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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
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Special Events Enliven a Robust Spring Gallery Night

Special Events Enliven a Robust Spring Gallery Night
May 4, 2012 • 5–9 pm

MADISON, WI —Gallery Night, Madison’s semiannual celebration of the visual arts, will be held on Friday, May 4, from 5 to 9 pm. Fifty venues will participate in this spring’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:

  • Spark and Flame: 50 Years of Studio Glass and the UW-Madison at the Chazen Museum of Art, featuring an artists panel discussion with exhibition curator Michael Monroe.
  • John Kuehl’s photographs of the swim portion of Ironman Wisconsin at A Stone’s Throw
  • Works by artists of Michoacan Mexico at Chiripa, Artisan Crafts of the Americas.
  • The chance to sit down at a pottery wheel at Fine Earth Studio & Gallery, and works by Briony Jean Foy that combine clay and fiber at Higher Fire Clay Studio.
  • Recent works by José Lerma, Robert Cottingham, Camron Martin, Dennis Nechvatal, Judy Pfaff, Suzanne Caporael, and more at Tandem Press.
  • Wisconsin protest art and photography at the Jackie Macaulay Gallery and Tamarack Studio & Gallery.
  • A preview exhibition at Mana Café and Bakery of works by Wisconsin artists to be sold during the Wisconsin Public Television Auction.
  • A busy night at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art with last-chance viewings ofHoudini: Art and Magic and Design MMoCA, a spoken-word performance Magic and Metamorphosis, a design talk, live music, and refreshments.

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 May 4 edition of Isthmus. Promotional support for Gallery Night is provided by Isthmus | 

A complete list of participating venues follows:


1. Aardvark Art Glass
819 East Johnson St ∙ 256.5037 ∙
Come see the famous Potted Meat Museum and meat-related artwork. Glass bead-making demo from 7–9 pm.

2. Absolutely Art
2322 Atwood Ave ∙ 249.9100 ∙
Featuring repurposed welded sculptures by Erika Koivunen and natural and recycled Talking Stick sculptures by Efrat Livny. Live local music, food, and drinks for all.

3. ArtSpace Twenty-Two Eleven
2211 Atwood Ave ∙ 241.8051 ∙
Photographer/artist A.E. Mader will showcase her new work; several guest artists will also exhibit.

4. bad dog frida
2094 Atwood Ave ∙ 442.6868 ∙
Bad dog frida provides “Really cool things for Good Dogs and their People.” Artist Jackie Matelski creates pottery with consideration of design and function.

5. Common Wealth Gallery
100 S. Baldwin St ∙ 256.6565 ∙
Bug dreams and Stretchblood. Tyler Green and Brittany Kieler. Vulture woman discharges stretchblood virtues and some sort of small dog wonders where he left his hat.

6. Earley Design
1231 E Wilson St ∙ 256.5171 ∙
What’s a swampsot dory? Come find out! Art nautical, music country by Kristy Larson Trio.

7. Eyeopia
2134 Atwood Ave ∙ 316.7999 ∙
Featuring local painter and tattoo artist Dana Withers.

8. Forward Community Investments
2045 Atwood Ave #101A ∙ 204.8833 ∙
Visit the new offices of Forward Community Investments for our open house, featuring the work of local artists Jarka Sobiskova, Birgit Bach, Heidi Hankley, and Gretchen Olson.

9. Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St ∙ 241.1574 ∙
25+ artists at the Goodman Community Center! Pottery, fiber arts, photography, paintings, clothing, recycled art, jewelry, beads, quilts, and more. Visit for a complete listing.

10. Hatch Art House
1248 Williamson St ∙ 237.2775 ∙
Special exhibit by Madison mixed-media artist Ashley Megal. Hatch is an eco-friendly, eclectic art shop celebrating local creative talent. Refreshments will be served.

11. Jackie Macaulay Gallery
Social Justice Center ∙ 1202 Williamson Street ∙ 217.4480 ∙
Wisconsin Uprising protest art and photography by Michael Martin, Michael Matheson and Monica Macaulay. Works by the late Jane Larsen will also be featured.

12. Machinery Row Bicycles/Budget Bicycles Center
601 Williamson St/930 Regent St ∙ 442.5974 ∙
Over 150 rare nineteenth- and twentieth-century stone lithography bicycle posters on display; featuring Art Nouveau and Belle Epoque masters Mucha, Cheret, Cappiello, and Pal.

13. Madison Sourdough/ MSco
916 Williamson St ∙ 442.8009 ∙
Celebrate MSco’s inaugural gallery night, featuring a diverse showcase of local artists, music, food, and refreshments. Reception 5–9 pm.

14. Midwest Clay Project
918 Williamson St ∙ 255-9240 ∙
New sculpture by Ryan Lawless and an abundance of fresh pottery by Midwest Clay Project staff members Jackie Matelski and Allison Craver.

15. Mindful Motion/ Madison Acupunture and Holistic Health
305/307 S Livingston ∙ 206.2759 
Please join us on Gallery Night for an art show hosted by two new businessess in the Willy Street neighborhood. Artwork by Bryan Draves, Karly Fordahl, Melissa Fordahl, Robert Foster, Michael Freiman, Sara Meredith, Molly Murn, Angela Pullman, and Aaron Steff.

16. Studio Paran
2051 Winnebago St ∙ 242.4111 ∙
Chabana: Part 2, Spring by Richard Jones. Opening tonight an ongoing project of mixed-media wall vases inspired by the tea ceremony. Glass blowing demonstrations.

17. Tamarack Studio & Gallery
849 E Washington Ave #102 ∙ 249.9499 ∙
Inside, at Night: Origins of an Uprising. This ongoing group photography exhibition celebrates the origins of the occupy movement in Madison and acts as a focus for continuing organizational activities.

18. Tandem Press
201 S Dickinson St ∙ 263.3437 ∙
Recent works by José Lerma, Robert Cottingham, Camron Martin, Dennis Nechvatal, Judy Pfaff, Suzanne Caporael, and many more. Open 5–8 pm.

19. Winnebago Studios
2046 Winnebago St ∙
Celebrating over 14 years of active local artists’ studios with photopgrahy, jewelry, prints, fiber, ceramics, wood, and metal fabrication. Many artists showing, and live music too.

20. Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired
754 Williamson St ∙ 255.1166 ∙
Art for the Senses features a collection of tactile artwork by individuals who are visually inpaired, a gallery talk, and a concert by the Kat Trio, who hail from Russia.

21. Wisconsin Public Television Auction (at Mana Café and Bakery)
611 N Sherman Ave ∙ 265.4442 ∙
Enjoy dinner at Manna Café and preview the work of Wisconsin artists. Pieces will be sold during the Wisconsin Public Television Auction, starting May 30.


22. A Stone’s Throw
1925 Monroe St ∙ 255.1925 ∙
Energetic + BOLD = the photography of John Kuehl. Explore a uniquely emotional and candid perspective on the swim portion of Ironman Wisconsin. Refreshments served.

23. Calabash Gifts & Home Accents
2608 Monroe St ∙ 233.2640 
Treat yourself to an evening at Calabash Gifts and Home Accents, featuring jewelry, fine art, sculptures, Shona wood carvings, ceramic tableware, tablecloths, and cushions.

24. Chazen Museum of Art
750 University Ave ∙ 263.2246 ∙
Explore the acclaimed expansion. Don’t miss Spark and Flame: 50 Years of Studio Glass and the UW-Madison. Artists panel discussion with Michael Monroe at 5:30 pm.

25. Chiripa, Artisan Crafts of the Americas
636 S. Park St ∙ 441.8808 ∙
Artists of Michoacan Mexico. New works and new stories from the recent buying trip to central Mexico. Refreshments.

26. DeRicci Gallery, Edgewood College
1000 Edgewood College Dr. ∙ 663.2263 ∙
Paintings by Montana artist Elizabeth Bass.

27. Fine Earth Studio & Gallery
2207 Regent St ∙ 441.3463 ∙
Join us for pottery wheel demonstrations. Sit down at a wheel and give it a try! Summer camps and adult classes. Functional pottery by local artists.

28. Gallery 800 UBD
800 University Bay Dr ∙ 238.0623 
Colette Kolker, international award-winning photographer, presents Glimpses into My Soul, works that play with light, reality, and the exposure of raw emotion.

29. Grace Chosy Gallery
1825 Monroe St ∙ 255.1211 ∙
Paintings by Jean Crane and Francisco X Mora.

30. Greybird Designs LLC
6601 Grand Teton Plaza #10 ∙ 772.0295 ∙
Greybird Designs is an art studio specializing in murals, portrait painting, and graphic design. Providing unique gift ideas in acrylics, pastels, pencil, and watercolors.

31. Higher Fire Clay Studio
2132 Regent St ∙ 233.3050 ∙
In Migration, artist Briony Jean Foy explores new functional and sculptural paths in clay and fiber using color and whimsy. Artist’s talk at 7 pm. Refreshments 5–9 pm.

32. Janus Galleries
2701 Monroe St ∙ 233.2222 ∙
ART springs eternal with our collection of paintings spanning three centuries! Landscapes, still-lifes, and figurative works in many styles for new collectors to conoisseurs!

33. La Mop Studio
2201 Regent St ∙ 957.6923 ∙
Butter Makes You Fat, No Offense. Original oil paintings by local abstract artist and mathematician Julia Cattani. Complex design and color. Revolutionary Freudian slips encouraged.

34. Long Term Care Institute, Inc.
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. Milward Farrell Fine Art
2701 Monroe St #200 ∙ 238.6501 ∙
Chroma 2012, a colorful collection of new works by gallery artists. Includes paintings, prints, glass, ceramic, lamps, and art jewelry.

36. Monroe Street Family Dental
2702 Monroe St ∙ 204.0222 ∙
Monroe Street Family Dental, a green dental office, supports local artists. Showing works of textile, watercolors, and prints by Caitlin Leline, Kate Clapper, Cheri St Cyr, and Sherry Ackerman.

37. Studio Jewelers
1306 Regent St ∙ 257.2627 ∙
The once-lost art of 22K gold granulation finds full expression in a remarkable collection of necklaces, rings and pendants from Thailand. Through May 5.

38. The Century House
3029 University Ave ∙ 233.4488 ∙
We welcome fiber artist Victoria Proza McGlinn who creates colorful, natural-fiber accessories for your home. Stop in to visit, shop, and share refreshments.

39. Whole Foods Market
3313 University Ave ∙ 233.9566 ∙
Chelsea Browne will be showing her cut-paper designs in the cafe at Whole Foods Market! Half of the proceeds will go towards Action Against Hunger.


40. Anthology
218 State St ∙ 204.2644 ∙
Make a Mother’s Day card! Have a seat at our craft table and use our decorative papers, paints, rubber stamps, and ephemera for $2.50 + tax.

41. Capitol Lakes
333 W Main St ∙ 283.2000 ∙
The Capitol Lakes Atrium Galleria features Odvar Klovrud’s artist conversation, his recent paintings, and a reception to follow.

42. Driftless Studio: Nature Gallery & Gifts
214 State St ∙ 230.5153 ∙
Take a stroll through Driftless Studio, where you’ll find award-winning nature photography, original nature-themed gifts, and so much more!

43. Fanny Garver Gallery
230 State St ∙ 256.6755 ∙
Gregg Kreutz: New Paintings, through May 29. Opening reception on Gallery Night 6–8 pm. This Madison native has become an international figure in the art world.

44. HYART Gallery
133 W Johnson St ∙ 442.0562 ∙
Featuring selected works by Wisconsin artists Ali Kauss (jewelry) and Jonathan Jones (photography). Also featuring one-of-a-kind fine art metal jewelry, glass, ceramics, lighting, wood, and unique gifts.

45. Little Luxuries
230 State St ∙ 255.7372 ∙
Unusual gifts for life’s special occasions, including birthdays, weddings, house warmings, and anniversaries. Twenty percent off your purchase during Gallery Night with this brochure.

46. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State St · 257.0158 ·
A busy night at MMoCA! View Houdini: Art and Magic and Design MMoCA before they close, and enjoy a 5:30 pm design talk, a 6:30 pm spoken-word performance, hors d’oeuvres, and live music throughout the evening. Admission is free.

47. Madison Senior Center
330 W Mifflin St ∙ 266.6581 ∙
A Photo Affair features work by more than 40 Dane County photographers age 55 and better. This show offers cash prizes. Reception on May 4, 5–8 pm.

48. Museum Store
At the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State St · 257.3222 ·
The Museum Store celebrates Gallery Night with a trunk show featuring Susan Richter O’Connell, who sets wood, beach stones, and other found materials in sterling silver to create unique “scavenger” jewelry. Continues Saturday 10 am–2 pm.

49. Overture Center for the Arts
201 State St ∙ 258.4961 ∙
Gallery I: Viventes Mortuae, Galen Gibson-Cornell and Greg Luckeroth. Gallery II: Ideas May Shift, Rachel Durfee and Linda P. Hancock. Gallery III: Into the Woods, Bill Fritsch and Realization, Andrew T. Wallen.

50. Wisconsin Veterans Museum
30 W Mifflin St ∙ 264.7663 ∙
Join us for the second installment of the Veterans Print Project. This year featuring women veterans from World War II to the present.

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