April 19, 2009

Artists, art-lovers mingle at year's first Gallery Night

There was a lot of politics Downtown Saturday morning, but that gave way to art and music by evening.

The year's first Gallery Night brought its usual crowd of art-lovers wandering from gallery to gallery, and in and out of shops, to see new exhibits and to meet the handful of artists opening shows of their work. Some of the galleries were downright crowded when we visited.

We snapped the following pictures.

Jeannette White was at Monfort's, opening a show
of her Jazz Series paintings

The Racine Camera Club opened an exhibit
at the Racine Art Council's Sixth St. gallery

Alex Aviles used 'tagger's' spray paint to make art
outside the Mitchell Wagon Factory Lofts

Other exhibits opening this week and continuing for a while include metal sculptor Dan Van Eimeren at the Artists Gallery, photographer Craig Brandt's luminous landscapes at Northern Lights Gallery, and enamels by Jamie Bennett at the Racine Art Museum. A full list of what you missed is here.

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