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Milwaukee Fringe Festival premieres this summer

Published Feb. 1, 2016

Milwaukee Fringe Festival, a new, city-wide art fest, is a two-day performance and visual art event celebrating Milwaukee's arts scene. It will take place Downtown from Aug. 27-28.

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Atkinson's art grows from Cream City's most fundamental material

Published Dec. 28, 2015

Considering how fundamental Cream City brick is to the city's history, culture and identity, you'd think there'd be more artists working with it. But Dan Atkinson is one artist who does focus on the building material that gave the "Cream City" its nickname.

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The Waxwing prepares for opening in "old Pizza Man" space

Published Dec. 10, 2015

After a year of professional and personal soul searching, Steph Davies is very satisfied with where she and her business, Waxwing, have landed. The shop will open next Friday in a new space on the East Side.

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When is a statue just a statue?

Published Nov. 17, 2015

When is a statue just a statue? In the Village of Shorewood, not this week. Heated comments were exchanged in response to a blogger, claiming he saw things that weren't there and others suspecting the artist's motives. Who is right?

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New owner transforming former Finney Library into arts incubator

Published Oct. 6, 2015

Furniture maker Matt Bohlmann, who bought the long-vacant Finney Library in the Sherman Park historic district last March, has made progress renovating the building that will become his studio and an arts incubator. In addition, according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report, Bohlmann has recruited prominent local artist Reginald Baylor to become his first tenant.

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The Waxwing needs your support

Published Oct. 1, 2015

The Waxwing, an artist consignment shop, will move to a new, larger location on the East Side and to make this dream a reality owner Steph Davies has created a Kickstarter campaign.

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The Waxwing lands new East Side space

Published Sept. 9, 2015

The Waxwing, an art gallery and artists' boutique, will move from its Shorewood location to new East Side digs, 1800 E. North Ave. The space - which is four times larger than the current location - is on the corner of North and Oakland Avenues - exactly where Pizza Man was before it was consumed by a fire.

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Photo exhibit captures perspective of LGBT teens

Published Sept. 1, 2015

"Reveal," a recent photography exhibit at Journey House, provided an opportunity for Milwaukee's LGBT teens to chronicle their lives, according to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Led by Nicole Acosta, an artist at Diverse and Resilient, "Reveal" challenged students to "think beyond the selfie" and use photography to express their feelings about how society views the LGBT community.

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Partnership gambles on reopening Jackpot Gallery in Riverwest

Published Aug. 10, 2015

George Darrow is no stranger to the world of antiques, old toys and collectibles. After all, George's father was Chick Darrow, who opened what he claims to be the first collectible shop - Darrow's Fun Antiques - in 1962 in the Upper East Side of New York City. However, his antiquarian days are far from behind him, as he and partner Jason Royal Hart begin the process of reopening Riverwest's Jackpot Gallery as an art gallery and collectible shop.