Generally, designers are an anonymous lot. They almost never receive acknowledgment from their clients, and they almost never sign the works they create, yet they are responsible for much of our visual and material culture. Brett Vladika and Michael Nickel. Two designers. Two Riverwest residents. Remarkable contributors to the rich fabric in our neighborhood.
Archive | August 2004
August is a time for massive humidity, sweltering heat, one last thrill before school, and Lake Michigan actually not giving you frostbite when you step in it. So I decided to hit an established place and the new kid on the block. Don’t try to follow the logic, you’ll only get a headache…
You too can view film after VHS film on your own time. As many as you want, but you must return them on a weekly basis. There must be a catch. Nope. The Milwaukee International Film Festival 2004 is looking for hawk-eyed viewers to screen submissions and be part of the programming process. Their office […]
by Judith Ann Moriarty It wasn’t easy including local arts writer Tom Bamberger’s tough love critique on the Gordon Park sculpture in this issue. Some argued that it is an insult to the many residents of Riverwest who worked long and hard to bring sculptor David Middlebrook’s work to town. But writer Bamberger has great […]
by Mark Lawson In the arena of public art, the challenges of deciphering a work of art are compounded by the relationship to its site. The new sculpture by David Middlebrook, recently installed at the northwest corner of Gordon Park, provides an excellent example of these challenges, and perhaps will inspire a dialogue on the […]