Monday, May 24, 2010

New/Coming Up/Passageways

Press Release from the Terry McCormick Gallery:

On July 24, 12 - 5, Shana R. Goetsch is showing a recent installation of individually titled pieces, for the Terry McCormick Gallery: Contemporary Fine and Folk Art. This third Gallery Day event of the year provides more opportunities for viewers to experience Goetsch's poignant presentations. Keep up with postings to Goetsch's blog at

The Terry McCormick Gallery is otherwise open by appointment. The popular neighborhood gallery is Located at 2522 North 18th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53206, It is in the lower level of artist, curator, writer and speaker, Evelyn Patricia Terry's home. You may contact Terry at 414.264.6766 for an appointment. Tour arrangements for moderately-sized groups are welcome.

Additionally, the Terry McCormick Gallery is showing newly-acquired metal garden sculptures along with religious and secular carvings by George Ray McCormick Sr., with Terry's "Play the Race Card" series and a selection of paintings and pastels by Ras `Ammar Nsoroma.

Additional information about Goetsch:

Shana R. Goetsch's artwork frequently involves themes of social justice, empowerment, love, loss and bereavement - she began painting in 1989 after the murder of her mother. Often using words, cultural references or found objects, she injects personal voice, history, and meaning into her pieces. Much of her work addresses the issues of Domestic Violence, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, both of which continue to affect Goetsch personally. On Gallery Day, she will show found object/mixed media paintings, which reference the idea of resurrection. The pieces allude to passageways between one form of "life" and the next. They are installed in a manner which suggests different aspects of the same, past experience.

For the last year, Goetsch has served as a volunteer for the Sojourner Family Peace Center, in the Domestic Violence Unit at the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office. During that time, she also worked extensively with the Riverwest Artists Association, serving on its Board of Directors, with appointments on the gallery and programming committees. She received her BFA in painting from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2008, and is attending Maryland Institute College of Art starting in June, for a Master of Art in Community Arts degree. In addition to classroom studies, Goetsch will be placed in a year-long artist residency with a nonprofit group, school, or community center within the city of Baltimore. This additional component is an Americorps program, which is run in conjunction with the college’s Community Art Corps. Goetsch is expecting her degree in August of 2011.