On Friday, Jan. 21, and Saturday, Jan. 22, widely collected visual artist Evelyn Patricia Terry will participate in the first of four annual Gallery Night and Day events for 2011. Terry is showing at two places, Cuvée Champagne/ Celebrations, a lounge and alternative gallery venue at 177 N. Broadway, 3rd Floor (above Artasia) and Peltz Gallery at 1119 East Knapp Street.
Terry’s one-person exhibition and reception on Friday night at Cuvée features moodbased abstract pastels and mixed media pieces, with a selection of additional miscellaneous artworks for reduced prices ($100 or less) from 5 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. The sale items are being offered Friday night only although the present solo-exhibition with many larger pastels continues.
Peltz Gallery is displaying Terry’s race-based figurative work in a group exhibition, “Visions, Voices, Viewpoints and Victories of African American Artists,” featuring more than 25 artists, curated by Della Wells. Friday, January 21, is the date of the opening reception from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Terry will be present, at Peltz Gallery, on Saturday, Gallery Day, for the French Breakfast from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Both exhibitions welcome new visitors along with seasoned patrons. Encouraging informative dialogue, artists will attend. They are willing to answer questions on both dates. Highly respected, Peltz Gallery represents artists with national reputations as well as regional and has been showing Terry’s work since its inception in the early 1990s. They have gradually added many emerging regional artists over the past several years.
Presented by the Historic Third Ward Association, Gallery Night and Day’s largest concentration of participating galleries is in the Third Ward. Even though this popular event is new to many residents, the 23-year-old quarterly Gallery Night and Day event has expanded to include many neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee, because of its growing popularity. For more information visit http://www.historicthirdward.org/events/gallerynight.php. Terry will answer inquiries at 414.212.3464, her Lincoln Center of the Arts studio. Peltz Gallery can be contacted at 414.223.4278.
Terry has been a professional artist since 1970. Passionate about her career and passing on knowledge, she can be retained as a lecturer, writer, curator, and workshop presenter for children and adults through her email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contracted with UW – Press, she is completing work on Permission to Paint, Please! – a manuscript that features the artwork and bios of over 200 African-American artists connected to Wisconsin from 1850 to 2000. Terry is a monthly contributor to the Portal Wisconsin blog. Go to http://portalwisconsin.wordpress.com and search for “Evelyn Patricia Terry” or visit Terry’s website at evelynpatriciaterry.com for images of her artwork.