NOW:53217:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
27°
H 28° L 10°
Partly Cloudy | 16MPH

Morbid Curiosities Opens Friday at James Steeno Gallery

Oct. 23, 2012

There’s nothing more freakishly inspiring than the hereafter. Perhaps it’s the complete unknown that allows the mind to muse limitlessly. Fear is one response to the unearthly, complete creative and artistic expression is another, and the path chosen by the artists of Morbid Curiosities, an art show dedicated to the sublime beauty of the weird and worrisome.



This second annual Halloween inspired art show is simply a lot of fun for the artists and beholders of shadowy creativity. 



Ceramics artist Rob Kostelnik instills life into visionary creatures of supernatural dimensions. His clay-forged minions colonize a space like an impish zoo of monstrous madness.



Photographer Ian Pritchard presents the world through an aperature of offbeat dark humor, proving it’s not so much what you see, but how you see it. His photos mingle the ordinary with the extraordinary in playful regard.



2-D artist James Steeno explores the ancient symbolisms of birds as winged liaisons of the mystic beyond.



Fiber artist Cara Bidwell adeptly stitches together rich textures and colorful fabrics into 2D creations and spooky-snuggly creatures suggesting a Dia de los Muertos festival of storybook magnitudes.



Jewelry artist Julie Paasch-Anderson beads and strings the supernatural into phantasmic wearable works of visionary art.



Opening artist reception is October 26, 2012 • 5-9pm at the James Steeno Gallery at 5700 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee, located in Washington Heights. The exhibition is free and open to the public and runs through November 9, 2012. Free street side parking.

Visit on Saturday, October 27 from 10:30am-12:30pm to decorate a Halloween Mask or Pumpkin. Cost is $2 or donate a gently used children's book for the neighborhood Little Free Library. All supplies and materials will be provided. All ages and abilities welcome to participate.

See a preview video of Morbid Curiosities at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otHhNxh5CFY&feature=youtu.be

James Steeno Gallery
5700 W. Vliet Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Mobile: 920.639.1040
Web: www.jamessteeno.com
Email: jamessteeno@sbcglobal.net
Facebook: James Steeno Gallery

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Shorewood girls basketball team beats Bay for regional title, 52-40 2/28

» 'Project Runway' star, fiancé mesh styles and make small Shorewood apartment work 2/26

» Construction begins on Shorewood Metro Market project 2/24

» Shorewood school superintendent is a finalist for West Allis-West Milwaukee job 2/23

» West Allis superintendent finalists hail from Shorewood, Greendale, MPS 2/23

» Wrong-way drunken driver arrested on I-43 2/23

» Germantown boys basketball team clinches outright NSC title 2/20

» Germantown girls basketball team wins 2nd outright North Shore crown 2/20

» Blood drive to be held in Brown Deer Monday 2/19

» North Shore schools proactive against potential measles outbreak 2/18

» One candidate eliminated in Fox Point Village Board primary 2/17

» Shaw, Kennedy will face off in Glendale mayoral race 2/17

» Cade, Cain advance in Shorewood School Board primary 2/17

» New Bayshore Applebee's will open Wednesday 2/17

» Shorewood teacher named Wisconsin VFW Middle School Teacher of the Year 2/16

» Shorewood girls basketball team stifles Brown Deer, 48-22 2/13

» Germantown girls basketball team clinches share of second NSC crown 2/12

» Fox Point-Bayside hosts referendum information sessions 2/12

» Brown Deer boys get defensive in beating Homestead, 65-55. 2/11

» Children's Hospital of Wisconsin plans new Mequon clinic 2/11

» My Community Now and Lake Country Now websites switch to Viafoura commenting 2/9

» Shorewood woman dies after jumping off Hoan Bridge 2/9

» Whitefish Bay girls overpower Nicolet on senior night, 56-34 2/7

» Cedarburg girls beat Homestead in battle for second in NSC, 53-42 2/6

» Standoff on Estabrook dam could come to head Thursday 2/4

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

Most Popular