Date? Friday, June 18th-30th
Time? 6-10 PM
Where? Jackpot Gallery
How Much? …is there a charge? or is it free?
The details… In Riepenhoff’s first ever solo show and first exhibition at Jackpot Gallery a cache of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and a performance will pay homage to work of others that have influenced this artist’s understanding of the art world through their activity in the Milwaukee art scene. Riepenhoff embodies the ethos of other artist’s practices in an attempt to acknowledge their influence on him and to find his own meaning through a more close understanding of others’ work. Resembling a group show yet made by one person, this exhibition is an investigation into originality in the creation process and the influences of a community on art-making.

Riepenhoff is a 2009 winner of the Mary Nohl Fellowship for Individual Artists and is in the 2010 Wisconsin Triennial. His work has been written about in the New York Times and Art Forum and he has exhibited internationally including projects in the Tate Modern and Frieze Art Fair(London); Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and the Swiss Institute (New York); Angstrom Gallery and Ooga Booga (Los Angeles); Tokyo 101 Art Fair (Tokyo); Kölnischer Kunstverein (Cologne), Karma International (Zurich), Fredric Snitzer Gallery (Miami); The Suburban (Oak Park); Milwaukee Art Museum, Dean Jensen Gallery, and Small Space (Milwaukee) among others. In July of 2010 he will be attending Summer Studio Residency at the Sullivan Galleries in Chicago.

Thanks to the following artist’s for inspiring elements of this show: James Franklin, Katie Kraft, Nicholas Frank, Paul Stoelting, Peter Barrickman, Santiago Cucullu, Sara Clendenning, Sarah Luther, Scott Reeder, Stephanie Barber, Steve Wetzel, Tyson Reeder, and all artists who have worked with The Green Gallery. Thank you.

more info email:
Martha Johnson
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Contact email:
Contact name: Martha Johnson

Alumna’s web concept promotes ‘buy local’ for arts

The details… Alumna Valorie Schleicher ’01 (Sculpture) has started a new web-based art advocacy resource for artists and galleries with a goal of promoting local artists., whose tagline is “Artists Helping Artists Enriching Our Communities, “makes it easy for buyers to browse through and find an artist in any medium and directly contact them by way of their website, gallery representative, studio, or phone and e-mail,” Schleicher said.

Each artist’s portfolio (profile) has a headshot and samples of their work and is searchable by the medium through which they create. “It’s an easy way for buyers and lovers of art to find an artist that fits their needs and taste,” she explained.

The site also allows for users to search for needed services. “Say you have water damage to your plaster molding and need an artists servie?? to repair it, one simply has to click on artisan services and search by plaster repair. One result, for explain, is Orlandini’s Studio, a master plaster artisan,” Schleicher said.

The cost of the online portfolio is $20.00 per year and is discounted to $15.00 for MIAD alumni and $10 for students.

For more information visit

Contact email:
Contact name: Aaron Mayo

Tutoring is available this summer at MIAD.

The details… Tutoring is available in the Learning Resource Center MondayFriday (11:30 – 12:30) and by appointment. Please stop by the LRC for feedback on papers, questions on assignments, or help managing school work, summer jobs and commitments. The LRC staff is working all summer.
Contact email:
Contact name: jennifer crandall