by Mark Lawson / photos by John Ruebartsch Yes, I’m a loser. A “Born Loser” to be precise. I’m a member of a team that has the most consistent record for losses in the little known genre of push cart racing. This colorful and exotic sport is alive and well here in Riverwest. It has […]
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by Mark Lawson Perhaps no other genre of art provokes more controversy and strong emotional responses than public art. At the same time, it is a category little understood, even by many artists themselves. For most people, public art is art that is in public spaces. Since this is a democracy, it is generally assumed […]
by Mark Lawson One of the most successful reoccurring events in Milwaukee’s art scene is Gallery Night. This event was begun in 1987 by staff members of the Milwaukee Art Museum and members of the East Town Association. Originally it included only a few of the major galleries and museums around town, but now it […]
Recently in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel there was a lengthy article about Milwaukee’s collaborative visual arts groups. In part, this article was a response to a Jan. 19 article in the New York Times, “Doing Their Own Thing,” which identified Milwaukee as one city where artists made their own art scene through collaborative efforts.
Riverwest has always been home to artists and galleries. However, the disappearance of most of the affordable studio space in the neighborhood due to economic development is threatening the neighborhood’s viability as a place where artists can afford to live and work. One possible answer to this ongoing problem would be the development of a […]