Staring at an empty-screened MacBook and thinking about this year-end column, I got a text from artist and writer Nicholas Frank: “Tea @ 3?”
I welcomed the distraction and Frank’s perspective, so I tapped out “Sure” and headed to Alterra. I ran into artist Tom Bamberger there, too. I was overdue for a trip to his studio, I told him, and wanted to see his new work, a commission for the Cleveland Museum of Art.
With 2012 in mind, Frank and I covered a lot of ground. We talked about the fate of certain galleries, exhibits we liked, a book Bamberger had recommended.
A little later, Debra Brehmer and I met at The Hotel Foster for catch-up cocktails, which arrived in antique glasses. We chatted about art we'd been looking at and her recently expanded gallery. Nearby, on a plump couch in the corner, were artists Reginald Baylor and Heidi Witz. They stopped over and filled us in on Plaid Tuba, their incubator for creatives, which is moving into a new space.
Read the full article at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.