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Art in Flux Get ready to be taken over by an art experience, as MIAD and Flux Design collaborate in Riverwest for a day.

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Art in Flux is a new collaborative art event to benefit the academic programs of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. It will be held on Saturday, August 5, from 5 to10 pm, at Flux Design in Riverwest, 811 E. Vienna Ave., Milwaukee.

Art in Flux was created by MIAD alumni at Flux Design in partnership with MIAD. You’ll have a unique opportunity to become enveloped in the artistic process as 4-feet by 8-feet steamroller prints are created in the street, sculpture from steel, wood and plastic is created live while you watch, and time-based media works are shown.

Most of the 25 participating artists are MIAD alumni or faculty. The event also features a silent auction of selected works, including smaller steamroller prints, as well as fine food, drink (cash bar) and music. Tickets are $25 at the door or through www.miad.edu, where the list of participating artists is available.

“Many of us at Flux Design are MIAD alumni with very different creative skills, and hosting a collaborative art event like Art in Flux to benefit MIAD is something we’ve wanted to do for some time,” said Jeremy Shamrowicz ’98, co-founder of Flux Design Ltd. “Our goal is to highlight the many creative forces here in Milwaukee, which MIAD plays a leadership role in educating and fostering. The college’s academic programs are extremely strong, and Flux Design would not be where it is today were it not for the strength of MIAD’s curriculum.”

“My fascination with the process of creating large steamroller prints actually began during my MIAD studies. I’m excited to introduce it with other artists at Art in Flux,” said Steve Sorrentino ’02, Flux’s project/ office manager. “We plan to carve into full sheets of plywood, then run over them with a steamroller to create a woodcut or relief print. With a team of printmakers and artists taking on various rolls – mixing ink, maneuvering the plywood plates and driving the steamroller – we can promise that most people will experience something they have never seen before.”

“MIAD is extremely proud of and grateful for the efforts Jeremy Shamrowicz, Steve Sorrentino and our other alumni at Flux Design have made on MIAD’s behalf. They exemplify all the talented MIAD alumni who are leaders of Milwaukee’s creative class,” said MIAD President Robert Rindler. “Art in Flux shows not only our alumni’s commitment to MIAD’s current students and programs, but also to the college’s role in engaging members of the community in the creative process.”

If You Go:
Art in Flux
811 E. Vienna Ave
Saturday, August 5

Riverwest Currents online edition – August, 2006