Q & A with Alumnus Frank Juarez ’97 by Ethan Marse ’17
What inspired you to open a gallery in Milwaukee?
I have been in the gallery business for about a decade both in Milwaukee and in Sheboygan. I wouldn’t say that I was inspired to re-open a gallery in Milwaukee, but rather motivated to re-establish the gallery back in the city that I grew up in.
What type of artists will you be showing?
The Frank Juarez Gallery is primarily focused on working with Wisconsin artists. Exhibited works range from paintings to collage, sculpture to drawings, and installation to mixed media.
What can people expect from your gallery opening?
What I am hoping to see are people leaving with a positive gallery experience, being exposed to meaningful and significant works created in Wisconsin, and to provide a platform for the community to develop connections with our artists.
Is the Carroll community invited to the opening?
I would love to see people from the Carroll community visit the Frank Juarez Gallery. After all, I am a product of the Carroll educational experience.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
The Frank Juarez Gallery is committed to supporting artists working in painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation, and mixed media works. We aim to create an accessible, educational, and engaging exhibition space for our artists, audience, and community. FJG exhibits and promotes the works of artists who value innovation, technical discipline and artistic excellence in their chosen medium. The gallery is open on Saturdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment.