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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?


The dish on the "Oranges on Fire" billboards

Published Oct. 22, 2015

A pair of forearms reaches into a royal blue background from the left. In the hands, blazing citrus. A message reads, "ORANGES ON FIRE." These billboards will appear Nov. 2 in 20 locations around the Milwaukee area, from South Milwaukee to Slinger, Pewaukee to Franklin, and points between. What are they?


6 dope ducks on the Riverwalk

Published Oct. 15, 2015

Every now and then, I like to get out of our Downtown office and stroll around to clear my head. I've always been vaguely aware of Gertie the Duck and her statue, but I never really stopped to look.


Downtown fish sculpture gets a facelift

Published Aug. 11, 2015

In 1998, the City of Milwaukee commissioned San Francisco artist Cork Marcheschi to create a "Dream With The Fishes" and it is now in the process of getting a remodel.


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.

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