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Gallery Hours

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday:
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

1501 S. Layton Blvd. | Milwaukee, WI 53215


Upcoming Exhibits


William Lemke Woman with Sugar Cane Egypt






Woman with Sugar Cane

“Egypt: A Personal View”
Bill Lemke

August 19 – October 14, 2018

August 19:  Opening Reception 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Artist Talk 2:00 p.m.

Through images captured during his trips to Egypt between 1985 and 1992, Lemke presents a personal view on another place and time.  Lemke’s black and white photographs tell the stories of the people he encountered, expressing their joy and pride as well as sorrow.  Lemke also aims to present the lives of those in another country/culture that he found alternately run parallel and in contrast to his own.  Encouraging viewers to look for similarities and the good in others is also part of his intent for this body of work. 



Day of the Dad Exhibition 2018

Community Altar

“El Dia de Los Muertos”

October 28 – November 11, 2018

Opening Reception:  Sunday, October 28, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Artist Talk 2:00 p.m.

Alfons Gallery will again present an interactive installation for this year’s Day of the Dead cultural celebration.



Creche Cultures 2018


“Crèche Culture”

December 3 – January 6, 2019

No Opening Reception

Alfons Gallery’s annual exhibition of its collection of over 100 crèches from around the world will be presented alongside related artwork by School Sisters of St. Francis’ artists dating back to the late 19th century. 

Gone Patricia Delker


Irish Journeys:  Holy Wells and Home Turf
Patricia Delker

January 20 - March 24, 2019

Opening Reception: Sunday, January 20, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Artist Talk 2:00 p.m.

Delker’s images capture intangibles—memory, time, secrets, dreams, mystery—gathered from her frequent travels to Ireland.   Across Ireland, the spiritual, mythical and magical forces are strong with holy wells that are natural springs found throughout the country, and these sacred sites attract thoughtful memorials.  This exhibit is Delker’s personal, visual poem to her Ireland through photographs that document history, myth, memory, and deep belief.

“A Mirror to the Soul of Nature”

Catherine Lottes 

April 7 – June 2, 2019

Opening Reception Sunday, April 7, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Artist Talk 2:00 p.m.

Lottes works with the world of patterns created by mirroring images from single-source photographs she takes of nature.  She believes that symmetry gives a sense of balance and harmony and evokes a spiritual or transcendent response within us.  Lottes also shares that the “spirits” or “totems” she creates often do not reveal themselves in the image until after it has been mirrored with itself.
A Hesse quote Lottes refers to is, “Trees are sanctuaries.  Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.  They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.”  Wandering, Hermann Hesse


Antique Shop

“Quiet Spaces”

Suzanne Schreiber

June 16 – July 28, 2019

Opening Reception Sunday, June 16, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Artist Talk 2:00 p.m.

Schreiber’s black and white photographs are a result of her contemplative experience that involves seeing beyond surfaces to the illuminations that come from within the ordinary.  She sees her photography as a way to create visual poetry that expresses her evolving understanding that everything is connected.  As she quotes Thomas Merton, “There is in all visible things. . . a hidden wholeness.”  Schreiber’s always been drawn to explore quiet spaces with her camera in both open and dense areas as she notices light, subtle movement, openings, textures and juxtapositions in which the silence of the moment is revealed.  This exhibit includes Schreiber’s captures of quiet spaces in the United States and Germany.