The Mary L. Nohl Fellowship may be the best thing that ever happened to our art community. It offers substantial support directly to individual artists who are selected by curators from outside the region. Named for the late artist whose bequest made it possible, the fellowship is not funding for a study or research or some nebulous initiative. It is real cash for great artists, plain and simple.
And every year, the fruits of this fellowship go on view at Inova, 2155 N. Prospect Ave. This year's exhibit - the ninth - opens Friday with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m.
The exhibit features work by the three artists who won in the established category, Nicolas Lampert, Brad Lichtenstein (see item about Lichtenstein's film "As Goes Janesville" at the Milwaukee Film Festival) and Sonja Thomsen. The exhibit also features work by the three artists and one team who won in the emerging category, Richard Galling, Hans Gindlesberger, Sarah Luther and the American Fantasy Classics collective, which is Brittany Ellenz, Liza Pflughoft, Alec Regan and Oliver Sweet.
Read the full article at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.