Kim Cridler and Amy Ruffo
James Watrous Gallery in the Overture Center, through Feb. 24. Reception: Feb. 18, 5:30 pm
Cridler's sculptures are stripped-down interpretations of domestic objects, emphasizing pattern and ornamentation. Ruffo's ink and graphite drawings echo the sprawling landscape of Nebraska's Great Plains, where she grew up.
Brocach, 7 pm
Dublin native and tour guide Phil Ryan knows Ireland inside and out. You can cradle a warm Guinness and listen to his tales of "Irish Myths and Legends."
Beloit International Film Festival
Beloit, Jan. 17-20
Madison film buffs need drive only an hour south on Highway 90 for four days' worth of features, documentaries, classics, experimental works, silent films, and talk-backs with directors, actors and screenwriters (See