Women's Work 

January 25, 2024 - March 3, 2024

Pop-up Dinner: February 16th, 7pm-9pm

Reception: February 17th, 6pm-8pm

Femmestival: February 18th, 11am-4pm

Mounted in coordination with Garver's annual femme-focused food and art festival, Femmestival, Women's Work features artwork by six Wisconsin women of various races, ages, and backgrounds who work in various mediums. Each of these women explore the subject of womanhood in their work including the female body, domesticity, motherhood, themselves, nourishment, and more. With beauty alongside pain and the extreme alongside the mundane, the exhibition aims to both empower and provoke as Garver Events celebrates and supports women this month and always.

Featured artists:

Lois Bielefeld, Sharon Bjyrd, Kel Mur, Chele Ramos, Evie Richner, and Ruth Vander Horck

Women's Work is curated by Garver Canvas director Bethany Jurewicz.

Learn more about Femmestival HERE.

Trent Miller

The Idea Factory

March 7, 2024 - May 12, 2024

Opening Reception: Friday, March 15th, 5-8pm

MMoCA Gallery Night: Friday, May 3rd, 5-9pm

Garver Canvas will be transformed into The Idea Factory from mid-March to mid-May 2024. The Idea Factory is an exhibition, residency, and social experiment with artist Trent Miller. It is the first physical manifestation of an idea that presented itself on Oct. 13, 2022. Miller sees Garver Canvas as a space for continued experimentation and making, not a static environment. The Idea Factory will accept applications for new members during open hours.

Anyone can join The Idea Factory. Membership is not limited by age or location. Perks include a hand printed Idea Factory card, access to special art, gatherings, and an opportunity to participate in an upcoming Idea Factory members art exhibition.

Learn more about Trent Miller and "The Idea Factory" HERE.



Thursdays 12-6pm

March 7, 14, 21, 28,

April 4, 11, 25 (Closed for a private event April 18)

May 2, 9

Fridays 12-8pm

March 8, 15, 22 (Closed for a private event March 29)

April 5, 12, 26 (Closed for a private event April 5 & 19)

May 3, 10

Drop in and meet Idea Factory Founder Trent Miller. Stay for 5 minutes, an hour or longer—time is an illusion, all circles vanish. Discover the origins and mysteries of The Idea Factory.



Sundays 12-4pm

March 10, 17, 24, 31

April 28 (Closed for a private event April 14, 21)

May 5, 12

Come hang out with Idea Factory Founder Trent Miller and other artists, families, and friends. Work on projects and discuss your ideas. These days are for anyone who wants to work through some thoughts and connect with other humans. Artists, Non-artists, Used-to-be-artists, Want-to-be-artists, Don’t-want-to-be-artists, Don’t-like-the-word-artists are all welcome. Let’s see what happens…

(Basic art materials are provided for those looking to make things.)

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