Video and Reception Photos: Indiana Green 2019 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center

Indiana Green 10 Year Anniversary

Video by Robby Antonio Alcazar of RAA Films. Follow @raafilms

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Photos courtesy of Pat Ryan

Row 1:Melissa Dorn, Frank Juarez
Row 2: Lisa Wicka, Christine Style, Jessica Zalewski, Michael Kautzer, Sara Risley, Ann Baer, Christian Sis, Eddee Daniel, Erica Huntzinger, Nina Ghanbarzadeh
Row 3: Jeff Redmon, Kate Schaffer, Tiffany Knopow, Christopher Willey, Nirmal Raja, Jenie Gao, Rafael Francisco Salas, Dean Valadez, Tony Conrad
Row 4: Todd Mrozinski, John Kowalczyk, Jared Patton Plock, Serena Weits, Cristian Andersson, Kendra Bulgrin, Jaymee Harvey Willms, Dara Larson, Pamela Anderson, Kay Jelinek
Row 5: Brandon Minga, Daniel Fleming, Ariana Huggett, Chris Niver, Dale Knaak, Dave Watkins, Sara Willadsen

On July 31st, Indiana Green celebrated its 10th Year Anniversary at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. This exhibition runs through August 25, 2019.

Indiana Green is an annual group exhibition featuring 2-D and 3-D works by artists living and working in Wisconsin.

The first Indiana Green was organized by Frank Juarez in 2010 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and featured artists from IL and WI. What was suppose to be a one-time exhibition slowly grew into 10 years of working with amazing artists. In 2016, the focus has transitioned to exhibiting and working with Wisconsin artists.

Indiana Green introduces a diverse body of work by artists working from paintings to mixed media, sculpture to printmaking, and installation to photography. This exhibition features works that are meaningful and significant today in Wisconsin's contemporary art landscape. This exhibition is co-curated by Melissa Dorn and Frank Juarez. Organized by the Frank Juarez Gallery.

Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62N546 Washington Ave, Cedarburg, WI 53012. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm. 


Reception Photos

Indiana Green Celebrates its 10th Year Anniversary at the Cedarburg Cultural Center

Today we installed this summer’s Indiana Green Exhibition at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. A huge thanks to Jason Van Roo, Lisa Wicka, Serena Weits, and Melissa Dorn for helping with the installation. This exhibition celebrates the work of 48 artists that Melissa and Frank have worked with since the beginning.

Artists featured in the 2019 10th Year Anniversary Exhibition are: Pamela Anderson (Milwaukee), Cristian Andersson (Appleton), Ann Baer (Milwaukee), Brandon Bauer (De Pere), Reginald Baylor (Milwaukee), Kendra Bulgrin (Algoma), Rory Burke (Milwaukee), Tony Conrad( Appleton), Eddee Daniel (Wauwatosa), Michael Davidson (Milwaukee), Melissa Dorn (Milwaukee), Daniel Fleming (Milwaukee), Jenie Gao (Madison), Nina Ghanbarzadeh (Milwaukee), Ariana Huggett (Milwaukee), Erica Huntzinger (Sheboygan), Kay Jelinek (Sheboygan), Michael Kautzer (Sussex), Dale Knaak (Sheboygan), Tiffany Knopow (Burlington), John Kowalczyk (Milwaukee), Dara Larson (Milwaukee), Trent Miller (Madison), Brandon Minga (Milwaukee), Todd Mrozinski (Milwaukee), Rob Neilson (Appleton), Chris Niver (Milwaukee), Mary Overman (Portland, Oregon), Kendall Polster (Milwaukee), Jared Patton Plock (Milwaukee), Nirmal Raja (Milwaukee), Jeff Redmon (Milwaukee), Sara Risley (Milwaukee), Darrell Roberts (Chicago, Illinois), Rafael Francisco Salas (Ripon), Kate Schaffer (Milwaukee), ChristianSis (West Allis), Christine Style (Green Bay), Dean Valadez (Milwaukee), Allison Wade (Chicago, Illinois), Dave Watkins (Milwaukee), Serena Weits (Milwaukee), Lisa Wicka (Green Bay), Chuck Wickler (Waukesha), Sara Willadsen (Sheboygan Falls), Chris Willey (Milwaukee), Jaymee Harvey Willms (Slinger), and Jessica Zalewski (Milwaukee).

Join us on Wednesday, July 31st from 6-8pm for our opening reception.

Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62N546 Washington Ave, Cedarburg, WI 53012

Installation Photos

Reception for SPARK: A Material Studios Exhibition at the Frank Juarez Gallery

Thank you so much for joining us for the opening reception of SPARK: A Material Studios Exhibition. We had such a fabulous turn out. This exhibition features new work by Pamela Anderson, Nina Ghanbarzadeh, Clare Jorgensen , Nirmal Raja. Bela Suresh Roongta, Alan Thompson-Wallace and is curated by Barbara O’Brien.

SPARK is an exhibition with an inventive and ambitious origin and goal. Curator Barbara O’Brien, who moved to Milwaukee in May 2018 from Kansas City where she served as Executive Director (2012-17) and Director of Exhibitions and Collections (2009-12) at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. She was invited to curate an exhibition that featured artists from the Material Studio. Selections were based on studio visits where each artist was invited to share one work with O’Brien that was on the “leading edge” of their practice. Six artists were selected to meet with O’Brien over the next year as they develop this new work for SPARK. “What a marvelous welcome to Milwaukee,” said O’Brien. “The dialog between artist and curator will undoubtedly generate surprise and excitement not only for me, but also for the artists and visitors to the exhibition.”

SPARK: A Material Studios Exhibitions runs through August 31, 2019.

SPARK: A Material Studios Exhibition at the Frank Juarez Gallery

“SPARK: A Material Studios Exhibition”

July 13 – August 31, 2019

Frank Juarez Gallery

207 E. Buffalo Street, Sixth Floor

Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Press Release

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - The Frank Juarez Gallery is pleased to present "SPARK: A Material Studios Exhibition”, an exhibition featuring new work by Pamela Anderson, Nina Ghanbarzadeh, Clare Jorgensen, Nirmal Raja, Bela Roongta, andAlan Thompson-Wallace. 

SPARK is an exhibition with an inventive and ambitious origin and goal. Curator Barbara O’Brien, who moved to Milwaukee in May 2018 from Kansas City where she served as Executive Director (2012-17) and Director of Exhibitions and Collections (2009-12) at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. She was invited to curate an exhibition that featured artists from the Material Studio. Selections were based on studio visits where each artist was invited to share one work with O’Brien that was on the “leading edge” of their practice. Six artists were selected to meet with O’Brien over the next year as they develop this new work for SPARK. “What a marvelous welcome to Milwaukee,” said O’Brien. “The dialog between artist and curator will undoubtedly generate surprise and excitement not only for me, but also for the artists and visitors to the exhibition.”

This exhibition runs from July 23 – August 31, 2019, with areception on July 13 from 5-8pm. The Frank Juarez Gallery is located at 207 E. Buffalo Street, Ste. 600, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202. 

Pamela Anderson is known for bold, colorful strokes and gestural movement, Milwaukee, Wisconsin – artist, Pamela Anderson, brings a modern dimension to her Abstract works. She applies paint in vibrant colors, allowing creations to emerge spontaneously. Her paintings and sculptures are untitled which allows her work to be experienced with open interpretation by the viewer.  She is a full-time artist, an Affiliate and Co-Managing Director of Material Studios + Gallery. She was awarded the title of Pfister Artist in Residence for the 2016-2017 Artist-in-Residence Program at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Born and raised in Tehran, Iran Nina Ghanbarzadeh transplanted in Wisconsin in 2001. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from UWM with a focus in fine art and graphic design in 2013. She is also a teaching artist and has been involved in many workshops, lectures and presentations. 

Clare Jorgensen, a Milwaukee artist, works in encaustic and cold wax.  Her work evokes imagination and her subject matter is socially informed. Jorgensen has participated in a number of exhibitions in Milwaukee, Algoma, Cedarburg, Elkhart Lake, and Chicago. She is a 2018 Finalist for the Pfister Hotel AIR Program. 

Nirmal Raja received a BA in India, a BFA at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and an MFA at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She has been a mentor at Redline Milwaukee and continues to mentor artists through the Milwaukee Artists Resource Network. Her art practice is inter-disciplinary and conceptual exploring themes of memory, identity and transience.   

Taking pen to paper Bela Suresh Roongta draws in the tradition of henna, the ancient east-Indian art of her ancestors.  A self-taught artist, she plays with lines and the spaces in between capturing the complexities of our past, the times we live in and the human spirit.  

Alan Thompson-Wallace is an award winning British mixed media figurative artist, Co-owner of Saxon Wallace Gallery inside Material Studios, Public sculpture artist including Beasties on Parade at Milwaukee Zoo and organizer, host, curator, teacher, theater set artist, and exhibitor for various art events across the world. 

Barbara O’Brien is a curator, educator, and museum leader with a national reputation and an impressive record of accomplishments. “I have dedicated my career to being an advocate for the art and artists of our time,” she shared. “’What’s next?’ is the question that motivates my curatorial practice. Beauty and form can bring us into dialog with the ideas and cultural landscape of our time.” 

O’Brien joined the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art as curator in 2009 where she developed the museum’s traveling exhibition program and oversaw the production of important exhibitions and related catalogs. Prior to joining the Kemper, she was an assistant professor of art at Simmons College in Boston, where she was also director of the college’s Trustman Art Gallery and head of its arts administration program. From 2003-06 she was editor-in-chief of Art New England magazine and from 1990-2001 was director of the gallery and visiting artist program at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts. A native of Bonner Springs, Kansas, O’Brien earned a master’s degree in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design, and holds bachelor’s degrees in women’s studies and journalism from the University of Kansas.
The Frank Juarez Gallery is committed to supporting artists working in painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation, and mixed media works. We aim to create an accessible, educational, and engaging exhibition space for our artists, audience, and the Milwaukee community. The Frank Juarez Gallery exhibits and promotes the work of artists who value innovation, technical discipline and artistic excellence in their chosen medium. 

For further information on the exhibition,"SPARK: A Material Studio Exhibition”,please email frankjuarezgallery@gmail.com or call 920.559.7181.   

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Reception Photos - Dual Nature Exhibition at the Frank Juarez Gallery

Thank you for joining us for our reception. Dual Nature runs until May 11, 2019. 


Mark your calendars: Milwaukee Gallery Night & Day, April 26 & 27. We will have special hours on Friday, April 26th from 6-9pm and Saturday, April 27th from 11am-4pm. At 2pm we will have an artist talk with Tony Conrad. Click here to RSVP.

Gallery is open on Saturdays, 11-4pm and by appointment at 920.559.7181. 

In “Dual Nature,”the works of Tony Conrad and Clint Fulkerson clearly share an affinity to pattern as they reference various complex visual systems inspired by nature both physically and metaphorically. More importantly, the paintings and drawings in this exhibition are telling of two artists heavily concerned with process. Conrad’s pattern centric paintings exhibit a relentless commitment to the making and remaking of seemingly similar marks while evoking the nature of meditative states. Fulkerson’s hypnotic detailed disc drawings are influenced by science, math, and systems of organization which manifest a curiosity of an ever-evolving world. 

The Frank Juarez Gallery is located at 207 E. Buffalo Street, Ste. 600, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202. 

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