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"Visions of Elvis"
2000-07-07 until 2000-07-30
Gallery 218
Milwaukee, WI, USA United States of America

From his days as Elvis the Pelvis to his later career as a rhinestone studded Las Vegas lounge act, Elvis Presley has remained an icon of American pop culture. Over twenty years after his death, there's no doubt about it: Elvis is still The King. Get all shook up with Gallery 218 as we present an International Exhibition Celebrating Elvis Presley .

VISIONS OF ELVIS which runs July 7, 2000 through July 30, 2000, includes Elvis-themed artwork in all media, including video, painting, printmaking, photography, drawing, sculpture, and mixed media from three countries plus the United States.

Australia is represented by artist Andrew Dunbar, and his 30x40 photograph Viva Las Vegas. Canada is represented by Elizabeth Kosokowsky, with two acrylic paintings of Elvis, entitled I've Had Enough, acrylic, and How Great Thou Art, painted on a white feather. Go Cat Go! is the title of a colorful acrylic and blue suede painting by Fabio Sassi of Bologna Italy.

Two artists explore the spirit of the King: rather than his likeness. A video poem by Chicago-based artist Virgo depicts a cowboy poet and his Elvis Shrine, while black and white photographs by Yorktown, Virginia artist Shar Wolf document two Elvis tribute performers.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin has a hunk of burning love for Elvis, as illustrated by the many local artists who have provided artwork for this exhibit. Gallery 218 artists include Harold Annen, Lia Gima, Judith Hooks, Amy Olson, Fred Stein, Mike Sohns, Tori Tasch, Maureen Connolly-Turk, Robert Ulrich. Additional works by artists Tracey Albrecht, Paul Amitai, Kristelle, Rueben Levisohn, Rodger Maker, Judith Ann Moriarty range from young Elvis, to old; from the early fame to the last days.

Throughout the month, visitors to Gallery 218 can vote for their favorite Elvis Art. The winning artist will be announced at a special reception on Gallery Night, July 28, 2000, from 7-10pm. The festivities include a live Elvis performance by the L.V. James Show. The King's favorite foods will be included among the many refreshments served. Elvis inspired attire, from wide-lapelled leisure suits to blue suede shoes is encouraged.

IMAGE:
İDunbar/Chiappin, all rights reserved
Viva Las Vegas
Andrew Dunbar
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Photograph
30 x 40


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