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Date of Release: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Erika Monroe-Kane, Director of Communications
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October 6, 2017 • 5–9 pm

After Party in MMoCA Lobby • 9–11 pm


MADISON, WI—On October 6, Gallery Night will take place, engaging thousands across the Greater-Madison area in an evening of art and community. This unique event creates free opportunities to connect with others, explore neighborhoods, visit local businesses, and experience a wide-variety of artistic and creative expression. Held each spring and fall, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s Gallery Night provides a dynamic evening packed with performances, receptions, artist talks, art-making demonstrations, and live music. Gallery Night is from 5 to 9 pm and will culminate in a celebratory After Party in the beautiful lobby of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) from 9 to 11 pm.

Gallery Night is just one way that MMoCA connects people with the transformative power of art. Annually, MMoCA touches the lives hundreds of thousands across Dane County as well as the many who visit the museum.

Whether in favorite neighborhood joints, up-and-coming hotspots, or elegant spaces downtown, people can enjoy works by local, national, and international artists. Gallery Night features an ever-expanding event footprint, with dozens of venues in Madison as well as easily accessible participants in Fitchburg, Middleton, Waunakee, and Mt. Horeb. Highlights include:

  • Visit MMoCA for an interactive experience related to Meg Mitchell’s Tenacious Numismatic Hops Exchange, a massive artwork that functions both as a trellis to support hops plants, and as a platform for social engagement and artistic activity.
  • Explore new venues: the Barriques on West Washington and on Atwood, Hawks Quindel, S.C., Bobbie Harte Photography, Access Wisconsin, Shad Wenzlaff Piano Studio, and Oakwood Village.
  • Venture to Mr. Robert’s bar on Atwood to view works by Jo Jensen and Chris Murphy in a space formerly used as a bomb shelter.
  • Be one of the first to see the newly unveiled outdoor exhibits at UW-Madison’s Alumni Park, on campus next to the Memorial Union.
  • Check out the newest offerings at Midwest Clay Project, a community clay studio on Winnebago Street.
  • Meet artists Maya Madden and Wayne Farra of No Rules Jewelry at a Trunk Show in the MMoCA Museum Store.
  • Watch feats of skill, beauty, and potential awkwardness at the Madison Circus Space.
  • Finish the evening with the not-to-be-missed Gallery Night After Party in the MMoCA lobby (9-11 pm) with music by DJ Boyfrrriend, hands-on art-making, cocktails from fresco, and snacks.

To help visitors plan their Gallery Night excursions, an interactive 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 October 6 edition of Isthmus.



October 6  •  9-11 pm  •  MMoCA Lobby

After exploring Madison’s vibrant art scene, art-lovers are encouraged to come to the MMoCA After Party from 9-11 pm in the MMoCA Lobby. With a dance party atmosphere created by DJ Boyfrrriend, art-making, artisanal pizza samples from The Roman Candle Pizzeria, as well as other snacks and a cash bar, this once-a-year party is not to be missed. As a bonus, MMoCA’s galleries will be open late so that attendees can explore the museum’s newest exhibitions.

Admission to the Gallery Night After Party is free for MMoCA members and $5 for general public.

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



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



1  849
849 E Washington Ave • 770.2261 •

Steven Agard - Selected Work

2  Access Wisconsin
1113 Stephenson Ln, Waunakee • 513.2611 •

Join artist Mark Weller at the Gallery of Access Wisconsin and experience his evocative and dramatic timestacking photography which captures, embraces, and celebrates movement. R A

3  Art In
1444 E Washington Ave • 535.9976 •

Group show with 13+ artists including David J Nielsen, Seth Bolger-Garrison, Beth Galantha, Bryan Draves, Erica Seantel Engebreth, Rob Oman, Shannon Renne, Melissa Fordahl, Shane Quella, and Heather Tatarek. R M

4  Baraboo Woodworks
84 N Bryan St • 663.1010 •

The artisans at Baraboo Woodworks make beautiful furniture—locally grown and locally made in Madison, Wisconsin. R A M

5  Bare Knuckle Arts
1949 Winnebago St • 852.1394 •

Various art on display from local artists.  R

6  Barriques Coffee Trader – Atwood
2166 Atwood Ave • 286.1500 • • • Facebook: Fat Pinky Glass •

Terry King, owner of Fat Pinky Glass and UW Madison graduate, specializes in functional art glass, pendants, marbles and goblets. Photography by Maria Cina. Woodworking by Cameron Coel. R

7  Christ Presbyterian Church
944 E Gorham St • 257.4845 •

Ordinary Time: a multi-artist exploration of time and our journeys with God by members of the church family. R

8  CIVA Gallery 212
849 E Washington Ave, Ste 212 • 433.9339 •

Twenty-five contemporary artists creatively engage, in diverse media, the concept of First Fruits—returning to our Creator the best of what we’ve been given. R A

9  Common Wealth Gallery
100 S Baldwin St, 3rd flr • 516.4046 •

Artist Brian James Garfield presents his premiere exhibit entitled Butterflies—Themes of Life and Transformation. Acrylic butterfly paintings symbolizing universal and personal themes of life. R

10  Cornucopia Inc
2 S Ingersoll St • 274.7477 •

We are an arts and wellness center with various media displayed, including oil, pastel, acrylic, jewelry, leather, and clay.  Food and music will be provided.  R A M

11  Creative Energy Designs
125 S Dickinson St • 256.7696 •

Watercolors by Paul Mason. Acrylic paintings by Frank Matin and John McCarthy. Beaded jewelry by Sue Lutter and  Marsha Kelly. “Milwaukee Stories” lecture from Memoirs by Design. Live Jazz. R A M

2134 Atwood Ave • 316.7999•

Featuring local artist Dave Williams. Specialty Watercolor Art Work. Grand Eyewear Sale  

12  Focal Flame Photography—Paterson Street Studio
303 S Paterson St, Ste 2 • 772.0048 •

Beyond Athletics Visual artists of Focal Flame Photography turn their eyes and keen sense of timing to subjects other than their standard repertoire of sports. R

13  Forward Community Investments
2045 Atwood Ave, Ste 101A • 257.3863 •

Come to FCI and take in a variety of art from a very diverse group of artists. Drawings, paintings, sculptures, and more! R A

14  Gallery Marzen
2345 Atwood Ave • 709.1454 •

Featuring local artist Richard Springer and his Montana landscapes. Offering special pricing with a donation to safeguard our National Parks & Wild Land Preserves. R A

15  Gib’s
1380 Williamson St •

Cold To See Clear New work by Craig Grabhorn and Jenni Leaver. R

16  Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St • 241.1574 •

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

17  Hatch Art House
1248 Williamson St • 237.2775 •

Special exhibit of abstract painter Dave Watkins. Hatch is an eco-friendly art gallery and gift shop celebrating local creative talent. R A

Hinckley Productions*
54 N Bryan St • 819.6022 •

SILVER Uniting tech and art, we invite people to play with semi-vintage analog video mixing equipment for an interactive, psychedelic display. Our night’s theme? SILVER! R M

18  Lauer Realty Group
2229 Atwood Ave • 467.3220 •

Enjoy the work of Leah Evans. R A

19  Madison Circus Space
2100 Winnebago St •

Ongoing short performances of feats of skill, beauty, daring, and potential awkwardness throughout the evening! R A

20  Madison Greenhouse Store
1354 Williamson St • 819.8822 •

Botanical and animal themed hand-made prints by Beth Galantha, ceramics by Zach Zitske, edible landscape paintings by Tiffany Olson, and locally crafted garden art. R

21  Madison Sourdough
916 Williamson St • 442.8009 •

Jami Stanek (woodworking) and Eric Baillies (photography): Blending natural patterns and shapes in wood with functional design elements that incorporate the 19th century photographic process known as tintypes. R A

22  Midwest Clay Project
2040 Winnebago St • 255.9240 •

A community clay studio serving Madison’s near-east side since 2011, MCP will exhibit ceramics created by a selection of studio members. Now under new ownership! R A

23  Monona Bank—Schenk’s Corners
1965 Atwood Ave • 284.8383 •

We’ll be hosting local photographer Brent Nicastro who will be showcasing some of his recent art, including Monona Bank’s 2018 calendar. Join us for live music, food, and beverages. R A M

24  Mr. Robert’s Bomb Shelter
2116 Atwood Ave • 422.5440 •

OC3D is painstakingly made art from materials that represent loss and obsolescence yet are repurposed to cause amusement and wonder by Chris Murphy and Jo Jensen. Live music from Hum Machine. R A M

25  Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Ave • 246.4550 •

GLEAM, Art in a New Light is an outdoor exhibition featuring site specific art installations using light as a major component. Admission fees apply.

26  One-OneThousand
78 N Bryan St •

Our Pro Maker Members are hosting the We Got Your Back charity auction where they’ll auction off eleven denim jackets embellished in mediums like fiber, metal and ink to support nonprofits doing good things. Also featuring open studios and a sneak peek at our new creative kits. R

27  PaintBar
1224 Williamson St • 518.3044 •

Live music. Live painting. Half price freestyle painting and more! R A M

28  Pieces Unimagined and The Interior Statement
1228 Williamson St • 280.1155 •

Meet and co-create with local artists of Industrial-Modern furniture and lighting, Steampunk jewelry, candles, essential oils, and greeting cards while viewing their latest offerings. Enjoy “handcrafted” wines from Table Wine. R A

29  Plymouth Congregational Church
2401 Atwood Ave • 249.1537 •

An exhibit of art created by students of Lowell Elementary School

30  Shad Wenzlaff Piano Studio
615 N Sherman Ave, Ste 21 • 663.9899 •

Art on display. Student piano performances. Children’s weaving 5:30–6. Food & refreshments 5–8. Outdoor performances, weather permitting. R A M

31  Stalzy’s Deli
2701 Atwood Ave • 249.7806 •

Complimentary coffee and house-baked sweets for attendees. Fabulous Friday Fish Fry from 4–9 pm. R

32  Stone Fence
2322 Atwood Ave • 238.4331 •

Welcome to the Dark Side multi-artist Halloween-themed art show. Live music and refreshments. R M

33  Studio Paran
2051 Winnebago St • 242.1111 •

The Glass Lens, a show of manipulated photographs by Georgina Graff and new constructions for flowers by owner Richard Jones. Glassblowing demos. R A

34  Table Wine
2045 Atwood Ave #111 • 284.9732 •

Natalie Ergas shows her collage series Essence, which combines silhouette portraiture with striking, personalized imagery. R

35  The Roman Candle
1054 Williamson St • 258.2000 •

36 The Straight Thread
2033 Atwood Ave • 250.1535 •

Please come celebrate our 15th anniversary as we launch our new collection of upholstered furniture designed and built in our workshop.

37  VSA Wisconsin
1709 Aberg Ave, Ste 1 • 241.2131 •

Enjoy a first look at an eclectic show featuring the works of Wisconsin artists with disabilities. Art Doesn’t See Disability is unique, diverse, and inspiring. R

38  Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired
754 Williamson St 255.1166 •

Featuring a variety of exquisite works by blind or visually impaired artists. Gallery talk, refreshments, and live music included. R A M

 *late additions do appear on map, however are unnumbered




39  Allen Centennial Garden
620 Babcock Dr • 576.2501 • •

Visit the Allen Centennial Garden and explore the sculptural works of Andrée Valley, enjoy food from a local food cart, and make art of your own. R A M

40  Alumni Park
724 Langdon St •

Discover Alumni Park, with artful outdoor exhibits celebrating UW-Madison alumni. Park opening event at 6 pm. Exhibit unveiling, artisan demonstrations, park-featured alumni, and more through 9 pm.

41  Barbara Westfall Art Glass Design
8328 Swan Rd, Mt Horeb • 843.7515 •

Update your home or office with locally-made art glass. Event includes a maker-night activity, raffle, snacks, beverages and music all held in a quaint, turn-of-the-century farm studio in a picturesque rural setting. R A

42  Edgewood College Gallery
1000 Edgewood College Dr • 663.3252 •

Envisioned Worlds: Lithographs from the Hokes Archives. Twenty-five works from three elaborate worlds—all works of academic and museum parody created by Beauvais Lyons over three decades. R

43  Gallery 800 UBD
800 University Bay Dr • 238.0623 •

Kobe Jackson presents Ronin Painter his eclectic and exposed intimate moments “at home” and invites the viewer to peer through his window—and to see beyond. R

44  Higher Fire
2132 Regent St • 233.3050 •

Pottery, tiles, and sculptural pieces by our studio instructors: B. Foy, L. Leighton, J. Lubke, K. McBride, C. Odt, L. Saposnik, A. Smith, and G. Van Dixhorn. R M

45  HotelRED
1501 Monroe St • 819.8228 •

Enjoy an evening of local art by Stephanie Hamen at HotelRED. R

46  Milward Farrell Fine Art
2701 Monroe St • 238.6501 •

Living with Art: New works by gallery artists for fall. From funky to functional. Also, Madison’s finest selection of jewelry and art glass. Reception 6–9 pm. R

47  Monroe Street Family Dental
2702 Monroe St, Ste 101 • 204.0222 •

Featuring watercolors by Vicki Pierce and Beth Scott, with scenes from Pheasant Branch Conservatory, florals, cats, and more.

48  Mound Street Yoga
1342 Mound St • 616.9678 •

Join ArtWorking for a creative night of art. The ArtWorking program provides career-oriented support for artists with cognitive disabilities. From wall paintings to ceramics, ArtWorking artists show and sell their creative works. Meet ArtWorking artists and celebrate art and community. R

49  Oakwood Village – University Woods
6165 Mineral Point Rd • 230.4324 •

Featuring The Faces of Oakwood Project, resident 2-D and 3-D art, acrylic paintings by local artist Tom Nelson, and Purl the Pedaler and her yarn-bombed bicycle. R

50  Ruth Davis Gallery, Nancy Nicholas Hall
1300 Linden Dr • 262.8815 •

The Memory Project: Faces of Joy An installation of 70 portraits of children living in Syrian refugee camps in Jordan.

51  Scooter Software
625 N Segoe Rd, Ste 104 • 233.0240 •

Award-winning artist and poet Robin Chapman joins the Thursday’s Artists for an evening of art, poetry, and good company. Poetry reading at 7 pm. R A

52  The Roman Candle – Fitchburg
2685 Research Park Dr • 278.1111 •

53  The Roman Candle – Middleton
1920 Parmenter St • 831.7777 •

54  The Roman Candle – Monroe Street
2623 Monroe St • 446.4200 •



55  100state
316 W Washington Ave • 262.353.6437 •

100state presents an exploration of everyday life in Madison, WI featuring only Madison-based local artists in our 10,000 square foot open space. R A M

56  Artist and Craftsman Supply
203 W Gorham St, Ste 1 • 251.2977 •

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

57  Barriques Coffee Trader – West Washington
127 West Washington • 268.6264 •  •

Melissa Jenkins makes crafted jewelry, weavings, and fiber designs in Madison. Weaving demo. Additional work by talented Barriques employees, including acrylic paintings by Laura Sheppard. R A

58  Bobbie Harte Photography
111 King St #29 • 334.8165 •

Studio open house and an exhibit of Bobbie Harte’s most recent portrait work.

59  Capitol Lakes Retirement Center
333 W Main St • 283.2000

Linda Hancock's "Know You Are Here" paintings and calligraphy in the Atrium Gallery and the Henry Street Cafe. Linda will speak at 7:00. Current photographs of Cuba by members of Photo Midwest will be in the Plaza Gallery. A

60  Driftless Studio: Nature Gallery and Gifts
214 State St • 230.5153 •

Join photographers Anne and Tim Connor for Wild, Wild West, a photographic journey through America’s rugged West.

61  Garver Gallery
18 South Bedford St • 256.6755 •

French artist Louis Magre makes his Wisconsin debut. His paintings capture the beauty and light of our natural surroundings. R

62  Hawks Quindel, S.C.
409 E Main St • 257.0040 •

Please join us for Gallery Night at our new office in the Settlement District of Madison. Enjoy artwork from local artists, available for purchase. Live painting by Hanna Bruer from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. A

63  James Watrous Gallery
201 State St, 3rd flr • 265.2500 •

Experience Writing in Stone, an evocative theatrical installation of towering monuments to transformative ideas and events from Wisconsin’s past created by local artist, Terese Agnew.

64  Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State St • 257.0158 •

Experience the unveiling of Meg Mitchell’s Tenacious Numismatic Hops Exchange. R A M

65  Madison Public Library
201 W Mifflin St •

New exhibitions by Chris Norris, Ben Rineheart, Sam Beckman, and Philip Heckman. Experience the amazing Lovey Town miniature gallery project!

66  Madison Senior Center
330 W Mifflin St • 266.6581 •

The Madison Senior Center presents its annual Photo Affair event. Dane County photographers age 55+ have submitted their best work for display and judging.

67  MMoCA Museum Store
227 State St • 257.3222 •

Trunk Show with Maya Madden and Wayne Farra of No Rules Jewelry. Inspired by their natural surroundings, Maya and Wayne enjoy pushing the limits of jewelry techniques and experimenting with a variety of materials.

68  Overture Galleries
201 State St • 258.4177 •

Gallery I: Elaine Daily-Birnbaum & Quenten Brown; Gallery II: Colette Girard & Rose Kratchman; Gallery III: Robert Coberly & Richie Morales; Playhouse Gallery: Aisthetikos Cuvare (Aesthetic Curves). R A

69  Wisconsin Science Museum
211 N Carroll St, 6th Flr • 216.5496 •

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


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.  Admission to exhibitions at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is free of charge.

Housed in a soaring, Cesar Pelli designed building on State Street, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art offers exhibitions and education programs that engage people in modern and contemporary art. The museum’s 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, and fine American cuisine.

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