July 05, 2012

John O'Hara Exhibit at Anaba Tea Room {Milwaukee}

When I received an email from Anaba Tea Room announcing an art exhibit entitled "Portraits of Milwaukee" I knew I wanted to go. Lisa and I attended the opening & reception tonight, and I loved John O'Hara's photographs.

The first time I visited Anaba I was surprised to find that it was in the lower level of a store called Garden Room. It's a unique store, and I guarantee you can find something there you didn't know you needed :) I especially like their selection of kitchen items.

I love Anaba's tea selection (not surprising) and scones which are served with Devonshire cream, lemon curd, and seasonal fruit butter. They also have a full menu, which I haven't tried yet as there aren't many vegetarian options.

Before leaving we checked out the rooftop area, which I hadn't seen before, and it's a gorgeous area in which to sip a cup of tea, or enjoy a glass of wine. If it hadn't been 103 degrees today, I would have done just that.

I highly recommend stopping into Anaba to see John O'Hara's exhibit, which runs from July 5 - September 2, 2012. Ideally during slower dining hours because the prints are hanging from the same walls used for dining tables, so depending how full the restaurant is, it could be difficult to see all of the photos.

I picked up two postcards on our way out, which are pictured below. I only wish I could afford to buy a print (or two!). As I've grown to love Milwaukee more, I really enjoyed seeing stunning photos reflecting some of the many great things about Milwaukee.

And on the other side of the postcards...

"John O'Hara is a seasoned Milwaukee photographer, with skills that have been honed from over 30 years of image-making. Presenting a focus on rural and urban landscapes, and portraits of people in their neighborhood and surroundings, Portraits of Milwaukee reflects John's passion for capturing the beauty, diversity and people of the city he calls home."

2107 East Capitol Drive
Shorewood, Wisconsin

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