Creating Garden Of Four Season Interest

Zannah Crowe
Wednesday, April 23 - 7:00 p.m.
FOVT Spring Garden Lecture Series
$12/ $10 Members



May Member Musuem Tours

Villa Terrace - Saturday May 3 - 10:00 a.m.
Villa Terrace - Tuesday May 27 - 5:30 p.m.

Charles Allis Art Museum - Tuesday May 13 - 5:30 p.m.
Charles Allis Art Museum - Saturday May 17 - 10:00 a.m.

Exclusive Member's Only Tours Of Both Museums
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Species & Specimens

March 19 - May 25, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday , March 20
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Members Only Preview

Species & Specimens brings together the work of eleven artists spanning several generations of faculty and alumni of the UWM Ceramics program. Their work comments on human interaction with the natural environment, using strategies from installation to small intimate objects. The Villa Terrace site and its unique interface with the urban and natural environment, its formal gardens and Lake Michigan, provides a counterpoint for multiple viewpoints the invited artists bring to the exhibition theme.

Artists included in the show are John Ty Bender, Angela Biederman, Dana Childs, Christopher Davis-Benavides, Karin Davis, Karen Gunderman, Namim Kim, Deborah Rael-Buckley, Barbara Reinhart, Charles Timm-Ballard, and Linda Wervey Vitamvas.

Species & Specimens coincides with Milwaukee’s hosting the 48th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts (NCECA) from March 19-22, 2014, with major conference exhibitions taking place at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Inova, MIAD, the John Michael Kohler Art Center and numerous other cultural institutions in the region. The conference expects 4500-5000 attendees and the Species & Specimens exhibition at Villa Terrace will be part of the exhibition bus tour that kicks off the conference on Wednesday March 19. The exhibition opens the following night, Thursday March 20, begining at 6:00 p.m. A special members only preview begins at 5:30 p.m.

Concurrent with the Species & Specimens exhibition, Jeff Noska, a ceramic artist from Dousman, Wisconsin will mount a separate exhibition, The Space Between, in the courtyard and exterior terrace on the second floor outside the upstairs galleries.

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An Invitation To Château Du Grand-Lucé
Timothy Corrigan
Monday, April 28
7:00 p.m. / $5.00 Admission

The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum in partnership with Boswell Book Company, is pleased to welcome one of the top international interior designers, Milwaukee native Timoth Corrigan. Corrigan will discuss his latest book, An Invitation To Château du Grand-Lucé. The Villa Terrace is the perfect setting for him to recount his love affair with a wrecked, 18th Century château in the French Countryside that began in 2002. What followed is a true odyssey, starting with a year and a half during which Corrigan vigorously campaigned the French government for the right to buy the house and return it to its original use as a private residence. Though he was in competition with people, Frenchmen, all who wanted to turn it into a hotel, spa, or restaurant, all of which would have finacially benefitted the tiny Loire valley town in which the château stood, Les Architectes des Bâtiments de France - The equivilant of the Landmarks Commission - appreciated Corrigan's vision and determination to restore this architecturally significant structure to its former glory. Against all odds, the Commision decided in favor of the plan which would keep the château intact, and, in 2004 Timothy Corrigan was the new owner of Château du Grand-Lucé.

Books will be available for purchase.

About the Author

Hailed in Architectural Digest as "Today's Tastemaker," Timothy Corrigan's work has been featured on television and in publications including Elle Decor, The New York Times, Town & Country, Vanity Fair, Vouge, and The Wall Street Journal. Corrigan has been named one of the world's top 100 architects and designers by Architectural Digest for the past eight years, one of the World's Top 40 Interior Designers by The Robb Report, and included in Luxe Interiors + Design Gold List. Corrigan has offices in Paris and L.A., as well as an eponymous home product line. In addition, he is introducting several new tabletop collections for the legnedary Royal Limoges, and will be designing the first fully integrated line of fabrics, trims, furniture and floor covering for F. Schumacher, to be introduced in early 2014. Prior to forming his design frim in 1998, Timothy Corrigan has a successful career in advertising where he headed up Bates Worldwide's internatinal operations.

Milwaukee Museum Mile Day

Sunday, May 4
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Five Museums, Free or Reduced Admission,
Children's Art Activities, Refreshments,
Live Performances by UWM's Creative Trust

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Members Only Exhibition Lecture
Friday, May 9 - 12:00 p.m.

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Cafe Sopra Mare
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Friends of Villa Terrace
Renaissance Garden Volunteer Work Days

Sat. May 10 - 8:30am-12:00pm
Sat. May 17 - 8:30am-12:00pm
Sat. May 31 - 8:30am-12:00pm
Sun. June 1 - Garden Opening
Sat. June 21 - 8:30am-12:00pm
Sat. July 12 - 8:30am-12:00pm
Sat. August 16 - 8:30am-12:00pm
Sat. September 13 - 8:30am-12:00pm
Sat. October 18 - 8:30am-12:00pm
Sat. October 25 - 8:30am-12:00pm

RSVP for each work day with
Estate Gardner Valerie Kupchak-Rios
Dates are subject to change due to weather

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