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SumTotal 2019

September 4 - September 21

This unmissable, biennial exhibition by Art & Design faculty and staff brings diverse and delightful, multimedia and Milwaukee-made works of art to you. Free and open to the public.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Chris Cornelius

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Architect and artist Chris Cornelius is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning. He is the founding principal of studio:indigenous, a design practice serving Indigenous clients.

Woven Images 2019

September 13 - October 31

Woven Images 2019 showcases  selected woven pieces from the Woven Structure and Introduction to Fibers courses in the Department of Art and Design.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Nirmal Raja

September 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Nirmal Raja is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Milwaukee. Her practice is a process of sifting and communicating sensations and ideas with varied materials and processes to examine notions of memory, identity, place and belonging.

Lucio Castro’s END OF THE CENTURY (Fin de Siglo)

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“END OF THE CENTURY is at its most intense, and sexiest, when it’s also at its most unknowable.” - Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
Join us for this LGBT Film/Video Festival screening.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Matt Wedel

September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ceramic artist Matt Wedel lives and works in Athens, Ohio and is in exhibition in galleries across the U.S. and Europe. He explains his creative process simply: "I begin as if rules are non-existent; I play."

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Sarah Kanouse

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sarah Kanouse is an interdisciplinary artist and critical writer examining the politics of landscape and public space. She is an associate professor of art and design at Northeastern University, where she directs the master of fine arts program in interdisciplinary arts.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Heidi Lowe

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lowe, who holds bachelor's and master's of fine-arts degrees in jewelry and metalsmithing, creates jewelry inspired by the history of metalsmithing.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Tomory Dodge

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Internationally acclaimed painter Tomory Dodge has crafted scenes of wind blown detritus in desert-like settings, emphasizing materiality and an interest in human-environmental interaction while gradually shifting to a more abstract painting style in recent years.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Alejandro Cartagena

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Documentary photographer Alejandro Cartagena lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico but his photography is in museum and personal collections that span the globe. Cartagena joins us on the eve of the Society for Photographic Education midwestern chapter conference, where he will serve as a jurist and featured artist.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kee-Ho Yuen

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Educated in Hong Kong and in the American Midwest, artist Kee-ho Yuen looks at his work as an evolving collage of both the philosophy and the sensibility of the East and West. His work is an aesthetic investigation as well as a quest to whimsically comment on human emotions and interactions.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Drew Matott

November 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Master papermaker Drew Matott directs the Peace Paper Project, an international community-arts initiative that utilizes traditional papermaking as a form of trauma therapy, social engagement and community activism.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Makeal Flammini

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lifelong penpals Makeal Flammini and Samantha Hunt join forces and focus for this intimate discussion of their experiences making art in a world where “women, children, and dreams are doubted.” Flammini is a painter, 2018 Nohl fellow and alumna of the Peck School of the Arts. Hunt is a novelist who also wrote the short story collection "The Dark Dark."

Contemporary Craft Exhibition and Sale

November 15 - November 17

Handmade treasure and one-of-a-kind objects d'art are available for browsing and purchasing during the Peck School's Contemporary Craft Exhibition and Sale at Kenilworth Square East. Meet the artists (our students!) and buy local.

Crossing Over Opening Reception

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An exciting, eclectic annual exhibition that features artwork from some of the Peck School's most talented emerging visual artists across a wide range of mediums and covering a variety of topics.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kristin Thielking

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sculptor and public artist Kristin Thielking has a special interest in language as a material, creating work that inspires dialogue about the state of the environment and environmental stewardship.

Derek Jarman’s THE GARDEN (1990)

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Writhing with sorrow and anger, and yet so vividly alive to the loveliness of being, Derek Jarman's "The Garden" (1990) is a baleful and beautiful epistle from the brink of the beyond. Presented by the LGBT Film/Video Festival on World AIDS Day.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Corinne Teed

December 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Corinne Teed is an artist, activist and educator who utilizes printmaking, drawing, installation and time-based media, often incorporating participatory practices into their work on queer relationality, cross species empathy and the poetics of ecological thought.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Portia Cobb

January 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

African American history, identity, forced forgetting and reconstructed memory are conveyed through the art of filmmaker, educator and performance artist Portia Cobb. Look closely at some of her latest work, drawn from questions of survival and the radical black imagination and experiences of her Gullah-Geechee ancestors.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Nina Ghanbarzadeh

February 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Iranian-born artist Nina Ghanbarzadeh works at the intersection of text and image, using text to create movement, texture and the possibility of abstraction.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Amanda Boetzkes

February 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Amanda Boetzkes is associate professor of contemporary art history and theory at the University of Guelph in Ontario. She works at the intersection of visual/creative practices and the biological sciences (particularly ecology and neurology).

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kate Mondloch

February 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Scholar Kate Mondloch researches media art and theory, installation art, feminism, new media, science and technology studies and the digital humanities. She is especially interested in theories of spectatorship and subjectivity, and in research methods that bridge the sciences and the humanities.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kim Beckmann

February 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Provoked by place-telling, -mapping and -making, artist Kim Beckmann investigates the interconnectedness of physical, mental and ephemeral artifacts of place. Her prints can be likened to field guides, a collective narrative manifested by recording, transmitting and deciphering information about places.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Erin Loree

March 4, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Erin Loree is a Canadian artist who lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. She works intuitively with oil on panel to create vibrant and energetic paintings that continuously test and expand the ways in which a painting can come into being.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Arijit Sen

March 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Architect/historian Arijit Sen shares lessons and artifacts curated through the influential, interdisciplinary Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Field School -- chronicling the people, culture, heritage and history of Milwaukee’s oldest, often overlooked, neighborhoods.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Martha Glowacki

April 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the intersections between visual art and the natural sciences with sculptor and installation artist Martha Glowacki.

Metals + Sculpture + Digital Fabrication Student Exhibitions 2020

April 3, 2020 - April 18, 2020

A "best of" exhibition highlighting award winning jewelry and metalwork, sculpture and digital fabrication projects from rising student artists in the Peck School of the Arts.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Melanie Yazzie

April 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Melanie Yazzie’s work draws upon her rich Diné (Navajo) cultural heritage. Her work follows the Diné dictum “walk in beauty" - creating beauty and harmony. See how this printmaker-painter-sculptor weaves it all together, using her art to serve as an agent of change.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Dewey Tafoya

April 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Screen printing, community building and satire are just a few of the tools dynamic artist/educator Dewey Tafoya brings to youth groups in Watts, South Los Angeles, Boyle Heights and beyond.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Michael Ware

April 22, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Michael Ware has traveled extensively throughout the continental United States, and memories of those experiences and the American landscape serve as the basis for his abstract ceramic sculptures.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Tia Richardson

April 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

See how integrated community artist Tia Richardson facilitates visual arts programs, from book-making to mural-painting, for Milwaukee youth and adults using a team-building framework.

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