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 18th. Annual West Bend Antiques ,Fine Art, & Vintage, Show and Sale
Friday, January 19, 2018 through Saturday, January 20, 2018. 11am-7 pm Fri. & 9 am-4 pm. 18th Annual West Bend Antiques, Vintage & Fine Art Show. Admission is Adults $5 - Under 12 are free. 40 exceptional vendors with an incredible array of fine antiques, art and unique vintage items. - Food is available - Free parking - Drawing for two $25 gift certificates each day. - Join in our free scavenger hunt and keep your find. $5.00- 12 & under are free. Washington Co. Fair grounds, Hwy 45 & Pleasant Valley Rd, West Bend, Washington County. Call 920-475-6508. E-mail: info@westbendantiquesshow.com Web: westbendantiqueshow.com Subjects: Antiques, Seniors, Art [E-106796]
 Single Day Events 
 Art That Rocks
Saturday, January 13, 2018. 5 pm. Artist: Tom Noll "Art That Rocks" Reception: Saturday, Jan 13 - 5-6:30 p.m. (Prior to Cabaret Cafe) Free. Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E Forest Street, Oconomowoc, Waukesha County. Call 262-560-3172. Subjects: Art [E-106058]
 Cafe con Arte: Here We Make Our Home Exhibit
Thursday, January 18, 2018. From 9-10 am. Join Managing Artistic Director, Jacobo Lovo, for Cafe con Arte on Thursday, January 18 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. for a gallery tour and discussion of the Here We Make Our Home exhibit. RSVP United Community Center / Latino Arts, Inc, 1028 South 9th Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 4143843100. Subjects: Art, Community [E-106174]
 "Marks Making Memories - The Pursuit of Perfect Moments"
Sunday, February 4, 2018. 5 pm. Feb 3 - 24, 2018 Artist: mykulangelo "Marks Making Memories - The Pursuit of Perfect Moments" Reception: Saturday, Feb 4 - 5-6:15 p.m. (Prior to Cabaret Cafe) Free. Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E Forest Street, Oconomowoc, Waukesha County. Call 262-560-3172. Subjects: Art [E-106061]
 Antiques, Appraisal and Chili Lunch
Sunday, February 18, 2018. 9 am - 4 pm. 10th Annual Antiques, Appraisal & Chili Event Quality Dealers & Appraisers, Antiques, Vintage & Collectible items. Dealers Welcome. Easy access, free parking/admission. Silent auction. Regular, firehouse hot and white chicken chili, chili dogs, homemade cornmeal muffins, homemade pies and beverages. Richie The Raccoon 11 am - 1 pm mascot of Richfield Historical Society Benefits restoration of Messer/Mayer Grist Mill. More event & dealer information: Online. FREE. Friess Lake School, 1750 Hwy 164 (Intersection of Hwy's, Richfield, Washington County. Call 262-628-1827. Subjects: Antiques, Art, Food [E-106791]
 OHS IB Art Show
Tuesday, March 13, 2018. 5:30 pm. March 8 - 28, 2018 Various Artists "OHS IB Art Show" Reception: Tuesday, March 13 - 5:30-7 p.m. (Prior to OHS Concert) Free. Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E Forest Street, Oconomowoc, Waukesha County. Call 262-560-3172. Subjects: Art [E-106063]
 Montage Unleashed
Friday, June 8, 2018. 6 pm. June 1 - 24, 2018 Various Artists from Fine Art Montage "Montage Unleashed" Reception: 6 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8 Free. Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E Forest Street, Oconomowoc, Waukesha County. Call 262-560-3172. Subjects: Art [E-106071]
 Richfield Art at the Mill
Saturday, July 28, 2018. 10 am - 4 pm. 10th year for our juried art & fine craft fair with Unique artisans & variety of vendors. Free Parking, Delicious Food, Entertaining Music, Silent Auction, Tour of Historic Buildings (small fee) Free ride to exhibit area from parking lot. Art & fine craft fair held in a beautiful, natural wooded setting & bubbling stream. In the past, 70+ talented arts/vendors displayed/sold works of art. Event benefits restoration of Messer/Mayer Grist Mill. $2. Richfield Nature/Historical Parks, 1896 Hwy 164, Richfield, Washington County. Call 262-628-1827. Subjects: Art, Crafts, Fairs [E-106834]
 Art Time for Tots : Earth Ambassadors
Friday, April 24, 2201. 9:30 - 10:30 am. Little ones, 1 - 4 years, and accompanying adults extend the Earth Day celebration through stories, art, and movement. Please call 715.845.7010 to register. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97415]
 Little Masters & Young Artists : Earth - Healthy Art
Friday, April 24, 2201. 4:30 - 6 pm. Children, 5-12 years, rotate among three earth friendly art-making stations. Fee: $10 Please call the Museum at 715.845.7010 to register. $10. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97416]
 Art Babies : Whistler Wonders
Saturday, December 5, 2201. 10:30 - 11:15 am. Bring your little ones, birth - 1 year, for multisensory fun and social interaction in the galleries and Art Park, the Museum's interactive family gallery. Baby gear - prams, strollers, front packs, and blankets - are welcome. Please call 715.845.7010 to register. Free Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Kids, Families [E-99743]
 Photography and Poetry : Poet Laureate Max Garland
Saturday, December 5, 2201. 5 - 7 pm. Join members of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets in the galleries as Max Garland reads his work, followed by a creative-writing open mic. Interested people of all ages are encouraged to listen and read their work, and also stroll the galleries and enjoy refreshments. Free Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Poetry, Museums [E-99745]
 Art Park Open Studio
Sunday, December 6, 2201. 1 - 3 pm. All ages drop in to create holiday greeting cards using watercolor pencils to brighten ink-stamped images. Free Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Poetry [E-99747]
 Be Transported : Poet Laureate Max Garland Poetry Workshop
Sunday, December 6, 2201. 10 am - 3 pm. Max Garland will offer modern examples of poetry in response to other artworks or "ekphrastic poetry." Participants will be encouraged to create and share their writing. Bring a bagged lunch. Please call 715.845.7010 to register. Free Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Poetry, Museums [E-99746]
 Little Masters & Young Artists : What a Card
Wednesday, December 9, 2201. 4:30 - 6 pm. Children, 5 - 12 years, use dry point and printmaking techniques on personalized cards, just in time for seasonal greetings. Please call 715.845.7010 to register. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Kids [E-99748]
 The Art of Preservation Lecture Series: Textiles and Upholstery
Tuesday, April 6, 4010. 7pm. The Art of Preservation Lecture Series Continues With Iola Gardner, Curator of Costumes and Textiles, Wisconsin State Historical Society. $5 members, $7 non-members. Villa Terrace Great Hall, 2220 N Terrace Ave, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-271-3656. Subjects: Art, Museums [E-73677]
 Art 101 & Hands-on Art : Eco-Friendly Fashion
Thursday, May 1, 4014. 5:30 pm - 7 pm. Artist in Residence Nancy Judd discuses her thought-provoking couture made from recycled materials and leads participants in creating upcycled accessories from discarded magazine pages rolled into beads. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97407]
 Upcycling Workshop
Friday, May 2, 4014. 10 am - 2 pm. Adults interested in designing and sewing get creative with recycled t-shirts. Artist in residency Nancy Judd guides participants in using pre-made patterns or designing their own to create scarves, backpacks, dog toys, and more. Bring t-shirts to incorporate into your projects. $30 fee includes lunch. Please call 715.845.7010 to register. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Environment [E-97410]
 Art Park Open Studio
Saturday, May 3, 4014. 1 - 3 pm. Bring the family for this drop-in, self-directed activity using recycled materials. Free Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Environment [E-97411]
 Recycled Runway : Lights, Camera, Environmental Action!
Saturday, May 3, 4014. 7 - 8 pm. Upcycled garments hit the runway in a fashion show featuring the work of UW-Madison students. Their creations made from recycled materials incorporate cleaver juxtapositions, alterations, and printing and dying techniques. Artist in residence Nancy Judd directs this fashion show, highlighting her Woodson Art Museum initiated UW-Madison collaboration. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97412]
 Recyc-ALL : Collage & Decoupage
Sunday, May 4, 4014. 1 - 2:30 pm. All ages drop in to make decorative vases and candleholders from recycled glass and also learn how to make more thoughtful, everyday environmental decisions. Artist in residence Nancy Judd assists participants as they work together; bring glassware for your project. Free Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97413]
 ReDress Gallery Walk
Sunday, May 4, 4014. 3 - 4 pm. Join artist in residence Nancy Judd for insights into the high-fashion garments she creates from recycled materials. She'll share thoughts about her artistic process, partnerships, and the implicit narrative of ReDress artworks. Fre. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97414]
 Events Spanning Multiple Days 
 75 at 75: Significant Works from RAM's Collection
Sunday, September 17, 2017 through Sunday, January 7, 2018. This exhibition highlights 75 works from RAM's collection. How has the museum acquired almost 10,000 works and built the largest collection of contemporary craft in America? What kind of life have these images and objects lived before coming to RAM? Chosen based on the interesting stories they can tell about artists, donors, care and conservation, or acquisition, these works also showcase the growth of a major museum collection over 75 years. Tues-Sat 10AM - 5PM Sun 12PM - 5PM Closed Mon Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art [E-105846]
 MOWA Members' Show
Saturday, November 18, 2017 through Sunday, January 7, 2018. 10am - 5pm, except Mondays. Once upon a time in the not so faraway land of West Bend there was a magical place called the Museum of Wisconsin Art. And, every year, this place holds a grand event open to all its members. On Saturday, November 18, 2:00-5:00 join us for an enchanting afternoon full of. View member artwork and participate in a Fairytale-themed Studio Saturday. $12 per person - includes membership for one entire year. Museum of Wisconsin Art, 205 Veterans Ave, West Bend, Washington County. Call 262-334-9638. Subjects: Art, Families, Museums [E-106596]
 Paul Smith: Masters of Craft
Sunday, September 17, 2017 through Sunday, January 7, 2018. This exhibition offers an intimate look at major figures in contemporary craft. For over thirty years, Paul J. Smith, Director Emeritus of the Museum of Arts and Design, took casual portraits of artists as he encountered them in various settings including in their studios. With an atypical twist of having the emphasis on the artist directly and not the work itself, these photographs reflect the personalities and individuality of makers who shaped the field in the twentieth century. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art [E-105847]
 47th Annual Madfest Juggling Convention
Friday, January 12, 2018 through Sunday, January 14, 2018. MadFest is an Annual Juggling Convention in Madison WI. We have 3 days to learn, showoff, teach and be amazed. There will be vendors and workshops. The Open Juggling is free. There is also a Ticketed Show at the Barrymore on Saturday night. Our website for details. Madison, Dane County. Subjects: Festivals, Art, Sports [E-106793]
 Variations on a Theme: Vessels from RAM's Collection
Sunday, July 16, 2017 through Monday, January 22, 2018. The second in a series of exhibitions surveying the landscape of craft through theory, design, and history. The 50 plus examples on display in this exhibition-made of clay, glass, and metal and pulled from RAM's extensive holdings of contemporary craft-underscore the idea that there are many ways to interpret or investigate what a vessel could or should look like. Includes the work of artists such as Ralph Bacerra, Kim Cridler, Ruth Duckworth, Gustavo Perez, Ann Wolff, and Betty Woodman. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art [E-105754]
 re:Craft and Relic
Saturday, January 27, 2018 through Sunday, January 28, 2018. 10am to 4pm. re:Craft and Relic is a two-day, indoor ticketed shopping and entertainment event located at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex, 6000 West Ryan Rd, Franklin, Wisconsin 53132, on Saturday and Sunday, January 27-28, from 10 am to 4 pm. The event opens early on Saturday at 9am for the VIP ticket holders and on 10am to the general public on both days with a variety of ticket options. Milwaukee County Sports Complex, 6000 W. Ryan Road, Franklin, Milwaukee County. Subjects: Art [E-106686]
 Small Gifts from Big Donors - Part 3
Sunday, October 8, 2017 through Sunday, February 4, 2018. Small Gifts from Big Donors is an exhibition series that focuses on the small-scale gifts of twelve significant contributors to what has become America's largest collection of contemporary craft. Throughout 2017, selections from their donations will be featured, with four donors being represented at a time. With this exhibition, visitors are offered a "snapshot" of RAM's collection through individual works no larger than 13 x 13 x13 inches each. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art [E-105848]
 Here We Make Our Home Exhibit
Friday, December 1, 2017 through Friday, March 9, 2018. From 9am to 8pm. This exhibit aims to create a respectful dialogue within participating schools on the immigration stories students posses through family heritage or even personal experience. This project invites the participating teachers to explore with their students the visual, poetic, and metaphoric imagery that the migratory nature of birds provides along with the idea of home and settlement which a birdhouse can represent. Opening Reception: 12/1/17. United Community Center / Latino Arts, Inc, 1028 South 9th Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 4143843100. Subjects: Art, Community [E-106173]
 The Brothers Size
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 through Sunday, March 18, 2018. 7:30 pm. Ogun Size is focused and straightforward, dedicating himself to his career running an auto repair shop. His younger brother Oshoosi wanders aimlessly after his recent release from prison, uninterested in following Ogun's disciplined path. Each seeks to be free -- Ogun of worry for his brother and Oshoosi simply of the bayou country of Louisiana. Tarell Alvin McCraney's profound play is a tough and tender drama about what it means to brother and be brothered. Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N Broadway, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-291-7800. Subjects: Theater, Art, Ethnic [E-105947]
 Doubt, A Parable
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 through Sunday, April 29, 2018. 7:30pm. In 1964, at a Catholic church and school in the Bronx, there is a secret. Sister Aloysius is certain she knows it. But that is not enough - not when she believes the sinner is the parish priest himself, and his victim is the boy who has just become St. Nicholas' first black student. Equipped with nothing but her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius embarks on a personal crusade with devastating consequences. Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N Broadway, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-291-7800. Subjects: Theater, Art, Religion [E-105948]
 Text Message: Words and Letters in Contemporary Art
Sunday, January 21, 2018 through Sunday, May 6, 2018. 10:00 am. Text Message: Words and Letters in Contemporary Art includes works that use words, letters, and script to convey meaning. Tangible three-dimensional objects made of fiber, clay, polymer, paper, and metal along with two-dimensional works on paper underscore how contemporary artists recognize the power and complexity of the written word. Adults - $5 Seniors 62+ / Students - $3 Under 12 - Free. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art, Families, Museums [E-106687]
 Annual WRAP Art Show
Friday, April 20, 2018 through Saturday, May 19, 2018. 12 pm. April 20 - May 19, 2018 Various Artists Annual WRAP Art Show Reception: None Free. Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E Forest Street, Oconomowoc, Waukesha County. Call 262-560-3172. Subjects: Art [E-106066]
 Center Stage - Rebels & Renegades Concert Series
Saturday, January 20, 2018 through Saturday, May 19, 2018. 7:30-9:30 pm. The CCC presents the "Rebels & Renegades" series to convey the lyrical honesty of Americana music through a variety of musical styles. You can expect a fun vibe, full bar, free parking and reasonably priced tickets. The Lineup for 2017/2018: Sat, January 20th - The Whiskey Belles/WheelHouse Sat, Feb 24th - Altered Five Blues Band Sat, April 14th - Zach Pietrini/Buffalo Gospel Thur, April 26th - Mia Dyson Sat May 5th - Aaron Williams And The Hoodoo Sat May 19th - Davina And The Vagabonds For the entire "Rebels & Renegades" series $137 / $100 CCC members. Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546, Cedarburg, Ozaukee County. Call 2623753676. Subjects: Music, Art [E-106704]
 12th Annual Spring Art Tour
Friday, June 1, 2018 through Sunday, June 3, 2018. 10 am to 5 pm daily. Explore the treasures that await you under magnificent wide open springtime skies. View the vistas, prairies, and gardens that inspire this area's artists. Be inspired as you watch them create woodwork, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, paintings, and much more. Wander through South Central Wisconsin as you tour the rarely seen Open Art Studios of Mount Horeb and surrounding areas. Visit our website for more info. For brochure, email us. FREE. Mount Horeb Area Arts Association, 4629 County Rd JJ, Black Earth, Dane County. Call 608-767-1281. Subjects: Art, Crafts [E-106499]
 Beasts: Wild Animals in RAM's Collection
Sunday, February 18, 2018 through Sunday, June 10, 2018. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. The multi-media exhibition, Beasts: Wild Animals in RAM's Collection, takes a look at animals removed from daily life for most-creatures that are wild, dangerous, large, or less familiar. Adults - $5 Seniors 62+ / Students - $3 Under 12 - Free. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art, Families, Museums [E-106689]
 Japanese Studio Craft at RAM
Sunday, February 18, 2018 through Sunday, June 10, 2018. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Focusing on how tradition can impact contemporary makers, Japanese Studio Craft at RAM is an exploration of small-scale craft-art jewelry, ceramics, baskets, fiber, glass, and wood-from artists with Japanese heritage. Adults - $5 Seniors 62+ / Students - $3 Under 12 - Free. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art, Families, Museums [E-106690]
 Polymer Art: Recent Acquisitions
Sunday, January 28, 2018 through Sunday, June 24, 2018. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Polymer Art: Recent Acquisitions highlight works made with polymerâ€"commonly known by brand names like Fimo - or Sculpeyâ€"that has come into the collection since the major 2011 debut of the material at Racine Art Museum in Terra Nova: Polymer Art at the Crossroads. Adults - $5 Seniors 62+ / Students - $3 Under 12 - Free. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art, Families, Museums [E-106688]
 Karen Johnson Boyd: From the Vault
Friday, August 4, 2017 through Friday, July 27, 2018. Karen Johnson Boyd was an advocate for and collector of art who had a strong affinity for contemporary American craft. This Windows on 5th installation pays homage to her role in establishing RAM's craft collection by featuring large-scale ceramic work that she donated to the museum over the years. With works presented as if being pulled from crates or out of storage, this exhibition offers a playful take on building a collection, honoring a donor, and managing works of art. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art [E-105755]
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