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Artist Talk with gallery artist, Melissa Dorn Richards

You are invited to spend an evening with gallery artist, Melissa Dorn Richards.

Melissa will be talking about her work currently on exhibit as part of Inaugural at FJG.

Melissa Dorn Richards works between painting and sculpture. She draws from common everyday objects, things often over-looked or past by, as subject matter and infuses them with humor and expressive color. Dorn Richards is a Milwaukee-based artist, who holds a BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. A practicing artist for 20 years, she is represented by Frank Juarez Gallery in Wisconsin.

Her work can be found in many corporate collections including Tax-Air, Northwestern Mutual, Mandel Group, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, Littler Mendelson and Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

Select exhibitions include: Detroit Biennale, Museum of New Art; Wisconsin Artists Biennial, Museum of Wisconsin Art; Preservatif, Stockholm Gallery; Forward 2014, Charles Allis Art Museum; Up, Down!, River Edge Gallery; Moving Mountains, Frank Juarez Gallery; Schematic, UW-Sheboygan; Eight Counties, John Michael Kohler Arts Center; Art Chicago and Aqua Art Miami, Hotcakes Gallery.

Dorn Richards is also active in the local arts community through her work co-chairing the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) advisory council and as a board director and previous lead artist for Artworks for Milwaukee. Her newest adventure is as co-managing director of Material Studios + Gallery, a space for artists to create, produce and develop their entrepreneurial practice.

5:00 pm17:00

Reception for Dale Knaak: Angle of Incidence

Dale Knaak's work focuses on still life objects. Specifically, how light illuminates different surfaces. Knaak had few preconceived ideas or thoughts of what it was he wanted to do for this show. The paintings directed his choices. Light, shadow and surface quality confined to the interior boundaries of the painting and a narrow timeline, were his only limitations.

This work is the culmination of hours of solitary observation. Through the control of light, the arrangement of the objects and the making of his own paint Knaak immersed himself in the process. The drawing, perspective, application and subtraction of paint and color all hold equal importance in the end results.

5:00 pm17:00

Reception for Street Artists of Milwaukee

This exhibition will feature the works of artists who have participated in Black Cat Alley, the Bay View Street Canvas Project, and other public art installations around the city of Milwaukee. Street art is much a part of our daily lives as any type of art. This show will feature a diversity offering in different types of street art. Also, one artist will be selected to produce on on-site mural measuring 8 feet x 8 feet at the gallery.

Street Artists of Milwaukee will be co-curated by Frank Juarez & Stacey WIlliams-Ng from Wallpapered.city.