Var Gallery


Artwork by: Autumn Elizabeth Clark

Visual Arts


Sometimes a venue can dictate the kind of event hosted there. Or so was the case for Kaitlin McCarthy's showcase for presenting comedy as art, “Subjective.” Read more


Several new exhibitions open this week, including ones at Tory Folliard Gallery, Gallery 224 and Hawthorn Contemporary. Read more

Visual Arts

Oil painter Steve Gerhartz offers demonstrations at the Cedarburg Cultural Center Aug. 9, 10 and 17. The career retrospective “Joseph Friebert: A Life in Art” graces the Museum of Wisconsin Art Aug. 11-Oct. 7. “Jerry,” a tribute to beloved figure ... Read more

Visual Arts

“Art + Tech” is about the work of 12 artists who fixate on methods and processes of creating art where the technologically influenced medium is integral to the message. Read more

Visual Arts

Pleasure Thief, Siren, Shle Berry, Tontine Ensemble and others led a night of stunning performances for the festival's 2017 kickoff. Read more

Concert Reviews

“Feminism,” running through Feb. 4 at Var Gallery, is a multimedia exhibition inspired by feminism—taking on this complex and provocative subject. More than a dozen local artists, mostly women, are taking part. Read more

Visual Arts

With its monthly Touch and Agree night at Landmark Lanes, Milwaukee’s Ruby Yacht collective has found a place to workshop new material. Read more

Music Feature

“Polly Caster Drawings & Paul Caster Photography” is on view through July 31 at Var Gallery, 643 S. Second St. An artists’ talk will be held during a closing reception on Friday, July 29. Read more

Visual Arts

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Photos courtesy Andrew Feller

It was a night of Prince covers, saxophones and powerful local performances in Walker's Point. Read more

Concert Reviews

Cbabi (pronounced kuh-bob-bi) Bayoc is anartist who has always known, and lived, his calling: creating art whichreflects his love of music and family. Hailing from East St. Louis, Cbabi Bayoc will be unveiling his most recent works, from a serie.. Read more

Happening Now

Conquest & Cover-up is about the inherent conflict in establishing one’s own beliefs “for the greater good” yet simultaneously keeping much of the operation secret, censoring certain less-desirable information, and silencing outspoken critics.. Read more

Visual Arts

After graduating from Minneapolis College of Fine Art and Design in 1995, musician Mark Mallman immediately dove into a puzzling array of projects in the Twin Cities circuit. As a glam-rock-leaning songwriter, he spent half a decade Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Many restaurants use the term “bistro” lightly, often forgetting that the origin of the word is French. But the Pastiche Bistro, which opened a few months ago under the helm of chef/owner Michael Engel, understands the proper meaning.This s... Read more

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