Melanie Parke and Mary Jones Exhibitions Receive Writeup On Urban Milwaukee

The Tory Folliard Gallery’s two latest exhibitions, of works by Melanie Parke and Mary Jones, provide a warm and colorful respite from Milwaukee’s unseasonably cold March temperatures.

The title of Parke’s exhibit “Dew,” suggests spring and renewal; a welcome concept to many Wisconsinites at the moment. In her artist statement, Parke, who lives and works in Michigan, sees dew as something with “a kind of magical quality, as if coming out of nowhere.”

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Mary Jones Named As A 2018 Iowa Arts Council Fellow

A panel of of Iowa arts professionals selected visual artists Noah Doely of Cedar Falls, Mary Jones of Indianola and Julia Franklin of West Des Moines along with writer and illustrator Lauren Haldeman of Iowa City and photographer Molly Wood of Des Moines as this year's fellows from a pool of 66 applicants. The five new fellows were honored Wednesday during a ceremony with Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg at the State Capitol.

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