Art

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Third Ward Art Fes­ti­val Septem­ber 2-3 · Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions This an­nual art fes­ti­val draws im­pres­sive crowds, and tal­ent, each year. More than 140 artists, 36 of whom are from Wis­con­sin, sell their wares in gal­leries and pop-up spa­ces scat­tered through­out the neigh­bor­hood – at prices rang­ing from af­ford­able to aspirational.

Gallery Walk & Talk with Lois Biele­feld Septem­ber 21 · Charles Al­lis Art Mu­seum Lo­cal pho­tog­ra­pher Lois Biele­feld tells the emo­tion­ally charged story of Shore­wood High School’s cross coun­try team in these ar­rest­ing black and white im­ages. On this evening, Biele­feld, whose daugh­ter is one of the fea­tured sub­jects, per­son­ally leads a tour of the ex­hi­bi­tion, which re­mains on view through Oct. 22.

Rick Shae­fer: The Refugee Tril­ogy Oc­to­ber 5-Jan­uary 14 · Hag­gerty Mu­seum of Art Con­necti­cut-based artist Rick Shae­fer asks: “How does one deal with the on­slaught of hor­rific im­agery and news of count­less waves of refugees com­ing from the Mid­dle East and else­where?” In this sober­ing but stun­ning ex­hi­bi­tion of three mas­sive char­coal trip­ty­chs, he ap­proaches the ques­tion from mul­ti­ple an­gles.

Gerit Grimm’s Fairy­tales: In a Time Nei­ther Now nor Then Oc­to­ber 7-Jan­uary 14 · MOWA Let mas­ter ce­ramist Gerit Grimm show you a world of whimsy and en­chant­ment. Her fan­ci­ful fig­u­ra­tive sculp­tures – which vary in scale from minia­ture to life-size – are in­spired by myths, fairy tales and other su­per­nat­u­ral sto­ries.

De­gas to Pi­casso: Cre­at­ing Modernism in France Novem­ber 4-Jan­uary 28 · Mil­wau­kee Art Mu­seum French painters in­clud­ing Manet, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Cha­gall and Pi­casso have wowed au­di­ences with their ex­pres­sive brush strokes and un­con­ven­tional com­po­si­tions for more than a cen­tury. See more than 150 works, in­clud­ing Im­pres­sion­ist and Cu­bist mas­ter­pieces, at the MAM's big­gest fall show.

Stacks Novem­ber 17 to Jan­uary 7, 2018 · Por­trait So­ci­ety Ce­ram­ics are some­times ne­glected by art crit­ics. But the 15 ce­ramists rep­re­sented in this group show prove that a sim­ple lump of clay can be trans­formed into a work of art as com­pelling as any paint­ing or sculp­ture.

Der­rick Buisch and Bill Reid De­cem­ber 2-30 · Tory Fol­liard Gallery Beat win­ter blues with a burst of color. Two Wisco artists show their work at the Tory Fol­liard Gallery through­out De­cem­ber: painter Der­rick Buisch and sculp­tor Bill Reid. Though they work in dif­fer­ent me­dia, they share a love of color and a cheery pop art aes­thetic.

Clock­wise from top: Bor­der Cross­ing by Rick

Shae­fer, Af­ter the Bath, Woman Dry­ing her Leg

by Edgar De­gas, Ada and Azariah - Camp­ing Trip (2015) by Lois Biele­feld,

Bee in the Bush by Bill Reid

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