James Winn’s ‘New Paintings’ | Art | Shepherd Express

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A farmstead, a field, hills in the distance and above all, the sky. Not just in a literal sense, but in the way that James Winn paints a celestial canopy of mood and color. His body of new paintings, on view at Tory Folliard Gallery, clothes the sprawling land in a mantle of light inspired by art historical predecessors and his attachment to nature.

James Winn’s ‘New Paintings’ | Art | Shepherd Express.

Love, Money and Art | Art | Shepherd Express

For 49 years the David Barnett Gallery has been a presence in the Milwaukee art community. It is a lush and densely packed microcosm of a deep art world; how do you get into it? The current installation, “Art for the Beginning Collector,” includes pieces by more than 49 artists priced at $600 and under. This eases the equation of love and money that can go with buying artwork. While this price point represents a fraction of the gallery’s offerings, there certainly is fun to be had… 

Love, Money and Art | Art | Shepherd Express.

Fifty years of fascination: JoAnna Poehlmann at RedLine | Art | Wisconsin Gazette

How do you keep wonder alive over the course of decades? If you ask Milwaukee artist JoAnna Poehlmann, the answer is about sending joy and the nuances of nature. Her career has spanned more than 50 years, and even at this point, her buoyant spirit finds nary a dull moment…

Fifty years of fascination: JoAnna Poehlmann at RedLine | Art | Wisconsin Gazette

A Dash of Glam: Inspiring Beauty at the Milwaukee Art Museum | Art | Shepherd Express

Do clothes make the woman?

Sometimes, yes. “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair” is an exhibition of haute couture fashion that paraded down runways, promoted by publisher Eunice Walker Johnson. She and her husband John H. Johnson founded  Ebony and  Jet magazines, and brought the thrill of exceptional clothing to communities across America, reaching audiences of all colors and demographics…

A Dash of Glam: Inspiring Beauty at the Milwaukee Art Museum | Art | Shepherd Express.

Frankie Flood and Utility of Design | Art | Shepherd Express

Of one of his machines, Frankie Flood says, “[It] is devoted to a simple goal, to move the art and technology of Craft forward by looking to the past.” To the contrary, that is not simple at all. It is a lofty and complicated ambition, exemplified by his work in “Digital Craft: Redesign, Remake, Reimagine” at Cardinal Stritch University’s Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery. Particularly for devotees of design and mechanical engineering, there are some choice pieces on view…

Frankie Flood and Utility of Design | Art | Shepherd Express.

Understanding the ‘Realm of Innocents’ at WPCA | Art | Wisconsin Gazette – Smart, independent and revealing. News, opinion and entertainment coverage

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There are the fairy tales and fantasies we read in storybooks, and there are the narratives we craft in our lives. As different as they may seem, our personal follies and fables may have kindred spirits in larger sweeps of cultural narrative and archetype. In the Realm of Innocents, on view at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, brings together six painters whose art explores those potential intersections of fantasy and reality…

Understanding the ‘Realm of Innocents’ at WPCA | Art | Wisconsin Gazette – Smart, independent and revealing. News, opinion and entertainment coverage.