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Portrait Society Gallery
207 E Buffalo St, Ste 526, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Please join us on Saturday, November 25 from noon to 5 p.m. to kick off our annual ceramic exhibition. There will be food, wine and festivities.
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 25, noon to 5 p.m.
November 24 through December 30, 2017
Portrait Society Gallery’s annual ceramic exhibition is geared toward small and affordable works for holiday purchases. This year’s theme is “Stacked.” We are stacking the odds that our more than 20 individual artists fearlessly explore the compositional challenges of the vertical realm with both functional and sculptural works in piled up formations. Solid and teetering, repetitive and reaching toward the sky, “stacking” is one of the first things a toddler does around 18 months of age as motor skills develop. This most deeply engrained primal motion of the human hand continues to reverberate through our lives. The urge to build from the ground up is powerful, as evidenced in the earliest form of architecture, the Mesopotamian ziggurat, one layer on top of another.
In addition to the ceramic artists, the walls will be equally abundant with stacks of two-dimensional work and special projects. Fun, boisterous and packed with amazing deals, Portrait Society’s annual holiday show is the place to find unusual, hand-made gifts.
Ceramic artists include: Jill Sebastian, Michael Ware, Ian Connors, Joann Daley, Karen Gunderman, Ethan Kastner, Christopher Davis-Benevides, Kathy Corbin, Nicholas Frank, Debbie Kupinsky and Craig Clifford, Lisa Marie Barber, Lolly, Marc Travanti, Olivia Rehm, Joeann Daley, Meghan Sullivan, Renee Bebeau, Jessica Laub, Linda Kowalewski, Brian Malnassy, Saskia de Rooy.
Two-dimensional artists include: Pat Hidson, Tom Bamberger, Steve Burnham, Cassie Marie Edwards, Melissa Johnson, Dan Herro and Ariana Huggett.