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Folliard Gallery Project Winner is ‘On the Fringe’

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) President Robert Rindler has announced that senior painting major Liz De Decker is the first annual Folliard Gallery Project winner. De Decker was chosen from among 15 senior painting majors in a juried, educational collaboration by MIAD and the Tory Folliard Gallery to foster the works of emerging […]

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Eco Friendly Gifts

Do you have difficulty coming up with unique gifts for friends and family? Why not keep both their interests and the environment in mind when buying this holiday season? Eco-friendly gifts are abundant, and you can find a great gift for nearly anyone with a little investigation.

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A Walk Through the Obermann Brewery

by Erik Peterson, Beer Barons of Milwaukee

A significant piece of Milwaukee’s brewing history is sitting on the corner of 5th and Cherry, only a couple blocks from the Brewery Credit Union. It’s for sale. It could be a brewery once again. Local developers and nationally-known brewery historians have been looking at it for some time now.

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Riverwest Film and Video

by Kevin Flaherty / photograph by Peter DiAntoni

Xavier (“Xav”) Leplae opened his film and equipment rental store on Locust Street in the fall of 1998 after the film co-op associated with UWM’s Film Department folded. Listening to Leplae explain his motives, it’s clear his decision to open the store was less entrepreneurial than a desire to keep alive a creative, collaborative environment for film and video in Milwaukee.