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Date of Release: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Contact Info: 

Katie Kazan, Director of Public Information
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Meg Cummings, Gallery Night Coordinator
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Fall 2010 Gallery Night

New Venues Spark Variety
Fall 2010 Gallery Night

October 1, 2010 • 5–9 pm

MADISON, WI— Gallery Night, Madison’s semiannual celebration of the visual arts, will be held on Friday, October 1, 2010, from 5 to 9 pm. Sixty-five venues will participate in this fall’s event, including businesses that offer care for the elderly, pet supplies, fine teas and coffees, shoes, dental care, acupuncture, and landscaping, as well as more typical gallery spaces. As always, Gallery Night is organized by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA).

Art lovers can look forward to an evening packed with free demonstrations, new works of art, and live performances. Highlights include:

• The unveiling of a public sculpture titled Chain My Heart, at the entrance of the UW Art Lofts; 
• A knitted bus shelter “cozy” created by the UW-Madison Design Gallery and on view on State Street across from MMoCA;
• New prints at Tandem Press by Suzanne Caporael, Judy Pfaff, Sam Gilliam, Robert Cottingham, Joan Snyder, Benjamin Edwards, and Richard Bosman;
• Free admission to the Madison Children’s Museum from 6 to 8 pm;
• The debut of The Midwest Clay Project, a new, fully equipped ceramics studio on Williamson Street with a sales gallery and programming for all ages and abilities;
• A trunk show featuring work by jewelers Debra Dembowski and Leda Rawlins, as well as woven scarves and garments by Joy Boatwright, at the Museum Store of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art;
• The Rise of the Fallen, a commemorative exhibit at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum honoring Wisconsin soldiers who have fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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 ofIsthmus. Promotional support for Gallery Night is provided by Isthmus |

A complete list of participating venues follows:

East Galleries

1. Aardvark Art Glass 
819 E. Johnson St. • 256.5037 •
A wide variety of glass jewelry and gift items from various artists. Hot glass demo 7–9 pm.

2. Absolutely Art
2322 Atwood Ave. • 249.9100 •
Featuring Barbara Westfall’s mixed-media reliefs and Lily Hoyer-Winfield’s mixed-media paintings. Live music by Andy Ewen. Refreshments.

3. Arts 4 All 
1221 Williamson St. • 251.6776 •
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.

4. ArtSPACE Twenty-Two Eleven 
2211 Atwood Ave. • 241.8051 •
Photographer/artist Alison E. Mader showcases original hand-colored and black-and-white photographs.

5. Atwood Acupuncture Center 
2045 Atwood Ave. #105 • 256.5080 •
Featuring local fiber artist Leah Evans. Quilted works incorporating aerial photography, maps, satellite imagery, and the microbial world. Wine, sparkling water, and chocolate.

6. bad dog frida 
2094 Atwood Ave. • 442.6868 •
Bad dog frida features really cool things for good dogs and their people. Featuring the dog, nature, and family portraiture of Grey Oaks Photography.

7. Black Earth Kiln Group and Friends 
Goodman Community Center • 149 Waubesa St. 244.5040 
The Black Earth Kiln Group will feature wood-fired and traditional stoneware, from functional forms to sculpture, along with local landscape paintings by artist Paul Stroede and modern/abstract paintings by Margo Tiedt.

8. Blair Lawn & Landscape 
3030 Gateway Pl. • 255.1920 •
Experience the outdoor landscape as an art form complete with shadow and beauty created from low-voltage lighting highlighting local artworks and sculpture. Enjoy roasting marshmallows on an outdoor firepit.

9. Body Conscious PilateSpa 
2045 Atwood Ave. #107 • 244.0402 •
Daniel Ostrov Sculpture. Philadelphia. Stunning glass vases. An installation in wood and fabric invoking the subconscious creation of memory and experience. Public reception 6–9 pm.

10. Carta StudioWorks 
2001 Atwood Ave. • 669.4328 •
Featuring the nature photography of Paula Oeler, ceramics of Mitch Sigmund, and experimental photography of Dave Tilton.

11. Common Wealth Gallery 
100 S. Baldwin St. • 256.6565 •
Michele Kraft’s figurative oil paintings and sculptural works investigate the crossroads of psychological growth and spiritual transcendence.

12. Eyeopia 
2134 Atwood Ave. • 316.7999 •
A completely unique optical boutique, representing the best in progressive eyewear.

13. Gayfeather Fabrics 
1521 Williamson St. • 294.7436 •
Art-to-wear garments by skilled seamstresses who match interesting fabrics to inventive couture designs to create finely made, one-of-a-kind apparel pieces and accessories.

14. Human Nature
2158 Atwood Ave. #102 & 105 • 301.9961 •
Close Crops features images from the local farmers’ markets presented by Woody Wallace in conjunction with Human Nature’s annual health and wellness open house.

15. JME Studio
4150 Monona Dr. • 920.220.9516
Check out photographer and artist Jaime Denner as she debuts her abstract and realistic photography, as well as her original multi-media works.

16. Lucent Room Studio 
307 S. Livingston St. • 616.0306 •
Paintings by Betsy Delzer, constructions by Cam Anderson, and photographs by Barry Sherbeck.

17. The Midwest Clay Project
918 Williamson St. • 245.9240
The Midwest Clay Project is a new, fully equipped ceramics studio with a fabulous sales gallery and programming for all ages and abilities.

18. MoArt 
1149 E. Dayton St. • 256.9335 •
Morris Altman has been painting for over thirty years, with several exhibits in Chicago and Madison. He’s been written about in the Wisconsin State JournalCapital TimesMilwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Isthmus.

19. Radiant Glass
100 S. Baldwin St. #100 • 628.9292 •
Please join us for refreshments and glassblowing demonstrations all night. Pumpkins will be in season and on sale, along with cups, bowls, and paperweights.

20. 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.

21. Studio Paran 
2051 Winnebago St. • 242.1111 •
Opening in the Tokonoma space, collaborative tables by Christopher Ueland and Richard Jones and new vases by Richard Jones. Glassblowing demonstrations.

22. Tandem Press 
201 S. Dickinson St. • 263.3437 •
New prints by Suzanne Caporael, Judy Pfaff, Sam Gilliam, Robert Cottingham, Joan Snyder, Benjamin Edwards, and Richard Bosman.

23. Winnebago Studios 
2046 Winnebago St. •
An eclectic group of artists showing photography, painting, metal, jewelry, woodwork, printmaking, ceramics, and more. Come and look with your wallet.

West Galleries

24. Bindley Collection Gallery 
6771 University Ave. • 831.7780 •
Turtle Ridge leather bags trunk show 1–9 pm. Amplification: ceramic sculpture by Todd Leech and Stephanie Craig. Reception 5–9 with Jackie Bradley at the keyboard.

25. The Bohemian Bauble
404 W. Lakeside St. • 333.2646 •
Stop into this unconventional artist’s co-op and enjoy bevs, apps, and handmade wares from eight local artists. Don’t miss this fun and festive Gallery Night venue!

26. The Center for Photography at Madison
Steenbock Gallery • 1922 University Ave. • 287.1182 •
Managed by the Center for Photography at Madison, this gallery is dedicated to the photographic arts. Current exhibit: Patricia Delker’s And Still There Are Secrets.

27. The Century House
3029 University Ave. • 661.8002 •
Join featured artists, including jewelers Jill Schienle and Sarah Mann, and local painter John Miller. Stop in to shop, visit, and share refreshments.

28. Chiripa, Artisan Crafts of the Americas
636 S. Park St • 441.8808 •
Meet some of Mexico’s finest artists via photos and stories. Work includes hammered copper, playful wood sculptures, handcrafted furniture, and wood tapestries. Refreshments served.

29. Creative Expressions
1906 W. Beltline Hwy. • 274.6631 •
Talk with three local artists, take in their work, and enjoy Madison’s source for the best home accents, custom floral, and professional framing ... at Creative Expressions.

30. DeRicci Gallery at Edgewood College 
1000 Edgewood Coll. Dr. • 663.2263 •
County Fair features an installation of ceramic work by Indiana artist Zach Medler. Music, cash bar, and food.

31. Douglas Art and Frame 
3238 University Ave • 441.9948 •
The best framing. The best art. The best prices. And the best service. With a smile. Come in and see us.

32. Fine Earth Studio & Gallery
2207 Regent St. • 441.3463 •
Join us for wheel-throwing demonstrations and pottery class information. Functional pottery, jewelry, cards, soaps, and more by twenty local artists.

33. Grace Chosy Gallery
1825 Monroe St. • 255.1211 •
Leslie DeMuth and Alberta Marana oil paintings and pastels featuring fall splendor.

34. Heather Denson Studio-Gallery 
4301 W. Beltline Hwy. • 239.4781 •
Heather Denson creates oil paintings inspired by dreams and waves of energy. What is embedded art? Learn about Heather’s techniques, energetic paintings, and art lessons.

35. Higher Fire Clay Studio 
2132 Regent St. • 233.3050 •
Showcasing talented potters, clay artists, and tilemakers: Delores Fortuna, Briony Jean Foy, Linda Leighton, Prairie Art Tile, Beth Rasmussen, Michael Schael, Rita Spencer, and Gloria Van Dixhorn.

36. Janus Galleries
2701 Monroe St. • 271.2222 •
An amazing array of high quality original landscapes, still lifes, and figurative paintings spanning three centuries! Antique to contemporary—something for every taste and budget!

37. La Bella Vita 
6666 University Ave. • 831.3303 •
Goddess Mirrors by Michelle Olson, woodcarving on hand-held mirrors “to see the Goddess within.” Tonya Tubbs shares her photography laser cut on metal sheet. No Busfare Johnson entertains with strummings on his guitar.

38. Lakeview Veterinary Clinic 
3518 Monroe St. • 273.9742 •
More than ten local artists will showcase their unique perspectives on the incorporation of animals in art. Works in ceramics, drawing, painting, and photography will be highlighted.

39. Macha Teahouse+Gallery 
1934 Monroe St. • 442.0500 •
New work by Taylor Winder. A series of paintings inspired by Hannah Barbara, Underoos, the WWF, and low-budget British science fiction television shows.

40. Milward Farrell Fine Art
2701 Monroe St. • 238.6501 •
Traditional to abstract works by new and long-time gallery artists. Many mediums including paintings, glass, and fine art jewelry. Artist Max Arthur Cohn (1903-1998) featured. Reception 6–9 pm.

41. Monroe Street Family Dental
2702 Monroe St. • 204.0222
Monroe Street Family Dental offers unique gallery space in a green dental office. Showcasing watercolors and prints by local artists Bonnie Chambers and Brian McCormick.

42. Pucci’s Gallery
555 S. Midvale Blvd. • 233.1335 •
Steven Kozar, premier realist in watercolor and oil, will exhibit his Wisconsin scenes. Meet Steven from 6–8 pm.

43. Studio Jewelers 
1306 Regent St. • 257.2627 •
The Alex Sepkus Collection, on display at Studio Jewelers through October 2. Quirky, micro-perfect jewelry by our favorite designer from Lithuania. Preview at

44. TileArt 
1719 Monroe St. • 255.8453 •
TileArt will display a new portfolio of photographs showing recent architectural tile installations. Be inspired to restore, renovate, and refine, with TileArt ... great works of ... tile.

Downtown Galleries

45. 16 Hands Studio
104 King St., 2nd Flr • 
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.

46. Anthology
218 State St. • 204.2644 •
A paper and craft shop featuring unique gifts Made in Madison by over 40 local artists: jewelry, quilts, drawings, photography, fiber arts, and recycled goods.

47. Bethel Lutheran Church 
312 Wisconsin Ave. • 257.3577 •
The Prodigal Son: Sin and forgiveness portrayed through 33 fine art images, plus Bethel’s permanent art collection on exhibit. Refreshments and music, 5–8 pm.

48. Capitol Lakes 
333 W. Main St. • 283.2000 •
The Atrium Galleria at Capitol Lakes retirement community features the work of local artists invited to exhibit by the Capitol Lakes Resident Association Art Committee.

49. Driftless Studio 
214 State St. • 230.5153 •
Take a stroll through Driftless Studio, where you’ll find award-winning nature photography, locally crafted jewelry, nature-themed gifts, and so much more!

50. Fanny Garver Gallery
230 State St. • 256.6755 •
Renowned Madison artist Lee Weiss will be exhibiting her current collection of watercolors. Please stop and visit with Ms. Weiss on Gallery Night from 6–8 pm. The exhibit runs October 1–30, 2010.

51. Hyart Gallery
133 W. Johnson St. • 442.0562 •
One-of-a-kind handcrafted fine art by acclaimed local, national, and international artists. Art metal jewelry, glass, ceramics, wood, lighting, photography, textiles, and table arts. Tableware and photography by Daniel S. Hartung.

52. Little Luxuries
230 State St. • 255.7370 •
Unusual gifts for life’s special occasions, including birthdays, weddings, house warmings, and anniversaries. 20% off your purchase during Gallery Night with this brochure.

53. Madison Children’s Museum
100 N. Hamilton St. • 256.6445 •
Free admission 6–8 pm. Visit the new Madison Children’s Museum, which features works by over 100 local artists and a mosaic installation created by 14,000 local children.

54. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State St. • 257.0158 •
At 6:30 pm, Gary Knowles on his 1970s Polaroids that captured Madison. Errol Morris’s film,Standard Operating Procedure, presented by UW-Madison Arts Institute, 7 pm.

55. Madison Public Library
201 W. Mifflin St. • 266.6300 •
The Writings on the Wall group show celebrating the fine art of type. Printmakers, graphic designers, book artists, painters, large-scale piece by Christine Lee, and more.

56. Madison Senior Center
330 W. Mifflin St. • 267.8650 •
Photo Affair features work by more than forty Dane County photographers age 55 and better. Opening reception from 5–8 pm.

57. Museum Store at the 
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art 
227 State St. • 257.3222 •
Trunk show featuring work by jewelers Debra Dembowski and Leda Rawlins, as well as woven scarves and garments by Joy Boatwright. Continues Sat, Oct 2, from 10 am–2 pm.

58. Overture Center Galleries 
201 State St. • 258.4961
Overture Galleries present the Madison-area Open Art Studios. MaOAS celebrates the diversity and vitality of 150+ local artists. This preview exhibition fills all three galleries with work from each artist.

59. Savoir Faire Cards, Gifts & Wine 
5 N. Pinckney St. • 819.8066 •
Ten-year Komen Race for the Cure artist, graduate of the Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology, Liina Keerd will exhibit new works in oils and mixed media. Refreshments.

60. (Shoo) 
109 State St. • 467.6325 •
Shoo proudly presents Martha Busse, whose photographic subjects are transformed through her distressed creative lens to reveal each subject’s emotional response.

61. UW Design Gallery 
728 State St. • 262.8815 •
Site-specific knitted installation at the bus shelter across from MMoCA at 227 State Street, as well as Knitpicks, an exhibition of knitted objects from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection held at Memorial Library.

62. UW Art Department
Loft Gallery, 111 N. Frances St 
7th Floor Gallery, 455 N. Park St. • 262.1660 •
Receptions at both locations along with an unveiling of a public sculpture, Chain My Heart, in front of the Art Lofts.

63. Wisconsin Academy’s James Watrous Gallery 
Overture Center, 3rd Fl, 201 State St • 265.2500 • 
Explorations of perceptions and misperceptions of cultural identity in side-by-side solo exhibitions: William Andersen: Veiled Ramblings & Xiaohong Zhang: Contradictorily Speaking.

64. Wisconsin Historical Museum 
30 N. Carroll • 264.6555 •
Bill Pielsticker and B. Tracy Madison will be on-hand to elucidate their travels through H.H. Bennett’s lens and landscapes. Enjoy music and refreshments.

65. Wisconsin Veterans Museum 
30 W. Mifflin St. • 267.1799 •
Created by Madison artist Andre Ferella, The Rise of the Fallen is a commemorative exhibit honoring Wisconsin soldiers who have fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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