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03.26.2014 | | Posted at 06:19 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly culture roundtable with the station's Ryan Schleicher, Milwaukee Record's Matt Wild and I, we're being buzzkills about a grassroots effort to bring Pabst Blue Ribbon home to Milwaukee. The feel-good campaign has attracted plenty of media coverage, but is it remotely feasible? Are a few thousand digital signatures and the promise of symbolic stock enough t...
12.20.2013 | | Posted at 01:00 PM

How a practical joke spawned a viral art project

By Evan Rytlewski
Not everything goes viral immediately. Milwaukee artist Molly Evans spent a good chunk of this summer stitching Lionel Richie lyrics to abandoned chairs, couches and mattresses around her neighborhood, leaving behind a small card on each one tagged #lionelstitchie for anybody curious about the project. And while a few photos of her creations did work their way onto Tumblr and Twitter, for the bulk...
08.29.2013 | | Posted at 11:10 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
On this week's Disclaimer three-fer, WMSE's Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee's Matt Wild and I take on a trio of topics. We start the show on a serious note, discussing the fatal shooting at Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall and examining owner Andy Kochanski's response to it. By running with his new reputation as a second-amendment hero, is he erasing the character of what was once an apolitic...
06.21.2013 | | Posted at 12:20 PM
By Mrinal Gokhale
Milwaukee’s Native American Awareness Project (NAAP) is spearheading a historic mural and sculpture project which will be built on the bike trail from Washington and Barclay to Maple and Kinnickinnic. The newly approved proposal includes placing sculptures of buffalo herds created with various mediums along the trail, showing Native American historic sites throughout the trail with maps, landsc...
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012

Milwaukee needs administrator to develop guidelines, plans

Milwaukee County needs a professional public art administrator. Yes, County Executive...
07.20.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
On Thursday evening UWM’s Inova-Kenilworth gallery hosted a panel discussion entitled “A Conversation on Public Art” in conjunction with its soon-to-end exhibition of five sculptures created by then-Milwaukee artist Gene Galazan in 1981. Curator Nicholas Frank moderated the panel, which included Whitney Gould, former architecture critic for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; public art schola...