Art at the Co-op
Currently on exhibit at an Outpost Cafe near you!
Outpost Capitol Drive
Thom J. Ertl
Thom J. Ertl was born and raised on a multigenerational vegetable farm and orchard located in southeastern Wisconsin. His family has owned and operated the farm and orchard for more than 100 years. Along with the expectations of being “a farm kid,” he always made time to be inspired by the
“I continue to put into practice what my childhood brought to me. Grandma’s love, support and influence have been invaluable in the thought process I employ today.”
Thom J. Ertl Designs is a hybrid of wall art and furniture. It incorporates and recycles common, everyday items—bottle caps, beads, fabric, bric-a-brac, just to name a few—into modern, artistic, practical, original home furnishings and interior design. It is a reflection of over 35 years of artistic experience, combining visual merchandising, graphic design and contemporary urban assemblage with a strong sense of whimsy and color and a thought-provoking element of surprise.
Outpost Bay View
Greta Taxis is an artist (American, b. 1986) currently living and working in Wisconsin. Her work explores the energetic relationships of color, shape, and movement. Her studio is set between a river and a lake and her artwork can be found in collections around the world.
Greta will be donating all the proceeds to a new Milwaukee foster care non-profit called OneHope27
Jewell Riano is a Wisconsin artist who takes a non-traditional approach to subject matter, in both acrylic painting and printmaking. Jewell lives in Mequon, Wisconsin with her husband, James Bradley. She has two daughters and four grandsons.
Art education was the center of her early career, as art teacher and supervisor of art teachers. She has taught art in Kentucky, Indiana, and Wisconsin, as well as in Bogota, Colombia, South America. Her later endeavor was dedicated to leadership and school administration. Since her recent retirement, she has returned to her art and now considers herself a professional artist.Jewell works mostly from her home studio, and creates monoprints on large presses at the Ozaukee Art Center in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, where several of her works of art are on display there in the gallery.