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Saturday April 19 (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.

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A multitude of art exhibitions; digital craft lab demonstrations; poster and t-shirt printing; a pewter casting make-and-take, Object jewelry sale, and open studios.

  • Lower Level

  • Twist Tie Towers: quick studies
    11am-2pm
    B4
  • Painting Activities
    11am-2pm
    B4
  • Pewter Casting Make and Take
    11am-2pm
    B61 & B61A
  • Object Jewelry Mini-Sale
    11am-2pm
    B61 & B61A
  • Faculty Open Studios

  • Kevin Giese
    B61
  • Kyoung Ae Cho
    B71
  • Yevgeniya Kaganovich
    B81
  • Graduate Open Studios

  • Melis Agabigum
    B91/B61
  • Third Floor

  • Make-and-take T-shirt & poster printing
    11am-1:30pm
    312
  • 3D student work of constructed boxes a la Louis Nevelson
    11am-2pm
    300A
  • Ceramics Student Work
    11am-2pm
    300E and 300D
  • Lindsey Weigel (alumna) installation: "Dalliance Apothecary"
    11am-2pm
    Floor of 304 floor
  • Button-making and blot art
    11am-2pm
    304
  • Work by Broc Toft (graduate student)
    11am-2pm
    312
  • AIGA Student Workshop
    11am-2pm
    316 and 312 area in front of 316
  • Student work from Digital Craft Research Lab
    11am-2pm
    368 & 375 (and wall outside)
  • Metals! 14 Annual Juried Student Exhibition
    11am-2pm
    363 (3rd floor gallery), 3rd floor wall cases
  • Best of Sculpture 2013/2014 - exhibitions of student work
    11am-2pm
    312
  • Print Club Exhibition
    11am-2pm
    312
  • Michael Dale Bernard (faculty) sculpture installation
    11am-2pm
    Hallway in front of 320
  • Faculty Open Studios

  • Josie Osborne
    325
  • Michael Dale Bernard
    335
  • Stephanie Voegele
    335 (+ outside wall)
  • kathryn e. martin-meurer
    345
  • Nicolas Lampert
    345
  • Kimberly Beckmann
    349
  • Leslie Vansen
    355 (+ outside wall)
  • Raoul Deal
    359 (+ outside wall)
  • Christopher Willey
    367
  • Leah Schreiber Johnson
    367
  • Frankie Flood
    381 (+ outside wall)
  • Karen Gunderman
    387
  • Broc Toft
    394
  • Graduate Open Studios

  • Edmund Mathews
    308
  • Tyler Meuninck
    308
  • Ebrahim Namdar Ghanbari
    308
  • Neil Subel
    331
  • Maikue Vang
    337
  • Nancy McManus-Subel
    343 (+ outside wall)
  • Chad Bridgewater
    368
  • Fourth Floor

  • Faculty Open Studios

  • Jessica Meuninck-Ganger
    425 (+ outside wall)
  • Kay Knight
    435 (+ outside wall)
  • Joseph Mougel
    439
  • Jonathan Horvath
    439
  • Graduate Open Studios

  • Jay Fox
    424
  • Matthew Lee
    436
  • Helene Fischman
    437 (+ outside wall)
  • Corbett Toomsen
    442
  • Eric Roman Beining
    443 (+ outside wall)
  • Fifth Floor

  • Painting & Drawing Annual Juried Student Exhibition
    11am-2pm
    500A (Walls outside KSE 508 and 520, plus north walls)
  • Chadwick Noellert (graduate student) work
    11am-2pm
    500C (section of hallway) and 512
  • DECODE/DSP Project & Demo
    11am-2pm
    516
  • Derek Michael Delloro (alumnus) Interactive Project
    12-2pm
    502
  • Faculty Open Studios

  • Nathaniel Stern
    535
  • Patrick Lichty
    545
  • Lee Ann Garrison
    551 (+ outside wall)
  • Allison B.Cooke
    553
  • Graduate Open Studios

  • K8 Prange
    524
  • Joseph Grennier
    537 (+ outside wall)
  • Chadwick Noellert
    543 (+ outside wall)

Student dance performances; open rehearsals with Oni Dance and Danceworks; site-specific dance improvisations, and Alexander Technique sessions.

  • Third Floor

  • Oni Dance Open Rehearsal
    11am-2pm
    Outdoor patio
  • Alexander Technique
    11am-2pm
  • Fifth Floor

  • Screenings of Dance Portfolios
    11am-2pm
    512
  • Improvisation Dance Projects & Student Performances by:
    Quinn Dixon, Sarah Draper,
    Halie Bahr, Elise Jumes, Nadin Nowak, Kao Xiong Zhong
    11:30am-1:30pm
    512
  • Sixth Floor

  • Oni Dance Open Rehearsal
    11am-12:30pm
    640
  • Danceworks Open Rehearsal
    12:30-2pm
    660
  • Oni Dance Open Rehearsal
    11am-2pm
    636

A hand-made film workshop courtesy of the Milwaukee Underground Film Festival; installations; live performances; student film screenings; the animation studio; puppets; and photography exhibitions.

  • Fourth Floor

  • Milwaukee Underground Film Festival Bake Sale
    11am-2pm
    400, outside elevators
  • Hand Made Film Demonstration
    11am-2pm
    400, outside elevators
  • Matt Rossoni
    "Film Portraits (1-5)" (shadow portraits made in collaboration with a film projector)
    11am-2pm
    408, outside
  • Production Club: info, screening, demo
    11am-2pm
    408
  • Neil Gravander
    "sleep compostion for 15 alarm clocks" (performance, objects; 2014)
    11am-2pm
    412
  • Kate Balsley
    Stills, objects from “La Cucuranchula” (Kate Balsley)
    11am-2pm
    412
  • Neil Gravander
    "father-figure, mother-figure, other-figure," a set from a work-in-progress, 2014
    11am-2pm
    412
  • various projectionists, 16mm projectors X 5
    A living, flickering mural born of a fusillade of 16mm projectors
    11am-2pm
    412
  • Neil Gravander
    "choreography for body without organs" (flip-flop TV, 2013)
    11am-2pm
    416A
  • Learn all you need to know about the Film Department! Student film screening; advising, and general info.
    11am-2pm
    420
  • Matt Rossoni
    "Light Steps" (interactive installation, 12 x 16mm projectors)
    11am-2pm
    449
  • Renata Barreto
    "SCLRN": (video projection), video documentation of live performance from the Brazilian collective of which Barreto was a part.
    11am-2pm
    456
  • Photographs by Cecelia Condit
    11am-2pm
    465
  • Brooke Thiele
    Spring of Swallows, video installation
    11am-2pm
    468
  • docUWM: Recent Project Screenings
    “Latinos in Agriculture”; “Havenswood Neighborhood”; and “Cream City Soundcheck"
    11am-2pm
    485 & 487
  • "Las Vegas Latin Club," photographs by Dick Blau
    11am-2pm
    463
  • "Randomesticity," photographs by Ken Wood
    11am-2pm
    463
  • Neil Gravander
    Objects from "Father figure, mother figure, other figure," (video, work-in-progress, 2014)
    11am-2pm
    463
  • Nazli Dinçel
    "bodybuilding"; 16mm double-projection
    11am-2pm
    467
  • "Rooted," photographs by Portia Cobb
    11am-2pm
    468, outside
  • Brian McGuire
    "Unconcerned with Plot and Landscape," photographs
    11am-2pm
    472, outside
  • Experimental Ethnography student work
    11am-2pm
    494, outside
  • Animation Carnival! Student works-in-progress
    11am-2pm
    496
  • Ashley Coffey
    "Librarian on Duty" (perfornance, with writing, by librarian of the Film Dept.'s Study Collection.)
    11am-2pm
    496, outside
  • Kelly Kirshtner
    Sound Foleying: Demo
    11:30am- 12:15pm
    416
  • Kelly Kirshtner
    Sound Foleying: Demo
    1-1:45pm
    416
  • Faculty Open Studios

  • Rob Yeo
    445
  • Iverson White
    445
  • Tim Decker
    455
  • Steve Wetzel
    455
  • Cecelia Condit
    465
  • Bill Berens
    469
  • Portia Cobb
    475
  • Ken Wood
    479
  • Kelly Kirshtner
    481
  • Graduate Open Studios

  • Brian McGuire
    445
  • Jared Hutchinson
    459
  • Matt Rossoni
    459
  • Isaac Brooks
    459
  • Ben Balcom
    459
  • Renata Baretto
    467
  • Nazli Dinçel
    467
  • Julie Wolterstorff
    467
  • Jeon Junehyuck
    471
  • Sky Hopinka
    471
  • Sarah Stevens
    473
  • Elizabeth Hagen
    473
  • Kara Mulrooney
    473
  • Fifth Floor

  • Steve Wetzel
    Green Screen Demo
    11am-2pm
    563

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."

Lisa Selby: Must come down & Benjamin DeMott: Teeter Jam

At INOVA through May 18

Lisa Selby and Benjamin DeMott

Lisa Selby:

Must come down, Lisa Selby’s first solo exhibition in the US, explores the performative nature of clay, particularly in relation to gendered notions of the domestic. Exposed to the elements of time, gravity, and human intervention, clay objects in both fired and unfired states become catalysts for transformation through the parameters that the artist imposes on them. Cast vases and other domestic ornaments are displaced from the realm of the everyday and, in the process, imbued with tangible intimacy as well as a subtle sense of alienation. The objects in Selby’s work become active participants in undermining the traditions and gendered etiquette historically attached to the medium of clay. Selby is based in London and created the work for the exhibition while in residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The exhibition includes sculpture, video, and a new performance that will debut at the opening reception on March 20 at 7:30. Not for you/ for them (2014) sees two performers—Sarah Buccheri and Kim Miller—in high heels, instructed to repeatedly step up a small platform made of bricks and back down into a pool of heavy clay soil. Through the performers’ struggle to keep up with this seemingly non-sensical task, Selby calls out the arbitrary nature of culturally sanctioned gender roles and socially dictated norms of female beauty. Must come down is curated by Sandra Erbacher for INOVA. Production funding has been provided by the Arts Council England, the British Council through the Artists’ Inter¬national Development Fund, and the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

Benjamin DeMott:

In his first major solo exhibition, Chicagoan Benjamin DeMott explores the intuitive side of working with clay, a process the artist describes as one of “knowing through making.” For Teeter Jam DeMott created an array of sculptures installed together in what he imagines to be a fictitious workshop. Here a variety of assemblages play distinct roles. Larger works resembling deconstructed figures stand in for the craftsman. Made of molded clay and historically specific applications of glaze, they signify both the ceramicist’s expertise and the ceramicist himself. Suggesting the craftsman’s products, some include DeMott’s actual tools integrated into the things they are used to make. By merging medium and means, the works become a spirited reflection on labor’s relationship to creativity. Additionally, DeMott responds to the peculiarities of the gallery—its columns, moveable walls, natural light, pedestals and vitrines—and integrates them into his work as sculptural materials. The physical, visual, and imaginative experiences in the exhibition ask us to leap from the material world of objects to the subjective realm of creative play. Teeter Jam is curated by INOVA Director Sara Krajewski.

Mendi + Keith Obadike: American Cypher

At INOVA through May 18

Mendi + Keith Obadike

Mendi + Keith Obadike:

American Cypher is a suite of projects that considers the role of DNA in our current understanding of race and American identity. Stories about historical individuals including scientists, members of the criminal justice system, and politicians form poetic reflections on where the reality of scientific data complicates the irrational fears and powerful emotions wrought by the human psyche. The project began at Bucknell University where Mendi + Keith were invited to research the stories of president Thomas Jefferson’s relationship with Sally Hemings, who was his slave, his wife’s half sister, and the mother of some of his children. Through this investigation, Mendi + Keith recalled “we began to see how much the DNA evidence that undeniably links the Hemings and Jefferson family lines affected the historical record… for us, this opened the door to other conversations about the role of DNA in our understanding of roots, race, and American identity.”

The eight-channel sound installation at the core of the exhibition derives from recording a 200-year-old bell belonging to Sally Hemings. The audio becomes a meditation on the resonance that genetic material holds over time and through biological lineages. Passages in the accompanying video projection depict DNA’s double helix form discovered by scientist James Watson, who became infamous in 2007 for his racist remarks about perceptions of African genetic inferiority. Later his genetic identity revealed African descent in his family lineage. Letterpress prints describe other stories through image and text and cover the use of DNA as evidence in the criminal justice system and the ways identity may be embellished to attain cultural notoriety or manipulated by others with political motivations. According to Mendi + Keith, “the spark for all of this is the Hemings and Jefferson story. We see the Hemings/Jefferson story as an American origin story. It gets to the heart of two questions—who gets to be American and how do we identify them?”

On April 2 at 7pm, Mendi + Keith will speak about their work in the Artists Now! lecture series at the Arts Center Lecture Hall on the UWM Campus. The exhibition opens on April 3, 2014 from 6-8 pm and includes Body Lock, a short performance by Mendi + Keith, at 7 pm. Mendi + Keith Obadike’s visit to UWM is co-sponsored by PSOA’s Art + Design Department, Music Department and UWM’s Center for 21st Century Studies.

Performances from the Guitar Program and Electro-Acoustic Salon.

  • First Floor

  • Trio Performance (Harp, viola, flute): Debussy and more
    12-1pm
    First floor lobby
  • Fifth Floor

  • Classical guitar performances
    11am-2pm
    Various 5th floor locations
  • Fingerstyle guitar performances
    11am-2pm
    520
  • Tin Birds composition & technology sound installation
    11am-2pm
    592
  • Avant Garde Project screening and discussion
    12-1pm
    520
  • Sixth Floor

  • The Sleep Walkers
    11am-12pm
    MKE Unplugged Stage
  • Stubby Chubbz Brass Band
    12-1pm
    MKE Unplugged Stage
  • Perspective Heights
    1-2pm
    MKE Unplugged Stage

Open studios and special events around the Labworks production "Cinderella: The First 30,000 Years"

  • Fifth Floor

  • Cinderella: The First 30,000 Years
    11am-2pm
  • Fight Rehearsals
    11-11:30am
    508
  • Director's talk with Robin Mello
    11:30am-12:15pm
    508
  • Open Rehearsal
    12:30-2pm
    508
  • Faculty Open Studios

  • Rick Graham
    539
  • Pam Schermer
    549