Key Milwaukee

September 2012

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Key COVER FEATURE Deb Radke (Franksville) media and new activities Carmel and Michael Schramm Steve Ohlrich (Milwaukee) (Rhinelander) Brookfield art festival features wide range of THE WILSON CENTER'S HIDDEN RIVER ART FESTIVAL showcases Wisconsin's leading artists Sept. 14-16 on the Center's beautiful grounds under the shelter of spacious tents. The Festival is present- ed by the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, located in Brookfield's Mitchell Park at 19805 W. Capitol Dr., just south of Capitol Dr. between Brookfield and Barker Roads. The Festival features the work of more than 80 Wisconsin fine artists, selected by a panel of jurors and specializing in a variety of media, including painting, photography, clay, glass and metal. This year, the Festival features two special "Art by Design" activities. "Beer, Wine, and Cheese" on Saturday includes demos and discussions with experts on craft beers, selected wines and Wisconsin cheeses. The activity closes with a tast- ing reception. Tickets for the tasting reception are $35 per person, which includes admission into the festival grounds. (Must be 21 years of age and have photo ID to participate.) 8 "The Automobile" is the focus of a special dis- play of beautiful, classic and contemporary vehi- cles on Sunday. Visitors can meet with the owners and discuss the design elements that go into the creation of such aesthetically innovative automobiles. (Free with Festival admission.) Visitors also can tour the interior of the Center, where emerging artists and the Milwaukee area's leading private art galleries will be represented. The Gallery Showcase, located in the Wilson Center's Grand Hall, features some of the area's outstanding galleries, including River's End Gallery and newcomer Marshall Arts Building, a collective of several galleries located in down- town Milwaukee. In addition to artworks, staff from the galleries will share insights as to current trends and how to select fine art. The Hidden River Emerging Artists Gallery inside both the Dawes Studio Theater and the Bryant Dance Studio focuses on emerging local artists who are either recent graduates or current- ly enrolled in a degree program. This display provides a platform for early career artists.

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