Delightful abstracts by Milwaukee painter Darron Reed will be the centerpiece of this week’s Gallery Night & Day at Ayzha Fine Arts, 275 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Darron’s style (sample above) can be described as expressionist, with touches of cubism. He likes to hide images in his works and otherwise have fun with his art. He became serious about art at age 10 when he surprised himself by winning first place in a drawing contest at Atkinson Library. His twin brother came in second. Darron’s longtime day job is as lead service technician at St. John’s on the Lake, a retirement home.
Works of two emerging artists – painter Dezarae Potis and photographer Ja-Mari (Jae) Lloyd - will also be on exhibit. We will feature some of Dezarae’s abstracts (sample below). Like Darron’s, Dezarae’s style is expressionist. Specifically, she uses the terms “abstract emotional expressionism” and “intuitive.” Jae’s photographic exhibit will consist of his take on urban landmarks.
Gallery Night & Day will mark the 6th anniversary of Ayzha Fine Arts Gallery & Boutique. Artists will talk, and refreshments will be served.
Gallery Night & Day is citywide. The idea is to hop from gallery to gallery. But if you’re not in a hopping mood, feel free to stay put at Ayzha Fine Arts.
Bedazzle your eyes at Ayzha Fine Arts Gallery & Boutique, a contemporary art gallery on the second floor of the Shops of Grand Avenue in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. Some delighted visitors call our gallery New Orleanish, because of its informal, bursting-with-art look. Our art reflects diverse cultures, with an emphasis on the African diaspora. We work with great artists from Milwaukee and around the world. We sell our own Milwaukee postcards, with photographs of city landmarks. We also sell jewelry, books, greeting cards, organic hair products and wearable art. We do portraits by appointment. Check out our online store, which is in its infancy, but is growing. If you are interested in art work that's on this site, but not in the store, call or e-mail us.