© Lara Ohland
This summer I had the opportunity to study in China for a month, going on studio and gallery visits nearly every day. We were fortunate to stay within walking distance from the 798 art district in Beijing. Before returning home the seven other MIAD students and I decided that we wanted to put on an actual gallery showing of the work that we had created there. We found a space from a generous land developer at the Pritzlaff building in downtown Milwaukee that nearly mirrored the post industrial atmosphere of 798. It was an undertaking that none of us had been through before. From the design of our promotional material to the building our own walls it was a lesson on the involved process of putting out art work. The turn out that we received on gallery night was an amazing reward. It was unique experience to match what we had seen this summer.