Etch a Pandemic Sketch

As a response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Roberta and Bob Rogers Gallery will present its second print series within this theme titled  ETCH 20 / Etching Together Cooperatively Helping 2020. The first series in August, Visual Voices: Community of Ideas | Community of Prints, featured work open and created by the public at large. […]

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‘Ramble’

A wildflower seed bomb bicycle tour to help beautify Benson will climax this fall at the little gallery with an exhibit by printer/painter Lori Elliott-Bartle. The aptly titled Ramble, opening October 2 from 6-9 p.m., features paintings and handmade prints by the artist inspired by the prairie. As part of her interest in preserving and […]

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‘Joyous Occasion’

The title of the above art exhibit, a variation on the now familiar virtual art experience, says it all. Modern Arts Midtown’s response to COVID-19, whose risks and anxiety have plagued and challenged Metro’s normal exhibition schedule since Spring is a Joyous Occasion, an interactive video featuring three artists presenting their new work. Joyous Occasion […]

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Rules of Engagement

(The following is a more complete version of the one that printed in the June issue of the Reader) Small businesses are no stranger to soft openings and landings as they cycle through the vagaries of even the best of economies. But leave it to an unforeseen and unprepared for pandemic to be a game […]

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Dysfunction Junction

Ceramicist John Dennison will reveal the latest from his pottery series “Bowls Beyond Function” and more at the Sunderland Gallery with two scheduled openings, March 8, from 1-3 p.m. and a First Friday Opening, April 3 from 5-7 p.m. Dennison describes the body of work as “a dysfunctional marriage of the functional and the nonfunctional” […]

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‘Direct Drive’

Modern Arts Midtown shifts into Direct Drive in March when it introduces, new to its stable, Wisconsin artist Dale Mainer and his large-scale, abstract paintings. Mainer will attend the exhibits opening Friday, March 6, from 6-8 p.m. “He has some great colorful paintings, some of which are at (large) sizes like 84 x 60 and […]

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