Seeing the Light

Seeing the Light
October 17 - January 11, 2015

Opening Reception
Friday October 17 / 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Members Only Preveiw 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Seeing the Light explores Plein Air painting through the works of nine prominent Wisconsin artists. Each artist demonstrates their ability to play with light in their own unique way while painting outdoors. Focusing on architecture, street scenes or landscapes, these nine artists celebrate the beauty found in Wisconsin. Join us for a contemporary look at Wisconsin Plein Air painting, by our very own. Seeing the Light features the work of Lori Beringer, Matt Holt, Shelby Keefe, Tom Kubala, Darron Lillian, Kyle Martin, Mary Ulm Mayhew, Tim Nachreiner, and Bonnie Paruch.



Opera On Tap

Opera On Tap: Local Composers II
Tuesday, October 28 / 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Singers: Kirstin Roble, Henry Hammond, Scott Pullen, Julianne M. Frey, and more.
Composers: Daron Hagen, Zachary Green, Nathan Wesselowski, Ayesu Lartey, Samuel Rodewald
Check the Villa Terrace Website for updates on special guests and musicians.
$10 suggested donation.


Van Gogh Live

Van Gogh Live
Saturday, October 25 / 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Artist, author, playwright and 2014 Forward Grand Prize Winner Terrence James Coffman brings his play, Van Gogh Live to the Charles Allis Art Museum during its Plein Air exhibition opening October 17 and running through January 11. This one-night performance, based on Coffman’s fictional book of missing Van Gogh journals, is a riveting and emotional glimpse into the torment and ecstasy of Vincent’s life. The audience experiences the complicated life of this lonely man as Coffman examines his obsessions, madness, and love of art and humanity and is given the chance to question Van Gogh at the end of the evening. Watch to discover two local persons you might know filling the cameo roles of a minister and a French prostitute. Coffman’s book will be available for purchase with part of book sales going to support CAVT. Admission is $25 in advance/$30 at the door. Call Ann at 414 278 8295 x5 or email


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.

Remembering World War I

  • Oct 8 - Rasputin and the Empress - 1932 - Ethel, John and Lionel Barrymore, Ralph Morgan
  • Oct 8 - Suez - Tyrone Power Centennial Event - See above for more info
  • Oct 22 - Waterloo Bridge - 1940 - Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Virginia Field, Maria Ouspenskaya
  • Nov 12 - Smilin' Through - 1941 - Jeanette MacDonald, Gene Raymond, Brian Aherne, Ian Hunter
  • Nov 26 - Remember the Day - 1941 - Claudette Colbert, John Payne, Anne Revere, John Shepperd

    Annual Christmas Movie

  • Dec 10 - The Bishop's Wife - 1947 - Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley, James Gleason, Gladys Cooper


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