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Celebrating 100 years…

February 4, 2011

Guildess is in the midst of planning for an upcoming workshop. More details to come…

In the meantime, we would like to highlight an exhibition that opens tomorrow:

The Charles Allis: 100 YEARS

The Centennial Exhibition of the Charles Allis Mansion

Opens Friday, February 4, 2011

The Charles Allis: 100 Years features dynamic, multi-sensory installations that invite the viewer to experience the Charles Allis Mansion as never before.  Created by six Wisconsin artists, the exhibition is part celebration of the Mansion’s Centennial and part re-interpretation of the collection, the history of the building, and the space within.

Participating artists: Reginald Baylor, Carol Emmons, Gary Gresl, Martha Glowacki, Alexander Boyes, and Ashley Morgan

Carol Emmons layers historic imagery with contemporary objects, blurring the concepts of value and “taste” in the Marble Hall.  Gary Gresl juxtaposes rough hewn beams and farm equipment against the refined surrounding of the Library while Ashley Morgan’s treatment of the dining room portrays a space devoid of function, haunted by former events.  Reggie Baylor examines Milwaukee’s industrial and social history, transforming the sitting room with visual symbols taken from the language of statistics.  Martha Glowacki and Alexander Boyes’ collaboration interprets Charles Allis’ bedroom as a place where the dream to collect and possess objects intermingles with the hum of manufacturing.

The exhibitions will rotate between February 4 and November 13, 2011, during which time the Allis will unveil rare and previously unseen works from their collection.

Opening reception: Friday, February 4   5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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