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Maggie Sasso, Semaphore-1-Y (from Y.H.W.), 2018. Handwoven cotton, mahogany, photographic documentation, 6 x 5 feet. Photo by Ben Dembroski.

Milwaukee-based artists Maggie Sasso and Nathaniel Stern use somewhat unconventional means to achieve their artistic ends.

Nathan Pearce • Untitled, Fairfield, Illinois, 2015. Copyright @ 2018 by Nathan Pearce. No reproduction without permission.

It’s taken me a while to realize it, but I’ve come to see that the Midwest is actually a perfect place to make a creative life.

Contemporary artists Helen Lee and Anne Kingsbury share an exploration of language as a central theme in their work.

Artist Terese Agnew (in wheelchair after an art-related accident) and her collaborators for the epic Writing in Stone installation. Photo by Studio Indigo Photography.

Instead of creating monuments for death and war, artist Terese Agnew makes monuments to transformative ideas and events from Wisconsin’s past. 

Gina Litherland, Bird Funeral, 2015. Oil on panel, 16 x 24 inches.

Gerit Grimm and Gina Litherland are contemporary Wisconsin artists inspired by the imaginations of long ago.

James Schwalbach, the driving force behind the “Let’s Draw” program from 1936 to 1970.

Making marks—scratching in the sand, carving into a branch, or marking stone with a charred stick—is a primal human activity.

The collaboration behind Leslie Iwai's Daughter Cells: Inheritance, Separation & Survival.

Beaders (l to r) Sandra Gauthier, Judith Jourdan, and Betty Willems at an Oneida Nation Arts Program workshop in 2013. Learn more about Oneida raised beadwork. Photo by Anne Pryor.

Raised beadwork has powerful cultural and historic meanings for the Oneida Nation.

Valerie Mangion: "Giraffe Deer," 2015. 12 x 16 inches. Oil on panel.

My Night Vision series evolved out of a strong desire to learn more about the wild creatures that share my 58-acre farm.

Tom Berenz in his Bay View studio. Photo by TJ Lambert/Stages Photography

A survey of the inner landscapes of Milwaukee painter Tom Berenz.

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Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-265-2500