The fish are back, Milwaukee.
As we first told you, the "Dream with the Fishes for Aurora" art piece on the Milwaukee RiverWalk on the side of Riverside Theater has been rebuilt.
And, Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. Mayor Barrett will help relaunch the fish with an official lighting ceremony. First, though, we have some new video of the light show that will take place every evening on the hour beginning at 7 p.m.
In 1998, the City of Milwaukee commissioned San Francisco artist Cork Marcheschi to create a sculpture to be installed on the brick façade of the Empire Building, located on the RiverWalk.
Marcheshi designed a sculpture consisting of various fish shapes, bubbles, waves and buoys made of aluminum, vinyl and stainless steel with neon lighting. Tthe neon – thanks to the Milwaukee Riverwalk District (MRD) – is now replaced with LED lights. This type of lighting will last for years, and provide vivid illumination that allows for assorted animations of the sculpture.
Every night beginning at 7 p.m. until midnight, the sculpture displays a special light show on the hour. The rest of the time, the fish are brightly lit in various sequences.
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.
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