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Articles tagged with 'art'


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Intersection mural aims to slow traffic, beautify community

Published July 22, 2015

After months of planning and a week of preparation, community members and students from the Hopkins-Lloyd Community Learning Center painted an intersection mural in one day. According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, it is located in the intersection of 15th and Hadley Streets, outside Hopkins-Lloyd Community School, an elementary school at 1503 W. Hopkins St.


Walker mural creates controversy, conversation

Published July 18, 2015

This past week, a mural with Gov. Scott Walker's face and the words "down with the bitches and the hoes" went up on the side of the building that houses South Shore Gallery & Framing, 2627 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.


Harley artist Hintz creates cool on canvas

Published July 11, 2015

In the motorcycle and car world, saying that someone "has gas and oil in their veins" means those are folks are either gear heads, or at least have some gear head in their DNA. If anyone is actually capable of painting with gas and oil, Milwaukee artist Mathew "boo" Hintz is the guy to do it. Hintz is building an impressive professional and artistic career combining his passion for painting, drawing, design and motorcycles at Harley-Davidson.


Talented teen makes peace with autism through art

Published July 11, 2015

People create art for many different reasons including out of desire, with the intention to heal, for the sake of entertainment or out of sheer compulsion. Malachi Schmidt, a 13-year-old who has drawn since he was about 5, has his own reasons. Schmidt says painting and drawing make him feel "normal," good and like everyone else.