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Take the chill off in local galleries
Winter/Spring Art Preview

Take the chill off in local galleries


Local galleries invite visitors to come in out of the cold and enjoy exhibits and other events:

Lemon Street Gallery, 4610 Sheridan Road

Through Jan. 26 The annual Warehouse Show, with discounts on items crafted by member artists. Opening reception is 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 11).

March 7 — Art Jam with the Krazines. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the Krazines will gather at Lemon Street Gallery. Participants will be invited to create work based on the theme “Women of Influence.” You may create art or writing about the suffragettes or any woman who has provided a positive influence on you or on the world-at-large. Participants should bring some favorite art and writing supplies. 10 a.m. to noon. Lemon Street will provide coffee and treats. The cost is $5 to help to cover the costs of printing the “zine.” For more information about the Krazines and its activities, send email to

Winter gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month, with receptions from 6 to 9 p.m. on Second Saturday. Call 262-605-4745 or visit

Re:Vision Gallery, 4625 Sheridan Road

While gallery founder Marjorie Meyer deals with a medical issue, artist Skräuss Khroma-Pop will be in the first-floor gallery doing live painting and running the gallery. He will also offer classes in the upstairs gallery, focusing on such subjects as video editing, freeing up your creative spirit, painting and cartooning.

The gallery’s art materials and furniture sale starts Saturday (Jan. 11) during Second Saturday, with refreshments available from 6 to 9 p.m. Items will be available at reduced prices.

Check the gallery’s Facebook page ( for updates.

ArtWorks Gallery, 4513 Sheridan Road

January — The gallery hosts its annual “1-by-1” show. The rules: The art, in any media, must be 1-inch-by-1-inch. The gallery provides boards to work on, and the pieces must be turned in by Jan. 10. The show opens Saturday (Jan. 11) with a Second Saturday Opening Reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Artists may submit up to three pieces.

February — The “Trump” exhibit. Here’s the scoop: The artworks submitted must be somehow related to Donald Trump. However, gallery owner Chet Griffith said, “I don’t care what your political affiliations are or what your message is. I do care that this is a public store that welcomes everyone. If you have an ax to grind, be clever in your subversion.” Opening reception is Feb. 8.

The gallery is also home to the Pencillarium, selling more than a hundred different kinds of pencils. Some are antiques, from 1980s Soviet pencils to Schwan Notabenes from the 1920s to Eagle Mikados, manufactured in the United States before World War II. Others are new pencils, including the extremely popular Blackwing pencils.

“The Blackwings are the gateway drug to pencils,” Griffith told the Kenosha News in a December 2017 Pencillarium feature.

It’s hard to explain what makes these pencils so alluring. Some are completely round, some hexagonal. Some are coated with enamel; others are bare wood. Some are skinny, some are fat. Some have hard tips while others make soft lines. As a practical matter, a very nice pencil often stays sharper longer and can be more comfortable to hold.

“You don’t realize your pencil is good or bad until you’ve had a good one,” Griffith said.

For more ArtWorks information, call 262-652-5911.

The Johnson Gallery of Art, Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Drive

Feb. 6-March 6 — “Well Heeled.” This playful group exhibit pivots lightly around the concept of the shoe, as a foundation to traverse issues of class, gender, fashion, sport, and more. Curated by Dana Bassett, Chicago-based writer, curator and executive producer of the Bad@Sports art podcast, the exhibition features an ensemble of transcontinental artists. Opening reception is 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6.

March 18-April 17 — “The Archive and the Repertoire.” This exhibit brings together new work by Chicago artists Iris Bernblum and Karolina Gnatowski. It was curated by Lekha Waitoller, the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibition manager, and came about due to a monthlong road trip across the U.S. the three of them shared. Opening reception is 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 26.

March 25-April 4 — Annual Student Art Show. This exhibit, in the college’s Visual and Performing Arts Lab, features works submitted by Carthage art students. Pieces are judged on quality, creativity and variety of media. Students selected to be featured in the gallery are eligible to win awards, including Best of Show and a special Purchase Award. Opening reception is 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 26.

April 25-May 2 and May 9-May 16 — Senior Exhibitions. These exhibits, in the college’s Visual and Performing Arts Lab, feature works submitted by graduating art majors for their Studio Art Thesis projects. Opening reception for April 25-May 2 exhibit is 1 to 4 p.m. April 25; for the second show, the reception is 1 to 4 p.m. May 9.

The gallery is located on the Carthage College campus, 2001 Alford Park Drive, just south of A.F. Siebert Chapel. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (plus 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays) and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call 262-551-5853 or visit Admission is free to the shows and to the opening receptions.

UW-Parkside galleries, 900 Wood Road

The Fine Arts Gallery:

Through Jan. 24 — “Kuroshio” by Milwaukee-based photographer Kevin Miyazaki and “Dream Believer” by Los Angeles-based painter Esther Pearl Watson. The two artists, Watson and Miyazaki, are “linked by their investigations into personal history, laced with a sense of nostalgia, melancholy and Americana,” according to show organizers.

February-April — “Loose History” by artist Deb Sokolow

April-July — Works by Carlotta Miller and Hans Haberger

Foundation Gallery:

February-March — Intercollegiate Exchange Exhibition

May-April — “Redacted Rubbings” exhibit

April-May — “Senior Showcase” exhibit

Mathis Gallery:

February-March — Works by Sky Hopinka

April — Scholarship Recipient Exhibition

The galleries are on the D-1 level of the university’s Picken Center. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday (subject to change). For more information, call 262-595-2342 or visit and input the keyword “galleries.”

Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave.

Through Feb. 25 — “Oneida Traditions — Voices of the Onayote’a-ka.” The museum exhibit features original artworks by Oneida artists Karen Ann Hoffman and Dawn Dark Mountain.

Jan. 28-March 16 — “Frida Kahlo’s Garden.” This exhibit will take visitors inside Casa Azul, the private world of this world-renowned Mexican painter.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 262-653-4140.

The Pollard Gallery, 514 56th St.

Through Feb. 29 — The gallery is showcasing its annual Photography and Digital Arts Show, open to all photography. The opening reception is 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 11). Also, the gallery will continue to display photography and art depicting “Kenosha Winter” on the east wall.

Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The gallery is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Second Saturdays. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 262-657-7529.

KAAleidoscope Gallery, 5615 Seventh Ave.

For information, visit

DeBerge’s Framing and Gallery, 2008 63rd St.

The business features framing, art, jewelry, handbags, home decor, eco-friendly frames and jewelry. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call 262-654-2032 or visit


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