I'm really excited to be working with Celine Farrell on Grove Gallery in Milwaukee's Walker's Point Neighborhood. Celine has restored her 1875 building to much of it's original luster and I've been fortunate to start my letterpress print shop in the northwest corner of the building two years ago. The opportunity to develop a gallery with her in the building and contribute to the creative culture of the neighborhood is something we're all looking forward to at Grove Gallery.
We are located at 832 S. 5th St between Walker and National Avenue, across the street from the Walker's Point Center for the Arts. Celine will be hosting an exhibition of her sculptures starting on April 15th. The details are below, but if you'd like to keep up with all the latest events and announcements, go to www.gallerygrove.com for more information. Cheers!
Opening Receptions: Friday, April 15th, 2016 from 5-9 pm and Saturday, April 16th, 2016 from 12-4 pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, June 18, 12-4 pm
Gallery Hours: Thurs & Fri, 5-9 pm; Saturday, 12-4 pm
During the 1970s, artist Celine Farrell took welding, metallurgy and foundry classes at Milwaukee Area Technical College. By 1980, she had created a set of techniques to create aluminum castings from polystyrene patterns. Over the next 33 years, she remained enrolled in the foundry, casting over 200 sculptures. Working within the themes of puzzles and natural cycles, Farrell creates castings that are reverent and playful.
Celine Farrell earned a BFA in Advertising Art from the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, WI an MFA in Painting from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI, and an MA in Sculpture from Pius XII Institute in Florence, Italy. A born-and-raised Wisconsin artist, Farrell purchased a Cream City Victorian commercial building in the Walker's Point Neighborhood in 1972 and has lovingly restored it for over 40 years. She takes great pride in her building's garden which features many native Wisconsin flowers and grasses. She's been a part of countless solo and group shows and has public sculpture on permanent display in Milwaukee's south side.