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open-canvas-2014-logoOpen Canvas, presented by Good Knight, returned for its 13th year Saturday, November 29, 6 – 11 p.m. in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward at the Pritzlaff Building, 333. N. Plankinton.

Guests enjoyed fine foods and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of over 25 sponsoring caterers and restaurants while watching nearly 80 artists create paintings in a single day, with all work up for auction.

Open Canvas is held in memory of William Joel Kursel, and benefits MIAD scholarships and the Eisner Creative Foundation.

Ticket information:

  • Tickets for the event were $55 in advance, through Wednesday, November 26 at 3 p.m., and $55 at the door.
  • They were also available online through Wednesday, November 26 at 3 p.m.
  • by calling MIAD at 414‑847‑3236
  • or the Eisner at 414.732.2785.

Many alumni participated in Open Canvas, including: Thomas Buchs ’69, Phil Cloninger ’67, Paula DeStefanis ’85, Melissa Dorn Richards ’96, Charles Dwyer ’84, Jim Finnerty ’71, Daniel Fleming ’10, Kristy Goggio ’88, Joe Hausch ’84, Mike Kasun ’86, Brandon Minga ’04, Katie Musolff ’04, Tom Nachreiner ’68, Daniel Stauff ’81 and Geoff Strehlow ’85.