Tom Uttech in Smithsonian Exhibition through February 2015

Tom Uttech, Nind Awatchige, 2003, oil on canvas, 112 1/2 x 122 1/2 x 2 1/2 in., New Orleans Museum of Art: Museum Purchase, the James and Maya Brace Fund, 2004.29, © Tom Uttech. Image courtesy New Orleans Museum of Art

The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art Smithsonian American Art Museum, 3rd floor North, American Art Museum (8th and F Streets, N.W.) Now through February 22, 2015

Tom Uttech, Nind Awatchige, 2003, oil on canvas, 112 1/2 x 122 1/2 x 2 1/2 in., New Orleans Museum of Art: Museum Purchase, the James and Maya Brace Fund, 2004.29, © Tom Uttech. Image courtesy New Orleans Museum of Art

Birds have long been a source of mystery and awe. Today, a growing desire to meaningfully connect with the natural world has fostered a resurgence of popular interest in the winged creatures that surround us daily. Continue Reading …

Nathaniel Stern in Popular Mechanics - October, 2014


These Stunning Underwater Photos Were Taken With a Desktop Scanner

October 17, 2014 at 2:00:00 PM by Tim Newcomb for Popular Mechanics

Nathaniel Stern with his Underwater Scanner. Photo Credit: Emy Mazzola

Rippling Images is a fitting name for Nathaniel Stern’s latest works of art, and in more ways than one. The collection shows off 18 prints captured under the rippling water of a live coral reef near Kay Largo, Fla., and he made those images using a device known for rippling: a desktop scanner.

Stern has been known for more than a decade for his method of scanning landscapes. The inspiration for

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The Paintings and Drawings of Mark Mulhern - October 2014

Mark Mulhern, BROCANTE (LARGE DRAWING), Mixed Media Drawing, 67 1/4 x 83 1/4"

The Paintings and Drawings of Mark Mulhern, by R. M. Ryan

Sometimes, Master Artists work here beside us. We don’t even see them at first, for they are seeing the same thing we’re seeing.

Mark Mulhern, BROCANTE (LARGE DRAWING), Mixed Media Drawing, 67 1/4 x 83 1/4″

Remember La Boulangerie, the coffee shop located in a basement at 241 N. Broadway in the Historic Third Ward? It’s closed now, but in its day it is represented a new chapter in dining out. The place had been stripped bare. Its elements were on display. Here the heating ducts, the electrical service, and the water pipes were no longer covered.

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Terrence Coffman

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Terrence James Coffman’s one man-play “Van Gogh Live”,

Saturday, Oct 25 at 7:00p, Charles Allis Art Museum Milwaukee, WI

Artist, author, playwright and 2014 Forward Grand Prize Winner Terrence James Coffman brings his play, Van Gogh Live to the Charles Allis Art Museum during its Plein Air exhibition running through January 11. This one-night performance, based on Coffman’s fictional book of missing Van Gogh journals, is a riveting and emotional glimpse into the torment and ecstasy of Vincent’s life. The audience experiences the complicated life of this lonely man as Coffman examines his obsessions, madness, and love of art

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Paula Swaydan Grebel at DAC - Fall, 2014


Paula Swaydan Grebel will be showing a collection of New Paintings at the Delafield Arts Center’s NEW LOCATION at 719 Genesee Street, Delafield, WI 53018. Her Opening and Artist Reception is Friday, October 24 from 5 to 8 pm.

The show runs through November 19th. The Delafield Arts Center is open Wednesday – Friday from 11 to 4 and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 11 to 3. Contact the DAC for more information at or 262-765-0867




Nathaniel Stern in - October 2014


This Guy Takes Awesome Underwater Photos With a Desktop Scanner By Jason Kehe for, 10.17.14 |

Nathaniel Stern scans scenes for his “underwater performative prints.” Photo by Emyano Mazzola

Nathaniel Stern is diving off the coast of Florida, scanning the gorgeous seascape before him—literally. He’s got a desktop scanner strapped to his back, uploading images to an on-board Windows tablet. A few jellyfish, a bit of coral, the expanse of blue—he scans it all. He isn’t capturing these images for science or study, but for gallery walls. Stern is a digital artist, and for the past 10 years, this has been

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Mladenoff, Munch, and Stonehouse at UWGB - October, 2014

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UW-Green Bay’s Lawton Gallery will present its next exhibit, “Figuring It Out: David Lenz, Gina Litherland, Nancy Mladenoff, Charles Munch and Fred Stonehouse,” from Thursday, Oct. 9 through Thursday, Oct. 30 at the gallery in Theatre Hall on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI.

Nancy Mladenoff, “The Ladies – Jaguar Trainer II, 2012, 40 x 50 inches, oil on canvas

The exhibit will kick off with an opening reception in the gallery from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, which will include brief talks from artists Charles Munch and Fred Stonehouse.

Charles Munch, BLACK BEAR FALLS,

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Charles Munch at Bay College through November 21, 2014

Charles Munch, MOTHER AND FAWN

Charles Munch, MOTHER AND FAWN

The paintings by Charles Munch can be thought of as nature icons, that is, images conducive to meditation on questions that may have no answer but are worth exploring. The mysterious stillness inherent in painted images encourages meditation on the twin riddles: What happened before? & What will happen afterwards? Munch believes that the more deeply we explore our relationship with other animals and the rest of the natural world, the healthier the world will be. The use of bright, clear colors and simplified shapes, convey a distinct image by the plainest means possible. Eliminating extraneous details, allowing room for the

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Jan Serr: Summer Dances - September 2014


Jan Serr’s ‘Summer Dances’ Movement in monotype at MOWA On The Lake By Kat Murrell for the Shepherd Express, September 2014

Dance is inherently based in time and motion. Artist Jan Serr suspends moments of the dancers’ art through a brightly lyrical series of monotype prints in an exhibition of her new work, “Summer Dances,” at the Museum of Wisconsin Art On The Lake.

Serr is known as a painter but has explored printmaking for decades, particularly through the possibilities of the monotype process. Monotypes are differentiated from other forms of printmaking in that each finished piece is ultimately a singular, unique work. The foundational process involves

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Mulhern & Martin, Shepherd Express – September 2014

Mark Mulhern, BROCANTE, Charcoal and Pastel on Paper, 42x60"

Examining the Everyday at the Tory Folliard Gallery By Tyler Friedman for the Shepherd Express

Cathy Martin, COUNTRY ROADS, Oil on panel, 17×14″

Two new exhibitions at the Tory Folliard Gallery (233 N. Milwaukee St.) each introduce the everyday into their art. Cathy Martin comes to her craft from an earthy angle, which steered clear of the contemporary artist’s traditional MFA-lined path. She is an artist whose day job puts food on her table by putting food on other people’s tables. Indeed, her oil paintings on display in the exhibit “This & That” reveal a sensitivity to nature no doubt nurtured by her years as a Wisconsin

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