"Remember" is a small group show celebrating the Special People, Places and Things we just can't forget! Based on the memorable people and places lovingly etched in our memory.
The amazing grouping of notable and well-recognized Milwaukee artists include Colleen Kassner, Phil Kassner, Janet Roberts, Patrick Doughman, Darlene (Lolly) Wesenberg Rzezotarski, and Gary John Gresl. Individually, these artists dance in similar circles, but collectively assembled they present an even deeper and more colorful perspective of growing up and inhaling the cultural dimensions of southeast Wisconsin and its rich historic heritage.
Featuring over a years worth of new work by Colleen Kassner, her fascination with time and place inspired these current explorations. “Ghosts of Goldmann’s” (Department Store) located on Mitchel Street in Milwaukee was the springboard for her current oeuvre, “Nostalgia”. Themes include a 1955 West Bend parade; Bohemian Milwaukee; a popular lunch counter, a historic carousel, a smoky night-club, an endangered theater, etc.
Kassner states, "When we are all gone, when our children’s children are gone, we become memory. We become timeless."
(Hey, can we side-chat for just a second? The Gallery of Wisconsin Art prides itself in the shows we've assembled to date. Honestly I have to say, this one is truly extra, extra special! Please do not miss it!)
Opening Reception is Saturday Sept 8, 4-7pm. Come and meet all of these amazing artists!