THREE NEW BEER AVAILABLE at The NEWaukee Night Market 5-10pm one Wednesday a month from July through October:
   - July 16
   - August 13
   - September 17
   - October 15
Friends of Blue Dress Park Porter beer John Riepenhoff Milwaukee Night Market

Blue Dress Park is an 18th-century yeoman conveniently located in a 12 oz. Pour. Of.
Blue Dress Cup is a “brand name” ice barn located under the Park. For ice
Friends of Blue Dress Shape is so mild it's nearly not a Porter but we suggest it is.
A lot is a lot.
Blue Dress Riverwest 24 Hour Bike Ride checkpoint is so much like an empty concrete parking lot you might not recognize it as a lot and you can't park there. Awesome.
How we get the burdock in there I'm not totally sure. Tea or tincture. We'll have to experiment. Technically that makes it not a beer. Everything is a beer! Sake is beer. BEER IS BEER, FOR BEER'S SAKE.
As well the hop profile is based on those found between garages in late summer strolls down alleyways behind Booth St. can be noticed after the sun bleached asphalt freshness of this Porter are experimented

Poor Farm Pilsner Beer Michelle Grabner Brad Killam John Riepenhoff The Suburban Milwaukee Night Market

Does the Poor Farm have some connection to Hamburg?


PF-   Yes. Poor Farm's city cousin, our 15 year old exhibition space in Oak Park, IL, The Suburban, was invited to particpate in a festival for "off spaces" called Subvision in a port section of Hamburg, Hafen City. It was literally on a man-made island in the middle of the Elbe River, an area experiencing dramatic new development at the time but still riddled with WWII shrapnel because the city was the Northern industrial hub in the War.


A nice coincidence: Danish artist Henrik Plenge Jakobsen exhibited with The Suburban at Subvision in Hamburg and now he is also premiering a new exhibition at Poor Farm this coming August. While in Hamburg we enjoyed a few Friesland style beers, Jeveramong them. It was that type of northern Germany pilsner that inspired Poor Farm Pils.


A clean German style Pilsner like this can be held as a modern standard in which other beers are tasted in relation to. Is there a standard like that in art spaces, both European and American?


PF -   One could, if feeling boastful, suggest that The Suburban, the Poor Farm and now the Poor Farm Pils are setting the bar where it needs to be.


Where does Poor Farm get it's brats from? What about buns?


PF -   We've tried a variety of brats over the years and so far the best came from Niemuth's in Waupaca. They will make them to-order for us. The buns are tricky. We get decent ones from the bakery at Pick and Save but we're still searching for the elusive perfect bratwurst bun. 

The Green Gallery Pale Ale India Style Pale Ale with Ginger Milwaukee Night Market John Riepenhoff Beer 


When The Green Gallery hosted its first shows in a Riverwest apartment in spring of 2004 a pale India style ale with Kent Goldingshops and candied ginger was brewed in the kitched and offered to visitors. The exhibitions continued but the beer was quickly exhauseted. This is more of that beer, ten years later, more or less.

Marlborough Broome St
331 Broome Street 
New York, NY
January 5, 2014 - February 9, 2014
John Riepenhoff Plein Air Marlborough Chelsea Broome New York Painting Milwaukee

September 8 2013 Marlborough New York, NY
Pizza Time curated by Vera Neykov
331 Broome Street
Uri Aran, Cory Arcangel & Michael Frumin, Catherine Ahearn, Darren Bader, John Baldessari, Will Boone, Chris Bradley, Willem De kooning, Michelle Devereux, Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe, Samara Golden, Oto Gillen, Drew Heitzler, Martin Kippenberger, Andrew Kuo, Nate Lowman, Tony Matelli, John Riepenhoff, Reena Spaulings, Spencer Sweeney, and Mateo Tannatt
Physical Pizza Networking Theory
pizza lover's pizza on cardboard, pizza lovers, paper plates, and napkins
2x3 inches

August 3 2013 Poor Farm
Lucio Pozzi, Lars Wolter, Indie Architecture, Lise Haller Baggesen, Lorenza Sannai, John Riepenhoff, Richard Galling, Aaron Van Dyke, and Summer School 2013

Analogue Other organized by Margot Samel
Torsten Lauschmann, Charlotte Prodger, Corin Sworn, Sue Tompkins

Who Wants Flowers When You’re Dead organized by Jonathan Thomas
A.K. Burns, Abigail DeVille, D.W. Griffith accompanied by Jackie Beckey and Jonathan Kaiser, Joachim Koester, Justin Thomas Schaefer, Jonathan Bruce Williams, C. Spencer Yeh

July 21 2013 Freedman Fitzpatrick Los Angels, CA
6051 Hollywood Blvd #107
Vittorio Brodman, David Burton, Than Hussein Clark, Liz Craft, Henri Chopin, Club Paint, John Divola, Joel Holmberg, Tom Humphries, David Lieske, Nancy Lupo, Tobias Madison, Tony Matelli, Penti Monkonen, Ruairiadh O'Connell, John Riepenhoff, Amelie von Wulffen

July 14 - August 3 2013 nAbr gallery @Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee, WI
2145 W Brown Deer Rd
nAbr gallery John Riepenhoff Lynden Sculpture Garden Milwaukee plein air plain air

May 1 2013 at Queens Park Railway Club Glasgow, Scotland:
Plein Air Paintings
Queens Park Train Station
492 Victoria Road
Eigg Isle Scotland Plein Air Paintings John Riepenhoff Glasgow Queens Park Railway Club

Plein Air
acrylic on canvas

Plein Air
acrylic on canvas
August 2010

Art Stand with Untitled by Michelle Grabner
wood, wire, clamp, cloths. 
~ 12” 19” 50”,

Points by Alec Regan, Allison HeapeKatie Kraft, Kari Freitag, Oliver Sweet, Peter Barrickman, and Sara Caron
acrylic on canvas on fluorescent light fixtures and lights
100x76x5 inches
February 2011
John Riepenhoff and friends

My Old Head
acrylic on plaster, sword, wig, ink on paper
x8 inches
January 2011

'Heads on Poles'at Western Exhibitions
By Lauren Viera, Tribune reporter

February 11, 2011

Rare is the group show that is fun in concept and successful in illustrating that concept with fresh, exciting work that, when placed in a room together, stirs a dialogue of color, texture and community.

"Heads on Poles" does all this and more.

Curated by Paul Nudd and Scott Wolniak, the group show at Western Exhibitions invited some 60 artists (a number that's borderline laughable for Western's square footage) to participate in illustrating the simple, savage icon of a head mounted on a stick via three- and two-dimensional works. Approximately 40 artists made physical heads on poles, from Smokey the Bear on a log to a creatively genius cat scratch-post, and another 20 or so created print matter for a companion publication.

There are too many successful sculptures to name, though Wisconsinite John Riepenhoff's "My Old Head" wins for creepiest and most polite (a faux blood-stained notebook paper at the base of the pole that's attached to a terribly humanistic head reads, "I hope you find my old head useful"), and Detroit-based Ryan Standfest's "The Werkwelt Apparatus (a model)" is a thoughtful, smartly crafted device likely to stand the test of time.

Instead of feeling crowded, the space feels festive.

"Heads on Poles" at Western Exhibitions, 119 N. Peoria St., 312-480-8390; Through Feb. 19.

a solo show by John Riepenhoff
June 18-30, 2010