The banner poster for “Afterlight” by Mitchell Tanis. Image by Mitchell Tanis.


While Mitchell Tanis’ multimedia art exhibit Dawn officially opens September 24, audiences who can’t make it over the weekend will have one last chance to catch what looks to be an incredibly gripping screening. Dawnwhich is entirely based on the concept of the emotional responses elicited by day turning into night, features what Tanis describes as “a creative expression of photography, art and design.

In the preview images, Tanis’ work artfully conveys her desired intent; the three selections that Tanis sent to Your Madison evoked the sense of overwhelming wonder and personal calm that often accompanies nightfall. Melancholy, thoughtful and sometimes serene, Tanis’ vision– even when presented for short – is undeniably powerful. Afterglow seems like an exhibit that leaves a lasting impression. Afterglow will open its doors from 5 p.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 and will continue from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Monday, September 26.

Steven Spoerl

A black man stands near the edge of a body of water.  Its silhouette is dark, and the image palette is awash in dark blues and a streak of orange and purple pastels above the line of trees at the end of the water.  The man looks straight ahead to the left of the image, creating a perfect profile.