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Date of Release: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Contact Info: 

Katie Kazan, Director of Public Information
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Terry Boehner, Gallery Night Coordinator
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Fall Gallery Night

Fall Gallery Night Surveys Vibrant Madison Arts Scene 
October 2, 2009   5–9 pm
MADISON, WI – Madison's semiannual celebration of the visual arts, Gallery Night, will be held on Friday, October 2, 2009, from 5 to 9 pm. Fifty-six venues will participate in this fall's event. Art lovers can look forward to an evening packed with free demonstrations, new works of art, and live performances. 
Fall Gallery Night venues include museums, galleries, coffee shops, and other businesses across the city. Highlights include:

  • Turn-of-the-century watercolors at Douglas Art and Frame;
  • New relief prints by Bill Weege at Tandem Press;
  • Glass bead-making demonstrations at Aardvark Art Glass;
  • Models for the expansion of the Design Gallery and the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection at the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology;
  • Gallery talk for Signs of the Times: Robert Rauschenberg's America at MMoCA;
  • Installation art by Chele Isaac and performances by the Bare Bones Dance Collective at Mound Street Yoga Center;
  • Madison-area Open Art Studios' preview exhibition at Overture Center;
  • Watercolors by emeritus professor Mary Alice Wimmer at Body Conscious PilateSpa;
  • Photography by Dane County photographers over age 55 at the Madison Senior Center;
  • Fifth birthday celebration featuring works by local artists at Atwood Acupuncture Center.

To help visitors plan their Gallery Night excursions, an electronic map of participating venues can be found at 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 A map and list of Gallery Night participants will also be available in the October 1 edition of Isthmus. Promotional support for Gallery Night is provided by Isthmus.
A complete list of participating venues follows:
1  Aardvark Art Glass
819 E. Johnson St • 256.5037 •
Aardvark Art is a kind of artist zoo, with three different “shiny object” artists  working in their natural habitats. Enjoy an array of dichroic glass and sterling jewelry. Glass bead-making demo from 7–9 pm.
2  Absolutely Art
2322 Atwood Ave • 249.9100 •
Local artist Martha Kauppi's fused glass wall art and encaustic pieces will be featured at Absolutely Art, Madison's community-based art gallery.
3  ArtSPACE Twenty-Two Eleven
2211 Atwood Ave • 241.8051 •
Photographer/artist Alison E. Mader showcases original hand-colored and black-and-white photographs.
4  Atwood Acupuncture Center
2045 Atwood Ave # 105 • 256.5080 •
Please join us for our fifth birthday celebration, featuring work by local artists Mary Bero and Dennis Nechvatal. Wine, sparkling water, and chocolate.
5  Black Earth Kiln Group at Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St • 244.5040
Join the Black Earth Kiln Group in the Bolz Room of the Goodman Community Center. Featuring wood-fired and traditional stoneware from functional forms to sculpture. Good art, snacks, and beverages.
6  Body Conscious PilateSpa
2045 Atwood Ave # 107 • 244.0402 •
Remains by Mary Alice Wimmer, emeritus professor, nudges the secrets of bones, rocks, feathers, and fruit through achingly vibrant watercolors and serene silverpoints. Reception 6–9 pm.
7  Bungalow Pros
229 North St • 241.9243 •
Bungalow Pros is pleased to feature the work of painter Jeremy Pinc. Elements  as disparate as graffiti and cartoon art to Greek vase painting blend into his  unique style.
8  Carta StudioWorks 
2001 Atwood Ave • 669.4329 •
Featuring internationally recognized ceramic artist Dean Schwarz. Also showing new abstract and figurative works by Dave Tilton.
9  Common Wealth Gallery
100 S. Baldwin St • 256.6565 •
Artworking: Beautiful Tape Harvest. Artworking provides professional development for artists with disabilities. This exhibition represents the collective efforts of our studio over the last year.
10  Edward Jones
2010 Eastwood Dr # 102 • 249.0622  
Artist and museum educator Angela Johnson conveys her fascination with line, color, and light through photography in a series of entrancing images that create episodic moods.
11  Eyeopia
2134 Atwood Ave • 316.7999 •
Exhibiting the colorful abstract paintings of Everett Kitts at Eyeopia, a completely unique optical boutique, representing the best in progressive eyewear. 
12  Happy Bambino at Goodman Community Center 
149 Waubesa St • 204.6147 •
Debuting the Nursing is Normal–Madison Project. This photographic display of mothers breastfeeding in public spaces is intended to promote breastfeeding awareness. Photos by Lea Wolf.
13  Jackie Macaulay Gallery at Social Justice Center
1202 Williamson St • 227.0206
Specializing in local art with a social justice theme. Sarah Stone's art features images of homeless persons on the streets of downtown Madison. Samuel Schlenker's art expresses social issues through symbols and surreal imagery.
14  Ken Crocker at EVP Coffee
1250 E. Washington Ave • 843.2582 •
Opening reception for City and People, a show of new paintings by Ken Crocker  5-9 pm. Food and drink. The show runs through October.
15  Lucent Room Studio
305 S. Livingston St • 316.1644 •
Linocut prints by Gary Nauman: Journey / Photography by Barry Sherbeck: Faces, Colors, India, iPhone Art.
16  Mermaid Café
1929 Winnebago St • 249.9719 •
Paintings and prints by Ana Hansa-Ogren at the Mermaid Café. Live music performance by Ana with guest artists (T.B.A.). Refreshments will be provided.
17  Pong Gallery
1976 Atwood Ave • 206.2759
Featuring artists Jonas Angelet, Bryan Draves, Melissa Fordahl, Jake Leick, Angela Pullman, Becky Rex, Cari Scott, and Wes Weber. 5–10 pm.
18  Radiant Glass
100 S. Baldwin St # 100 • 628.9292 •
Visit Madison's only public teaching/rental glassblowing studio. Demonstrations and a great sale on our new glass pumpkins will be going on all evening.
19  Reneéglass Factory
100 S. Baldwin St # 100 • 255.1000 •
Reneéglass Factory is an active fused-glass studio and gallery featuring large and small free-hanging window art and architectural pieces. Commissioned work welcomed.
20  Studio Paran
2051 Winnebago St  • 242.1111 •
Opening tonight in the tokonoma space, LIGHT! for the dark days, a group show of artist-made lights. Glassblowing demonstrations, refreshments.
21  Tandem Press
201 S. Dickinson St • 263.3437 •
Tandem Press will be hosting Bill Weege for A Bird Sings and A Cloud Billows, new relief prints and collage on handmade paper, from 5–8 pm.
22  U-Frame It Gallery
857 E. Johnson St • 257.7717
New work by Madison artist Paul Stroede.
23  Willy Street Co-op
1221 Williamson St • 251.0884 •
Local artist Michael Hecht will display his knife drawings in the Community Room at Willy Street Co-op. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be provided from  5–7 pm.
24  Arts 4 All at United Church of Christ
1609 University Ave • 279.5250
Arts 4 All seeks to remove barriers to artistic success by connecting people to the resources necessary to create, promote, display, and sell their art.
25  Bindley Collection Gallery
6771 University Ave • 831.7780 •
Featuring Marcia Smith watercolors and calligraphy. Enjoy sculpture, graphics, collage, paintings, jewelry, and fine crafts in ceramic, fiber, glass, metal, and wood  by 100 artists.
26  Chiripa,  Artisan Crafts of the Americas
636 S. Park St • 441.8808 •
Gallery-quality Mexican art: hammered copper, colorfully painted animals from Oaxaca, Huichol beadwork, pottery, and Day of the Dead figures. Refreshments from 5–9 pm.
27  DeRicci Gallery­Edgewood College
1000 Edgewood College Dr • 663.4861 •
Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition Sept 14–Oct 9 with works by Luft, Fasse, Tsai, Havlena, Smith, Tarrell, Gouaux, Prindle, Ligendza, Suwantaroj, Herzog, Lybarger, VanderHorck, Zilske, Feig, and Wenzlaff. Closing reception Oct 2. Band and food.
28  Douglas Art and Frame
3238 University Ave • 441.9948
The best frame shop in town. Specializing in working with artists. Art on the walls from turn-of-the-century watercolors to contemporary prints.
29  Fine Earth Studio & Gallery
2207 Regent St • 843.1933 •
Join us for a fun evening of pottery demonstrations and appetizers; browse our eclectic offering of pottery, jewelry, fiber, and fine art. Bring the kids!
30  Grace Chosy Gallery
1825 Monroe St  • 255.1211 •
Tom Maakestad exhibits new oil-on-linen paintings­many painted plein-aire­in  Captured by the Light. Artist-painted violins for the Youth Symphony Orchestra  raffle are also on display.
31  Higher Fire Clay Studio
2132 Regent St • 233.3050 •
COLOR:  Useful and decorative ceramics by Fulton Damm, Dan Stace, and Barbara Berger, and whimsical bowls and mugs by Rachel Puda. Plus, young artists' favorite  pieces from our Clay for Kids classes.
32  Janus Galleries
2701 Monroe St • 233.2222 •
Celebrate autumn! Over 1000 wonderful American, European, and Russian paintings spanning three centuries! Landscapes, still lifes, and figurative fine art to beautify your home and office.
33  Lakeview Veterinary Clinic
3518 Monroe St • 236.4570 •
Please join us for another marvelous night of celebrating animals in art. All artwork includes animals and is created by local artists.
34  Long Term Care Institute
6502 Grand Teton Plaza # 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.
35  Macha Teahouse + Gallery
1934 Monroe St • 442.0500 •
Former members of the Art Collective reunite for a dynamic art exhibit.  Reception 5–9 pm.
36  Milward Farrell Fine Art
2701 Monroe St • 238.6501 •
From traditional to abstract, new works by gallery artists include paintings, prints, glass, ceramic, wood, metal, and art jewelry. Reception 6–9 pm.
37  Mound Street Yoga Center
1342 Mound St • 442.6792 •
Featuring sculptor Gene Tully, painter Heather Denson, installation artist Chele Isaac, and performances at 6 pm and 7:30 pm by the Bare Bones Dance Collective. 
38  Quarry Arts Building
715 Hill St • 770.3729 •
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.
39  Studio Jewelers
1306 Regent St • 257.2627 •
Chris Keenan's Native American roots inform his beautifully crafted gold and  silver jewelry. Meet the artist and see his current collection at Studio Jewelers!
40  The Bohemian Bauble
404 W. Lakeside St • 333.2646 •
Check out this funky 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!
41  The Century House
3029 University Ave • 233.4488 •
Visit with our featured artists, share refreshments, and explore all that  The Century House has to offer.
42  tileArt
1719 Monroe St • 255.8453 •
Zen-inspired roomscaping using artisan stone and tile with local organic woodwork.
43  16 Hands Studio
104 King St • 219.0342 •
Several artists, including Linda Massey, John Kovalic, and Brian Straussberg, show new paintings, cartoons, games, collages, and sculptures created in this working studio and gallery.
44  Anthology
218 State St • 204.2644 •
Works by Laura and Sachi Komai as well as 40 local artists. Paper, crafts, and projects to inspire your own creativity. Make a button for $1.
45  Design Gallery­UW-Madison School       of Human Ecology 
1300 Linden Dr • 262.8815 •
Models, plans, and design details outline a major expansion of the Human Ecology building, plus a selection of beaded garments by Design Studies graduate Maggie Barber.
46  Fanny Garver Gallery
230 State St • 256.6755 •
Gregg Kreutz: Recent Works. The artist is accomplished in all disciplines of the representational genre, creating dramatic “jeweled-toned” canvases that include  still lifes, landscapes, and portraits.
47  Hyart Gallery
133 W. Johnson St  • 442.0562 •
Browse a unique selection of one-of-a-kind fine art pieces by critically acclaimed local, national, and international artists. Jewelry, metal, ceramics, glass, wood, and photography.
48  Little Luxuries
230 State St  • 255.7372 •
Unusual gifts for life's special occasions, including birthdays, weddings, house-warmings, and anniversaries. 20% off your purchase during Gallery Night with this brochure.
49  Madison Children's Museum
100 State St  • 256.6445 •
Free open house from 6–8 pm with hands-on art activities and a special exhibition of Cartonerasart books made from reclaimed cardboard.
50  Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State St • 257.0158 •
Signs of the Times: Robert Rauschenberg's America, a retrospective of the artist's prints from the late 1960s. Jeff Smith discusses Rauschenberg's print series Reels (B+C) based on the filmBonnie and Clyde at 6:30 pm. Nob Hill Boys bluegrass. Discounts at the Museum Store.
51  Madison Public Library
201 W. Mifflin St • 266.6300 •
S. V. Medaris show titled Corn Fed. Over 20 pieces in various media showing things that are powered by corn. Will include a 10' x 15' mural!
52  Madison Senior Center
330 W. Mifflin St • 266.6581 •
A Photo Affair includes photography by more than 40 Dane County photographers over age 55. This juried show will remain open through October 30. 
Reception 5–8 pm.
53  Overture Galleries
201 State St • 258.4961 • 
Overture Galleries presents Madison-area Open Art Studios. MaOAS celebrates the diversity and vitality of 150+ local artists. This preview exhibition fills all three galleries with work by participating artists.
54  Savoir Faire Cards, Gifts & Wine Bar
5 N. Pinckney St • 819.8066 •
See It My Way by Kathleen DiAngelo. Closeup and unique views of nature's shapes and textures in watercolors and acrylics.
55  State Street Gallery
109 State St • 819.0304 •
Featuring Eric Lee, who creates haunting images of post-productive America with oils, sawdust, and gunpowder. Handmade books by the Bone Folders will also be featured.
56  Wisconsin Academy's James Watrous Gallery
201 State St, 3rd Floor-Overture Center • 265.2500 •
Exhibitions on view: Deep Winter, Synthetic Summer by Julie Ganser and Lists by Jeremy Wineberg. Artists Ganser and Wineberg will give gallery talks at 6:30 pm.

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