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October 5th, 2012 - MARNsalon II: FREE MONEY

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October 5 through November 3, 2012

"Wishing Well"
Ginger Lucas

(September 24, 2012 – Milwaukee)

The second exhibition of the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network’s MARNSalon 2012/2013 exhibition series, opens Friday Oct. 5, 2012, (6-8pm) at the MARN Gallery (5407 W Vliet St, Milwaukee), and will run through Saturday Nov. 3. MARN will also host a public critique for the exhibition on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11am-2pm. All are welcome to attend and join the conversation. This exhibition is made possible in part by support from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary Nohl Fund.

In response to an exhibition purview posed by guest curator Michelle Grabner which addresses modes of instilling and assessing philosophical, functional, and monetary value in contemporary art and art practice, curatorial protege Ana Hansa-Ogren (under the mentorship of Jennifer Johung) has selected the work of four Milwaukee based artists whose practices address this line of inquiry through a diverse array of conceptual and formal means: Laci Coppins, Ginger Lukas, Ashley Morgan, and Eddie Villanueva.

About MARN and the MARNsalons Exhibition Series:
The MARNsalons Committee is comprised of Sara Daleiden, Ana Hansa-Ogren, Cynthia Henry, Jennifer Johung, and Jessica Steeber.  Through their work on the MARNsalons Exhibition Series, this group seeks to connect artists within the local and national art community by establishing relationships between creatives and professionals working in Milwaukee, Chicago, L.A., New York and beyond. Through engagement with the MARNsalons program artists are granted a valuable level of exposure and the chance to develop both creative and professional aspects of their practices.

MARN aims to strengthen and support the Milwaukee arts community by offering artists and art professionals opportunities to expand critical discourse and enliven development in art and curatorial practice on a local level, while engaging nationally recognized curators in a globally relevant dialogue.

Gallery Hours and info:
The MARN Gallery is located at 5407 W Vliet St and is open to the public Monday-Tuesday from 12-5pm, and Fridays from 12-6pm. FREE MONEY is on view Friday Sept 7- Saturday Sept 29, 2012. Free street side parking is available. The gallery is wheelchair accessible.