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Friday, April 8, 2011
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Spring Gallery Night

Spring Gallery Night
Surveys Vibrant Madison Arts Scene 

May 6, 2011 ∙ 5–9 pm

MADISON, WI – Madison’s semiannual celebration of the visual arts, Gallery Night, will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011, from 5 to 9 pm. Sixty-two venues will participate in this spring’s event. Art lovers can look forward to an evening packed with free exhibition openings, special events, demonstrations, refreshments, and live performances.

Spring Gallery Night venues include museums, galleries, coffee shops, and other businesses across the city. Highlights include:

  • Opening receptions for Charles Munch and Randall Berndt at Grace Chosey Gallery; for printmakers Art Werger and Karla Hackenmiller at Fanny Garver Gallery; and for fiber artists Lee Kleeman, Darlene Coltrain, and Deb Menz at Bindley Collection Gallery.
  • The debut of the Hatch Art House on the corner of Baldwin and Williamson Streets, a gallery showcasing work of thirty local artists with an emphasis on repurposing, upcycling, and recycling. 
  • Works from undergraduate and graduate students studying with Tom Jones at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on view at Steenbock Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters.
  • New prints at Tandem Press by Suzanne Caporael, Judy Pfaff, Sam Gilliam, Robert Cottingham, Joan Snyder, Benjamin Edwards, and Richard Bosman. 
  • Pottery demonstrations at Fine Earth Gallery & Studio and glassblowing at Radiant Glass and Studio Paran.
  • Instruments as art at Early Gallery, with a performance by honky tonk musicians Kristy Larson, Mark Roeder, and Todd Cambrio. 
  • Artists spanning the generations, from K-12 students in Young at Art at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art to older adults featured at the opening of An Artful Affair at Madison Senior 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. A map and list of Gallery Night participants will also be available in the May 6 edition of Isthmus.

Gallery Night is organized by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Promotional support for Gallery Night is provided by Isthmus |

A list of Spring 2011 Gallery Night participants follows.


1. Absolutely Art
2322 Atwood Ave. • 249.9100 •
Featuring fine art and watercolors by Don MacCrimmon and abstract acrylic paintings by Jaroslava Sobiskova. Live music and catering by Bunky’s Cafe.

2. ArtSPACE Twenty-Two Eleven
2211 Atwood Ave. • 241.8051 •
Featuring new work by photographer artist A.E. Mader, textile colorist Megan Lemke, and jewelry designer Barb Easton of Pink House Designs.

3. bad dog Frida
2094 Atwood Ave. • 442.6868 •
Bad dog Frida features really cool things for good dogs and their people. Birgit Bach creates animal/nature art in clay and acrylic, and lives in Madison, WI.

4. Black Earth Kiln Group and Friends
149 Waubesa St. • 244.504
The Black Earth Kiln Group and friends will feature wood-fired and traditional stoneware from functional forms to sculpture. Also featured are modern paintings and quilts by Margo Tiedt and futuristic abstract illustrations by Doug Birkholz.

5. Carta StudioWorks
2001 Atwood Ave. • 669.4328 •
Featuring landscape and figurative work by local artist Dave Tilton, as well as handwoven rattan basketry by Iowa artist Martha Monson Lowe.

6. Dobhan Resturant
2110 Atwood Ave • 242.4448 •
Artist Tim Togstad will be exhibiting oil paintings and wood sculptures.

7. Earley Art
1231 East Wilson St. • 256.5171
Musicians/instrument makers and their families will show and play their art. Music by Kristy Larson, Mark Roeder, and Todd Cambio.

8. Edward Jones
2010 Eastwood Dr. #102 • 249.0622
Edward Jones Investments is sponsoring locally owned and operated Scooter Therapy. Stop by and see 100 mpg vehicles and meet Sid the Robot!

9. Eyeopia
2134 Atwood Ave. • 316.7999 •
Eyeopia will be featuring the drawings of Anna Stephens this year. Anna is a printmaking major at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

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

11. Hatch Art House
1248 Williamson St. • 237.2775
Special exhibit of Jenny Blasen Pottery. Hatch showcases over 30 local artists with an emphasis on repurposing, upcycling, and recycling. Refreshments will be served.

12. Lazy Jane’s Cafe
1358 Williamson St. • 257.5263
Lazy Jane’s eclectic atmosphere hits the art scene! The restaurant’s funky originality is amplified by unique and varied creations of local artists.

13. Lucent Room Studio
307 S. Livingston St. • 616.0306 •
Collective Jargoning, artists Betsy Delzer, Bobbette Rose, and Barry Sherbeck explore themes of community, dialog, and distance in response to recent events in Wisconsin.

14. Midwest Clay Project
918 Williamson St. • 255.9240 •
Midwest Clay Project is a ceramics studio and gallery featuring handmade ceramics from across the country, as well as classes and workshops for everyone.

15. Miksang Photography Group 
At the Shambhala Meditation Center of Madison
408 S. Baldwin St. • 441.8868 •
Miksang is a form of Contemplative Photography based in the Buddhist teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Come view the photos of local group members; fresh perceptions for free, and framed photos for sale.

16. Radiant Glass
100 S. Baldwin St. #100 • 628.9292 •
Come see what’s new at Radiant Glass this spring! Cups, vases, bowls, ornaments, paperweights, pumpkins, glassblowing instruction, studio rentals, and more. Live glassblowing demonstrations.

17. Studio Paran
2051 Winnebago St. • 242.1111 •
Opening in the Tokonoma Space, Small Gardens, drawings and terrariums by Richard Jones. Also displaying Studio Paran’s full line of glass. Glassblowing demonstrations.

18. 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.

19. The Victory
2710 Atwood Ave. • 240.0366 •
Featuring Golnar Adili, an Iranian-born artist, and Soren Schneider Scholz, an emerging Madison-born artist.

20. U-Frame It
857 East Johnson St. • 257.7717
Recent paintings by Mary Diman and friends.

21. Willy Street Co-op
1221 Williamson St. • 251.6776 •
Featuring watercolors of endangered species by Abbie Kurtz and acrylic artwork by Bridget Birdsall.

22. 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.

23. Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired
754 Williamson St. • 255.1166 •
Creative Expressions from Inner Vision features mixed-media artwork created by blind or visually impaired artists. Supported by the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission.


24. Bindley Collection Gallery
6771 University Ave. • 831.7780 •
Opening reception for Fiber Arts: Lee Kleeman, Darlene Coltrain and Deb Menz. Enjoy music, sculpture, original art, jewelry, and fine crafts by 125 artists.

25. Chiripa, Artisan Crafts of the Americas
636 S. Park St. • 441.8808 •
Meet Madison artist Jo Jensen and view her stunning piece Last Call, a grand niche of a corner bar inhabited by skeletons. Refreshments.

26. DeRicci Gallery - Edgewood College
1000 Edgewood College Dr. • 663.2246 •
New Work in Color, by Madison sculpture Andrée Valley, is based on perceived chaos and how it is contained within an object. Shape, color, pattern, and a lack of orientation describe this body of work.

27. Douglas Art and Frame
3238 University Ave. • 441.9948
The best framing in town for both artist and collector. Mention Gallery Night for a 15% discount.

28. Fine Earth Studio & Gallery
2207 Regent St. • 280.9047 •
1000 bowls by Sara Gordon. A set of 1000 ceramic, wheel thrown, functional bowls. Join us for pottery wheel demos, as well as class and summer camp information.

29. Gallery 800 UBD
3535 Topping Rd. • 238.0623
Jan Tymorek will open Gallery 800 UBD with an exhibit of her photographs that capture an aesthetic scene or its emotional content. Located at the corner of University Bay Drive and Marshall Court.

30. Grace Chosy Gallery
1825 Monroe St. • 255.1211 •
Exhibit of new paintings by Randall Berndt and Charles Munch. Also featuring the WYSO Art of Note violins.

31. Greybird Designs, LLC
6601 Grand Teton Plaza #10 • 772.0295 •
Greybird Designs is an art studio specializing in murals portraits, paintings and graphic design. Providing unique gift ideas . . . acrylics, pastels, drawings, and watercolors.

32. Heather Denson Studio-Gallery
4301 W. Beltline Hwy. • 239.4781 •
Five artists, one space! Enter the world of energetic art; what will you discover? Enter to win a FREE art lesson. Complimentary chair message, wine, beer, and apps.

33. Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society
606 South Randall Ave. • 258.9490 •
To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the zoo has planned a series of events to highlight its history, mission and role as the place for family fun.

34. Higher Fire Clay Studio
2132 Regent St. • 233.3050 •
How Does Your Garden Grow? For yard, garden, patio, and porch: planters, bird baths, sculpture, fountains, and whimsies. Plus, favorite pieces by Clay for Kids and adult students.

35. Janet’s Antiques LLP
3800 University Ave. • 238.3300 •
Please stop by and enjoy our 6,000 square feet of wonderful art and antiques, as well as some wine and good conversation.

36. Janus Galleries
2701 Monroe St. • 233.2222 •
Celebrate spring with a spectacular display of fine art, antique to contemporary, spanning three centuries. Landscapes, still lifes, figurative works and more.

37. La Bella Vita
6666 University Ave. • 831.3303 •
Trunk show 4-8 pm. featuring local artist Leda Rawlins’ upscale vintage jewelry, relaxed designs with semi-precious stones, colorful hand-enameling set in comforting patinated brass.

38. Macha Teahouse + Gallery
1934 Monroe St. • 442.0500 •
American Dream exhibit featuring artwork by local artists. Reception from 5-9 pm.

39. Madison Christian Community
7118 Old Sauk Rd. • 836.1455 •
Among the members of the Madison Chrisitan Community are numerous artists. The group’s gallery space celebrates the artistic achievements of these artists on a rotating basis.

40. Milward Farrell Fine Art
2701 Monroe St. • 238.6501 •
Showcasing a wide variety of colorful new work by gallery artists and Madison’s best selection of artist-crafted jewelry and art glass.

41. Monroe Street Family Dental
2702 Monroe St. • 204.0222 •
Proudly displaying works from local artists Vina Yang, Nurettin Erkan, Rhonda Nass, and John Norback in a variety of mediums. Original works and prints available.

42. Steenbock Gallery at WI Academy
Managed by the Center for Photography at Madison
1922 University Ave. •
New work from photographers studying with Tom Jones in the undergradutate and graduate art programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

43. Studio Jewelers
1306 Regent St. • 257.2627 •
Art Metal: Twin Cities designer Patrick Murphy incorporates fossilized pine cone and dinosaur bone, as well as agates with fern and plume-like patterns, in a new collection.

44. The Century House
3029 University Ave. • 233.4488 •
Local metalsmith Erin Bowe will be exhibiting her hand-crafted jewelry in our gift shop. Join us for a relaxing evening of art, refreshments, and browsing.

45. TileArt
1719 Monroe St. • 255.8453 •
Visit TileArt for a reception from 6 to 9 pm to view nature-inspired tile design concepts and installations celebrating the life and work of Louis Sullivan.


46. Anthology
218 State St. • 204.2644 •
A paper and craft shop featuring unique handmade gifts by over 60 local artists: jewelry, pottery, upcycled clothing, and 100 photographs of Madison.

47. Bethel Horizons Art Ventures
312 Wisconsin Ave. • 212.4694 •
Bethel’s Fireside Gallery will feature ceramic art, unique cups, and mugs created by artists who were friends, students, and acquaintances of Don Hunt. Hunt taught ceramics and sculpture for 34 years at Madison West High School.

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 Captiol Lakes Resident Association Art Committee.

49. Driftless Studio: Nature Gallery & Gifts
214 State St. • 230.5153 •
Join us for Menagerie, a collection of fine art images and creative works!

50. Fanny Garver Gallery
230 State St. • 256.6755 •
Liminal Insights features Art Werger and Karla Hackenmiller. These widely reknowned printmakers show their newest works.

51. Hyart Gallery
133 W. Johnson St. • 442.0562 •
Featuring one-of-a-kind works by sculptor and jewelry artist Natasha Nicholson, whose work reflects a wide range of interests and knowledge in art, design, fashion, and architecture.

52. 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.

53. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State St. • 257.0158 •
Drop by MMoCA’s rooftop for a bird’s-eye view of Gallery Night, and visit current exhibitions Shinique Smith: Menagerie; Young at Art; and True Self. The museum will be open until 9 pm on Gallery Night, and admission is free, as always.

54. Madison Senior Center
330 W. Mifflin St. • 266.6581 •
An Artful Affair features work by more than fifty Dane County artists over the age of 55. This show offers cash prizes and celebrates Older Americans’ Month in May. Opening night reception is May 6, 5-8 pm.

55. Museum Store 
At the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State St. • 257.3222 •
The Museum Store features fine contemporary design; art books; kids’ toys; and jewelry designed and made by local and regional artists. Offering 20% off non-sale items during Gallery Night. (Some exclusions apply; may not be used concurrently with other discounts.)

56. Overture Galleries
201 State St. • 258.4961 •
Gallery I: Beastly Prints by Briony Marrow-Cribbs, S.V. Medaris, and Patrick Smyczek; Gallery II: Nosce te Ipsum by Dond Rassier and Philip Salamone; Gallery III: Divergence by the drawing faculty of Madison College.

57. Pop Deluxe!
310 State St. • 256.1966 •
Featuring lomography photography by local artists.

58. Shoo
109 State St. • 467.6325 •
Presenting new work by up-and-coming local talent, including UW-Madison students.

59. Steep & Brew Gallery
544 State St. • 256.2902 •
Featuring a photo exhibit Flirtations Around the World by Paula White. Wine, champagne, cheese, and chocolate reception with music from 5-8 pm.

60. University of Wisconsin Design Gallery
Commonwealth Gallery 
100 S. Baldwin St., Suite 100 • 262.8815 •
right brain/weft brain, a Master of Fine Arts exhibition of contemporary digital textiles by Emelia E. Haglund, organized by the UW-Design Gallery.

61. Wisconsin Academy’s James Watrous Gallery
Overture Center, 3rd Fl, 201 State St. • 265.2500 •
In her installation at the Watrous Gallery, Amy Chaloupka uses paper, metal, and organic materials to examine the visual language of mapping.

62. Wisconsin Veterans Museum
30 West Mifflin St. • 267.1799
Join us for the opening of Point of View, an exhibit that brings together artists and veterans to share stories of military service.

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