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Cudahy artist and surfer inspired by California culture

Published April 3, 2015

Dave Hansen was born in California but his family moved away when he was very young and before he could remember living there. Today, Hansen lives in Cudahy with his wife and 2-year-old son and works as a full-time, freelance artist who creates tiki carvings and other "Polynesian pop" pieces. He also surfs on Lake Michigan.

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Milwaukee All-Star: Photographer Jessica Kaminski

Published March 22, 2015

Jessica Kaminski is a professional, freelance photographer who has worked for the Milwaukee Ballet, Milwaukee Film, Summerfest and more. Someday, she'd like to high five Gene Wilder.

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Threatened buildings define Third Ward's DNA

Published Feb. 19, 2015

General Capital Group and Joseph Property Development bought three properties from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in September and unveiled plans to raze the structures to build a mixed-use development with retail, apartments and a commons space for MIAD students to replace one of the buildings, which had served as the school's student union. Two of the three are threatened with destruction.

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Var mixes art, music, comedy, community and cocktails

Published Jan. 4, 2015

Last month, Var Gallery and Studios opened at 643 S. 2nd St. in a former aluminum foundry that had been empty for a couple of years. The gallery, artists' collective and bar showcases art shows, acoustic live music, comedy performances, workshops, open figure drawing, talk sessions, social gatherings and more.

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Lavish "Layton's Legacy" chronicles enduring gift of art

Published Sept. 24, 2013

In a sense, the story of Frederick Layton is the story of art in Milwaukee. Not only was the English immigrant meat-packer one of Milwaukee's first serious art collectors, he was also among the first to pony up to build a civic art gallery - the Layton Art Gallery on Jefferson Street - to allow the public access to his collection. That gallery also had an important local art school attached and, while the gallery morphed into the Milwaukee Art Museum, strands of the school are woven into the history of Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

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Sneak peek at MIAD senior exhibition

Last night I had the opportunity to visit MIAD's senior exhibition before it opens to the public because my cousin is graduating. I was blown away by the professional quality, artistry and ingenuity of some of the projects. The diversity of talents and ideas was really astounding. ...


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