Mardi Gras, Masks, and Murder: 
Mystery and Mayhem at the Museum
Written and developed by Jack Pachuta
Saturday, February 6th, 2016  7 pm, $50 per person

Celebrate Mardi Gras with a unique murder mystery event at the Cedarburg Art Museum. Guests will experience the thrill of being a detective and visit different rooms of the Museum to analyze clues. Do you have what it takes to uncover the perpetrator? Join us and find out! Appetizers, desserts, beads, and masks included. 

Every Mardi Gras season, the Krewe de Temperie (Crew of Deception) organizes a parade through the streets of New Orleans.  On the float that is the centerpiece of the krew’s celebration sits a masked Tremperie Royale, a local celebrity whose identity remains anonymous until the end of the parade.   This year, however the royal person didn’t make it to the end of the parade. While waving to the crowd and throwing beads to revelers, the Tremperie Royale was murdered.

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Getting to Know Your Camera
February 11, 6-8 pm, $10 per person  

If you don’t know where to start with a new camera or want to learn more about the basic functions of the camera you already have, join the class “Getting to Know Your Camera.” At the Cedarburg Art Museum, this evening class is taught by Cedarburg photographer Chris Homayouni. He will assist you in learning the basics of your own camera, as well as answering any questions you may have. Bring your camera, your camera manual, and your questions to join this class to learn more about your camera. Register Here

To learn more about Chris Homayouni and his photography, please visit
Workshop for Kids: Printmaking Animal Portraits
Ages 8-13, February 20, 10 am -12 pm, $12 per child

Explore the animal kingdom through the possibilities of printmaking! Led by Patti Doughman, this class will teach basic printmaking skills using foam sheets. Each participant will create a colorful, multi-layered print drawn from the image of an animal. This class will coincide with an exhibition of work by accomplished printmaker Arthur Thrall. All materials will be provided. Register Here

Educational opportunities associated with the Arthur Thrall Exhibition generously supported by the Kohler Foundation, Inc. 

Basketry Workshop
February 27, 2016,  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$25 per person

As part of the Beyond Tradition: Basketry of Laura Weber we are offering a basket making workshop.  Laura Weber, basketry artist, will teach you the basics of making a basket . Each participant will leave with a small finished basket.  All supplies are included.

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Calligraphy Workshop - Italic Script
March 5, 2016, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$30 per person

Cedarburg Art Museum is celebrating the Arthur Thrall exhibit with a one day calligraphy class.  Calligrapher Sue McConnell will introduce the art of calligraphy through the Italic Script including tools and history.  The 4 hour class will begin with the basics of lettering and some history.  Then will move on to the use of the broad edge calligraphy marker. Each participant will leave with the beginning knowledge and hands-on experience that goes into this art form.

Sue McConnell has taught calligraphy in Wisconsin for over 30 years.  She has attended many International Calligraphy Conferences and studied with calligraphers and instructors from around the world.  She is past president of Cream City Calligraphers and Paper Arts Guild in Milwaukee and continues her love of the art in her studio.   Register Here

Educational opportunities associated with the Arthur Thrall Exhibition generously supported by the Kohler Foundation, Inc. 

Conversations with Artists

Held at the Museum to explore what it means to be creative and how does one turn a creative vision into art.  Monthly through April, on the 3rd Thursday of the month, we will explore this idea through the eyes of local artists.

The Cedarburg Art Museum space is charming and intimate making the ideal spot for artists and non-artists alike to gather over a bowl of homemade soup, socialize, and enjoy a Conversation with a local artist!

With generous grant support from

February 18, 2016, 6:30 pm
Mary Mendla
Abstract Minimalist Paintings, Fiber Art, and Apparel 

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Mary Mendla has been on a creative journey throughout her life that has led her in many directions; painting, teaching, fabric surface design, sculptural fiber art, apparel design, and business.  These all come together to create a flow that enriches each medium or activity.  Mary will speak about her life’s path which is filled with the richness of creativity.

March 17, 2016, 6:30 pm
Hal Rammel

Visual artist and musician Hal Rammel has been involved in the creative arts for the past 45 years.  His work as a visual artist encompasses drawing, sculpture and collage, cartooning, and photography (pinhole and alternative cameraless processes). Register Here

April 21, 2015, 6:30 pm
Susan and John Nickelson, Frogwater Band
Celtic, Bluegrass, Blues, Ragtime, Regional Instrumental Dance

John (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin) & Susan (Vocals, Viola, Mandolin) are particularly influenced by their love of  Irish & Scottish music. The Milwaukee live music community recognizes John and Susan as being among the most accomplished Musicians in the area. Their passion for their music is evident on stage. The intoxicating blend of their energy and style of music is sure to engage. Frogwater music. Register Here 

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