Species & Specimens
March 19 - May 25, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday , March 20
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Members Only Preview
Species & Specimens brings together the work of eleven artists spanning several generations of faculty and alumni of the UWM Ceramics program. Their work comments on human interaction with the natural environment, using strategies from installation to small intimate objects. The Villa Terrace site and its unique interface with the urban and natural environment, its formal gardens and Lake Michigan, provides a counterpoint for multiple viewpoints the invited artists bring to the exhibition theme.
Artists included in the show are John Ty Bender, Angela Biederman, Dana Childs, Christopher Davis-Benavides, Karin Davis, Karen Gunderman, Namim Kim, Deborah Rael-Buckley, Barbara Reinhart, Charles Timm-Ballard, and Linda Wervey Vitamvas.
Species & Specimens coincides with Milwaukee’s hosting the 48th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts (NCECA) from March 19-22, 2014, with major conference exhibitions taking place at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Inova, MIAD, the John Michael Kohler Art Center and numerous other cultural institutions in the region. The conference expects 4500-5000 attendees and the Species & Specimens exhibition at Villa Terrace will be part of the exhibition bus tour that kicks off the conference on Wednesday March 19. The exhibition opens the following night, Thursday March 20, begining at 6:00 p.m. A special members only preview begins at 5:30 p.m.
Concurrent with the Species & Specimens exhibition, Jeff Noska, a ceramic artist from Dousman, Wisconsin will mount a separate exhibition, The Space Between, in the courtyard and exterior terrace on the second floor outside the upstairs galleries.
The World's Stage Theatre Company Presents:
Opening Thursday, March 13 - 7:30 p.m.
This provocative, Tony Award Winning work weaves a confrontation between mediocrity and genius into a tale of breathtaking dramatic power. In the court of the Austrian Emperor Josef, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musical genius of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Salieri has given himself to God so that he might realize his sole ambition to be a great composer. Mozart is a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf who has that which is beyond Salieri's envious grasp: Genius. Directed by Catie O'Donnell.
Show times follow. Opening Night Ticket Special $15.00. All other shows $25/Adults $22/Seniors $18/Students. Advanced tickets here. Remaining tickets will be sold the night of each show.
Antonio Salieri: Mack Heath
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Jared McDaris
Constanze: Gretchen Mahkorn
Katherina Cavalieri: Julianne Frey
Emperor Joseph II: Michael Keiley
Count Van Strack: Mark Puchinsky
Count Orsini-Rosenberg, Director of Imperial Opera: Nathan Wesselowski
Baron Van Swieten: Greg Ryan
Venticelli: Hayley Cotton, Tawnie Thompson and Danielle Levings
Director: Catie O'Donnell
Assistant Director/Dramatruge: Erykah Kirkstein-Zastrow
Costume/Make-up Coordinator: Emily Pomplun
Sound Design: Scott Glogovsky
Illumination provided by AntiShadows, LLC
Technical Assistant: Tracy Nowak
Thursday, March 13 - 7:30 p.m. (Opening)
Friday, March 14 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 15 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 16 - 6:00 p.m.
Monday, March 17 - 7:30 p.m. (Industry/Artist)
Friday, March 21 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 22 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 23 - 6:00 p.m. (Closing)
Cyril Colnik Lecture
with Alan Strekow author of Man of Iron
Friday, March 21 - 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
$5.00 / Free for Members
RSVP - firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan Strekow is the author of Man of Iron, a 200-page,hard-cover book that highlights the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum's Cyril Colnik Collection, and features 228 color photos, 77 black & white photos and 41 color illustrations. His lecture, by the same name, features images of Cyril Colnik's work throughout the Milwaukee area, as well as examples from the Cyril Colnik Collection.
Strekow is a founding member of the Friends of Villa Terrace. He was involved with the original exhibition of Colnik’s ironwork at the Villa Terrace in 1993 as well as its recreation in 2006. In addition, he was a member of the team that created a VHS/DVD program about the life of Cyril Colnik in 1998.
The Greening of Disturbed Land
Wednesday, March 19
FOVT Spring Garden Lecture Series
$12/ $10 Members
Entire Series $45 / $35 Members
Cafe Sopra Mare
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