The Burren

Recent Works By
Terrence Coffman

July 31 - October 11
Opening Reception Friday, July 31 / 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Following a tradition of exhibiting among the best in Wisconsin art, the Charles Allis Art Museum presents an exhibition of recent works by Terrence James Coffman, whose submission Angel 1 was awarded grand prize at the museum’s 2014 Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now.  That painting returns to the Allis, alongside two additional canvases that complete an artist’s “triptych”.

Coffman’s Angels and Landscapes series, so-called because of the figure-like formations that emerged, unplanned, out of his material- and process-driven approach, and other large-scale paintings will be on view in the Great Hall, with a selection of other recent works on display in the second-floor galleries.  Coffman’s memory and experiences of places and landscapes inspire and inform his paintings of them.  His experience of the Burren of Ireland, where Coffman was in residency at its College of Art in 2011, has proved a fount of inspiration for his work.  The colors, textures and brushstrokes of these paintings evoke, but also invent, nostalgia and memory of the Burren, Galway Bay and the small fishing village of Ballyvaughan.

Image Credit: Terrence Coffman, The Burren #17, 2013, Oil on canvas, 44 x 44 inches, Courtesy of Tory Folliard Gallery.




Takbon Print Workshop

Saturday, October 10
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
2:30 to 4:00 p.m.


Paper Pattern Carving (Jeonji) Workshop

Sunday, October 11
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Workshops are held at the Charles Allis Art Museum
in conjunction with the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum's exhibition New Hanji: A Korean Paper Making Tradition Re-Imagined

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Movie Time

Milwaukee film historian Dale Kuntz presents selections from his rare collection of classic films from the 30s and 40's. Films are shown on 16mm, reel-to-reel film. Most of these cinematic treasures are not available on DVD so don't miss this opportunity to see these films in their original glory on the big screen. Prior to each screening, Dale fascinates the audience with his knowledge of film history, giving the inside scoop on each film, including bizarre details about the stars and clues to help the audience spot little oddities that ended up in the film instead of on the cutting room floor.

A Tribute to Alexander Korda

  • Oct 7 - The Ghost Goes West - 1936 - Robert Donat, Jean Parker, Eugene Pallete, Elsa Lanchester
  • Oct 21 - Fire Over England - 1937 - Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Flora Robson, Raymond Massey
  • Nov 4 - Knight Without Armor - 1937 - Marlene Dietrich, Robert Donat, Herbert Lom, Miles Malleson
  • Nov 18 - The Thief of Baghdad - 1940 - Sabu, John Justin, June Duprez, Conrad Viedt, Rex Ingram
  • Dec 2 - Dale's Chirstmas Special- Musical songs from Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Judy Garland plus three versions of Silent Night and a short Christmas concert by the Vienna Boys Choir.


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