RAINN in the Atrium

“RAINN Day is RAINN’s annual campaign to raise awareness and fight against sexual violence on college campuses.” In the atrium are many umbrellas artfully decorated by students.  Besure to stop by look at the artwork, read the literature, and think about how you can prevent sexual violence.


Black Rock Collective 101 Opening – Show ends September 17th

BRC 101 had a great turn out for the opening reception with music by Kid Cut Up and food by UWM Catering.  Here are some photos of the event by Craig Shimala.

BRC 101 | Threadless Gallery

BRC 101 | Threadless Gallery

BRC 101 | Threadless Gallery - Speedy

BRC 101 | Threadless Gallery- Tees

BRC 101 | Threadless Gallery - Observing

ROLLINKUNZ! In the Atrium

Rollin Kunz is a drawer, digital manipulator, game maker and more.  His electrifying colors, detailed lines, and wild imagination will be up in the atrium until September 17th so make sure to visit!  Check out his website for more images than you can handle at www.rollinkunz.com.

Black Rock Collective 101 Show Opening Tonight! 5 – 8 pm

Come join us at our first opening of the semester for artwork by the Black Rock Collective and music by Kid Cut Up.

The Black Rock Collective 101

August 30 – September 17

Opening Reception: Friday, September 3, 2010, 5-7 pm

The Black Rock Collective is an international group of artists with varying backgrounds and styles.  The collective is made up of the original artists and designers for the popular website http://www.threadless.com, an online design community.  BRC-101 features work of 20 members, exploring the history of the Black Rock Collective.

Artists include: Jan Avendano (Toronto, Canada), Zeptonn Groningen (Netherlands), Julia Heglund (Madison, WI), Aaron Hogg (New Zealand), Manos Lakoutsis (Greece), Steve Lefcourt (Vermont), MAKI (Netherlands), Lee Norris (OH), Adrienne Pitts (London, England), Blair Sayer (Australia), Alex Solis (Milwaukee, WI), Jared Stumpenhorst (Chicago, IL), Chris Thornley (Manchester, UK), Philip Tseng (San Diego, CA), Andy Walker (New York, NY), Craig Watkins (CA), Joe Van Wetering (Chicago, IL), Justin White (CA), Priscilla Wilson (San Luis Obispo, CA), and Ross Zietz (Chicago. IL).

George Goundie Memorial Scholarship Exhibition and Silent Auction opens July 9th!

From July 9th through July 23, the UWM Union Art Gallery will host the Biennial Goundie Memorial Scholarship Exhibition and Silent Auction.  All art work in the exhibition will be available for purchase through silent auction-style bidding.  The opening reception will be held from 5-8pm on Friday, July 9th. The closing of the auction will be at 8:00pm on Friday, July 23rd.

This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Professor Emeritus George Goundie and is a silent auction to raise money for student scholarships in the Peck School of Arts Sculpture Department.  In George Goundie’s 26 years of distinguished service at UWM, he served as Chairman of the Art Department, Chairman of the Knapp Bequest Committee, a member of the Faculty Senate and the former UW System Faculty Assembly.  He also served on a wide variety of arts councils and exhibited extensively in major regional and nation exhibitions.

This exhibition will include a variety of artworks in various mediums with all pieces being available for purchase through a silent auction held concurrent with the show dates.  Artist contributors include some of PSOA’s finest faculty—past and present—and art students.  All proceeds will benefit the George Goundie Memorial Scholarship Fund.  These scholarships are awarded to UWM students pursuing sculpture in the Department of Visual Art.

Gallery Hours are Monday through Wednesday 12-5pm, Thursday 12-7pm and Friday through Saturday 12-5pm.  The gallery is located on the Campus Level of the Union in room W199.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery (UAG) is an art space dedicated to the exhibition of diverse, contemporary art.  The UAG presents a broad range of visual art by exhibiting work in all mediums by local, regional, and national emerging and established artists.  In addition, the Union Art Gallery prides itself on being an accessible space for UWM student artists to exhibit and learn.  For more information, visit us online at http://www.unionartgallery.uwm.edu.

UAG Permanent Collection on its way

We have begun documenting all the work in our Permanent Collection and will make it available for viewing the complete archive online!  Updates coming soon.

In the Atrium – Leeann Wacker

For the next couple of weeks we have several beautiful artworks by Leeann Wacker including paintings and an interactive piece.  You’ve got to see this show, but in case you’re already on summer vacation in the Galapagos Islands here are some photos of the show:

In The Atrium – Synthesized Meaning: Hyperreality

In the atrium we have a show from one of UWM’s Digital Art class curated by Amelia Hernandez.  Here are some samples from the show, be sure to check it out!

37th Annual Juried Art Show Opens tonight! 5-8pm

This year’s 37th Annual Juried Art Show at the UWM Union Art Gallery has some fantastic artwork from students as far as Whitewater!  We hope to see you at the opening tonight, but in case you can’t here are details on the show:

Juried Exhibition: 37th Annual Juried Show

April 22 – May 21

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 22,

In this year’s 37th Annual Juried
Art Exhibition, Milwaukee student
artists present work in a variety
of mediums. This exhibition will
be juried by local art
professionals who will award
prizes to exhibiting artists. This
exciting annual event showcases
the best work of local emerging
student artists

Some information on the jurors:

Della Wells is a nationally recognized artist whose work is shown in Europe and throughout the United States. She is the president and founder of the artists’ advocacy group ABEA (African American Artists Beginning to Educate Americans about African American Art).

Fold artist Jose Chavez’s work has been exhibited at the Mexican Fine Arts Museum in Chicago, Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. He is on the Board of Directors at Redline Milwaukee and serves on the Education and Public Programs Committee at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Steve Vande Zande received an MS in the area of leadership with emphasis in the arts from Banks Street College of Education in conjunction with the Parsons New School for Design. he is the President of Redline Milwaukee and an education programmer for the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Atrium – Humboldt Park School: Decline of the Honeybee | Environmental Impact

This collaborative work was created by students from Humboldt Park School as a part of RedLine Milwaukee’s Published Program. Students studying the environmental and social impact of the disappearance of the honey bee, visited Growing Power and RedLine over 5 field trips themed on this topic. During four visits to RedLine they created this silkscreen multi media piece to reinforce the schools curriculum and raise social awareness of the mysterious affliction of Colony Collapse Disorder.

Help the Honey Bee | Seed Pouches:

You can help fight the decline of the honey bee by taking one of the seed packets in the atrium to plant were you live. By providing wild flowers for bees, you can help insure their survival.