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Saturday April 18 (11am - 2pm)

3Hours 6Floors 100Artists

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Experience three hours and six floors of art exhibitions, film screenings, music, theatre and dance performances, demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages.

Imagine building something that has the potential to positively affect another's life. Like UWM Art & Design Professor, Frankie Flood, whose uniquely developed 3-D printing lab creates prosthetic hands for children in need. Explore his process and play with one of the several interactive 3-D printing stations in studio 363.

  • Lower Level

  • Interactive Fibers Workshop/Exhibit presented by Tactile, Fibers Club - B04
  • Make-and-take Metal Keychains - B61
  • Graduate Open Studios

  • Melis Agabigum - B91
  • Anna Freerksen - B91
  • Caitlin Driver - B91
  • Faculty Open Studios

  • Kyoung Ae Cho - B71
  • Yevgeniya Kaganovich - B81
  • Third Floor

  • Button Making, Monster-in-me Portraits, and Wool Felting - Outside Elevators
  • Metals15! Jewelry & Metalsmithing Exhibition - Third Floor Gallery
  • SURF Research Project - Rachel Davis - Northwest Corner
  • Print Club Exhibition - Floating Walls near 312
  • Netherlands Study Abroad Exhibition - 312
  • Woodcut T-Shirt Printing - 312 (11:30am-1:30pm)
  • Best of Sculpture - 312
  • Hand Lettering Workshop - 316 (12pm-2pm)
  • Jewelry & Metalsmithing Student Work - 363 & Display Cases
  • 3D Scanning, 3D Printing, Vinyl Cutting, Machines that Make - 368
  • Design Craft Research Lab Student Work - Outside 368 & 375
  • CNC Drawing & Lathe Demos - 375
  • Ceramics Slip Casting Demo - 392 (12pm-1:30pm)
  • Graduate Open Studios

  • Ebrahim Ghanbari - 308
  • Zachary Manners - 308
  • Edmund Mathews - 308
  • Patrick Stromme - 308
  • Neil Subel - 331
  • Maikue Vang - 337
  • Broc Toft - 342
  • Nancy M. Subel - 343
  • Pete Prodoehl - 368
  • Faculty Open Studios

  • Michael Bernard - SURF Research Project - Northwest Corner
  • Michael Bernard - 335
  • Stephanie Voegele - 335
  • kathryn martin-meurer - 345
  • Leslie Vansen - 355
  • Raoul Deal - 359
  • Leah Schreiber Johnson - 367
  • Frankie Flood - 375
  • Fourth Floor

  • Graduate Open Studios

  • Austin Boechler - 436
  • Helene Fischman - 437
  • Kayla Massey - 443
  • Faculty Open Studios

  • Kay Knight - 435
  • Joseph Mougel - 439
  • Fifth Floor

  • Painting & Drawing Student Work - Outside 508
  • Community Art Group Project - Walls in front of 516 & 520
  • Occulus Rift Digital Painting - 551
  • Sophomore Pop-Up Showing - 553
  • Graduate Open Studios

  • David Kent Watson - 524
  • Ethan Krause - 542
  • Faculty Open Studios

  • Patrick Lichty - 512 Wall
  • Jon Horvath - 545

Get a front row preview of a new dance work commissioned from alumna Sarah Weber Gallo as part of her residency as the recipient of the 6th annual New Work Award. Sarah returns to Milwaukee from NYC, where she currently dances with the Metropolitan Opera, for this special collaboration with the UWM Department of Dance. The work honors the late Dr. Martin Jack Rosenblum's creative legacy. KSE 640.

  • First Floor

  • Winterdances Film Screening
    INOVA Screening Room
  • Dance Improvisation
    11am-12pm
    Throughout the entire building
  • Third Floor

  • Alexander Technique Demos
    In front of Patio Doors Outside Elevator
  • Sixth Floor

  • Summerdances rehearsal & showing of Sarah Weber Gallo's repetoire piece
    1pm-2pm
    640
  • Rehearsal & Showing for Summerdances 2015 with undergraduate Dance majors
    11am-12pm
    640
  • Rehearsal & Showing for New Dancemakers
    12pm-1pm
    640
  • Danceworks Performance Company Open Rehearsal
    1pm-2pm
    660

Experience the illuminations and sonic surrounds of UWM's award-winning Department of Film. Try your hand at stop motion animation, or watch a projection of your own hand-made film! Learn how sound engineers foley in sound effects and watch live performances, equipment demonstrations, installations and more across the 4th floor.

  • Fourth Floor

  • Emir Cakaroz Screenings - TBD
  • Handmade Film Demo - Outside Elevators
  • Sound Installation - Stairwells on Floors 1-6
  • Information & Advising - Outside Elevators
  • Ethnographic Video: Student Work - Various Locations
  • Pop-Up Equipment Room- 412
  • Live, multi-array, 16mm projection installation- 412
  • Foley Sound Effects Demo - 416
  • Intro to Digital Arts: Student Showcase - 420
  • Professional Practice: Student Showcase - 445
  • Animation Club - 468N
  • docUWM - 485 & 487
  • Stop Motion Animation Demo - 492
  • Animation Studio: Student Showcase - 492
  • Puppet Karaoke - Outside 492
  • Fourth Floor

  • Graduate Open Studios

  • Matt Rossoni - 408 & 459
  • Neil Gravander - 412
  • Takahiro Suzuki - 459
  • Jared Hutchinson - 459
  • Sangsun Choi - 459
  • Nazli Dincel - 467 (and outside wall)
  • Sky Hopinka - 471
  • Lee Ferdinand - 471
  • Janelle VanderKelen - 473
  • Rachel Lane - 473
  • Fourth Floor

  • Faculty Open Studios

  • Brooke Thiele - Various Locations
  • David Witzling - Various Locations
  • Ericka Frederick - 445
  • Kellie Bronikowski - 449 & 456
  • Cecelia Condit - 455
  • Tim Decker - 455
  • Dick Blau - 463
  • Steve Wetzel - 465
  • Daniel Robert Kelly - 468 (outside wall)
  • Bill Berens - 469
  • Portia Cobb - 475
  • Ken Wood - 479
  • Kelly Kirshtner - 481
  • Fifth Floor

  • Green Screen Studio Demo - 564

Since 1996, INOVA, the Institute of Visual Arts, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has established an international reputation as a contemporary art research center. According to Artforum magazine, "the Institute of Visual Arts has established itself as one of the most adventuresome venues in the states."

Placing the Golden Spike: Landscapes of the Anthropocene

At INOVA through June 13

Placing the Golden Spike: Landscapes of the Anthropocene explores sites of environmental change, sharply focusing on the profound impact human industry has made transforming Earth’s essential matter. Geologists now debate renaming our age the “Anthropocene,” to equate human activity with such forces as the glaciers, volcanoes, and meteors that shaped the planet eons ago. Nine contemporary artists will explore distinct locations where we might consider driving the “golden spike” that would mark the beginning of the Anthropocene: oil fields, rising oceans, nuclear waste disposal sites, plastic refuse, agriculture, the atmosphere, even digital space. Through photography, sculpture, video animation, film, performance, and participatory events, the exhibition invites us to contemplate how the manipulation of local ecologies and the global exploitation of natural resources will require new ways of living in the 21st century.

Each artist’s work maps a specific site of environmental change through observation-based approaches that result in imaginative views of future environmental conditions. These sites include the surreal landscapes of oil fields (Marina Zurkow), petro-chemical production (Steve Rowell), Yucca Mountain nuclear waste disposal site (Eve Laramee), and the Atlantic seaboard (Roderick Coover). Other artists approach more dispersed entities like the atmosphere (Amy Balkin), rising sea levels (Eric Corriel), digital space (Xavier Cha), and plastic refuse (Yevgeniya Kaganovich). Natalie Jeremijenko’s Environmental Health Clinic will involve participation from a Washington Park partner organization (TBD). Several artists will give public presentations on their work either at the exhibition’s opening (March), through a series of dialogues with scientists and humanities scholars (March-April), or at community partner programs (May).

Imagine creating explosions of sound using just your fingertips! UWM Music Professor Kevin Schlei's uniquely developed iPad synthesizer app allows users to manipulate all aspects of sound generation just by dragging their fingers across the iPad screen. Explore and broadcast your musical genius as you engage and play with one of the several interactive iPad stations.

  • First Floor

  • Cello Duo Performance
    11am-12pm
    Lobby
  • Third Floor

  • Classical Guitar Performances by Faculty & Students
    Outside Elevators
  • Jazz Guitar Combos
    12pm-1pm
    Outdoor Space
  • Fifth Floor

  • Classical Guitar Performances by Faculty & Students
    Various Locations
  • Pedal Steel Guitar: Lecture/Demo by Tim Miller
    11:30am-12pm
    508
  • Kathryn Henry, soprano with Rebecca Ottman, piano
    12pm-12:30pm
    508
  • Songwriting workshop with Julie Brandenburg
    12:30pm-1pm
    508
  • UWM Collegium Musicum presents an Early Music performance on period instruments
    1pm-1:30pm
    508
  • Lauren Finn, Harp
    1:30pm-2pm
    508
  • Kevin Schlei presents TC-11, an interactive synthesizer iPad app
    512
  • Fingerstyle Guitar Peformances by Faculty & Students
    1pm-2pm
    594 & 597
  • Folk and blues music digital transcription presentation by Josh Lane, Graduate Guitar Performance Major
    12pm-1pm
    597
  • Sixth Floor

  • Caley Conway
    11am-12pm
    MKE Unplugged Stage
  • Marc Ballini
    12pm-1pm
    MKE Unplugged Stage
  • Macyn Taylor
    1pm-2pm
    MKE Unplugged Stage

Interact with characters from William Shakespeare's early comedic drama, Love's Labour's Lost. UWM Department of Theatre students are greeting the public in period costume in and around the 1st floor entry.

  • First Floor

  • Love's Labour's Lost Meet & Greet
    Entry & Lobby
  • Fifth Floor

  • Faculty Open Studios

  • Rick Graham
    539
  • Pam Schermer
    549