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Dreamlore; an interactive art experience by April Heding and Laura Gorzek at Tenth Street Gallery

The sound of laughter and the flash of camera strobe lights greeted viewers at Friday night’s opening of Dreamlore; an interactive art experience held at the Tenth Street Gallery where emerging Milwaukee photographers April Heding and Laura Gorzek took their work with the Living Photo Booth Project from on location sites to the gallery setting, seamlessly creating an entertaining, relaxed, and carefree atmosphere. Fitting right into the fun, playful, and lighthearted vibe of the cozy room, a crowd gathered around a green screen backdrop where participants were encouraged under the careful...

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A Kaleidoscope of Color; Jason Rohlf at the Tory Folliard Gallery

Bursting with movement and flowing in an effortless kaleidoscope of colors, the new exhibition of paintings by New York based artist Jason Rohlf at the Tory Folliard Gallery is well timed and flawless in design. Pulsating with earth tones and bright geometric shapes that draw the viewer in, these paintings appear outstanding from a distance and upon closer inspection provide multiple layers of textures and nuances.  Sweeping lines playfully allow silhouettes of birds to perch on them as if on a wire, while in others hard edge angular lines provide a focal point in which to anchor the audience. Dynamic...

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A Process of Emotion: Milwaukee Art Gallery 218 Review

As the days get shorter and the light fades quicker we must remember to enjoy the few nice days we have left before winter arrives.  That was the case Saturday when I found myself gallery hopping in the Third Ward downtown.  Maybe it was the sunshine or just the unseasonably warm weather, but all the artwork I saw was like a refreshing breath of air. Walking into the spacious main room at Gallery 218 in the Marshall Building, the current show which is comprised of new and longstanding members immediately drew me in.  The selection, arrangement, and variety of quality artwork all flowed seamlessly. The...

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Sofia Arnold: Stream of Consciousness

You cannot step in the same river twice, for other waters are forever flowing onto you. The philosopher Heraclitus said that about the universe and I would say after hearing the vivid stories behind her artwork that Wisconsin native Sofia Arnold’s paintings mimic these grand ideas in her own subtle and unique way. Creating a dreamscape and narrative that is plucked from the stream of consciousness that flows through her mind, we as the audience are given a glimpse through Arnold’s paintings into the inner workings of the artist as an architect of reality; however fantastical it may be. Incorporating...

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