MMoCA Unveils Details for Fall Gallery Night

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MADISON, WI—On October 7, Gallery Night will be celebrated at more than 60 venues as lovers of art, culture, and community flow into galleries, museums, coffee shops, restaurants, and other local businesses to enjoy a community-wide night out like none other.  Held each spring and fall, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s Gallery Night provides a dynamic evening packed with performances, receptions, artist talks, art-making demonstrations, and live music. Gallery Night is from 5 to 9 pm and culminates in a celebratory After Party in the beautiful lobby of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA), from 9 to 11 pm.

Whether in favorite neighborhood spots or elegant spaces downtown, individuals can experience works by local, national, and international artists. Highlights for this fall include:

  • Moving work by social justice artists on view at Forward Community Investments,
  • Book-inspired art and work from the Fearless Crafters program at Monona Public Library on Nichols Road,
  • A gallery talk by Rachel Bruya on the legacy of Frances Myers at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art,
  • The beautiful collision of art and science at the Madison Science Museum,
  • Site-specific sculptures by Sarah Fitzsimons and her students at Allen Centennial Gardens,
  • A print release party at Tandem Press featuring works from the affordable art collecting initiative Partners in Prints,
  • A trunk show of jewelry from Sheboygan jeweler Susan Richter O’Connell in the MMoCA Museum Store,
  • An open house at Winnebago Studios, where visitors can meet dozens of artists of all media as they open their studios for Gallery Night,
  • Several new participants including Polka! Press, One Barrel Brewing Company, Dan’s Taxidermy, The Grove, and others,
  • An After Party in the MMoCA lobby (9-11 pm) with music by DJ Phil Money, hands-on collaborative art-making with TetraPAKMAN (Victor Castro), cocktails from Fresco, snacks, and hands-on art activities. Guests will enjoy sampling complimentary artisanal pizzas by The Roman Candle Pizzeria.

To help visitors plan their Gallery Night excursions, an interactive map of participating venues can be found at The printed guide to Gallery Night, with details about offerings and locations, may be picked up free of charge at participating establishments. A map and list of Gallery Night participants will also be available in the October 7 edition of Isthmus.


MMoCA’s Gallery Night After Party

October 7  •  9-11 pm  •  MMoCA Lobby

After exploring Madison’s vibrant art scene, art-lovers are encouraged to come to the MMoCA After Party from 9-11 pm in the MMoCA Lobby. With a dance party atmosphere created by DJ Phil Money, hands-on collaborative art-making with TetraPAKMAN (Victor Castro), artisanal pizza samples from The Roman Candle Pizzeria,  as well as other snacks, art activities, and a cash bar, this once-a-year party is not to be missed. As a bonus, MMoCA’s galleries will be open late so that attendees can explore the newly opened 2016 Wisconsin Triennial.

As always, Gallery Night is organized by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA). The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is an independent, nonprofit organization that exists to exhibit, collect, preserve, and interpret modern and contemporary art. MMoCA serves the art life of the community by creating opportunities for direct experience with works of art, by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas about art, and by offering programs to enhance the appreciation and understanding of art.

The Gallery Night After Party is sponsored by The Roman Candle Pizzeria. Media support is provided by Isthmus|



Hours at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art are TuesdayThursday (noon–5 pm); Friday (noon–8 pm); Saturday (10 am–8 pm); and Sunday (noon–5 pm). The museum is closed on Mondays.
Admission to exhibitions at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is free of charge. Housed in a soaring, Cesar Pelli designed building on State Street, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art offers exhibitions and education programs that engage people in modern and contemporary art. The four galleries offer changing exhibitions that feature established and emerging artists. The Rooftop Sculpture Garden provides an urban oasis with an incredible view. The award-winning Museum Store offers contemporary American craft and fine jewelry, while Fresco, the museum’s rooftop restaurant, features local, seasonal ingredients, and fine American cuisine.

Gallery Night, Fall 2016 Participants


1  849

849 E Washington Ave • 256.9990 •
A collection of local female painters. A selection of work by Steven Agard. R

2  Bare Knuckle Arts

1949 Winnebago St • 852.1394 •
Camerabatics: twisting, dipping, twirling new photographs of the Winnebago/Atwood Neighborhood, created by local and talented teens from Bare Knuckle Arts Photography Class. R

3  Calming Grounds

3866 Johns St • 729.3389 • Facebook
The art of healing is unique for everyone. Join us, the practitioners at Calming Grounds, as we celebrate local artists who share their craft within our healing space. R

4  CIVA|Gallery 212

849 E Washington Ave, Ste 212 • 433.9339 •
Join us for an evening of Oversight, featuring an exhibit of art by professors Ken Steinbach of Minneapolis and David Hooker of Chicago. R M

5  Common Wealth Gallery

100 S Baldwin St, 3rd Floor • 256.6565 •
You Can’t Take It With You: Artist works that explore the human body and impermanence. Exploring the friction between opposing and linked states of being and non-being. R

6  Dan’s Taxidermy, Exquisite Corpse Taxidermy and Bizarre Bazaar

5522 Fieldstone Ln • 249.5854 • •
Delight in our modest yet highly obscure museum of traditional, surreal, avant-garde, and bizarre taxidermy, including anthropomorphic mouse tableaux and taxidermy related jewelry. R A

7  Eyeopia

2134 Atwood Ave • 316.7999 •
Featuring artist Sophia Voelker of Black Butterfly Studio: The liTTle mAnseries and Peace of Mind holiday cards also available. Eyeopia Grand Eyewear Sale. R A

8  Forward Community Investments

2045 Atwood Ave, Suite 101A • 257.3863 •
Forward Community Investments is thrilled to showcase the work of social justice artists. Art is essential to the creative economy of Madison and must be supported. R A M

9  Gib’s Bar

1380 Williamson St • 216.8152 •
I know you… selected works of Adria Kaufman. DJ, drink specials, & complimentary nosh. R A M

10 Goodman Community Center

149 Waubesa St • 241.1574 •
Twenty local artists present their works–fabric art, photography, fine art, jewelry, and crafts–with a variety of price points. Live acoustic music and refreshments. R M

11 Hatch Art House

1248 Williamson St • 237.2775 •
Special collaboration exhibit by printmaker Lesley Numbers and textile artist Sarah Eichhorn. Hatch is an eco-friendly art gallery and gift shop celebrating local creative talent. R A

12 Lauer Realty Group

2229 Atwood Ave • 467.3220 •
We feature a new local artist every three months. Stop by and see what our latest artist has to offer. R A

13 Marzen

2345 Atwood Ave • 709.1454 •
Figuratively Speaking: Paintings by Jerry Jordan Featuring beautiful and capturing work that embraces classical representative painting. Artist talk at 7 PM. Refreshments by Bunky’s. R A

14 Midwest Clay Project

2040 Winnebago St • 255.9240 •
A community clay studio offering monthly memberships and classes, Midwest Clay Project will be showcasing new ceramic work made by current studio members. R A

15 Monona Public Library

1000 Nichols Road • 222.6127 •
Multimedia works by local artists with pieces that have been influenced by books, including the art of Barbara Vater who uses discarded books as the inspiration for her whimsical creations. Also on display, works from the Monona Library’s Fearless Crafters makers program. R A M

16 Monona State Bank

1965 Atwood Ave • 284.8383 •
Monona State Bank invites you to join us on Gallery Night. On your walk through our Schenk’s Corner neighborhood, stop by our Atwood location to view work from several local artists and enjoy appetizers and beverages. R

17 Olbrich Botanical Gardens

3330 Atwood Ave • 246.4550 •
GLEAM, Art in a New Light is an outdoor exhibition at Olbrich Botanical Gardens featuring site specific art installations, using light as a major component. Admission fees apply.

18 One Barrel Brewing Company

2001 Atwood Ave • 630.9286 • •
Recent paintings by Tim Togstad. R

19 Pieces Unimagined

1228 Williamson St • 280.1155 •
Meet and co-create with local artists of Industrial-Modern furniture and lighting, Steampunk jewelry, RAW candles, essential oils, and greeting cards while viewing their latest offerings. R

20 Plymouth Congregational UCC

2401 Atwood Ave • 249.1537 •
An exhibit of art created by the students of Lowell Elementary School. R

21 Polka! Press

2132 Fordem Ave, Suite L1 •
Polka! Press is a community printmaking cooperative. We will be offering silkscreen demos throughout the evening, in addition to exhibiting work by our members. R A

22 Roman Candle – Madison

1054 Williamson St • 258.2000 •

23 Shambhala Meditation Center of Madison

408 S Baldwin St •
Explore contemplative art at Madison Shambhala. A chance to talk see examples and talk about Miksang contemplative photography, flower arranging, calligraphy, movement, and writing. R

24 Stalzy’s Deli

2701 Atwood Ave • 249.7806 •
Stalzy’s will feature works from local artists, provide complimentary sweets and coffee, and serve our delicious fish fry from 4 to 9 PM. R

25 Stone Fence

2322 Atwood Ave • 238.4331 •
Featuring local artist Joe Taylor with his exquisite works in wood and brand new works from Tony award-winning costume designer and artist Franne Lee. R A M


2051 Winnebago St • 242.1111 •
We are a working studio exploring the artistic and conceptual boundaries of glass. Come see its many facets and experience our ever evolving vision. Demonstrations. R A

27 Table Wine

2045 Atwood Ave, Suite 111 • 284.9732 • •
New small-scale drawings by Trent Miller that depict intimate looks into the artist’s life and surroundings. Wine and beer specials. R

28 Tandem Press

1743 Commercial Ave • 263.3437 •
Tandem Press is throwing a print release party! This event will celebrate the close the inaugural year of Tandem’s newest program, the affordable art collecting initiative Partners in Prints. R A

29 VSA Wisconsin

1709 Aberg Ave Suite 1 • 772.9546 •
VSA Wisconsin presents NAMI Wisconsin’s 10th Annual Healing Art Show, exhibiting work by individuals living with mental illness. Event includes a live collaborative art piece. R

30 Winnebago Studios

2046 Winnebago St • Facebook
Located in Madison’s Atwood enclave, Winnebago Studios is an original emblem of the east side’s art hub and the home of local painters, potters, jewelers, woodworkers, metal smiths, photographers, etchers and textile artists. Join us for art, beverages and appetizers. R

31 Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

754 Williamson St • 255.1166 •
Featuring a variety of exquisite works by blind or visually impaired artists. Gallery talk, refreshments and live music included. R A M


32 Allen Centennial Gardens

620 Babcock Dr •
Discover the works of Sarah Fitzsimons’ advanced UW-Madison sculpture course. These site-specific pieces will echo the beauty of the gardens. R A M

Barbara Westfall Art Glass Design

8328 Swan Road, Mt. Horeb • 843.7515  •
Enjoy an evening exploring the many facets of art glass design. Browse and purchase original ready-to-hang art glass, home accents and gift baskets. Art demonstrations. R A M

33 Blanche’s Blankets

1936 Commonwealth Ave • 233.7615
Homemade Folk Art quilts: vintage materials/squares, and tops, re-purposed designs and up-cycled “new” quilts. Runners, dolly quilts, baby quilts and charm quilts. R M

34 Calabash Gifts & Home Accents

2608 Monroe St • 233.2640
Enjoy an evening celebrating Calabash Gifts 20th Anniversary. Featuring a beautiful, eclectic collection of jewelry, fine art, wall hangings, woodcarvings, home accents, ceramics, baskets, beadwork, and crafts.

35 Edgewood College Gallery

1000 Edgewood College Dr • 663.3252 • 
Monica Rudquist, Ceramics Installation A clay artist based in Minneapolis Minnesota, Monica Rudquist works primarily with porcelain to create playful thrown and altered functional objects and large scale spiraling wall installations.

36 Gallery 800 UBD

800 University Bay Dr • 238.0623 •
Gail McCoy’s exhibit From Paper Fragments and Intuition to Contemporary Collage: A New Perspective exposes mysteries within repurposed materials and the iconic symbolism of cranes. R

37 Higher Fire

2132 Regent St • 233.3050 •
Telling Stories: Three artists–Birgit Bach, Briony Jean Foy, and Linda Leighton–illustrate some well-known tales and tell a few of their own, in clay. R

38 Holy Wisdom Monastery

4200 County Rd M • 836.1631 •
Beth Racette brings her Gala Series to Holy Wisdom Monastery. Join us on Gallery Night or M–F 8–4:30 through December 31st, 2016. R A

39 HotelRED

1501 Monroe St • 819.8228 •
Enjoy an evening of original art at HotelRED.

40 Matrix Coworking

6302 Odana Rd • 819.5319 •
Enjoy the works of more than 10 local artists. Featuring an interactive family-friendly environment, local food, art raffle and affordable artist prints/originals available. R A M

41 Milward Farrell Fine Art

2701 Monroe St • 238.6501 •
Fall colors and cooler temperatures–new works by gallery artists including paintings, prints, glass, ceramic, wood and art jewelry. Reception 6–9 PM. R

42 Monroe Street Family Dental

2702 Monroe St, Suite 101 • 204.0222 •
A neighborhood dental office displaying works from local artists. Featuring watercolors from David Williams and photography from Ron Curran. R A

43 Mound Street Yoga

1342 Mound St • 616.9678 •
Join us for a collaboration with Artworking, who provides career-oriented support for artists with cognitive disabilities. From prints to ceramics, Artworking artists represent their creativity and inspire our community. 5–7:30 PM. R

44 Orange Tree Imports

1721 Monroe St • 255.8211 •
Nathan Brown and Sherri Buck Baldwin, local artists whose designs appear nationally on products ranging from wall calendars to melting turkeys, will sign their work from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. R A

45 PhotoMidwest Gallery

700 Ray-O-Vac Dr, Suite 212 • 630.9797 •
Street Photography by David Travis of Chicago. Travis’ work captures users of a Lake Michigan bike path, but his real subject is the character of the light. R

46 Roman Candle–Fitchburg

2685 Research Park Dr • 278.1111 •

47 Roman Candle–Middleton

1920 Parmenter St • 831.7777 •

48 Scooter Software

625 N Segoe Rd, Suite 104 • 233.0240 •
Award-winning watercolorist Cary Hunkel’s animal portraits, Denyce Flood’s whimsical, thoughtful observations and Lumen Electronic Jewelry’s twinkling modern geekwear join Scooter Software’s unique, custom computers. R M

49 The NEW Yahara Bay Distillery

6250 Nesbitt Rd, Suite 200  • 275.1050 •
Featuring Women of Strength by photographer Patricia Fellenz whose work features breast cancer survivors, fighters and warriors. This event is a fundraiser for breast cancer recovery and includes free tours/samples of the distillery, appetizers and artist meet and greet. R A

50 Wisconsin Union Galleries

Union South, 1308 W Dayton St 262.7592 •
Exhibitions featuring photography by Colette Girard in the Class of 1925 Gallery at Memorial Union (800 Langdon St) and patent artwork from the WARF Archives in Gallery 1308 at Union South (1308 W Dayton St). R


51 Anthology

218 State St • 204.2644 •
Wisconsin-themed gifts handmade by 100+ local and indie artists. T-shirts, tea towels, pint glasses, prints, postcards, jewelry, ornaments, craft supplies, and more. R

52 Capitol Lakes

110 S Henry St #705 • 283.2046 •
Francisco X Mora, author and illustrator, will discuss his art in books at 7 PM. Vietnam: Traditions and Transitions photography by Cathy Tobias in the photo gallery. R A

53 Fat City Emporium

402 E Washington Ave • 422.5128 •
Showcasing modern artwork from several of the area’s most talented artists. R

54 Garver Gallery

18 South Bedford St, Suite 318 • 256.6755 •
Enjoy new paintings by Greg Kreutz and a signing for his new book “Oil Painting Essentials”. R

55 James Watrous Gallery

201 State St. • 265.2500 •
Beading Culture: Raised Beadwork and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsinfeatures Oneida artists reinvigorating one of their most important traditions: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) raised beadwork.

56 Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

227 State St • 257.0158 •
View the 2016 Wisconsin Triennial. Rachel Bruya will give a gallery talk at 6:30. After you explore the town, join us for the After Party from 9 to 11 featuring music from DJ Phil Money, hands-on collaborative art-making with TetraPAKMAN (Victor Castro), creative activities, food, and drinks! R A M

57 Madison Public Library–The Bubbler

201 West Mifflin St • 266.5975 •
New art exhibitions from Bernadette Witzack, Robert Lundberg, Nate Otto, Christine Olson, with special Gyan Shrosbree Lovey Town exhibit featuring interactive activities. R M

58 Madison Science Museum

211 N. Carroll St, 6th Floor • 216.5496 •
See art and science collide at the Madison Science Museum! Visit Luminous Scores, an immersive light exhibit, Small Worlds, award-winning photographs of the microscopic, and more. R

59 Madison Senior Center

330 W Mifflin St • 266.6581 •
The Madison Senior Center presents its annual Photo Affair event. Dane County photographers age 55+ have submitted their best work for display and judging. R M

Madison’s Central Business Improvement District

The Grove at the Top of State • 512.1342 •
A showcase of art by children who participated in the free summer event series Summer in Your City and Kids Create @ the Top of State. R M

60 MMoCA Museum Store

227 State St • 257.3222 •
Stop by the Museum Store for a trunk show featuring new work by Sheboygan jeweler Susan Richter O’Connell 4–9 PM.

61 Overture Center Galleries

201 State St • 258.4169 •
Gallery I & II: Photo Midwest Exhibition. Gallery III: Diverse Nature: Gender & the Botanic Tara Austin and Natalie Kirk. Promenade Hall: Latino Art Fair with 2015 winner, Leticia Castillo in the Rotunda Lobby. Playhouse Gallery: The Vietnam War and Its Lasting Impact Robert Seitz and Pete Finnegan. R A

62 RawMaterialsWellness

408 E Wilson St • 575.8600 •
Wine for Wellness. Meet health practitioners. Experience creative modalities. Indulge in award-winning locally-made herbal products for skincare, haircare and cosmetics. 10% off on Gallery Night. R A

63 Wisconsin Veterans Museum

30 W Mifflin St • 267.1799 •
Experience the role of propaganda in shaping public opinion during WWI in the new temporary exhibit, The Art of Persuasion: Mobilizing the Masses in World War I. On exhibit until March 2017. R

64 Yellow Rose Gallery

122 State St #201 • 575.7683 •
Yellow Rose Gallery is a locally owned gallery that displays work from artists throughout Madison and Milwaukee. Enjoy art, live music, and refreshments just one block from the Capitol and the Overture Center.

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