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MMoCA Unveils Details for Spring Gallery Night

MMoCA Unveils Details for Spring Gallery Night

May 5, 2017 • 5–9 pm

MADISON, WI—On May 5, Gallery Night will be celebrated at more locations than ever before in Gallery Night’s history.  Lovers of art, culture, and community will flow into more than 80 galleries, museums, coffee shops, restaurants, and other local businesses to enjoy a community-wide night out.  Each spring and fall, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art organizes Gallery Night, providing a dynamic evening packed with performances, receptions, artist talks, art-making demonstrations, and live music. Gallery Night is from 5 to 9 pm at venues around the city.

“A vibrant arts community is continuing to grow in Madison and the many Gallery Night venues is just one example,” stated Stephen Fleischman, MMoCA director. “This event connects people with art and the artists who live around them in a friendly and intimate way. It is a wonderful way to celebrate the city’s creativity.”

Threading their way through neighborhood stops and downtown experiences, Gallery Night-goers can discover local, regional, and national artists. This season’s highlights include:

  • Several new venues including Baraboo Woodworks, Bloom Bake Shop, CraftOptics, Heritage Senior Living, Home Savings Bank, Madison Greenhouse Store, One-OneThousand, PaintBar, Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), Rewind Décor, The 7Billion Gallery, and Willy Street Treasure Shop;
  • An Artisan Gallery (of Paoli) pop-up at Studio Paran;
  • An exhibition of photography focused on the issues of LGBTQ sexual violence and gender performance expectations sponsored by StageQ and LeDame Footwear at Bartell Theatre;
  • Printing press demonstrations at Pieces Unimagined on Williamson Street;
  • A reception for three exhibitions in 100state’s new space on West Washington Avenue;
  • A first look at Kambui Olujimi: Zulu Time in MMoCA’s State Street Gallery and 2017 Studio Editions by Dale Chihuly in the MMoCA Museum Store;
  • Visual and movement arts at Mound Street Yoga featuring abstract art quilts by Cherie St. Cyr and contemporary dance pieces by Collette Stewart;
  • Elementary school student artwork at Bare Knuckle Arts, Monroe Street Arts Center, Monroe Street Family Dental, and Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ;
  • A chance to win gift cards to the Museum Store and Fresco Restaurant: snap a creative photo and upload it to Instagram using tag #MadGalleryNight and @mmocamadison to enter.

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. A map and list of Gallery Night participants will also be available in the May 5 edition of Isthmus.

Art lovers are encouraged to take artful photos of their favorite Gallery Night sights and enter them in MMoCA’s Gallery Night Instagram photo contest. To enter, Gallery Night patrons must 1) Visit a participating Gallery Night location during the May 5 Gallery Night; 2) Snap a creative photo that shows off their photography skills and Madison's vibrant arts community; 3) Upload it to their Instagram account before 5 pm on May 7; 4) Tag #MadGalleryNight  and @mmocamadisonin for the post to be eligible. Details are available at

As always, Gallery Night is organized by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA). The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is an independent organization that exhibits, collects, and preserves modern and contemporary art to provide transformative experiences that educate, reflect, and inspire us as individuals and a community. MMoCA creates opportunities for direct experience with works of art, by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas about art, and by offering programs to enhance the appreciation and understanding of art.

Gallery Night is sponsored by The Roman Candle Pizzeria.Media support is provided by Isthmus.


Hours at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art are Tuesday–Thursday (noon–5 pm); Friday (noon–8 pm); Saturday (10 am–8 pm); and Sunday (noon–5 pm). The museum is closed on Mondays.

Housed in a soaring, iconic building on State Street, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art offers free admission to exhibitions and education programs that engage visitors in modern and contemporary art. The four galleries offer changing exhibitions that feature established and emerging artists. The Rooftop Sculpture Garden provides an urban oasis with an incredible view. The award-winning Museum Store offers contemporary American craft and fine jewelry, while Fresco, the museum’s rooftop restaurant, features local, seasonal ingredients in fine American cuisine.


Gallery Night, Spring 2017 Participants

Letter Codes: R – Refreshments         A - Artist Talk or Demonstration                      M - Live Music


1   849

      849 E Washington Ave • 770.2261 •

      Steven Agard—New Work

2   Art In

      1444 E Washington Ave • 535.9976 •

      Over 13 artists including David J. Nielsen, Seth Bolger-Garrison, Beth Galantha,  Tiffany Olson, Shane Quella, Melissa Fordahl, Amber Solow, and Scott Shapiro neon art. R M

3   Artisan Gallery of Paoli at Studio Paran

      2051 Winnebago St • 242.1111 •

      Artisan Gallery, known for exceptional fine art and craft, pops up in Studio Paran for a collaborative exhibit. Richard Jones will be joined by K. Hoppmann, A. Servoss, M. Hood, R. Myers, R. Hintze, J. Sierra. R A

4   Baraboo Woodworks

      84 N Bryan St • 663.1010 •

      Baraboo Woodworks makes beautiful, hand-crafted furniture in Madison using local trees and materials. Our wood and metal artisans will demonstrate their craft and showcase some of our finished pieces.R A

5   Bare Knuckle Arts

      1949 Winnebago St • 852.1394 •

      Lapham Buildementary: Outdoor Sculptures by Kids. Celebrate the work of 1st and 2nd graders from Lapham Elementary. Sponsored by a MAC Grant, works will be displayed along the Yahara River in summer 2017. R

6   Calming Grounds

      3866 Johns St • 729.3389 • Facebook: Calming Grounds

      We are pleased to have ceramicist Kira Milanich show her handcrafted, beautiful pottery alongside local furniture maker Josh Kandiko, who paints with hardwoods.R

7   CIVA | Christians in the Visual Arts

      849 E Washington Ave, Ste 212 • 433.9339 •

      North Dakota artists, Patrick Luber and Ryan Stander, share their recent sculptural works both examining the interplay of religion and culture. R A

8   Common Wealth Gallery

      100 S Baldwin St • 516.4046 •

      An exhibition of works by MFA Design Studies candidates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Luisa Fda Garcia-Gomez, Erica Hess, and Maria Amalia Wood. R

9   Cornucopia Inc

      2 S Ingersoll St • 249.7477 •

      We feature original watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings as well as leather purses, belts, bracelets, and more. Tins, ceramics, handmade greeting cards, and hemp bracelets. R M

10 CraftOptics

      931 E Main St, Ste 7 • 888.444.7728 •

      Alternative Facs A show of multiple portrayals. Brenda Gratton pastels, mosaic; Carolyn Pieper Benforado, fiber arts; Leora Saposnik, ceramic tile, sculpture; Mira Sloane, functional ceramic. R A

11 Creative Energy Designs Inc

125 S Dickinson St • 256.7696 •

We will be hosting several artists in our new space. John McCarthy, acrylic on canvas; Paul Mason, watercolor; Tanya Eshault, photography; and bags by Iris Cruze. R M

12 Evolution Arts Collective Studios & Gallery

202 S Dickinson St • 286.2559 •

An eclectic mix of works by studio members and local artists—paintings, photography, sculpture, textile, mixed media, and more. R A M

13 Eyeopia

2134 Atwood Ave • 316.7999 •

 Eyeopia Grand Eyewear Sale. Featuring local art and our eyewear sale. R

Forward Community Investments

 2045 Atwood Ave. Suite 101A • 257.3863 •

DarRen Morris, former street hustler & gang member, paints from his wounds. Art is his prison therapy and he hopes to inspire young people to find meaning and purpose. A

14 Gallery Marzen

      2345 Atwood Ave • 709.1454

      Featuring artist Mark Weller whose iconic imagery speaks to the magnificence of the natural world and the perception of subtle gestures in seemingly still moments. R A

15 Gib’s

      1380 Williamson St •

      New art show opening on Gallery Night at Gib’s. R

16 Goodman Community Center

      149 Waubesa St • 241.1574

      Twenty local artists present their works—fabric art, photography, fine art, jewelry, and crafts—with a variety of price points. R

17 Hatch Art House

      1248 Williamson St • 237.2775 •

      Special exhibit of Madison-based illustrator Michael Hirshon. Hatch is an eco-friendly art gallery and gift shop celebrating local creative talent. R A M

18 Home & Office Upholstery

      2307 Atwood Ave • 244.8761 •

      Paint the Music—live painting to live music. Sandra Klingbeil and Mark Adkins of Subvocal. Artwork by Ivy Apfel, Emma LaPine. Sophisticated upholstery by Paul Raymond. R A M

19 Lauer Realty Group

      2229 Atwood Ave • 467.3220 •

      We feature a new local artist every three months. Stop by and see what our latest artist has to offer. R A

20 Madison Greenhouse Store

      1354 Williamson St • 819.8822 •

      Ceramics by Zach Zitske and locally-made glassware, prints, metalwork, birdhouses, and garden art. Learn about our greenhouse construction service. Explore our build-your-own terrarium station and selection of gardening supplies.

21 Madison Shambhala

      408 S Baldwin St, 1st Floor • 217.2132 •

      Madison Shambhala offers a chance to learn about, discuss, or purchase dharma arts—calligraphy, flower arranging, Miksang photography, and writing—as well as meditation instruction. R A


22 Marquette Neighborhood Poetry Walk

      Kerr-McGee Triangle Park • Williamson & Jenifer St corner • 509.6658 •

      We will tour the sidewalk poetry of the Marquette district and enjoy readings from Madison poet laureates. R A

23 Midwest Clay Project

      2040 Winnebago St • 255.9240 •

      A community clay studio serving Madison’s near east side since 2011, MCP will host an exhibition of ceramics and pottery produced by a selection of studio members. R A

24 Monona State Bank

      1965 Atwood Ave • 284.8383 •

      Join us under the Monona State Bank rotunda at Schenk’s Corners for an evening featuring local artists, live music, and refreshments. R A M

25 Olbrich Botanical Gardens

      3330 Atwood Ave • 246.4550 • •

      Zoethica, an outdoor exhibition at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, features bioinspired art by UW-Madison Arts Institute’s Spring 2017 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence, Peter Krsko, and UW students. R A

26 One-OneThousand

      78 N Bryan St • 286.1511•

      One-OneThousand is a place for people who make things by hand. Join us for our grand opening of our new workshop & studio. R A

27 PaintBar

      1224 Williamson St • 518.3044 •

      Visit PaintBar on Gallery Night! We’ll have pizza samples, 1-hour express painting classes (register in advance), $1 2x2” canvases, and live music! R M

28 Pieces Unimagined

      1228 Williamson St • 280.1155 •

      Meet and co-create with local artists of Industrial-Modern furniture and lighting, Steampunk jewelry, RAW candles, essential oils, and greeting cards. Mary Bruno from Bruno Press Cards will run printing press demonstrations. R A

29 Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ

      2401 Atwood Ave • 249.1537 •

      An exhibit of art created by the students of Lowell Elementary School, grades K-5, with music provided by 5th grade strings students. R

30 Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)

      Gateway Mall, 600 E Williamson St, Suite A/B • 266.0721

      Come enjoy the art, music and poetry of PACT clients, and enjoy refreshments. R A M

31 Rewind Decor

      1336 Williamson St • 509.7995 •

      Featuring the elegant art of abstract artist Sally Hutchison. R

32 Stalzy’s Deli

      2701 Atwood Ave • 249.7806 •

      Stop into Stalzy’s to enjoy local art, complimentary coffee, and sweets. Stay for our delicious fish fry! R

33 Stone Fence

      2322 Atwood Ave • 238.4331 • •

      We are excited to feature award-winning Madison artist Holly Meyers. Experience first hand how she uses art as journal. She will be in the shop to answer any questions about her process. R

34 Table Wine

      2045 Atwood Ave #111 • 284.9732 •

      Ashley Robertson shows a selection of her bold, captivating paintings. Drink specials all night. R

35 Tandem Press

      1743 Commercial Ave • 263.3437 •

      The Tandem Press studio will be open for tours with a range of artworks on view. Live music provided by the UW-Madison Jazz Composers Group. R M

36 The 7Billion Gallery

      3714 Atwood Ave • 669.4628 •

      Immerse yourself in spiritual, political, and global ideas with The 7Billion Gallery. Through her iPhone, Kristina Amelong takes you deep into a New Story of Humanity. R A M


The Cargo Bike Shop

1404 Williamson St. • 608.467.2316 •


Refreshments from Cafe Domestique. R

37 The Roman Candle

      1054 Williamson St • 258.2000 •

38 VSA Wisconsin

      1709 Aberg Ave, Suite 1

      Visual Expressions: A Call for Art Exhibition features over 200 works by Wisconsin artists with disabilities. Abundant art for sale, wine pull, and refreshments. R

39 Willy Street Treasure Shop

      1370 Williamson St • Facebook: Willy Street Treasure Shop

      Hosting local artists; refreshments served as well as storewide sale for the evening. R

40 Winnebago Studios

      2046 Winnebago St • Facebook: Winnebago Studios

      Winnebago Studios is an original emblem of the east side’s art hub and the home of painters, potters, jewelers, woodworkers, metalsmiths, photographers, etchers, and textile artists. Join us for art, beverages, and appetizers. R


41 Allen Centennial Garden

      620 Babcock Rd •

      Experience the Year of Spice at Allen Centennial Garden. See the unveiling of new gardens designed by UW-Madison students and community artists. Local music. R A M

42 Barbara Westfall Art Glass Design

      8328 Swan Rd, Mt Horeb • 843.7515 •

      Come to a glass-release party at Mt. Horeb’s newest gallery in a picturesque farm studio. Update your spaces with locally-made art glass. Participate in collaborative and individual art glass projects. R A

43 Bloom Bake Shop

      1851 Monroe St • 509.7669 • •

      Hands photography exhibit by Bobbie Harte. R

44 Calabash Gifts & Home Accents

      2608 Monroe St • 233.2640

      Treat yourself to an evening at Calabash Gifts and Home Accents. Jewelry, fine art, sculptures, Shona woodcarvings, ceramic tableware, tablecloths, and cushions. R

45 Crescendo Espresso Bar + Music Cafe

      1859 Monroe St • 284.7908 •

      The Journey Through mixed media installation by Heather Krakora and Coffee with Cream projected video loop by Jeremy Wineberg.

46 Edgewood College Gallery

      1000 Edgewood College Dr 663.3252 •

      Alan Luft: Photographic Portraits Berlin celebrates the culmination of a multi-year research project and book publication documenting the diverse demographics of the city of Berlin, Germany. R A

47 Gallery 1308

      Union South, 1308 W Dayton St • 262.7592 •

      FIRST 100 DAYS features artistic expressions by artists from the greater Madison area, reacting to and reflecting on the first one hundred days of the Trump presidency. R

48 Gallery 7

      Humanities Building 7th Floor, 455 N Park St  • 262.1660 • • •

      Two show openings, John Hallett and Elizabeth Thorp, 6–9 pm

49 Gallery 800 UBD

      800 University Bay Dr • 238.0623 •

      John and Jane Wegenke’s exhibit Bipolar: A Photographic Journey takes us on Arctic and Antarctic National Geographic expeditions. Their unique perspectives reveal extraordinary places. R

50 Heritage Senior Living

      6234 Maywood Ave • 831.7004 •

      View work by our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents. Amy Meitzel of Bare Knuckle Arts has helped our residents create Wisconsin-themed canvas paintings. R M

51 Higher Fire

      2132 Regent St • 233.3050 •

      Favorite mugs, generous bowls, and quiet vessels: pottery for everyday celebrations by Stephanie O’Shaughnessy and Abigail Smith. Plus, new pieces by the studio’s fifteen talented jewelry artists. R

52 Holy Wisdom Monastery

      4200 County Rd M • 836.1631 x124 •

      Contemplative Landscapes features the work of Madison painter and printmaker Ann Haberl. Join us on Gallery Night or M–F 8–4:30 through July 29. R A

53 HotelRED

      1501 Monroe St • 819.8228 •

      Enjoy an evening of original art at HotelRED.

54 Meuer Art & Picture Frame Co

      8448 Old Sauk Rd, just west of the beltline • 833.3337 •

      Meet traditional intaglio printmaker Dominique Taquet, who uses line work to create movement, and enjoy Jonathan Higgins photographs of wild and natural landscapes plus urban subjects. R

55 Milward Farrell Fine Art

      2701 Monroe St • 238.6501 •

      Representational to stylized abstraction—the gallery is full with the colors of spring. New works in paintings, prints, glass, metal, ceramic, and art jewelry. Reception 6–9 pm.R

56 Monroe Street Arts Center

      2526 Monroe St • 232.1510 •

      View work from some of our Private Art students! Come see what our talented students ages 9 and up have been creating. R M

57 Monroe Street Family Dental

      2702 Monroe St, Ste 101 • 204.0222 •

      Featuring children’s artwork from Monroe Street Arts Center students. Some pieces available for purchase. Stop by for snacks and a special kids craft. R A


58 Mound Street Yoga

      1342 Mound St •

      Visual and movement arts. Cherie St. Cyr will be displaying abstract art quilts constructed with hand dyed fabrics. Collette Stewart and guest dancers will be performing contemporary dance pieces. R

59 Ruth Davis Design Gallery

      UW-School of Human Ecology, 1300 Linden Dr •

      Design Studies Masters in Fine Arts Exhibition. A showcase of the final, degree-fulfilling work of six Master of Fine Arts candidates from the Design Studies Department. A

60 The Roman Candle - Fitchburg

      2685 Research Park Dr • 278.1111 •

61 The Roman Candle - Middleton

      1920 Parmenter St • 831.7777 •

62 The Roman Candle - Monroe Street

      2623 Monroe St • 446.4200 •


63 100state

      316 W Washington Ave, Ste 675 •

      Come join us at our new space for one big reception featuring three exhibitions! Featuring great local artists, friends, and good times, here at 100state. R A M

64 Anthology

      218 State St • 204.2644 •

      This local paper and gift shop will feature a window full of Madison photographs and other destinations by co-owner Laura Komai. R

65 Artist and Craftsman Supply

      203 W Gorham St, Ste 1 • 251.2977 •

      Our Spring Gallery Night features artwork by Artist & Craftsman Supply customers and employees.

66 Bartell Theatre

      113 E Mifflin • 661.9696 •

      Photography exhibit focused on the issues of LGBTQ sexual violence and gender performance expectations sponsored by StageQ and LeDame Footwear. Photographers: Kyle Krueger and Natalie Kirk.R

67 Capitol Lakes

      333 Main St • 283.2046 •

      The Madison Watercolor Society will show a wide variety of paintings by its members in the Atrium and the Henry Street cafe. The photo exhibit in the Plaza Gallery will be Shorelines and Scenic, photos of Southern Wisconsin by Kurt Westbrook. R A

68 Garver Gallery

      18 South Bedford St, Ste 318 • 256.6755

      Lee Weiss: The Legacy Paintings. Featuring over a decade of the artist’s work. Including pieces from her personal collection. Last Hurrah Reception with the artist. R A

69 Home Savings Bank

      2 S Carroll St, Ste 100 • 282.6000 •

      Enjoy local art, refreshments, and a beautiful view of the Capitol from our downtown office. R


70 James Watrous Gallery

      201 State St • 265.2500 •

      Enjoy ceramic sculpture by Gerit Grimm and oil paintings by Gina Litherland. R

71 Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

      227 State St • 257.0158 •

      Enjoy a first look at Kambui Olujimi: Zulu Time in the State Street Gallery and Digital Aura in the Imprint Gallery. Revisit Do Ho Suh and Reconfigured Reality. R

72 Madison Senior Center

      330 W Mifflin St • 266.6581

      Artful Affair: A display of artwork submitted by adults age 55+ living in Dane County. R

73 MMoCA Museum Store

      227 State St • 257.0158 •

      The Museum Store is pleased to present the 2017 Studio Editions by Dale Chihuly. Come see these and many other artist-made gifts, housewares, and jewelry.

74 Overture Galleries

      201 State St • 258.4177 • • • •

      Gallery I – Relevant Shapes: Justin Eccles & Lauren Harlowe. Gallery II – Animalia: Anne and Tim Connor & Rebecca Kautz. Gallery III – Growing Pains: Alyssa Ackerman & Human Condition/Artist Sanity: DarRen Morris. Playhouse Gallery: Who You Lookin’ At: Portraits by Generation Potential. Dane Arts Mural Project. R A

75 Restaino & Associates—Maria Antoinette and Gayle Galston

      137 E Wilson St, Ste 102 • 692.5177 • •

      Five local artists display oils, prints, glass, and photography. Enjoy light tapas and beverages. R



341 State Street , next to GAP •


AMERICA; The Borders Within  A solo exhibition by Rolando Cruz using sculptures, textiles and photography. Mexican artist Rolando Cruz Piña (b.1978) vivid practice interrogates themes on identity, displacement and the perception of the “undocumented”. R

76 The Bubbler at Madison Public Library

      201 W Mifflin St • 266.5975 •

      New exhibitions opening: Together With (curated by Kate Moss), Justus Roe, Katarina Riesing, Thomas Hellstrom, and Library as Retreat Space Experience. R

77 The Grove

      Intersection of State and West Mifflin Streets  • 512.1342 •

      Madison’s Central Business Improvement District presents local artists night photography. Enjoy a preview of the Madison Night Market. R M

78 Wisconsin Science Museum

      211 N Carroll St, 6th Floor • 216.5496 •

      See art and science collide at the Wisconsin Science Museum! Visit Luminous Scores, an immersive light exhibit, and see award-winning photographs under the microscope, and more. R

79 Yellow Rose Gallery

      122 State St #201 • 575.7683 •

      Yellow Rose Gallery is a locally owned gallery that displays work from artists throughout Madison and Milwaukee. Enjoy art, live music, and refreshments just one block from the Capitol and the Overture Center. R M



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