Light Keeper’s Art Show & Sale
June 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pmAdmission – $10
A summer gathering of artists and collectors featuring the art of Julia Taylor and friends.
Please join the North Point Lighthouse and Museum for a special evening of art and conversation. Pastiche at Hotel Metro will serve hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary signature champagne cocktail.
Cash bar | Silent Auction
Julia Taylor, Watercolors
Growing up in a small farming community in Indiana, I learned to draw early in life. I earned spending money by sketching portraits at county fairs and illustrations in weekly papers. In college, my small stained glass business, The Vitreous Works, paid the rent every month. Graduating with an art minor in the middle of an economic crisis, I left my art behind for many years. Photography became a real passion. I worked with many mediums over the years from soldering, stained glass, welding, acrylic, pastels and always pencil sketching. It’s funny how I shied away from watercolor over the years because I thought it too difficult. In 2014, taking an afternoon watercolor class with a friend while on vacation created an affinity for the flow, the color and the glorious accidents of the water, the paint and the paper.
Katie Segel, Watercolors
Katie Segel is a watercolor artist specializing in dog portraits. She is married to Matt Liban drummer of Milwaukee band Five Card Studs. They have two children, Josie 10 and Owen 14 and live in Whitefish Bay.
Michael Dillon, Acrylic/Pencil
Michael Dillon, Creative director at McDill Design. Long time resident of the East Side. I work in acrylic and colored pencil, respectively, on water color paper. My other interests include food and wine, gardening and French.
Kathryn Dunn, Jewelry
Sugarbush Designs is Kathryn Dunn’s outlet for creative expressions in jewelry. Using precious, semi-precious stones and pearls the creations are inspired by palettes and textures of nature. And, on occasion, a whimsical cartoon character or event will inspire a new design! The jewelry is wearable for everyday and special occasions. Enjoy!
Kristin Hinrichs, Photography
Kristine Hinrichs has a long standing interest in photography. She has been documenting (primarily) Milwaukee life for six years via her Project 365 Facebook Project, posting at least one photo shot each day. Several local businesses display her work, notably the Pabst Theater in some of their dressing rooms. For the last year she has documented the restoration of the historic gaslight building in the Menomonee Valley. This Eischweiler designed tower and adjacent structure have been converted to City Lights Brewing Co. Her weekly photographs during the construction process provide documentation of the transformation of this historic building.
May Klisch, Watercolors
May Klisch’s journey from the Far East through the Pacific Rim to the American Midwest forms the wash upon which the tapestry of her life is painted. In her native Singapore, she had worked in public relations including four years at the Singapore Zoological Gardens; in Honolulu, Hawaii, she garnered a degree in Hospitality Management and in San Francisco she ran a boutique hotel and then worked in reinsurance with a Xerox subsidiary. She took what she thought would be only a year-long government relations position in Milwaukee in the cable industry in 1992 but soon met her future husband Russ Klisch at a beer event six months in; together they have nurtured two daughters (now aged 18 and 21) and his business, Lakefront Brewery. In the last 9 years, May had also been the Operations Manager of North Point Lighthouse. Now, along with her passion in the other creative arts (cooking, gardening, fiber design, jewelry, lamps, creative writing and event management), she has added a love for watercolors. She has most recently exhibited and sold her watercolor work at the MKE Swan Day at the Red Line Studio. No one is more surprised than she is that she now has a hand for watercolors; she attributes this development to inspiration by and encouragement from her talented artist friend Julia Taylor, and unconditional support from her husband, daughters, friends and family. Her subject matter, drawn mostly from nature, has at once an earthy and ethereal quality, often accompanied by a healthy side of whimsy.
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Parking: County Pavilion parking lot or on-street parking.
A portion of proceeds benefit the North Point Lighthouse.