My Kind of Town

CoPA + Art★Bar 2023 Juried Exhibition | July 14 – August 30

Opening Reception: Friday, July 14 | 5:30 PM

Comments and awards  | 8 PM

Art★Bar | 722 East Burleigh, Milwaukee 53212

“One never reaches home, but where paths that have an affinity for each other intersect, the whole world looks like home, for a time.”
Hermann Hesse

Don Krause, curator and owner of Art★Bar, has deep roots in Milwaukee, as do many of us. Our challenge for this exhibition is to consider whether we live in a city or a small town, or have traveled abroad and felt a bond with our surroundings – what makes us impart to ourselves “this is my kind of town”?

Whether that notion belongs solely to where we are, where we grew up, a nice little spot we’ve visited or briefly passed through, a feeling bubbles up that we could very much settle in for a longer stay and put down some roots, or reminds us of a place we call home.

What are the moments you’ve captured when standing in a space or a place and the idea crept upon you “I could live here” or the instant you smile and hold the thought in your mind “This is my kind of town.”

“At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.”
Warsan Shire


Best In Show: Kris Gould, Hometown Fans, $100 in gift cards to Art★Bar, Wonderland and Two Bar

CoPA Board Prize: Kristine Hinrichs, A Little Company, 1 year membership to CoPA Milwaukee



Brendan Quirk | Christina DeSpears | Cindy Hansen | Carl Hartt | David Bueschel | Erin Maddox | Guntis “Gunner” Lauzums | Joe Gay | Kay Cucinello | Kevin Hansen | Kristine Hinrichs | Kris Gould | Leroy Skalstad | Lew Cadkin | Lynn Roginske | Mario Brown | Michael J. Havice | Marcella Jones | Michael Nowotny | Marcia Staum | Malcolm Woods | Nicola Ciurro | Phyllis Deicher-Ladwig | Roy Schmidt