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Forever In a Day

MARN was pleased to present Forever In A Day, an exhibition running July 22 to August 14, 2022 at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB chronicling local artist Rakim Wil’s photography career, sharing a glimpse of what’s to come for the emerging creative.

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Milwaukee’s Biggest Gig

MARN was pleased to present Milwaukee’s Biggest Gig, an exhibition in celebration of Summerfest and their Vice President of Entertainment, Bob Babisch’s legacy that ran from June 18 to July 16, 2022 in the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. 

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MARN MARKETPLACE 2022 Cycle 1

MARN was excited to present the MARN MARKETPLACE 2021 Cycle 1 Artists from February 4 – June 5, 2022. 

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East of E.D.E.N.

MARN was pleased to invite the public to a weekend of “E.D.E.N.: Eventually Dreams End in Nightmares” at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB which included a pop up exhibition by Mahdi Atif “Freakishnerd” in MARN’s Gallery June 11-12th and a ticketed performance by Genesis Renji Sunday, June 12th from 5pm – 8pm.

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Me and the Mountain

MARN was excited to present “Me and the Mountain” – Exploring Isolation and Finding Mindfulness by Painting through the Pandemic – an exhibition that ran from April 16 to June 5, 2022 at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. The exhibition featured an immersive installation of local artist Daniel Fleming’s “Pandemic Painting Series”.  

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MARN MARKETPLACE 2021 Cycle 1

MARN was excited to present the MARN MARKETPLACE 2021 Cycle 1 Artists from September 4, 2021 – January 30, 2022. 

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2022 Grilled Cheese Grant

MARN was excited to present the Grilled Cheese Grant Exhibition running March 26 – April 3, 2022 within the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. 

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Catch the 22

MARN was excited to present, the annual MARN Members Exhibition, “Catch the 22” running January 20 to March 20, 2022 within the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. This exhibition features the work of 104 original artworks from MARN Members.

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Queering the Cream City

Through MARN’s Social Engagement Fund, local artist Vaughan Larsen’s was awarded $2,000 for their project,  “Queering the Cream City”, which replaced ads on billboards throughout Milwaukee County with works by exclusively local LGBTQ+ artists. The artists were Noah Tesmer, Lois Bielefeld, Alejandro Jūnyáo Zhāng, Jova Lynne, Matt Gold, AJ Morley, Skyler Pham, Lidia Sharapova, Isla P Gordon, Anje Thomas, Ashley Kaye and Va-Bene Elikem K. Fiatsi, and Salgu Wissmath.

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2021 MARNsalons

The 2021 MARNsalon art program presented visiting critics Soraya Milla, Shawana Brooks and Nuttaphol Ma along and local critics Reynaldo Hernandez, Portia Cobb, and Anika Kowalik with moderators Mary Louise Schumacher, Kantara Souffrant, and Beth A. Zinsli. 2021 MARNsalons was generously funded by the Bader Philanthropies, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation – Mary L. Nohl Fund and Milwaukee County Cares Act and supported in part by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board.

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2020 – 2021 MARN Mentors / Mentee Exhibition

  • The exhibition featured the work of artists who participated in the 2020 – 2021 MARNmentors program, a competitive, season-long artist mentorship program that offered emerging artists the opportunity to partner with local established artists to further their artistic practice while engaging in building a career as a working artist. At the end of the cycle, the program culminated in an exhibition that highlighted the professional and personal developments and collaborations between the talented mentors & mentees.

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2020 – 2021 MARNmentors

MARNmentors were pleased to invite the public to the “2020-2021 MARNmentors Exhibition” from November 19, 2021 – January 4, 2022 within the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. 

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C is for Conversation

MARN presented “C is for Conversation” – how conversations between the artists and critics affected the creative processes – the 2021 MARNsalons Exhibition from September 24 to Nov 2, 2021 within the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB.

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AP3 at MARN: Materiality and Transformation

Curated by Marilyn Propp, the exhibition celebrated the many forms of printmaking and mark-making. Thirteen Southeast Wisconsin artists who push their medium through installation, materials, and videos showcased works that addressed environmental issues, social commentary, and personal narratives. 

Featured artists include Anwar Floyd-Pruitt, Mary Hood, David Jones, Diane Levesque, Berel Lutsky, Gregory Martens, Jessica Meuninck-Ganger, Todd Mrozinski, Matthew Presutti, Marilyn Propp, Nirmal Raja, Julia Scheckel, and Rina Yoon. 

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Postp(own)ed

Postp(own)ed is an exhibition of over 30 works and programming by Greater Milwaukee area artists whose works were not able to be completed and/or presented to the intended degree due to complications from COVID-19.

Exhibiting artists include collaborators Amie Brownfield and Troy Schoultz, Katherine Cannistra, Frank Korb, and Christine Westrich. Core programming is presented by Melissa Mursch-Rodriguez, featuring Mikey Cody Apollo and Araceli Zuniga.

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2020 2.0: A Year In Translation

2020 was a year full of tragedy, injustice, and emptiness; yet, in between the cabin fevers were bouts of reassessment and rebirth. Over 50 MARN CREATIVE Members presented 63 works on their own interpretation of 2020, including themes of personal ways of coping, daily rituals, social justice, COVID-19 & quarantine, privilege, family, and propaganda. 

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Moving Forward

Eager to begin exhibiting art during COVID-19, MARN presented Moving Forward, a two person exhibition installed across two window bays of its soon to open MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. Located on the main street of the Historic Third Ward, the public-facing windows allowed viewers to experience the installations safely from the sidewalk.

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2019 – 2020 MARNmentors

MARNmentors were pleased to present “2019/2020 MARNmentors + Mentee Exhibition”, running August 7 – September 7, 2020 at Between Two Galleries.

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2018 MARNsalons

The 2018 MARNsalon art program presented visiting critics Tameka Norris, Jeffreen Hayes and Nate Pyper and was generously funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund and the Milwaukee Arts Board.

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2016 – 2017 MARNsalons

The 2016/17 MARNsalon program presented visiting critics Marty Pottenger, Jessica Lynne, and Edgar Endress and was generously funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl grant, PNC Bank, Harry Hoffmann Family Foundation, Merriment Social, and Sugar Maple.

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