Kelly Meyer RAA Artist Profile by Elizabeth Vogt photo by John Ruebartsch Making music is essential to us humans; it predates cave art and is practiced in every known human culture. Nonetheless, these rhythms and melodies that make us dance, cry, and fall in love are an enigma. Charles Darwin described our human abilities […]
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Rob Owens by Ellen C Warren Rob Owens is not your average skateboarder. He’s a pro, with a capital P, Professional. He does not just slide smooth and easy down the street. He jumps his board into the air grabbing the edge of a bench or flying over whatever he chooses to put in […]
Garden Of Youth by Elizabeth Vogt photo by John Ruebartsch Nature abhors a vacuum; surrounding elements move in to fill the emptiness. Human society, however, often does not even notice the voids in its systems. Here in Milwaukee, the interactive hip hop FREESPACE program has found a resounding need for youth to experience their music […]
Remembering Ruthie by Ellen C. Warren and Phoenix Blazing, Photo of Ruth O’Malley by Anna Maria Contreras From Ellen: Ruth Maria O’Malley. That was always her name. She was Joey’s mom, foster mom to Laura, Rosena, Bruce, friend to untold numbers, sister, aunt, niece, daughter, muse. Some of us called her Phoophie, others Ruthie, a […]
Mark Lawson – Making It Happen by Elizabeth Vogt photos by John Ruebartsch Spring, finally! The natural world is in high production mode—buds, blossoms and nests are rapidly emerging. Our batteries and imaginations are charged, exhilarated amidst this seasonal explosion. Then there are those like Mark Lawson who are constantly in this mode […]