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Unicorn's Origins Found In Milwaukee

Timothy Westbrook

Between now and late September, Milwaukee’s Charles Allis Art Museum is almost entirely given over to a major – and unique - exhibit by an emerging artist on the local scene.  “Unis: The Origin of the Unicorn” is the work of Timothy Westbrook, who moved to Milwaukee just a few years ago, and has since made a name for himself both locally and nationally.

His work, and his distinctive approach – are the subject of a feature in the August issue of Milwaukee Magazine. Debra Brehmer, the article’s writer and director of the Portrait Society Gallery, gives insight into Westbrook and his exhibit.  

"The unicorn is a symbol that is yes, kind of ridiculous, kind of childish...but I think throughout all of his work what he wants to hold on to is that childish sense of imagination and wonder," says Brehmer.

The exhibit, “Unis: The Origin of the Unicorn,” is on display at the Charles Allis Art Museum until September 28th.

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