UPDATE: The one-of-a-kind in Milwaukee fabric art installation planned for installation this month by artist Amanda Browder has been delayed by the artist until 2021.
Here's how Browder explained the change recently in a Facebook post:
Here is the original article I wrote in May:
Artist Amanda Browder is transforming donated fabrics into a unique and colorful fiber arts installation that will envelop the former tavern at 272 E. Erie St. in the Third Ward.
In a Facebook post, Browder said she expects to arrive in Milwaukee on June 3 to install "Togetherness" in time for "a digital party" on June 20.
In another post, the Brooklyn-based, Montana-born installation artist – a UW-Madison grad – showed some of the upcycled fabric being prepared for the work.
The installation is being sponsored by Black Box Fund MKE and should be in place for about 2-3 weeks, Browder said.
Among the recycled fabric were old gallery night flags donated by Historic Third Ward.
There's more on the building, aka 266 E. Erie St., which had served most recently as a student union for MIAD, here.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in an episode of TV's "Party of Five," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.