Pop-Up Gallery event in Downtown Kenosha this Second Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pop-Up Gallery October, 11 2014


  • Suellyn Scoon; “Welcome to Kenosha!”
  • Jon Langford; Video Music and Artwork
  • The Immigration Experience Illustrated
  • KUSD Students artwork

WHAT: Pop-Up Gallery Exhibit
WHEN: 2nd Saturday – October 11, 2014; 6-9 PM
WHERE: Pop Up Gallery – 5715 6th Avenue – Downtown Kenosha

SUELLYN SCOON’s first studio was just 16 inches by 23 inches, about the size of a cutting board! In fact, that’s exactly what it was! an old wooden cutting board that she placed on her lap or propped up against anything that would stabilize it. It was portable, affordable, and the only thing available to an exhausted mother with four little boys. Over the years she had to adapt to many types of studies in cities and countries around the world, but they all have one thing in common with her cutting board studio: the ability to trigger my mind to enter a place of pure raw possibilities along with the unabashed joy that an artist alone in her studio experiences.

We are honored to be showing some of her earliest works of and this is a chance to own your own SCOON

JON LANGFORD, (Oct. 11, 1957) is a prolific and respected visual artist. His punk rock instincts and unparalleled draftsmanship come together in a painting style that is distinctive, engaging and challenging. His paintings appear on cd’s (his own and other’s), book covers, as well as beer bottles for the Dogfish Head Brewery. His multimedia music/spoken-word/video performance, “The Executioner’s Last Songs,” premiered at Alverno College in 2005, and has been performed in several other cities, including Austin. He illustrated the comic strip Great Pop Things under the pseudonym Chuck Death. Since 2005 he has co-hosted a weekly radio program, “The Eclectic Company,” broadcast on WXRT 93.1 in Chicago. He has contributed to NPR’s This American Life.

The Immigration Experience Illustrated is a collaborative exhibition featuring UW-Parkside Graphic Design Students, Gateway Graphic Design Students and Gateway English Language Learning Students on the concept of Immigration. This Image and Word project is a reflection on personal experiences or based on historical research on what Immigration looks like today.

This Pop-Up Gallery is being presented by ExposeKenosha.com in collaboration with the Kenosha Art Association and Kenosha P.L.A.N.T


Suellyn Scoon – Kenosha Pop-Up Gallery – October 11, 2014


“I was not aware that I was an artist until later in life when a car accident led me to figurative drawing.

During the long convalescence I wrote a children’s book and wanted to illustrate it. After recovery, I joined a life drawing class not realizing that meant working from a nude model. And so, out of what was a very destructive event, the most creative and fulfilling part of my life began.

From this unexpected class that was focused on the human figure, I began to see everything as a portrait; even a jar of tomatoes.

Inspiration comes to me from something seen. It triggers an intellectual response initially, but then becomes emotional when I begin to draw or paint.

My intention is to capture a particular moment in which the breath or the heat of the figure/object can be perceived by the viewer and reveals visually to them what could be called the soul. “

Suellyn Scoon Artwork will be available for sale at the Kenosha Pop-Up Gallery Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm (5715 Sixth Ave Downtown Kenosha)

Kenosha Cartooning Festival meets the Big Read


I’ll link the events at the end of this.

These shots were taken the department’s three galleries (all now featuring cartoon art), At the Freedom Of Expression: The “Subversiveness” of Comics, The Comics Code and Banning Books (www.facebook.com/events/273126496209546/?ref=22),

The Gallery Opening Reception and Artist Book Signing for “Incendiary Illustrations: Tim Hamilton’s Fahrenheit 451” (www.facebook.com/events/601587936624835/?ref=22)

And Al Capp: A Life To The Contrary, a talk from co authors Denis Kitchen and Michael Schumacher about the book they co-wrote (www.facebook.com/events/1459452081008488/).

And if you are interested in the Kenosha festival of Cartooning you should visit this link – www.facebook.com/events/1459452081008488/

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Annual Winter Juried Exhibition At the Anderson Arts Center

Anderson Arts Center Winter Juried Exhibit

Artists are invited to drop off entries on October 18 & 19th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Anderson Arts Center, 6603 Third Avenue, Kenosha. Cash awards of $200, $150 and $100 will be provided to the First, Second and Third place winners, as well as 5 Solo Shows in 2015.

The Selections & Awards Juror is Harry J. Wirth. He is an Emeritus Professor of Art and Design from Northern Illinois University. He has juried many art shows and competitions. His work has been featured in national and international venues. He currently paints watercolors and recently won First Place in Watercolor Wisconsin in 2012. His website is http://www.harrywirth.com.

Works submitted must be produced within the last three years. All art work must be for sale. Two works per artist may be submitted for $20.00 non-refundable entry fee. The Artists Prospectus contains all the details and can be found on the website: http://www.andersonartscenter.com

The Art Exhibition will open Sunday, November 9th at 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. featuring Holiday Exhibits and 4th Annual City-Wide Coloring Contest, and “Sparkle” by the Area Artists Group. The show will continue until January 4, 2015, open Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for free admission. For more information call 262-653-0481.

Four Gallery Openings at the UW-Parkside Galleries

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Thursday, September 25, 2014 will be a busy day for the UW- Parkside Art Galleries

  • “The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen”
    “Also Featuring: R. Crumb, Will Eisner, and Al Capp”
    Aug.1 – Oct. 10 | Fine Arts Gallery
    Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 25, 6-9 pm
    Panel Discussion: Thursday, Sept. 25, 2-3:30 pm
    Freedom of Expression: The “Subversiveness” Of Comics, The Comics Code, and Banning Books featuring Denis Kitchen, Scott Stantis, Tim Hamilton, Paul Buhle, George Hagenuer and Doug Singsen.
    Presentation by Denis Kitchen, Denis Kitchen, Life, Work, Art: 6:30-7:15pm
    Presentation by Denis Kitchen and Michael Schumacher, Al Capp: A Life To The Contrary: 7:30-8:30pm
    In collaboration with The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning this exhibition highlights the artwork and personal art collection of Denis Kitchen, underground cartoonist and pioneer of Kitchen Sink Press.
  • Local Underground Comics
    Aug. 1 – Sept. 30 | Foundation Gallery
    Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 25, 6-9 pm
    Featuring Local Talent: David Beyer’s graphic novel “Ballyhoo”, Jeff Moody’s music review comic strip “Stripwax”, Jerry Belland’s “Scott Walker in Hell” series and Kpolly’s “Fake A$$ Rappers.”
  • KUSD Takes On Comics
    Aug. 1 – Oct. 10 | Mathis Gallery
    Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 25, 6-9 pm
    Kenosha’s own Cartoonist John Hambrock creator of “The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee” will organize cartooning workshops at various Kenosha Unified High Schools. Students are then invited to present their comics in The Mathis Gallery during The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning.
  • Incendiary Illustrations: Tim Hamilton’s Fahrenheit 451Incendiary Illustrations: Tim Hamilton’s Fahrenheit 451
    Aug. 1 – Oct. 10 | Mathis Gallery
    Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 25, 6-9 pm
    Book Signing by Tim Hamilton: 6-9 pm
    In collaboration with The UW-Parkside Library and The Big Read 2014, The Emile Mathis Gallery presents original artwork by Tim Hamilton. Tim’s Graphic Novel is the authorized adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451

UW-Parkside Galleries are located at UW-Parkside in the new Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha WI 53141

Fifth House Ensemble concert at the Kenosha Public Museum

Featuring Melissa Snoza – flute, Jennifer Woodrum – clarinet and Eric Heidbreder – basson.

On Saturday, September 13, members of the Fifth House Ensemble presented a free performance of short musical selections at the Kenosha Public Museum.

The concert was sponsored by Kenosha Community Foundation to celebrate #CF100 – the 100th anniversary of the founding of the first community foundation in the United States.

Naomi Marie – BeExposed! to the Arts at Fusion – September 2014…

From “Mix It” Living Light School of Worship Benefit Concert 2014 at UW-Parkside

Swelling from a subtle harmony in the choir of current songwriters, Naomi Marie has developed a fresh and dynamic musical personality. From simple, light-hearted acoustic ballads to powerhouse piano-led performances, her voice uniquely captures a wide array of melodic expressions. Compiled with each song’s solid instrumental core, Naomi Marie writes with bold vulnerability and lyrical depth. Taking inspiration from sonnets and soulful jazz singers, this artist has serenaded audiences coast to coast in sidewalk cafes, old town pubs and city-best venues.

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BeExposed! to the Arts at Kenosha Fusion Performing Arts Space
Friday, September 19, 2014 – 6-9 pm

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Juan Becerra – BeExposed! to the Arts at Fusion – September, 2014

Juan Becerra

Juan Becerra says he is not an artist. He just paints for relaxation and enjoyment. He came to the United States from Jalisco, Mexico, 28 years ago and has lived in Kenosha for the last four years. Juan has a day job, and works with furniture on the side, but when he wants to relax, he paints beautiful pictures.

Juan began drawing pictures with colored pencils when he was 7 years old, and he has been creating works of art ever since. His pictures, which he paints with oils, is rich with color and depict the beauty of that which is natural – the trees, the flowers, the land, and its people. He paints not to sell his work, but just to relax – to calm his spirit. Through painting he is able to share the beauty of his homeland, the places he has seen, and the joy that this expression brings.

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BeExposed! to the Arts at Kenosha Fusion Performing Arts Space
Friday, September 19, 2014 – 6-9 pm

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Raining Mile – BeExposed! to the Arts at Fusion – September 2014…

Raining Mile

Raining Mile: a great group of five epic people. Matt Gierl, Annermarie Ryan, Josh Moser, Patrick and Drew Connolly make up this sweet musical group.

More than just four musicians, Raining Mile consists of stunning vocalist/ pianist Annemarie Ryan, guitarist/pianistvocalist Matt Gierl, guitarist/vocalist Drew Connolly, bassist Josh Moser, and drummer Patrick Connolly.

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BeExposed! to the Arts at Kenosha Fusion Performing Arts Space
Friday, September 19, 2014 – 6-9 pm

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5014 7th Ave
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140

Kaitlyn M. Ulmer’s Flarf Poetry – BeExposed! to the Arts at Fusion event…

Kaitlyn Ulmer

Kaitlyn M. Ulmer writes poetry because she has a short attention span. She enjoys stealing words and phrases from other places, and loves when people read too much into nonsensical verses. Most recently she has been published by the Southport Press, performed poetry at the Sipos and Young open mic, and participated in the Kenosha Writers’ Guild. Future projects include a series of found flarf poetry (look it up) and the never-ending search for a decent spoken word venue.

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BeExposed! to the Arts at Kenosha Fusion Performing Arts Space
Friday, September 19, 2014 – 6-9 pm

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5014 7th Ave
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140