By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Sep 25, 2007 at 3:51 PM Photography: Jeff Sherman

Did you miss this past Saturday's Tomato Romp on the East Side? If so, you missed a vibrant first-time fest (proudly sponsored by OMC, by the way) that featured shopping, a big bloody mary contest, a rompin' tomato fight and an amazing display of two-hour "plein air" (working outdoors) art from 13 locals.

Luckily for you, these 13 pieces of original art (all Milwaukee scenes) are on display and for sale via silent auction at Beans and Barley, 1901 E. North Ave.

So, stop in, take a look (they are located on the wall just behind the lunch counter) ask a register cashier or a manager for the auction book and place a bid!

A piece of East Side art history just might go home with you. Hurry, though, as the auction ends Oct. 2.


Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.