The Bucks' new Downtown arena is looking good from the outside, and that means it's time to start focusing on the inside, as today the organization announced it is seeking submissions from artists with Wisconsin ties to decorate and showcase their works inside the new stadium when it opens in fall of 2018.
Partnering with Sports & The Arts (SATA), the Bucks intend to source and acquire art and photography pieces in order to create a museum-quality art collection inside the new arena, made by local artists of all levels and highlighting local history – and, of course, the Bucks history.
"We’re excited to showcase art that is intended to reflect our commitment to strengthening the cultural connections between the new arena and our great city and state," said Bucks President Peter Feigin in a press release.
The range of recommended mediums for art submissions includes paintings (oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media), sketches or drawings (pen and ink, charcoal and pastels), mixed media (found objects, digital, assemblage and collage), photography, sculptures, murals, digital art and graphic arts. Interested artists are asked to send a short bio, up to eight representative sample images of their past work and any other pertinent information via PDF (no larger than 5 MB) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications is Aug. 30, with the chosen artists notified sometime in November and commissioned for specific pieces this winter.
So start getting excited, because no matter what you think the new arena looks like on the outside, it's apparently going to look great on the inside.
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.