Lawton show opens Thursday: the ‘Milwaukeeists’

Thursday (Sept. 12) is the opening reception for the Lawton Gallery’s first show of the fall season, titled “Milwaukeeists: 1996-2003.” Guest curated by Milwaukee curator/artist Nicholas Frank, it explores the alternative artistic culture in Milwaukee over an eight-year period. The show includes paintings, photographs, installations, films and ephemera. Frank will be giving a talk about the show at 5 p.m. during the opening reception. A related event to this exhibition is a series of films titled “Milwaukeeists Onscreen” that is being curated by Carl Bogner and Ben Balcom and will be shown as part of the Green Bay Film Society’s Fall Film series on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, (and free to Brown County residents).