • 819.0304 •
Opening exhibit for preeminent watercolor artist Ken Thrift. Also featuring original 
and local contemporary art and artisan jewelry.
33   Wisconsin Academy's James Watrous Gallery
201 State St., 3rd floor in the Overture Center for the Arts • 265.2500 •
The Underwater Noise of Rain features work by Lane Hall and Lisa Moline (Milwaukee) in collaboration with aquatic zoologist Dr. Rudi Strickler. Opening reception 5:30–7:30 pm, Artists' talk at 6:30 pm.
34   Wisconsin Union Galleries
800 Langdon St., Rm. 507 • 262.5969 •
PhotoMidwest is here! Open until 9 pm. Check out the seven-state juried exhibition 
and other photography shows.
35   The Bohemian Bauble
404 W. Lakeside St. • 333.2646 •
Come check out West Lakeside Street's funky and unconventional little shop featuring the handmade wares of eight local artists! Enjoy appetizers and beverages while chatting up the artists.
36   Century House
3029 University Ave. • 233.4488 •
Visit all three locations to enjoy the artistry of furniture designer and builder Martha Downs, fiber artist Renee Roeder-Earley, and painters Greg Johnson, Keith Dalby, and Ann Doody.
37   Chiripa, Artisan Crafts of the Americas
636 S. Park St. • 441.8808 •
View gallery-quality art from Mexico at Madison's most colorful gift shop.
38   Douglas Art and Frame
3238 University Ave. • 441.9948 
Douglas Art and Frame presents an assortment of antique maps and paintings from 
1900 to the present.
39   Edgewood College - DiRicci Gallery
1000 Edgewood College Dr. • 663.4861 •
Artists Bob Tarrell, Randy Feig, and Chris Gargan present Three Views of Landscape Painting,Sunday, September 28–Friday, October 17. Gallery Night reception 5–9 pm.
40   Fine Earth Studio & Gallery
2207 Regent St. • 843.1933 •
Madison's newest pottery studio and gallery welcomes you for an evening of wheel-throwing demonstrations and a selection of pottery and fine art. Bring the kids!
41   Gardens Gallery at Independent Living Retirement Community
602 N. Segoe Rd. • 274.7900 •
Janice Nussbaum Senungetuk's Garden of Light photography collection is a celebration 
of her color vision having been restored through surgery.
42   Grace Chosy Gallery
1825 Monroe St. • 255.1211 •
Paintings by Yueh-Mei Cheng, featuring cranes and other birds.
43   Higher Fire Clay Studio
2132 Regent St. • 233.3050 •
Don Hunt: Artist, Teacher, Friend showcases recent and older ceramics, and celebrates Don's amazing life, rich legacy, and his four priorities: faith, family, friends, and fun.
44   Hilldale Shopping Center
702 N. Midvale Blvd. • 238.6353 •
Join Hilldale galleries, merchants, and eateries for an engaging evening of Art, Music and Martinis!Also, view quilts inspired by the American Heart Association's Go Red initiative, and artwork by Shorewood students.
45   Janus Galleries
2701 Monroe St. • 233.2222 •
Celebrate autumn with a wide array of paintings spanning three centuries. Antique 
and contemporary oils, and works on paper from America, Europe, and beyond.
46   Lakeview Veterinary Clinic
3518 Monroe St. • 273.9742 •
Lakeview veterinary clinic is pleased to present the second annual Animals in Art exhibition, featuring the work of local artists.
47   Ma-Cha Teahouse and Gallery
1934 Monroe St. • 442.0500 •
Paintings by Peter Calderwood and PhotoMidwest exhibit for Jim Barnard. 
Reception 5–9 pm.
48   Meuer Art & Picture Frame Company
8448 Old Sauk Rd. • 833.3337 •
Enjoy the hospitality of Meuer Art and meet three wonderfully talented artists: 
Bob Broken (ceramics), Nicolle Hovland (abstract), and Donna Ragona (traditional pastels and acrylics). 6–9 pm.
49   Milward Farrell Fine Art
2701 Monroe St. • 238.6501 • 
A mix of new work including paintings, prints, glass, ceramic, metal, and art jewelry. Reception 6–9 pm.
50   Orange Tree Imports
1721 Monroe St. • 255.8211 •
Shop for kitchenware and gifts in a relaxed atmosphere! Mention “Gallery Night” while shopping that evening and receive 10% off your entire purchase (excludes electronics).
51   Spirals Antiques & Interiors
1843 Monroe St. • 256.7363 
Featuring the art of Susan Colby and the sound of DJ Steel.
52   Studio Jewelers
1306 Regent St. • 257.2627 •
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.
53   TileArt
1719 Monroe St. • 255.8453 •
Experience our new TileArt showroom, highlighting a stone mosaic labyrinth, a Zen soaking tub, recycled glass mural, and new Frank Lloyd Wright architectural tile collection.
54   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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