All In: Shorewood Girls Cross Country

Photographs by Lois Bielefeld

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July 20th, 2017 - October 22nd, 2017

Though Bielefeld is known for her portraiture, this new series takes that interest a step further. Here, she documents her daughter’s high school cross country team over a full season of workouts, races, team-building activities, and camping trips. The series reveals a roller coaster of emotions and physical ordeals that tells a captivating story of growth and accomplishment, while also helping us revisit our past lives as teenagers navigating the landscape of friendship, group dynamics, and team sports.

The team’s coach and mentor, Sarah Kopplin, has contributed her writings and thoughts surrounding a philosophical approach to coaching and team sports that puts individual goals and development above winning. She’s also nurtured a culture of inclusivity and encouragement that reveals a progressive attitude sometimes elusive in the sports world. Bielefeld captures all this in her series, nimbly walking a line between art and sports photography.

Lois Bielefeld's work appears courtesy of Portrait Society Gallery.

Please visit the Exhibition Catalogues page to purchase the All In catalogue.

Exhibition Programming:
THURSDAY, September 21, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Gallery Walk & Talk with Lois Bielefeld | FREE with admission to the museum

Come for an informal gallery walk-through with Lois Bielefeld! Lois will talk about her work in the exhibition, her background and current projects, and will answer questions from the group.


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Liam O'Brien's Faithless Followers

Sept. 30, 2017 | 7:30 P.M.

Please join us at the Charles Allis Art Museum for a night of provocatively composed music by up and coming song writer, singer and composer Liam O’Brien and his backing group the Faithless Followers. Milwaukee-based producer, songwriter and composer Liam O'Brien writes music that evolves slowly, evoking a narrative that unfolds without the help of elaborate chord progressions and melodic development, but rather through a sense of space and visceral urgency. His backing group, the Faithless Followers, acts as a customizable ensemble - adapting to traditional folk and world musics (mostly Celtic-influenced), rock and more experimental, improvisational and contemporary classical forms depending on the context.

"Liam O'Brien is thoughtful (musically, artistically, personally), kind, dedicated, and true to himself and his artistic vision, which he is unafraid to re-examine and change if/when necessary. His journey is an ever-evolving process, and I'm eager and curious to see where his musical adventures and experimentations take him."

Purchase tickets at:

Please contact Michael Keiley at or 414-278-8295 x5 with questions.



Yoga at the Allis!

Every other Monday | 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.

All levels welcome! $10 suggested donation

May 1st - Emily Schubot

May 15th - Alyssa Konda

June 5th - Emily Schubot

June 19th - Alyssa Konda

July 10th - Jo Gassner

July 24th - Lauren Marie


August 7th - Emily Schubot

August 21st - Alyssa Konda

September 11th - Jo Gassner

September 25th - Lauren Marie