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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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Openings, Talks, and Demonstrations Mark Fall Gallery Night

Openings, Talks, and Demonstrations Mark
Fall Gallery Night
October 5, 2012 • 5–9 pm

MADISON, WI--Gallery Night, Madison’s semiannual celebration of the visual arts, will be held on Friday, October 5, from 5 to 9 pm. Fifty-four venues will participate in this fall’s event, in an evening packed with performances, receptions, artists talks, demonstrations, and live music. Art lovers can look forward to works by local, national, and international artists in both group and solo exhibitions at a variety of museums, galleries, and businesses. Highlights include:

  • Gallery Night debuts for Art In, Madison’s newest gallery, including a fashion show at 8 pm, and Bright Red Studios, a multi-artist workspace and gallery;
  • Recent prints by José Lerma, Robert Cottingham, Camron Martin, Dennis Nechvatal, Judy Pfaff, Suzanne Caporael at Tandem Press;
  • New paintings by Lee Weiss and her daughter Jo Weiss at Fanny Garver Gallery;
  • Exhibitions related to PhotoMidwest at Absolutely Art and the Center for Photography at Madison, work by more than 40 DaneCounty photographers at MadisonSeniorCenter, and images taken by photographers with disabilities at VSA Wisconsin;
  • The Circus and the Cyclone book signing by Milwaukee artist and author Sue Lawton at the Museum Store;
  • Works by Design Studies faculty and staff at the School of Human Ecology;
  • Art Nouveau and Belle Epoque bicycle posters at Machinery Row Bicycles;
  • Opening reception for The Singing Bird Room of Robert Lostutter with artist talk, catalogue signing, hors d’oeuvres and live music at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art;
  • Works by Holly Cohn and Martha Glowacki at the new Edgewood College Gallery;
  • New autumn vases with flowers arrangements by Karina DeSano at Studio Paran;
  • Oil paintings and sculptures spanning three centuries at Janus Galleries.

As always, Gallery Night is organized by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA).

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 5 edition of Isthmus. Promotional support for Gallery Night is provided by Isthmus |

A complete list of participating venues follows:


1. Absolutely Art
2322 Atwood Ave • 249.9100 •
View ThroughMy Own Lens, a collection of photography by Madison artists highlighting their own perspective on the medium in conjunction with PhotoMidwest and American Craft Week.
2. Art In
1444 E Washington Ave • 206.2759 •
Madison’s newest gallery and art studios will kick-off its bi-annual Tenant Show featuring work by our in-house artists. Fashion show at 8 pm.
3. Artspace Twenty-Two Eleven
2211 Atwood Ave • 241.8051 •
See the photography of A.E Mader, hand-dyed textiles of Megan Lemke, and jewelry and accessories of Barb Easton from Pink House Designs.
4. Body Conscious PilateSpa
2045 Atwood Ave, Suite 107 • 244.0402 •
Eugenia Sherman Brown, historian, mosaic artist, translates lives past into mortar and glass in the exhibition In brokenness... beauty. Public reception from 6–9 pm.
5. Bright Red Studios
9 N Ingersoll St • 206.1613
Bright Red Studios is a multi-artist workspace and gallery.
6. The Center for Photography at Madison
303 S Paterson St • 287.1182 •
Completely Human features portraits of emotional isolation and its repercussions by PhotoMidwest 2012 featured artist Kiera Faber of St Joseph, MN.
7. Common Wealth Gallery
100 S Baldwin St, 3rd Floor • 256.6565 •
Two Spirit True Spirit displays amusing and poignant images in paper mache, photography, and mosaic assemblage created by LGBT youth and allies.
8. Eyeopia
2134 Atwood Ave • 316.7999 •
Eyeopia features local artist Dana Withers and a trunk show by LaFont.
9. Goodman Center
149 Waubesa St • 241.1574 •
Twenty-five plus artists at the GoodmanCommunity Center exhibit pottery, fiber arts, photography, paintings, clothing, recycled art, jewelry, beads, quilts, and more. Complete listing online.
10. Hatch Art House
1248 Williamson St • 237.2775 •
Showing a special exhibition of linocut artist, Juliet Darken, Hatch is an eco-friendly, eclectic art shop celebrating local creative talent. Refreshments will be served.
11. Machinery Row Bicycles
601 Williamson St • 442.5974 •
See rare and important 19th and 20th century stone lithography, bicycle posters from Art Nouveau and Belle Epoque masters including Mucha, Chéret, Cappiello, and Pal.
12. The Madison Club
5 E Wilson St • 255.4861 •
An eclectic show features outstanding works from award-winning artists as well as new local talent. Parking is available in the adjacent Hilton ramp.
13. Madison Sourdough
916 Williamson St • 442.8009 •
Celebrate gallery night at Madison Sourdough, featuring a diverse showcase of local artists, music, food and refreshments. Reception from 5–9 pm.
14. Midwest Clay Project
918 Williamson St • 255.9240 •
Midwest Clay Project showcases new work in clay by fabulous artists, local and otherwise.
15. Mindful Motion/Madison Acupunture and Holistic Health
305/307 S Livingston • 206.2759
Ten local artists will display their most recent work throughout the month in these two unique venues.
16. Raw Materials Wellness and Learning Center
408 E Wilson St • 575.8600 •
Enjoy organic wine and chocolates, a tour of the new WellnessCenter and ThaiGarden, and the monotypes and paintings of Twyla Gettert.
17. Stalzy’s Deli
2701 Atwood Ave • 249.7806 •
Sample free wines paired with house-made delicacies while viewing original works created by local artists.
18. Studio Paran
2051 Winnebago St • 242.1111 •
See glass blowing demonstrations and visit the showroom for samples of recent projects and new designs, including autumn vases with flowers and arrangements by Karina DeSano.
19. Tandem Press
201 S Dickinson St • 263.3437 •
View recent works by José Lerma, Robert Cottingham, Camron Martin, Dennis Nechvatal, Judy Pfaff, Suzanne Caporael and many more. Open 5-8 pm.
20. VSA Wisconsin
1709 Aberg Ave, Suite 1 • 241.2131 •
Frames of the Northside showcases unique images of Warner Park, TenneyPark, and DaneCountyRegionalAirport taken by photographers with disabilities.
21. Winnebago Studios
2046 Winnebago St •
Winnebago Studios dodged the developer’s demolition. However, change is still a constant with 17 working artists studios and many showing in one gallery. Visit the tenacity!
22. Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired
754 Williamson St • 237.8115 •
WCB & VI celebrates its 60th year with a one-man show featuring reknowned legally blind artist Albert Schmiege whose works have been shown around the country.
23. The Center for Photography at Madison’s Steenbock Gallery
1922 University Ave •
The Center for Photography at Madison’s Steenbock Gallery showcases its 2012 National Juried Exhibition.
24. Chiripa: Artisan Crafts of the Americas
636 S Park St • 441.8808 •
Experience Day of the Dead-inspired art, displays and information, plus food for the season!
25. Divine Expression by Heather M. Ewing
6200 Nesbitt Rd • 239.4781 •
Transform your space with Heather Ewing’s Energy Art. Meet various abstract artists in a sanctuary-like setting. Enjoy a complimentary chair massage. Various prizes will be awarded.
26. Edgewood College Gallery
1000 Edgewood College Dr • 663.2263 •
Martha Glowacki and Holly Cohn: Paths That Cross Will Cross Again reception includes live music and cash bar. Please use the Woodrow Street entrance.
27. Eyeopia
1719 Monroe St • 237.3032 •
Eyopia features local artist Tamara Tsurkan and a trunk show by Anne et Valentin, Tag Heuer and FRED.
28. Fine Earth Studio & Gallery
2207 Regent St • 280.9047 •
View a gallery of work by 20 local artists and give the potter’s wheel a try. Sign up for pottery classes.
29. Gallery 800 UBD
800 University Bay Dr • 238.0623
Barbara Hodder has ennobled her personal objects in Homage to the Ordinary. In her oil paintings, you will find humor and sensuality in willing subjects.
30. Grace Chosy Gallery
1825 Monroe St • 255.1211 •
Grace Chosy Gallery features new watercolor works by Helen Krebesadel.
31. Greybird Designs, LLC
6601 Grand TetonPlaza, Ste. #10 • 772.0295 •
Providing unique gift ideas in acrylics, pastels, pencil, and watercolors, Greybird Designs is an art studio specializing in murals, portraits, paintings, and graphic design.
32. Higher Fire
2132 Regent St • 233.3050 •
Come see Higher Fire’s new handmade jewelry along with pottery, tiles, and sculptural ceramics by talented local and regional clay artists.
33. Janus Galleries
2701 Monroe St • 233.2222 •
Visit an amazing array of original oils and sculpture from the US, Europe, and beyond, spanning three centuries!
34. Meuer Art and Frame
8448 Old Sauk Rd • 833.3337 •
Featuring Madison artists; Karen Juno, acrylic landscapes and eclectic mini-paintings; Lisa Suter, object, figures and portrait watercolors; James Gallagher, intaglios and abstract oils. Reception 5–9 pm.
35. Milward Farrell Fine Art
2701 Monroe St • 238.6501 •
Celebrating Contemporary Craftspeople showcases new works on canvas, paper and board. Also, view the best selection of art jewelry, lamps, ceramics, and glass objects. 6–9 pm.
36. Monroe Street Family Dental
2702 Monroe St • 204.0222 •
This green dental office displays artwork from local artists Joanna Been, Rena Askey, Angela Johnson and Shevanthi Hettiarachchi.
37. Ruth Davis Design Gallery, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison
1300 Linden Dr • 262.8815 •
Process: Discovery & Response features work by Design Studies faculty and staff. Joing interactive “Conversations in the Design Gallery” at noon on Wednesdays, October 3, 10, 17.
2701 Monroe St • 233.4438 •
Sample Divine Chocolate and Singing Rooster Coffee while enjoying Fair Trade, hand-crafted works by artisans around the world.
39. Studio Jewelers
1306 Regent St • 257.2627 •
Enjoy a glass of wine and meet featured artist Whitney Robinson, one of more than two dozen independent metalsmiths and small studios represented at Studio Jewelers.
40. True Coffee Roasters
6250 Nesbitt Rd • 663.9390 •
See work from five different artists working in photography, jewelry, mixed media, stained glass and oil.
41. UW Art Department Lecturers
7th Floor Gallery, 7th Floor, HumanitiesBuilding, 455 N Park St • 262.1660 •
Visit a group exhibition of new work by current lecturers in the UW Art Department, across varied media.
42. Anthology
218 State St • 204.2644 •
This local paper and craft shop features gifts made in Madison and the Midwest: pottery, photography, prints, t-shirts, cards, and baby goods.
43. Artisan Gallery Pop-Up
125 State St • 845.6600 •
For two days only, the Artisan Gallery is coming to Madison. Visit on Friday, 5–9 pm, or Saturday, 11 am–5 pm to see some of the Artisan Gallery’s best.
44. Capitol Lakes
333 W Main St • 283.2000 •
The Capitol Lakes Galleria features Audrey Lundquist Paesel’s exhibition In and Out of the Box from 5–9 pm and her artist talk at 7 pm.
45. Driftless Studio
214 State St • 230.5153 •
Take a stroll through Driftless Studio, where you’ll find award-winning nature photographs, original nature-themed gifts, and so much more!
46. Fanny Garver Gallery
230 State St • 256.6755 •
The exciting Two Generations Revisited features new paintings by Lee Weiss and her daughter Jo Weiss.
47. HYART Gallery
133 W Johnson St • 442.0562 •
HYART Gallery features woven metal jewelry and the work of local jewelry artist Debra Dembowski, who focuses on one-of-a-kind figurative sculpture.
48. James Watrous Gallery
201 State St, 3rd. floor, OvertureCenter for the Arts
265.2500 •
About Seeing explores the differences in how we see through artwork and interactive demonstrations. Artist talk by Tom Linfield at 7 pm.
49. Little Luxuries
230 State St • 255.7372 •
Unusual gifts for life’s special occasions, including birthdays, weddings, house warmings, and anniversaries. Present this brochure during Gallery Night for 20% off your purchase.
50. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State St • 257.0158 •
View the spectacular light sculptures of Leo Villareal and celebrate the opening of The Singing Bird Room of Robert Lostutter. Artist talk at 6:30 pm followed by catalogue signing. Hors d’oeuvres and live music throughout the evening.
51. Madison Senior Center
330 W Mifflin St • 266.6581 •
A Photo Affair features work by more than 40 DaneCounty photographers, age 55 and older. Reception 5–8 pm.
52. Museum Store
227 State St • 257.3222 •
Milwaukee artist and author Sue Lawton signs prints from and copies of her new book, The Circus and the Cyclone.
53. Overture Center
201 State St • 258.4961 •
Timeless Visions, The Center for Photography at Madison Women’s Group; The Wild Wood of the Imagination, Wisconsin SCBWI Children’s Illustrators; Playful Fairytales & Peculiar Daydreams, Brent George & Amy Regutti
54. Wisconsin Veteran’s Museum
30 W Mifflin St • 264.7663 •
From Revolution to Reform: Soviet Cold War Propaganda Posters features over 22 posters mirroring the cultural and political changes that led to the Soviet empire’s collapse.

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