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Desmond Mason paints mural at local youth organization, talks art and Bucks

Published July 21, 2017

On Friday, former Bucks player-turned professional artist Desmond Mason teamed with the Running Rebels and local Milwaukee artists to help create pieces of art at the local community youth organization's news facility. Afterward, Mason talked about the project, his art and the current Bucks.

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Pet painter captures personalities of animals, owners

Published May 11, 2017

Milwaukee artist Ava Herrider is an animal lover, but it took her a few career changes to settle upon pet portraiture as her full-time job. Last year, she decided to do what moves her: "paint things people love," as she says. In other words, their pets.

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Art in the City: Plein Air MKE outdoor painting competition begins Thursday

Published May 9, 2017

The second annual Art in the City: Plein Air MKE outdoor painting competition will take place May 11-21 along the Milwaukee Museum Mile. The event showcases talented Midwest artists and exposes new audiences to the history, architecture, culture and art that define the East Side.

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Talented teen makes peace with autism through art

Published July 11, 2015

People create art for many different reasons including out of desire, with the intention to heal, for the sake of entertainment or out of sheer compulsion. Malachi Schmidt, a 13-year-old who has drawn since he was about 5, has his own reasons. Schmidt says painting and drawing make him feel "normal," good and like everyone else.

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Var mixes art, music, comedy, community and cocktails

Published Jan. 4, 2015

Last month, Var Gallery and Studios opened at 643 S. 2nd St. in a former aluminum foundry that had been empty for a couple of years. The gallery, artists' collective and bar showcases art shows, acoustic live music, comedy performances, workshops, open figure drawing, talk sessions, social gatherings and more.

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